The Music City Bowl is an intriguing clash between big-time programs trying to become national powers again. And there is a bit of familiarity, as this will mark the third-ever matchup between Nebraska and Tennessee, which have all been in bowl games.
Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. continues to struggle with a hamstring injury and did not practice Friday as No. 24 Nebraska began preparations for the Music City Bowl against Tennessee on Dec. 30.
Every game has a storyline, right? So what are they for the 10 Big Ten bowl teams? From Ohio State and its playoff matchup with Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl to Maryland and its battle vs. Boston College in the Quick Lane Bowl, here is what to watch for.
Ten Big Ten teams are bowling this postseason, including a record four in New Year's Six Bowls. The highlighter: No. 3 Ohio State playing No. 2 Clemson in the semifinals.
Jack McVeigh had 16 points and hit a key 3-pointer late as Nebraska opened up a 22-point first-half lead then held off a second-half South Dakota rally to take a 73-61 win on Saturday.
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.
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.
The playoff and bowl pictures have come into sharper focus following the final weekend of Big Ten football. Ten Big Ten teams are locks for the postseason, with one playoff team and three in Selection Committee bowls, according to Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com.
Ohio State remains No. 1 in BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's final Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. There's a new No. 2 team, though, and it's Big Ten West champ Wisconsin.
The final weekend is in the books. And Ohio State showed it is the Big Ten’s best team. But the Buckeyes won’t even be in the Big Ten title game. This day also saw Northwestern, Illinois and Indiana become bowl eligible and Penn State wrap up the East.