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
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.
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.
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.
The dust has settled on football season. And that means the action on the basketball court is about to heat up with full-bore conference action. Here’s a look at the week ahead.
Dererk Pardon scored 18 points to lead Northwestern to a 95-73 victory over Brown on Saturday afternoon. Scottie Lindsey added 14 points and Bryant McIntosh had 13 for the Wildcats (10-5), who have won five of six.
Northwestern had to turn back a two-point conversion attempt that would have won the game in the final seconds, making for some tense moments for Wildcat fans. But it was worth the stress for NU, which held on for a 24-23 win vs. Kentucky in the Music City Bowl.
We've seen nearly all the highs and lows that 2017 non-conference hoops has to offer, plus a two-game Big Ten sample. So, how many teams will be dancing come March?
While No. 21 Northwestern comes into Friday's Music City Bowl on a roll, having won seven straight games, Kentucky is limping into the game.
Freshman Trae Young had 31 points and 12 assists for Oklahoma as the Sooners got out to a big lead over Northwestern and never looked back.