CBSSports.com is reporting that football conference title games will be deregulated in 2016. And, that’s OK. NCAA rules say a league must have at least 12 schools, and teams must play every other team in their division, if a conference wants to play a title game. The ACC, Big Ten, SEC and Pac 12 all have such a configuration, with two division winners meeting for the title. The Big 12 is the lone “major” league that lacks a conference title game, as it has only 10 schools. Now, the Big 12 and ACC want to change the rules—for different reasons,
Logan Stieber forever has a place in the proud Big Ten wrestling record books. The Ohio State senior became the first Big Ten wrestler to win four individual NCAA titles late last month, and just the fourth in the sport to do so. Even better: Stieber’s record came in a special year, one when the Buckeyes won their first national championship. BTN.com recently caught up with Stieber for a quick Q&A. See it below. Q: What went through your mind when the referee raised your arm to signify your fourth NCAA title? Logan Stieber: A feeling of satisfaction and enjoyment
This weekend in Big Ten men’s lacrosse play, it’s Penn State at Maryland on Saturday followed by Rutgers at Michigan and Johns Hopkins at Ohio State on Sunday. Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too. Here’s my look ahead at these three games with a focus on all six men’s teams. No. 19 Johns Hopkins (4-5, 1-0 Big Ten) The Blue Jays got off to a good start in conference play with a 9-7 win over Rutgers. The win ended a two game skid for Hopkins, who
In recent years, Big Ten teams have embraced the idea that spring football games are about more than the action inside the white lines. Relive some of our favorite moments from last spring inside.
Like all of the great rivalries, Michigan and Ohio State never seem to run out of jabs or ways to troll each other. [ MORE: Ohio State team schedule lists National Championship ] Urban Meyer and Ohio State call Michigan “That Team Up North,” and Brady Hoke referred to Ohio State as “Ohio” during his tenure in Ann Arbor. It’s all in good fun, and, in a weird way, it shows respect and enhances the rivalry. Funny thing is, often times, the rivalry is more fierce between the two fan bases and schools. The new College of Veterinary Medicine in
In my weekly, season-long Stick Check feature covering Big Ten men’s lacrosse, I look at the results from opening play in the conference, one specific area of improvement for Ohio State, and Michigan’s overall athleticism. Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too. Conference powers hold serve The much-anticipated start to Big Ten lacrosse conference competition finally kicked off this past weekend. All of the ‘favorites’ prevailed. Hopkins withstood a four-goal Rutgers run in the third quarter to come back and win 9-7. Ohio State rebounded from a loss to
Big Ten Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky was the lone unanimous selection, and Big Ten Freshman of the Year D'Angelo Russell was one of two freshmen to earn honors.
Ezekiel Elliott produced one of the finest postseasons we’ll ever see en route to helping lead Ohio State to the inaugural College Football Playoff national title. In three games (Wisconsin, Alabama, Oregon), all against very strong defenses, the Ohio State running back produced a silly 696 yards and eight touchdowns on his way to claiming Offensive Player of the Game in the national semifinal and final. That’s an average of 232 yards and 2.7 touchdowns per game, and just as amazing was his consistency and durability, going for 220 yards vs. Wisconsin, 230 vs. Alabama, and, saving the best for
The court that this year’s Final Four will be played on is ready at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Will a Big Ten team be playing on that court on April 4? That is the million dollar question as the Sweet 16 round concludes tonight with both Wisconsin and Michigan State still playing for a spot in the Final Four. The Badgers defeated North Carolina last night and will advance to play Arizona in the Elite Eight. Michigan State is set to play Oklahoma tonight in a Sweet 16 matchup. The official NCAA March Madness Twitter feed, @marchmadness, posted an
They’ve arrived! The Ohio State football team received its national championship rings Friday. [ MORE: Watch the Ohio State spring game April 18 on BTN2Go ] And yes, as expected, they’re very impressive. Check out the ring design in the tweet above, courtesy of Ohio State wide receiver coach Zach Smith. The Buckeyes won the inaugural College Football Playoff title in January, this after dispatching No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and No. 2 Oregon in the title game. Ohio State, which hosts its spring game Saturday, April 18, opens its national title defense on Monday, Sept. 7 at