You have questions, and I have answers. You know what that means … it’s time for me to reach into my mailbag and answer your latest Big Ten queries. Let’s begin.
The first leaf hasn’t fallen off a tree yet, but it’s never too early for some playoff speculation. More specifically: Can the Big Ten get two teams—Ohio State and Michigan State--into the four-team playoff? Sure. It could happen. Myriad possibilities still loom for a lot of schools and leagues.
In the new college football playoff era, conference perception is more important than ever before. As everyone knows, there's just four spots in a sport that fields five power conferences, not including independent Notre Dame or an undefeated non-BCS team.
Time to check in on the playoff and bowl projections of Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. Not too much changed from last week (see that list), as nine Big Ten teams are penciled into the postseason.
The latest AP and Coaches polls were released Sunday, and four Big Ten teams are ranked in both polls. [ MORE: Best of Week 2 | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Latest polls | Week 2 picks revisited | New Week 2 uniform designs | What Tom Dienhart learned | Gerry DiNardo’s Week 2 takes | Week 2 scores, stats & recaps ] Defending national champ Ohio State remains No. 1 in both polls, garnering 59 of 61 first-place votes in the AP and 62 of 63 in the Coaches. Michigan State, No. 4 in both polls after its
Two weeks are in the books, and Illinois and Northwestern continue to surprise. The two teams have combined to outscore opponents, 153-9. Who saw that coming?
Ohio State rolled on, but does it have a quarterback problem? Did Michigan State have a “program-defining” win? Is Northwestern legit? See 10 things Tom Dienhart learned in Week 2 inside.
Before we turn our attention to Week 3, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Indiana beat writer Zach Osterman and Big Ten fans did with their Week 2 Big Ten predictions.
It's Sunday, and that means it's time Gerry DiNardo's Sunday Ruminations. The BTN analyst goes to Twitter every Sunday morning to give his 140-character analysis on what he saw in the Big Ten the previous day.
With apologies to Dr. Frankenstein, it seems there’s someone at The Ohio State University who might deserve the title “Modern Prometheus.” Biological chemistry and pharmacology professor Rene Anand claims to have grown the most complete human brain in the world to date, one that is roughly as mature as that of a five-week-old fetus. The lab-grown organ is the size of a pencil eraser and contains 99 percent of the genes found in a standard human brain, Anand said. It contains a spinal cord, all major regions of the brain and even a retina. The main thing that’s still missing