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Six Big Ten teams ranked in final regular season AP, Coaches polls

The final regular season AP and Coaches Polls were released Sunday, and six Big Ten teams are ranked in both polls. [ MORE: Michigan State earns No. 3 seed in College Football Playoff | Tom Dienhart’s early Cotton Cotton Bowl primer ] Big Ten champion Michigan State, fresh off its comeback victory over previously undefeated Iowa in the Big Ten title game, paces the Big Ten at No. 4 (Coaches) and No. 3 (AP). Several Big Ten rivals are too far behind the Spartans, with Ohio State (No. 5/No. 7), Iowa (No. 7/No. 6) and Northwestern (No. 12/No. 12) all

Michigan State gets No. 3 seed in second College Football Playoff

It's official: The Big Ten will get a chance to defend its inaugural College Football Playoff championship. Big Ten champion Michigan State earned the No. 3 seed and will face No. 2 Alabama in the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Eve, it was announced early Sunday afternoon.

Watch Aaron Falzon drain 3-pointer after losing right shoe

Northwestern’s Aaron Falzon can stroke it from just about anywhere on the court. [ MORE: Track all of today’s Big Ten action on our scoreboard ] As we learned Saturday afternoon vs. SIU-Edwardsville, this also applies when the true freshman is missing a shoe. Falzon, who entered the game shooting 38 percent from distance, drained a first-half 3-pointer after losing his right shoe on the team’s previous possession. The shoe came off in a similar position as another one did in an Iowa-Northwestern game in early 2013, when former Hawkeyes’ star Aaron White threw it off the court, nearly taking

Catch up on Saturday's 13 Big Ten men's basketball games

There were 13 Big Ten men’s basketball teams in action Saturday. Catch up on all of the action on our Big Ten scoreboard. No. 3 Michigan State and No. 11 Purdue highlighted the busy slate of action with victories over Binghamton and New Mexico, respectively. In all, the Big Ten went 12-1, with the lone loss coming in Minnesota’s double-overtime defeat to South Dakota. Here are several of the top plays from Saturday. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***    

Images of the Year video: 2015 Big Ten football in review

Soon the Big Ten West champ Iowa and Big Ten East champ Michigan State will meet in the 2015 Big Ten Football Championship Game at 8:17 p.m. ET Saturday on Fox. But before we get to that game, watch our annual season-in-review video. Our Saturday pregame show starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go before switching to FOX at 7:30 p.m. for the remainder of the pregame and the game broadcast. BTN/BTN2Go will also have a postgame show following the FOX broadcast. More coverage: Championship game scoreboard | Video highlights on Twitter | Instagram photos from BTN and The Journey | BTN Vine

Top Big Ten football, basketball coach, athletic director trios

December is here, which means the college football season is coming to a close and basketball is in full swing. [ MORE: Track all of our 2015 Big Ten Championship coverage ] The Big Ten is set to crown a conference champion in football this weekend as Iowa takes on Michigan State in the fifth annual Big Ten title game. The winner of that game will likely punch their ticket to the College Football Playoff. In basketball, three Big Ten teams are ranked in the top 11 in the country, as two of them (Michigan State and Purdue) remain unbeaten.

Saquon Barkley highlights 2015 BTN.com All-Freshman Team

It was a good year for freshman running backs in the Big Ten. The best of the bunch, Penn State's Saquon Barkley, highlights our annual All-Big Ten Freshman Team. See the full team inside.