Before we turn our attention to the Big Ten title game in Indianapolis, it’s time to check out how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 13 predictions. For the second straight week, it was a perfect showing for BTN.com fans, who now stand two games ahead of Dienhart in the season standings. Dienhart and I both went 5-1, as the former missed Michigan-Ohio State and latter Indiana-Purdue. SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 75-21; .781 Tom: 73-23; .760 Brent: 69-27; .719 Nebraska 13, Iowa 7 Tom’s pick: Nebraska, 35-13 – This will be like a de facto
There’s a trio of Big Ten teams ranked in the latest BCS Standings, released Sunday night. No. 12 Nebraska paces the group, while No. 19 Michigan and No. 22 Northwestern round out the Big Ten contingent. [RELATED: Tom Dienhart’s latest Big Ten Power Rankings] Nebraska moved up two spots following its win at Iowa, Michigan stayed put despite a loss at Ohio State, and Northwestern moved back into the poll after dismantling rival Illinois. Perfect Ohio State (12-0, 8-0), which is ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll, is not eligible for the BCS Standings. Neither is 8-4 Penn State.
We’ll be posting the best US Presswire photos from Saturday’s Ohio State-Michigan rivalry game in this post. Don’t forget to check out all of our latest galleries at our BTN.com photo gallery archive. Also, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is in Columbus for the The Game, and he’ll be posting his thoughts on twitter (@BTNTomDienhart).
Stop. Lift your head and look around. Take a moment to drink in what we are about to witness. This will be the first meeting between Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and Michigan coach Brady Hoke. And it’s the beginning of what I think will be a golden age for this All-American rivalry. That’s saying a lot, I know. This is one of America’s greatest feuds. And it is defined by two names: Woody vs. Bo. But Brady vs. Urban has a chance to be special. Brady vs. Urban has a chance to be great. Brady vs. Urban has a
In the latest in a long and storied football rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan, the Buckeyes (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) host the Wolverines (8-3, 6-1) on Saturday. But before that game kicks off, you might want to relive a few of the previous game between these two programs. we’ve got the full games online from 1981, 2001, and 2002. The top of this post features a video clip from the 2002 game between Ohio State and Michigan, and we dropped a look at the 2001 game down further in this post.. Watch these full Ohio State-Michigan games on BTN2Go: Nov. 23, 2002 | Nov. 24,
Every week this season, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) have offered their predictions for each Big Ten football game and provided polls for fans to pick their winners. We’re down to the final week of play, and BTN.com fans are in the lead. After 12 weeks, BTN.com fans lead Dienhart by one game and Yarina by five games. See our Week 13 predictions and choose your winners in this post. Listen to Dienhart on Wednesday night’s “#BTNLive.” SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 69-21; .767 Tom: 68-22; .755 Brent: 64-26; .711 [RELATED: Week 13 Power Rankings | Week 13
You’ll want to see how “The Journey 2012” covers Montee Ball’s historical TD last Saturday on tonight’s episode of the show at 7:30 p.m. ET. Ahead of the show we’ve posted two highlight reels, one from Ohio State vs. Wiscosnin and the other from Iowa vs. Michigan. As part of our ongoing coverage of the various Senior Day celebrations our crew tracked Ball and Michigan’s Denard Robinson. Also on the show tonight, we profile Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell and trace his path from high school in Ohio to East Lansing. And as usual, we have our spectacular highlights from two games – this week it’s Iowa-Michigan
As BTN’s Gerry DiNardo mentioned during Tuesday’s coverage of Rutgers joining the Big Ten, there are three variables to consider when creating the conference’s new divisions: 1. Competitive balance; 2. geography; and 3. rivalries. Right now, no one knows how the new divisions will look, and that includes commissioner Jim Delany. Said Delany on the rumors out there: “Those are news to me.” The only thing that’s a guarantee is there will be change. Whether it’s moving Illinois to the Legends and throwing Maryland and Rutgers into the Leaders – one of the popular rumors – or something else, we’ll
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season the 12 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio Tuesday afternoon for each segment of the call, and we do this every week. Also, @B1Gfootball spotlights a tweet or three from each coach on the call live on Twitter in case you want to follow along online Tuesday mornings. Listen to Coach Brady Hoke: Listen to Coach Pat Fitzgerald: Listen to Coach Bo Pelini: Listen to Coach Mark Dantonio: Listen to Coach Kirk Ferentz: Listen to Coach Jerry Kill:
Every Tuesday morning during the NFL season, Brent Yarina singles out the best offensive, defensive and special teams performances by Big Ten products and links to their NFL.com highlights. View all the former Big Ten players on NFL active rosters. See Brent’s Week 11 winners in this post. OFFENSE: Tom Brady, QB, New England: The Patriots scored two touchdowns on defense and added another on special teams, and yet Brady was able to compile a big statistical day. The former Michigan quarterback completed 24-of-35 passes (69 percent) for 331 yards and three scores (Watch TD No. 1 | No. 2