The dream lives for another week for Iowa. [ MORE: Catch up on all our Week 13 Big Ten football games ] The Hawkeyes’ 28-20 win at Nebraska moved Iowa to 12-0 for the first time in program history. Even better, the East Division champs will arrive in Indianapolis one win from a likely spot in the College Football Playoff. Not bad for a team coming off a 7-6 season that was universally picked to finish in the middle of the pack in the Big Ten West. But look at sparkly 12-0 Iowa now. Iowa entered the week No. 4
Nebraska safety Nate Gerry was ejected from the Huskers’ game vs. Iowa today after being called for targeting following a big collision with Iowa wide receiver Tevaun Smith. With just under 3:00 remaining in the first half, Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard threw a pass for Smith that sailed over his head. When Smith dove for the pass, Gerry came in and made helmet-to-helmet contact in what resulted in a vicious collision. Fortunately for Smith, he was able to get up and come back to the field shortly after the hit. The referees reviewed the play and ruled that it was
What a game! [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten football scoreboard ] IOWA 28, NEBRASKA 20: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP Jordan Canzeri broke long touchdown runs on back-to-back series in the third quarter, and No. 3 Iowa completed its first perfect regular season in 93 years with a 28-20 victory over Nebraska on Friday. The Hawkeyes (12-0, 8-0, No. 4 CFP) were far from dominant but good enough against the sloppy Cornhuskers (5-7, 3-5) on a raw afternoon. As one of two remaining unbeaten teams, they’ll head to next week’s Big Ten championship game in the middle
Lots on the line today for Iowa as it plays at Nebraska. The unbeaten Hawkeyes—who already have wrapped up the Big Ten West–need to beat the Cornhuskers to remain in contention for a playoff spot. Iowa (11-0) cracked the College Football Poll on Tuesday for the first time, ranking No. 4 behind No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Oklahoma. If Iowa wins out vs. a Nebraska team that is coming off a bye and then wins the Big Ten title game vs. Michigan State, Ohio State or Michigan, it almost assuredly will make the playoffs. Not bad
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.
Thanksgiving is just hours away. Before you start thinking about the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and all of the other Thanksgiving staples, I wanted to share some of my latest Big Ten observations.
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.
Big Ten fans were treated to six men’s basketball games on Tuesday. [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] Indiana kicked off the day with an impressive 83-73 win over St. Johns. Northwestern also impressed with a 67-62 victory over Missouri, while Nebraska cruised by UAPB, 67-44. No. 2-ranked Maryland finished a jam-packed night of Big Ten basketball by blasting Illinois State, 77-66. In other Big Ten men’s hoops action, Penn State lost to Radford, 86-74, while Ohio State fell to Louisiana Tech, 82-74. With two games on BTN, and another one on BTN Plus, we