Nebraska rallied from a 24-7 deficit to make the Music City Bowl a one-score game, but it wasn't enough as Tennessee pulled away for a 38-24 victory Friday. The Huskers finished the 2016 season with a 9-4 record.
We're one day closer to 2017, and today BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is counting down the 10 best storylines, in no particular order, of the 2016 Big Ten football season.
Year 1 of the Mike Riley era was bumpy, as the Cornhuskers went 6-7. But Year 2 was a success, as Nebraska has rebounded to go 9-3 and tie for second in the Big Ten West.
The rosters for the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl were announced Tuesday night, and 11 former Big Ten standouts were selected to play in the event Jan. 29 in Orlando. New England QB Tom Brady (Michigan) highlights the Big Ten contingent, earning his 11th nod, the most of any active player.
Going to bowls has a lot of perks for programs. Another game to play, good exposure and extra practice time, among other things. But for the players, it’s all about the SWAG--Stuff We All Get.
Michigan and Ohio State took the top spots on the 2016 college football attendance list, while two other Big Ten programs saw some of the largest increases in the country.
Big Ten teams will play in 10 bowl games. And, if you scan the rosters for all 10 Big Ten foes, you can put together a pretty impressive All-Big Ten Bowl Opponent Team. See BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's top opposing players inside.
Best bowl? Best QB matchup? Best chance for an upset? Best chance for a shootout? It’s all here and more in Tom Dienhart's Best of the Bowls!
Pressed for time during the holiday season? Sure you are! Who isn’t? What with the trip to Toys “R” Us to buy a Mr. Microphone and surfing the web for a good deal on a Zamfir pan flute CD, we all are busy. That’s why I’m here. Let me prioritize the Big Ten bowls for you, from best to worst. You’re welcome. 1. Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State vs. Clemson. Good luck trying to find a better postseason matchup than this. This playoff game between No. 2 seed Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State, the first team to make the playoff
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.