That leaves the Big Ten with one really good hope to get a second team in the playoff: A loss by No. 2 Clemson to Virginia Tech in the ACC title game today.
The Michigan, Purdue and Wisconsin volleyball teams all saw NCAA tournament action Thursday, and all three advanced to the Second Round without dropping a set.
Despite trailing for most of the game, Virginia Tech surged past Michigan late Wednesday to earn a 73-70 road win in Ann Arbor.
BTN Live announced the 2016 All-Big Ten offensive team and award winners Wednesday night, and it was the Saquon Barkley show. The Penn State running back reeled in two individual awards and was a first-team selection by the coaches and media.
The penultimate College Football Playoff rankings didn’t have any surprises Tuesday night. Ohio State (No. 2), Wisconsin (No. 6) and Penn State (No. 7) all stayed put, while Michigan dropped to No. 5.
BTN Live announced the 2016 All-Big Ten defense award winners and teams Tuesday night. Jabrill Peppers won a trio of awards, including Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year.
Ohio State redshirt freshman Mike Weber leads the way on the 2016 BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team. Weber has run for 1,072 yards, averaging 89.3 yards per game which ranks fifth in the Big Ten to earn BTN.com Freshman of the Year honors.
The Big Ten announced the 2016 postseason volleyball awards on Tuesday, with standouts from Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin earning recognition. View the full team inside.
Here is what BTN.com senior editor Tom Dienhart is buying and selling as we wait for the Big Ten championship game and wonder who will make the playoff from the Big Ten.
The Big Ten reprimanded Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and fined the school $10,000 on Monday for violating the conference's sportsmanship policy by criticizing officials after the Ohio State game.