It’s still Ohio State’s world. And we are just living in it. The Buckeyes, fresh off their dominant 49-7 victory at Rutgers, remain atop my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
Compared to last Saturday’s wackiness, this one was tame. But, we did learn a few things. Ohio State has regained its strut, Northwestern has a pulse and Wisconsin has a good backup QB.
The Big Ten had an abbreviated slate on this Saturday with just five games. But one message was loud and clear: Ohio State is still king. Oh, and this, too: Northwestern is alive and kicking.
Before we turn our attention to Week 9, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Nebraska beat writer Tom Shatel and Big Ten fans did with their Week 8 Big Ten game predictions.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Braxton Miller made an incredible catch tonight. [ MORE: Best of Week 8 | Week 8 scoreboard | Watch Week 8 highlights | Week 8 picks revisited | Dienhart: Nebraska’s often-painful ride continues | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | View your team’s homepage ] This time, at Rutgers, Miller hauled in a deep pass from new starting quarterback J.T. Barrett that deflected off the receiver’s midsection, the opponent’s knee, twice, and arm, and then his own facemask. Talk about concentration! This has to be one of the most impressive catches
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J.T Barrett and the No. 1-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes are big favorites in tonight’s primetime matchup at Rutgers. [ MORE: Week 8 scores, stats & AP recaps ] However, if the Scarlet Knights are able to pull off the upset, fans will benefit in a big way. According to Jeremy Birmingham of elevenwarriors.com, if Rutgers wins tonight, Uber will offer free rides to students and fans around campus and throughout New Brunswick. Check out Birmingham’s tweet at the top of this post. This is a great move by Uber. Ohio State and Rutgers are set to kick off at 8
It’s been reported and talked about it a lot since it became official. The shot clock in men’s college basketball is going from 35 seconds to 30 seconds this season. [ MORE: Follow Jon Crispin on Twitter (@BTNJonCrispin)! ] How will the five-second change impact the game, the players and the coaches? BTN analyst Jon Crispin and his brother Joe Crispin, both former Penn State basketball players, take a look at what the shortened shot clock will do to the game below. JOE CRISPIN In all my years as a professional, I never heard a single player say, “Man, I
When you’re the Ohio State marching band, you get to do really cool stuff. For example, you get to perform pregame at an NFL game in London. That’s exactly what The Best Damn Band in the Land will do prior to this week’s Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars game at Wembley Stadium in London. The game, the first in NFL history to be streamed (Yahoo!), will kick off at 9:30 a.m. ET Sunday. See some pictures from the marching band’s experience in London below:
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. For a long time now, The Ohio State University has been a formidable presence in college athletics. Now the Buckeyes are finding themselves leading the pack in another team effort: energy efficiency in automobiles. Ohio State’s 40-person crew placed first in the EcoCAR 2 National Competition last year, where they re-engineered a Chevy Malibu to travel on electric power and produce far