Michael Bennett will wear #53 tonight. @theohiostatefootball #btnjourney A post shared by btnjourney (@btnjourney) on Dec 6, 2014 at 2:15pm PST Ohio State defensive lineman Michael Bennett will honor late teammate Kosta Karageorge by wearing No. 53 in Saturday night’s Big Ten title game. Karageorge went missing last week, the day before Thanksgiving, and his body was found in a dumpster near his residence last Sunday. Karageorge was a senior walk-on defensive lineman who was a wrestler for his first three years. Bennett, who usually wears No. 63, and the Buckeyes take on Wisconsin at 8:17 p.m. tonight in the
We are hours away from kickoff of the 2014 Big Ten Football Championship Game between Big Ten West champ Wisconsin and Big Ten East champ Ohio State. Leading up to the game, fans from both schools gathered at Big Ten Fan Fest at the Indiana Convention Center, which is right outside of Lucas Oil Stadium, the site of Saturday night’s game. I spent the day at Fan Fest and tracked down some of the best jerseys, costumes, memorabilia pieces and other fun sights leading up to the big game. Track tonight’s game on our Big Ten scoreboard. Here’s what I
The fourth annual Big Ten championship game will be played tonight in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis with Ohio State taking on Wisconsin. This is the matchup many people envisioned prior to the season starting. So, this clash comes with much anticipation, with a possible trip to the College Football Playoff on the line for Ohio State. The Buckeyes are back in this game for a second season in a row looking for their first Big Ten title since 2009. The Badgers are in the league title game for a third time, looking to go 3-0. The game will be
It's game day! In a matter of hours Wisconsin and Ohio State will be facing off in the Big Ten title game. Check out Tom Dienhart's keys to victory for both teams inside.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart is in Indianapolis for Saturday's Big Ten Football Championshiop and he writes about the quarterbacks - Wisconsin’s Joel Stave/Tanner McEvoy and Ohio State’s Cardale Jones. "It won’t conjure images of Brady vs. Manning. Still, the signal-callers in the 2014 Big Ten title game still will be the keys to victory for their respective teams."
Leading up to Satrurday’s Big Ten Football Championship, BTN will air today’s Big Ten Football Championship team press conferences with Gary Andersen at 3:30 p.m. ET and Urban Meyer at 4 p.m. ET. Click this link at 3:30 to watch the first press conference and stay with the same link through 4 p.m. for the second press conference. We will also clip both sessions and post the video here on BTN.com. Later on “BTN Live,” BTN’s Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Glen Mason will broadcast live from the Big Ten Fan Fest at 6 p.m. ET. Other coverage
Did you know Wisconsin's offense gets 7.2 yards per carry, tops in the nation? I've got 23 more interesting numbers involving Ohio State and Wisconsin ahead of Saturday's Big Ten championship game.
Even though it’s bowl eligible with six wins, could Penn State—or any other 6-6 and 7-5 Big Ten team–be left out of the postseason? Greg Pickel of Pennlive.com says the outcome of Saturday’s Big Ten championship game between Wisconsin and Ohio State will be a major factor in determining whether a team stays home or not. If Wisconsin beats Ohio State, it’s a near certainty that everyone is going bowling because the Big Ten would likely have three programs — Ohio State, Michigan State, and Wisconsin — in a New Year’s bowl. If the Buckeyes win, however, the league could
The experts have spoken. And the 70 experts I contacted like Wisconsin to beat Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game, although the split may be closer than you think. I asked 69 writers and broadcasters who cover the Big Ten and college football in general–and one famous “faux” Twitter account–to give me a predicted score for this weekend’s Big Ten championship tilt in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The game airs at 8:17 p.m. ET on Fox (scoreboard here). Of those contacted, 39 picked the Badgers while 31 took the Buckeyes, even though Ohio State will be without
The Big Ten was dotted with a bevy of good freshmen this fall. Jump inside to see Tom Dienhart's 2014 All-Big Ten Freshman Team.