A very abbreviated week of action with just five games. Why? Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue and Michigan all are off. [ MORE: Best of Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 ] Maryland and Penn State have a burgeoning rivalry. And last year’s meeting in State College helped fuel it. Maryland was hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty before kickoff when its three captains refused to shake the hands of the three Nittany Lion captains gathered at midfield for the game’s coin toss. Maryland went on to
Ohio State announced Wednesday that former football coach Jim Tressel and 13 others will be enshrined in the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. The class, consisting of two coaches and 12 former student-athletes, will be inducted Sept. 18 and introduced to the public at halftime of the football game vs. Northern Illinois on Sept. 19. In addition to Tressel, the 2015 class includes Tim Anderson (football), Justin Cook (men’s soccer), Terence Dials (men’s basketball), Lara Dickenmann (women’s soccer), Natalia Diea (women’s diving), Annabelle Fago (rowing), Joey Galloway (football), Therese Hession (women’s golf coach), J Jaggers (wrestling), Perry Martter (wrestling),
The Big Ten East lost some very nice wide receiver and tight end talent to the NFL, but plenty of talented pass-catchers return. Check out Tom Dienhart's full ranking.
Lots of juicy matchups dot this week’s menu with Michigan State at Michigan and Nebraska at Minnesota leading the way. Get Tom Dienhart's early preview and game rankings inside!
Urban Meyer knows championships. We know this. You know this. And the Cleveland Cavaliers know this. [ MORE: Check out all of our Gone Viral posts ] The Cavaliers, seeking their first NBA crown, had the Ohio State football coach and owner of three national titles address the crowd during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. Meyer didn’t deliver some motivational speech to the crowd; instead, he was straight and to the point, saying, “One thing to say: O-H!” The fans at Quicken Loans Arena, in response, erupted in an I-O. Seconds later, “Hang on Sloopy,” the
Michigan’s football program had led the nation in average home attendance for 16 straight years heading into the 2014 college football season. [ MORE: Ohio State assistant reacts to Michigan recruiting graphic ] Not anymore. Ohio State, which averaged more than 105,00 fans per game during its 2014 national championship season, holds the torch after leading the nation in home attendance (105,911) last season. The popular Ohio State Twitter handle @BrutusBuckeye, which currently has just under 100,000 followers, sent out multiple tweets on Tuesday letting Michigan fans know who holds the record. The first one, embedded above, was phrased as
This is the first week of full-scale Big Ten action, with seven conference games. Highlighting the action is the large Big Ten West matchup of Wisconsin at Nebraska.
Over the next month, BTN will profile 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014. The first game is the 2010 Rose Bowl, which featured No. 8 Ohio State vs. No. 7 Oregon, and it will air at 8 p.m. ET Monday on BTN/BTN2Go. Buckeyes sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor was outstanding in this game, passing for a career-high 266 yards and ending the Buckeyes’ three-game BCS losing streak with an impressive 26-17 victory over Oregon. Here is a breakdown of the 2010 Rose Bowl game, highlighting the top moment, stat line and individual player. Top Moment: Terrelle Pryor hits DeVier Posey
It all begins up front. Any coach will tell you that. If your school doesn’t have a good offensive line, it has little chance for consistent success—no matter how good the skill-position talent is.
Week 5 features just one non-conference game, with Penn State hosting Army, and the Big Ten's first bye of the season (Rutgers).