Ameer Abdullah, the record-breaking running back from the University of Nebraska, has been selected as the 2014 Senior CLASS Award winner for the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. [ MORE: Read the full BigTen.org release on Abdullah ] Abdullah and Michigan’s Devin Gardner were tabbed as 2014 Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-Americans. Abdullah is the second Big Ten standout to earn the Senior CLASS Award, as Ohio State’s James Laurinaitis was honored in 2008. The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I FBS football coaches, national football media and fans, is given annually to the most outstanding
Believe it or not, 2015 is almost here. With that in mind, it’s time to take a look at one guy’s top 5 football/basketball surprises of 2014. See my top 5 below. 1. J.T. Barrett, Ohio State. Nobody expected this after Braxton Miller went down with a season-ending shoulder injury. How could a freshman – even a redshirt freshman – replace the two-time reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year? As crazy as it sounds, Barrett more than replaced Miller, leading the Big Ten in QB rating (169.8), touchdown passes (34) and total touchdowns accounted for (45) on his
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. For more than 150 years, the American economy has depended on the ability to move goods by rail. And beyond their commercial impact, trains have served as a symbol of our nation’s strength, ingenuity and can-do spirit — think of John Henry, Casey Jones, the “Wabash Cannonball” and “The City of New Orleans.” Thanks to a new technology developed at the University
What was Nebraska's high and low point in 2014? What about its offensive and defensive MVP? Get Tom Dienhart's 2014 Nebraska season review inside.
There were two Big Ten men's basketball games on Tuesday night. Catch up on all the action inside!
That was a busy and fun day of Big Ten men’s basketball action! Catch up all 11 games on our Big Ten scoreboard. In afternoon action, Northwestern rolled UIC and Penn State blew out Dartmouth to move to 12-1. In later action, Michigan State blasted The Citadel, Ohio State destroyed Miami (OH), Purdue lost to Gardner-Webb, Indiana stormed past New Orleans, Minnesota put away Furman, Michigan knocked off Coppin State, Iowa dropped North Florida, No. 6 Wisconsin won at Cal and Nebraska lost at Hawaii. Use the links below to catch up on all of the action. NORTHWESTERN 63, UIC
It's Monday, and that means it's time for Jess Settles' latest Big Ten Player Rankings. See his revamped top 10 list inside.
The holiday week is here, and so are 11 Big Ten men’s basketball games today (OK, 10 “today” and one VERY early Tuesday morning). The games include Miami (Ohio) at Ohio State at 6 p.m. ET and Coppin State at Michigan at 8 p.m. on BTN/BTN2Go. Four more are available with BTN Plus on BTN2Go. The other five games are on ESPN properties. Here are the links to watch all 11 games live. All times are ET. On BTN TV/BTN2Go Miami U. at Ohio State, 6 p.m. Coppin State at Michigan, 8 p.m. On BTN Plus on BTN2Go (subscription required) Dartmouth at
The final AVCA Division I Coaches Poll is out, and, to no surprise, back-to-back national champion Penn State finishes the season as a unanimous No. 1. [ MORE: NCAA title gallery | Penn State dynasty isn’t over ] The Nittany Lions, who beat BYU on Saturday night to claim their sixth title in the last eight years, garnered all 60 first-place votes. Big Ten champion Wisconsin, which lost in the regional final to Penn State, finished No. 4, while Nebraska (No. 8), Illinois (No. 11) and Ohio State (No. 13) also finished in the top 25. In other words, the
We were asked by the execs at BTN.com to pick a winner for each Big Ten bowl game. Make your picks, too! But, my confidence in each pick wasn’t the same. Some picks I felt VERY confident about. Others, not so much so. [ MORE: Top plays | Most Improved Players | MVPs | Players to watch ] So, here are my Big Ten bowl winners from a confidence standpoint, with “10” being most confident and “1” being the least. 10. Alabama over Ohio State. Can a third-string QB really beat a Nick Saban-coached team that will have had almost