It’s official: Future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning has retired. The former Indianapolis and Denver signal-caller made the announcement Sunday, nearly one month after leading the Broncos to Super Bowl 50. Manning finishes his career with a laundry list of NFL records, including all-time touchdown passes (539). For a little fun, and to put a Big Ten perspective on Manning’s retirement, let’s take a look at the Big Ten names who caught at least one of the quarterback’s 539 career scoring strikes. Dallas Clark (Iowa): 44 Eric Decker (Minnesota): 24 Ken Dilger (Illinois): 7 Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio State):
No. 1 Penn State holds a huge lead after day one of the 2016 Big Ten Championships on Saturday. [ MORE: View HawkeyeSports.com’s Championship Central ] The perfect Nittany Lions dominated the action at Carver-Hawkeye Arena en route to jumping out to a 27-point lead over second-place Iowa. With a sizzling quarterfinal round in which it went 6-1, Penn State leads the team race with 133.0 points while Iowa is second with 106.0 and Ohio State is third with 100. The Nittany Lions will have six wrestlers in Sunday’s championship finals, which air live on the Big Ten Network and
What a day of Big Ten men’s basketball. We had three conference games on Saturday, highlighted by Michigan State’s commanding 91-76 win over Ohio State on Senior Day. In other Big Ten action: Rutgers earned its first Big Ten win of the season with a 75-52 blowout victory over Minnesota and Iowa notched an impressive 71-61 victory over Michigan to close out the action. With three games on the slate, we were able to grab the top moments and post them here. Check out the best highlights from Saturday’s Big Ten men’s basketball action! We love this play by Matt
The championship game of the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament is set. Maryland kicked off Saturday’s semifinal action with a commanding 83-62 win over Northwestern in the first game of the day. Michigan State followed that with a dominant performance, beating Ohio State 82-63 to close out the action. The Spartans and Terrapins will face off in the final at 7 p.m. ET Sunday. Miss any of the action leading up to Saturday’s action? Here is a day-by-day look at the tourney scoreboard: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Also, follow updates from the teams on Twitter with this Big
Michigan State’s 2016 senior class is a decorated bunch, one that could become even more decorated this March. The second-ranked Spartans honored seniors Matt Costello, Bryn Forbes, Denzel Valentine and Colby Wallenman following their 91-76 victory over Ohio State on Saturday afternoon. Before the official postgame senior day festivities, the quartet of seniors had its chance to kiss the midcourt logo, as so many other Michigan State greats have done before them, in the closing seconds of the runaway victory. One by one, starting with Costello and finishing with Valentine, the seniors got down in the push-up position, kissed the
It’s the final day of the regular season, and the Big Ten tournament picture becomes clearer and clearer after every game. [ MORE: View Sunday’s full Big Ten scoreboard ] With two games left, we know the No. 1 (Indiana), No. 2 (Michigan State), No. 7 (Ohio State), No. 8 (Michigan), No. 9 (Northwestern), No. 10 (Penn State), No. 11 (Nebraska), No. 12 (Illinois), No. 13 (Minnesota) and No. 14 (Rutgers) seeds. We’ll figure out seeds Nos. 3-6 tonight. Here’s the latest look at each team’s tourney scenarios, via @BTNStatsGuys. 1. Indiana (14-3) Clinched #1 seed and double-bye. 2. Michigan
BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks looks ahead to this weekend's Big Ten Wrestling Championship. Plus, get the initial brackets as well as details on how to watch all Saturday and Sunday matches live.
Athlon ranked the top 25 football players in the Big Ten - can you guess who is No. 1? Also, Jim Harbaugh got some more attention on Twitter. One writer says Minnesota made a mistake keeping Jerry Kill involved in the program. These stories and more in Friday Big Ten news digest.
The Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament semifinals are set. Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio State and Michigan State advanced in Friday’s quarterfinal in Indianapolis. In the opener, No. 1 seeded Maryland eliminated No. 9 Iowa, 75-55. No. 12 Northwestern followed that with an impressive 79-73 upset victory over No. 4 Indiana, while No. 2 Ohio State cruised by No. 10 Rutgers in the third game, 73-58. No. 3 Michigan State closed out the action with a thrilling 65-64 win over No. 6 Purdue. The day 1 recap is here and the day 2 recap is here – both with video highlights from each game.
One of the most fun parts of LiveBIG is the pictures we get to see — and share — with the stories we tell. When the subject matter ranges from supernovas to woolly mammoths, the imagery can get pretty interesting. Over the years, we’ve shared many of our favorites on the LiveBIG Instagram account. Here are some of the recent highlights: An Inspiring Team Captain The Hawkeyes find motivation on gamedays from their “Kid Captains,” young patients at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital who get to take the field with the team. Behind the Scenes Northwestern alum and legendary Hollywood producer Ira Deutchman was recently named as