The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday recognized a total of 977 fall sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team. [ MORE: View 2014 Academic All-Big Ten honorees ] The list of honored student-athletes features 91 field hockey players, 299 football players, 77 men’s and 153 women’s cross country runners, 88 men’s and 170 women’s soccer players and 99 volleyball players. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. At least
It's time to reach into my mailbag and answer your questions. How about those Buckeyes!? And what is Michigan gonna do with its job opening?
The 2014-15 bowl schedule was announced Sunday. So, naturally, the next thing we're all wondering is what's in each bowl game's gift bag?
The bowl slots are filled. All 38 matchups are set, including a Big Ten record-tying 10 bowls. See how Tom Dienhart ranks the Big Ten's 10 bowls inside.
The Big Ten has announced another step toward improving student-athlete welfare, approving a conference recommendation to establish enhanced concussion protocols.
A Big Ten record-tying 10 teams were selected to a bowl game Sunday, highlighted by Ohio State making the inaugural College Football Playoff.
Michigan State is in the Cotton Bowl, and the Spartans landed a plum spot here vs. Baylor, which won the Big 12 and had a great case to be included in the playoff. Alas, the Bears finished No. 5 in the final College Football Poll. Each of these clubs has a terrific offense led by QBs Connor Cook and Bryce Petty. The Spartans are No. 2 in the Big Ten in scoring (43.1 ppg) and total offense (496.5 ypg). Baylor is No. 1 in the nation in scoring (48.8 ppg) and total offense (581.3 ypg). Which defense can step up?
On BTN’s “Big Ten Championship Pregame Show” we revealed the Big Ten Football Images of the Year, which included Ameer Abdullah’s game winning TD against McNeese State and Melvin Gordon’s record-breaking performance against Nebraska. The segment also included an incredible original painting by Barrett Keithley who approached a blank canvas and created a masterpiece. Watch it all in this post.
Even though it’s bowl eligible with six wins, could Penn State—or any other 6-6 and 7-5 Big Ten team–be left out of the postseason? Greg Pickel of Pennlive.com says the outcome of Saturday’s Big Ten championship game between Wisconsin and Ohio State will be a major factor in determining whether a team stays home or not. If Wisconsin beats Ohio State, it’s a near certainty that everyone is going bowling because the Big Ten would likely have three programs — Ohio State, Michigan State, and Wisconsin — in a New Year’s bowl. If the Buckeyes win, however, the league could
The Big Ten was dotted with a bevy of good freshmen this fall. Jump inside to see Tom Dienhart's 2014 All-Big Ten Freshman Team.