If every college football head coaching job became available tomorrow, which would be the most desirable? ESPN.com’s Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) recently headed a project, which ranked each of the 65 college football jobs at the Power 5 level. He released them in three categories: Bottom of the barrel jobs, middle of the road jobs, and top 24 jobs. According to the article, the list includes factors such as location, administrative stability, support from those bosses, facilities, recruiting base, path to conference titles/playoff, sense of tradition, fervor of fan base, too much fervor from a fan base, etc. Our friends over
In this week’s “5 Things I Know” with BTN women’s basketball analyst Stephanie White, we take a look at a few recent thrillers, the race to the end of the regular season this weekend, and more as the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament is only one week away. Here’s what White talked to us about this week: 1. Some big thrillers This time of the year teams are making that push for seeding and postseason bids, and we saw some ultra-competitive, down-to-the wire finishes. Michigan at Minnesota was an exciting game of runs that took two overtimes to decide. The
Big Ten faculty, administrators and student-athlete representatives met this week to further discuss the importance of keeping education central to the mission of intercollegiate athletics.
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 claimed its fourth consecutive Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship on Saturday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio.
No. 4 Wisconsin dropped rival Minnesota, 63-53, on Saturday afternoon to improve to 25-2, which marks the best start in program history. Northwestern also stayed hot, knocking off Penn State, 60-39, to record its third straight win, the team’s longest Big Ten streak since 2011-12. Catch up on both of today’s games on our Big Ten scoreboard. Looking for the latest Big Ten standings? We have those right here. National polls? We have those, too. And here are the latest Big Ten statistical leaders. Use the links below to track all of the day’s action. WISCONSIN 63, MINNESOTA 53: BOX
Prediction: Women’s basketball fans will be talking about Amanda Zahui B.’s historic week for quite some time. [ MORE: View our Big Ten women’s basketball scoreboard ] The Minnesota star followed up her unforgettable 39-point, 29-rebound effort Tuesday vs. Iowa with an equally eye-popping 27-point, 27-rebound line in Saturday afternoon’s double overtime win vs. Michigan. In all, Zahui B. scored 66 points and grabbed 55 rebounds. In two games! Use the links below to catch up on all of Saturday’s action. NEBRASKA 64, INDIANA 61: BOX | AP RECAP Emily Cady had 22 points and 12 rebounds and freshman Natalie
We have seen some monster dunks this season in the Big Ten. That prompted Tom Dienhart to ask Big Ten beat writers for their top dunker.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart ranks the top five Big Ten freshmen in the last 20 seasons.
The Big Ten has released a breakdown of conference opponents for the 2016 women’s basketball season. All 14 Big Ten teams will play a 18-game conference schedule, playing five teams both home and away and eight teams just one time. Here is a look at the conference opponents for every Big Ten team. Illinois Home: Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State Away: Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue Home/Away: Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin Indiana Home: Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Rutgers Away: Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin Iowa Home: Illinois, Maryland, Ohio State, Rutgers