Soon the official bowl pairings will be announced. Here are my last projections. The big change is Ohio State falling from the BCS title game to the Orange Bowl, and Michigan State rising to the Rose Bowl. So, the Big Ten will have two BCS bowl teams but will have to wait another year to win a national title. [ MORE: Twitter: Ex-Spartans react to B1G title win | Watch Spartans celebrate ] Rose Bowl, Jan. 1 (Big Ten vs. BCS/Pac-12): Michigan State vs. Stanford Orange Bowl, Jan. 3: (ACC vs. BCS): Ohio State vs. Clemson Capital One Bowl, Jan.
What a year for Big Ten football teams. There were plenty of ups and downs to go around. Now have a look at this slick video from our Big Ten Football Championship Pregame Show. It captures the football images of the year across the Big Ten Conference. Big Ten Conference Standings Leaders Conference Overall vs W-L PF PA Home Road W-L PF PA Home Road Top 25 x-Ohio State 8-0 368 182 4-0 4-0 12-0 578 243 7-0 5-0 2-0 Wisconsin 6-2 279 129 3-1 3-1 9-3 429 178 6-1 3-2 1-1 Penn State 4-4 211 256 3-1 1-3 7-5
When a TV show says it will take you behind the scenes at an event, that can mean many things. But our show “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013,” presented by Best Buy always delivers on this promise, and we present the video in this post as the latest proof. Wednesday night’s debut of the latest “Journey” episode took you inside last Saturday’s Michigan-Ohio State game, so watch the start of this clip and see how intense it got between both teams before the game even started. Our “Journey” crew will be all over the Big Ten Football Championship in
In the United States, 22 percent of children under the age of 17 live in poverty, 36 percent live in single- or no-parent households, and 46 percent live in inadequate housing. Former University of Michigan defensive back Marlin Jackson was once a textbook example of the large number of underserved youth in this country. Now, Jackson is devoting his post-football career to helping other kids overcome similar struggles he went through. Growing up in Youngstown, Ohio and Sharon, Pa., he never knew his father. His mother struggled with drug addiction. He spent different periods of his youth being raised by
All season long, our BTN.com panel has predicted every Big Ten football game. We’ve also provided polls for Big Ten fans to make their picks. Big Ten fans finished the regular season tied for first place, but now it’s time for the postseason. First up: the Big Ten title game. Pick your winner in this post. Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) Season record: 80-16 Big Ten title game prediction: Michigan State 24, Ohio State 21 Big Ten fans Season record: 80-16 Big Ten title game prediction: See poll below Stephen Bardo (@stephenbardo) Season record: 78-18 Big Ten title game prediction: Michigan State
If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: Should Saturday’s Big Ten Football Championship Game winner go to the BCS Championship Game? Two answers: #B1GYes or #B1GNo Select your choice below and tweet out your vote. We’ll be tabulating the hashtag totals all day and throughout the show.
This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013,” presented by Best Buy, we go behind the scenes on both sides of college football’s greatest rivalry – Ohio State vs. Michigan. Our cameras follow each team as they prepare for the game. Also this week, we profile Wisconsin senior running back James White on his Senior Day. Our usual game highlights focus on Ohio State-Michigan as well as Penn State’s upset over Wisconsin. The show airs at 7 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Don’t forget that you can also watch past episodes of our show at BTN2Go – another great reason
The 2013 All-Big Ten Football Teams were announced Monday night on BTN. Dave Revsine hosted the 60-minute special that included analysis from Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. See both of the teams in this post. Earlier Monday, BTN.com released its 2013 All-Big Ten teams. [ MORE: See 2013 Big Ten individual award winners ] 2013 ALL-BIG TEN TEAM (COACHES) FIRST TEAM OFFENSE SECOND TEAM Braxton Miller, Ohio State Quarterback Connor Cook, Michigan State Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska Running Back Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin Carlos Hyde, Ohio State Running Back James White, Wisconsin Allen Robinson, Penn State Receiver Jeremy Gallon, Michigan Jared Abbrederis,
Crazy. That’s all I’m gonna say about that Alabama-Auburn game. The fallout of that zaniness scrambled the Big Ten Bowl Projections, which is why I do this in pencil—or at least on my nifty HP EliteBook 844Op. Alabama’s loss to Auburn puts Ohio State in position to play in the BCS title game. Michigan State also looks primed to make its first trip to the Rose Bowl in 26 years. [ MORE: BCS Standings | Power Rankings | Week 14 picks revisited | Week 14 grades & stocks ] The big loser last Saturday? Wisconsin. The Badgers’ stunning loss at home
BTN/BTN2Go announced the 2013 All-Big Ten Football Teams Monday night on “BTN Football Report: All-Conference Selection Show.” Before the teams became official, the BTN.com panel offered its All-Big Ten selections. [ MORE: Dienhart: Ohio State deserving of No. 2 BCS ranking ] TOM DIENHART (@BTNTomDienhart) OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Braxton Miller, Ohio State DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State COACH OF THE YEAR: Mark Dantonio, Michigan State FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Christian Hackenberg, Penn State 1ST TEAM OFFENSE: QB: Braxton Miller, Ohio State; RB: Carlos Hyde, Ohio State; RB: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska; WR: Allen Robinson, Penn