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.
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.
Just when BTN analyst Jon Crispin thought the top 2 in his Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, were safe, Ohio State completely dismantles the No. 1 team in the country. See his full latest list inside.
The Big Ten race is heating up, and, to the surprise of many, it's Ohio State and Purdue tied atop the Big Ten standings. The undefeated Buckeyes handed No. 1 Michigan State its first Big Ten defeat in a blowout Sunday night. Here is a look at the best of the week that was.
Lamar Stevens set a Bryce Jordan Center record with 14 field goals and scored 16 of a career-high 30 points in the first half to lead Penn State over Northwestern 78-63 on Friday.
Yesterday, Tom Dienhart took an early sneak peek at how the Big Ten East could shape up in 2018. Here is an early, early, early look at the 2018 Big Ten West.
BTN and BTN Originals today announced First Dance, chronicling the historic 2016-17 Northwestern men’s basketball season, will premiere on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 11 p.m. ET/10 p.m. CT following NU’s game against Minnesota on BTN. The documentary takes an inside look at the Wildcats’ resilience, struggles and triumphs en route to the first NCAA Tournament berth in program history. The trailer can be found here: www.btn.com/firstdance. For the first 78 years of the NCAA Tournament, which began in 1939, the Northwestern Wildcats watched March Madness at home with the rest of America. As a new season dawned in the fall
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.
Glynn Watson Jr. scored 19 points and Nebraska took control down the stretch to beat Northwestern 70-55 on Tuesday night.
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