With the 2015 NBA Draft set to take place one week from today, it's time to have some drafting fun.
The NBA Draft is eight days away, which means teams are finalizing their draft boards leading up to the big event. [ MORE: Big Ten’s best value NBA Draft picks over last 20 years ] Several former Big Ten stars are expected to be selected early on in this year’s draft. ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford recently released his two-round NBA Mock Draft 7.0, which features four Big Ten names. The first Big Ten name Ford has coming off the board is former Ohio State standout D’Angelo Russell, who he has going No. 4 overall to the New York Knicks.
Big Ten West can’t match the star power and proven ability of its East Division counterpart. But there still is plenty of talent—and potential. And it all begins with a monster tackle tandem at Nebraska.
When thinking of the most impressive streaks in college football, Nebraska’s home sellout streak has to come to mind. The Huskers have sold out every home football game since Nov. 3, 1962, when 36,501 fans attended Nebraska’s Homecoming game against Missouri. Add it all up, and it’s 340 straight sellouts for the Huskers entering the 2015 college football season, which is by far the longest home sellout streak in the country. With a new coaching staff and high expectations surrounding Nebraska’s football program, the school’s video production team put together a very neat “This Is Your Sellout Streak” hype video.
The battle for Floyd of Rosedale is the highlight of this week, as Minnesota takes on Iowa for the iconic bronze pig bauble. See my early look at Week 11 and game rankings inside.
The Big Ten has never won more national titles in an academic year than it did in 2014-15. In all, Big Ten teams won 10 national titles, besting the conference's previous single-season record of nine in 1999-2000.
Quarterback questions loom at Northwestern and Purdue. And the jury is out on Iowa’s C.J. Beathard and Illinois’ Wes Lunt Still, there is a lot to like about some of the backfields in the Big Ten West.
BTN is airing 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014, as part of our new “Big Ten Classics” series. Tonight’s game, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, features a Big Ten clash between No. 14 Nebraska and Ohio State. Taylor Martinez totaled 293 yards and three touchdowns while leading Nebraska back from a 21-point second-half deficit to secure a 34-27 win over Ohio State. Not only was this Nebraska’s first home game as a member of the Big Ten, but it also went down as the biggest comeback in school history. Here is a breakdown of this
November opens with a full slate of seven Big Ten games—including one trophy battle. But it's Michigan State's visit to Nebraska that is the biggest game of the week.
Trick or treat! This is an abbreviated schedule with just five games on the slate. [ MORE: Best of Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 ] Minnesota beat Michigan for the Little Brown Jug last season for the first time since 2005 and just the fourth time since 1967. The last time the Gophers won two in a row vs. the Wolverines? It was when Minnesota won four meetings in succession from 1960-63. Penn State is 14-4 vs. Illinois since joining the Big