The latest USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll was released Tuesday, and undefeated Iowa and Minnesota remain in the two top spots. The top-ranked Hawkeyes and second-ranked Golden Gophers, both 10-0, face off in a highly anticipated dual at 7 p.m. ET Friday on BTN (watch on BTN2Go). Ohio State and four-time NCAA reigning champ Penn State come in at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, giving the Big Ten four of the top 5 teams. Other Big Ten teams ranked include: Nebraska (No. 10), Illinois (No. 14), Michigan (No. 16), Wisconsin (No. 17), Purdue (No. 21), Rutgers (No. 22) and Northwestern
It's time for Tom Dienhart to reach into his mailbag. Lots of football queries ruminating throughout the minds of Big Ten fans. There are some hoops, too. Let’s get to it!
An 11-game slate has some appetizing matchups, led by Maryland’s trip to Ohio State. And will Iowa payback Wisconsin when the Badgers visit Iowa City?
How will Rutgers' QB race play out next season? What does Ohio State's 2015 projected depth chart look like? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart points out the top stories on those topics in Tuesday's Big Ten links.
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.
Minnesota is one of the Big Ten’s fast-rising programs as Jerry Kill enters his fifth season on the job. [ MORE: Minnesota team homepage | 2014 Minnesota stats ] The Golden Gophers are coming off consecutive eight-win seasons with a second-place finish in 2014. Kill will be looking to take the program to an even higher level in 2015. And he’ll have some talent to work with, including on offense quarterback Mitch Leidner, some emerging receivers (KJ Maye) and three linemen led by tackle Josh Campion. Corners Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Eric Murray, end Thieren Cockran, tackle Steven Richardson and linebacker
It’s a big challenge: make sure every single one of the 9 billion-plus people living on Earth in 2050 is well-fed and nourished. But it’s one that students attending Big Ten universities are up for, as demonstrated by the honorees in the inaugural Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security fellowship, sponsored and operated by Land O’Lakes Inc. Following a rigorous application process, 10 college students from across the United States were chosen late last year to take part in the program. Of those, seven were from universities in the Big Ten. Since their selection, they’ve participated in a
There's no such thing as too much awareness about cancer, and that's one of the many great things about the annual Coaches vs. Cancer week.
Saturday was filled with several exciting Big Ten men's basketball games. Catch up on all the action here.
With the sports world still buzzing about the New England Patriots and the inflation rates of NFL footballs, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart spoke with a few Big Ten coordinators about how they use their college footballs. Here's what he learned.