After this past weekend’s Big Ten showdown the top conference contenders are becoming more clear. Michigan scored a revenge win over Michigan State to send the Wolverines into the top spot. Meanwhile, Penn State’s comeback kids finds themselves second in the Big Ten ahead of Minnesota. FRIDAY, FEB. 6 PENN STATE def. WISCONSIN, 5-2 MINNESOTA def. OHIO STATE, 4-2 SATURDAY, FEB 7 PENN STATE def. WISCONSIN, 4-1 No. 12 MICHIGAN def. MICHIGAN STATE, 4-1 MINNESOTA def. OHIO STATE, 6-2 This Friday it’s Wisconsin vs. Ohio State on BTN/BTN2Go at 6:30 p.m. ET followed by Michigan vs. Minnesota at 9 p.m.
Can anyone catch Wisconsin? The Badgers (9-1) lead a quartet of teams by three games with just eight dates remaining. Get one stat for every Big Ten team inside.
Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Big Ten Tournament Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2015 Big Ten men’s Basketball Tournament yet? There’s still time but the event wraps up Feb. 22. And yes, you can enter daily. Each week we award $100 gift cards, and then the grand prize is all-session admission for two to the 2015 Big Ten Tournament, which starts March 11 in Chicago. The prize includes two round-trip coach airfares and one hotel accommodation for four nights. Read the full rules here for more information. How do you enter? It’s
Each Monday morning during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon.
Who are some of the top true freshmen in the Big Ten we should expect to see on the field in 2015? BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman takes a look at one "instant impact" commit from every Big Ten school.
Last weekend had m ore heated rivalries as Wisconsin faced Minnesota and Michigan State took on Michigan at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena. Michigan State managed to snap Michigan’s seven-game win streak last Friday night, and the teams meet again Saturday in the Hockey City Classic at Chicago’s Soldier Field. FRIDAY, JAN. 23 MICHIGAN STATE 2, No. 13 MICHIGAN 1 MINNESOTA 7, WISCONSIN 5 SATURDAY, JAN. 24 PENN STATE 4, No. 14 Vermont, 2 WISCONSIN 4, MINNESOTA, 4 (Badgers won in SO, 3-2) All six Big Ten teams play this weekend: No. 14 MICHIGAN VS MICHIGAN STATE When: Saturday, Feb. 7 at
If you can believe it, Duke already has started spring football practice in preparation for the 2015 college football season. The Big Ten won’t break out the pads until March. When it does, the work will begin on replacing some star players. Earlier, I looked at the five biggest shoes to fill for each Big Ten club – read them all here. We all know players come and go each year, which means these departures below make way for a new wave of names to step up and make their mark. So ahead of the Big Ten’s spring football season,
The University of Minnesota is known for producing innovative, essential work in agriculture — a bit odd for a school that has a gopher, a notorious farm pest, as a mascot. Today, alumni, professors and students are contributing immensely to this field and, in the process, helping keep the world fed even as new problems continually emerge. “The challenges are pretty clear,” said James Bradeen, head of UMN’s department of plant pathology. “We have a growing world population, a changing climate. With that comes changes in [food] production patterns.” Fortunately, he added, Minnesota is “a place filled with people who
Jesse Delgado (125), Illinois’ two-time defending national champion, is back from an injury that sidelined him for two months. In this week’s “BTN Wrestling Report,” host Kara Lentz is joined by BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks to talk about Delgado’s return. Sparks also talks about the race for the Big Ten Championship and what’s ahead this weekend. Catch Sparks matside when No. 6 Penn State hosts No. 1 Iowa on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET live on BTN/BTN2Go. View the full InterMat team rankings here, and see how the Big Ten landed an impressive 11 teams in the Top 25. On Twitter? Interact with us
In Thursday morning's roundup of Big Ten stories from beat writers, we collected a number of interesting "day after Signing Day" links, including one that says Ohio State's offensive coordinator is certain Braxton Miller will return. Also, who flipped? And which two schools had surprisingly good days? All that and more in this post.