With its 3-1 win over Indiana on Saturday, the No. 4 Minnesota volleyball team earned the outright 2015 Big Ten Championship. [ MORE: GopherSports.com: Minnesota beats Indiana to claim outright Big Ten title ] The crown marks Minnesota’s first Big Ten title since 2002 and second overall. The Golden Gophers improve to 18-2 in Big Ten play and 26-4 overall and have earned the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championship. The Golden Gophers won by a score of 25-17 in the first set, following with a 25-18 win in the second set before falling 23-25 in the third stanza.
Before we turn our attention to the Big Ten title game, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Wisconsin beat writer Jason Galloway and Big Ten fans did with their Week 13 Big Ten game predictions. [ MORE: Best of Week 13 | Week 13 scores | Big Ten stats | Big Ten standings | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Dienhart: Fun Big Ten title matchup | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 13 picks revisited | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Week 13 top performers | Michigan honors late Chad Carr, 5 | YouTube highlights ] Galloway went
Jerry Kill was back at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon for the first time since retiring October 28. [ MORE: Week 13 scoreboard | Stats | Standings | Latest polls | YouTube highlights ] He played a big role in the day’s festivities, too. Kill, who compiled a 29-29 record in four and a half seasons at Minnesota, shook the hand of every senior in the tunnel as they were announced on Senior Day, before leading the Gophers onto the field for their game vs. heated rival Wisconsin. During the game, Kill took in the action from the field,
No. 5 Michigan State throttled Penn State, 55-16, to highlight Saturday’s Big Ten action. With the win, the Spartans claim the Big Ten East crown and advance to the Big Ten title game vs. Big Ten West champ Iowa. Catch up on all of today’s Rivalry Week action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Use the links below to follow all Week 13 action below: For in-game and postgame video highlights, check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois football highlights Indiana football highlights Iowa football highlights Maryland football
The final football games of the Big Ten regular season will be played Saturday and three are on BTN. At noon ET, Indiana travels to West Lafayette to take on the Boilermakers, while Maryland heads to High Point Solutions Stadium to face the Scarlet Knights. Those games will be followed by Minnesota at Wisconsin at 3:30 PM ET. The day starts with B1G Football Pregame at 10:30 AM ET, when Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Stanley Jackson break down the competition around the Big Ten. At noon ET, Indiana and Purdue will meet for the 118th time and
On Thanksgiving Day, minds turn to thoughts of a big meal, a big game and maybe a big nap. But Thanksgiving can be more than an annual celebration of feasting, football and nodding off in a comfy recliner. Across the Big Ten Conference, students, faculty and alumni are using food and farming as a means to effect social change. Focusing on issues ranging from hunger and malnutrition to urban blight and entrepreneurship, they’re creating innovative solutions that have big impact. Below are just a few of the many stories highlighting how it’s not just Thanksgiving at the schools of the
The final week of the Big Ten regular season is approaching. [ MORE: Week 13 previews | Week 13 scoreboard | Stats | Standings | Latest polls | Polls: Pick Week 13 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Best of Week 13 | Mailbag | Q&A: Greg McMullen | Week 12 award winners | YouTube highlights ] With seven exciting games on the slate this week, there should be plenty of outstanding individual performances. But who has been the most impressive Big Ten player thus far this season? After snapping a 15-game streak of 100-yard rushing games, does
Another week brought more exciting finishes in big ten play. In Columbus, Michael Geiger’s field goal gave Michigan State its second straight win in Columbus for the first time since 1951, ending the Buckeyes’ nation-long 24 game winning streak. And then in Madison, you had five turnovers, six Wildcat sacks, a pair of missed field goals, a running back spiking a football, three overturned touchdowns via replay and an education of the fair catch rule in a 13-7 Northwestern win; the Wildcats’ first victory at Camp Randall Stadium since the turn of the century. In other action around the league,
Who wins Week 13 Big Ten football games? See the BTN.com team's picks, including Wisconsin beat writer Jason Galloway, and cast your seven winners inside.
This is one of the most glorious weeks of the year: It’s rivalry week, with eclectic trophies and bragging rights up for grabs. Get Tom Dienhart's best of the week ahead inside.