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Dienhart: 18 early questions for Big Ten football in 2018

The college football season was punctuated with an exhilarating national championship game on Monday. Now, all eyes point toward next season. Questions loom for all programs. Here are 18 big ones—for 2018--facing the Big Ten.

Ohio State highlights Big Ten in way-too-early 2018 polls

With the 2017 college football season ending late Monday night, in dramatic fashion, to boot, it's time to take a look at the annual way-too-early top 25 polls. Several of them are out, and reigning Big Ten champ Ohio State and reigning Big Ten West champ Wisconsin pace the Big Ten.

No. 5 Ohio State leads five Big Ten teams in final AP poll

The final AP poll was released Tuesday morning, hours after Alabama rallied and outlasted SEC rival Georgia in the 2018 College Football Playoff Championship Game. No. 5 Ohio State leads five Big Ten teams in the season-ending poll.

A look at East-West records since move from Legends and Leaders

When the Big Ten ditched the Legends and Leaders divisions that was based on competitive balance and went to a geographic East-West split in 2014, many felt the power went to the East with the presence of traditional powers Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State. And, that has played out on the field.

Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson tears ACL in right knee

A recent MRI confirmed that Wildcats redshirt junior quarterback Clayton Thorson has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, an injury suffered in the 2017 Music City Bowl. Thorson will spend the next two-to-three weeks working with the Northwestern athletic training staff on prehabilitation in anticipation of a mid-January surgical repair. There is no current timetable for his return to participation. Thorson was an All-Big Ten selection this season as a junior, accounting for more than 2800 yards and 15 touchdowns through the air, and another eight scores on the ground. The Wheaton, Illinois, native is the winningest

Dienhart: 'The Big Ten made a big statement in this postseason'

With another bowl season behind us - a highly successful one, at that - we decided to pick BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's brain about the conference's 7-1 performance. Get our full Q&A inside.

Best of 2017-18 Big Ten Bowls: Grades, individual honors & numbers

The Big Ten posted a glistening 7-1 mark in bowls. Only an Outback Bowl loss by Michigan on New Year’s Day kept the league from going 8-0. Bottom line: There was a lot to enjoy. Here is the Best of the Big Ten Bowl Season.

Polls: Big Ten football bowl game picks revisited

The Big Ten just wrapped up a highly successful 2017-18 bowl season, starting 7-0 before losing its final game. As we've done all season, we had BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and Big Ten fans pick their Big Ten winners.