With the sports world still buzzing about the New England Patriots and the inflation rates of NFL footballs, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart spoke with a few Big Ten coordinators about how they use their college footballs. Here's what he learned.
SBNation.com’s Bill Connelly recently ranked the top 100 college football games of 2014, and 18 contests featuring the Big Ten made the list. [ MORE: View our 2014-15 bowl schedule | Relive our Ohio State coverage ] Michigan State’s memorable 42-41 comeback vs. Baylor in the Cotton Bowl comes in at No. 2 to pace the Big Ten. The only game ahead of the Cotton Bowl is another Baylor shootout, this time its 61-58 comeback win vs. TCU. Ohio State’s 42-35 win over then-No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl takes the No. 4 spot to give the Big Ten
The five most powerful conferences passed NCAA legislation that increases the value of an athletic scholarship by several thousand dollars to cover the federally determined actual cost of attendance.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and web editor Sean Merriman came up with one burning question facing every Big Ten team heading into next season.
How will the Big Ten East race shape up in 2015? Find out BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's answer inside this post!
Time to reach into my latest Big Ten Mailbag. The performance of the conference in the postseason has many of you excited. And, with good cause. On to the letters!
Bowl season is over, and now it's time to consider the Big Ten's biggest stars from a statement-making 6-5 postseason. See Tom Dienhart's All-Big Ten postseason team inside.
Moments after Ohio State wrapped up the national championship Monday night in Arlington, Texas, the way-too-early 2015 top 25 polls were released.
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, national champion Ohio State (14-1) sits atop the final AP Poll, released Tuesday morning. [ MORE: Dienhart: ‘This Ohio State team isn’t going anywhere’ ] The Buckeyes, who beat Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship Game on Monday night, received all 59 first-place votes and moved up four spots. The Ducks finished No. 2. TCU, Alabama, Michigan State (11-2) and Florida State, which tied with 1,212 votes, round out the top 5. Wisconsin (11-3), the Big Ten’s third and final ranked team, comes in at No. 13. [ MORE: Buy your Ohio
Michigan State star defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun is returning to the Spartans for his senior season, he officially Sunday.