The Fiesta Bowl matchup comes with a full dose of deja vu for both Penn State's program and Washington's coach.
The dust is settling on the first early-signing period for college football. And this much is clear: Ohio State is cleaning up, owning the No. 1 class not just in the Big Ten … but in the nation, per 247.com. It’s the first time in this millennium that a Big Ten team has sat on top of the national rankings.
Penn State was one of the biggest winners of Wednesday's early national signing day. Not only did James Franklin sign another heralded class, but he inked five-star defensive end, the top player at his position in the nation, Micah Parsons.
Penn State had a playoff-caliber team in 2017, but it came up short in losing two games by a combined four points in what otherwise was a glorious 10-2 campaign. This season stings a bit more when you consider Penn State missed the playoff last season even though it won the Big Ten championship.
BTN will dedicate seven hours of programming to cover the all-new Early Signing Period on Wednesday with the B1G Football & Beyond: Signing Day Special airing from 9 a.m. ET to 4 p.m. ET. Signing Day coverage also will be streamed via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices on BTN2Go, BTN’s digital extension. Mike Hall will handle hosting duties with analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith, and the trio will be joined by Midwest football recruiting analyst for 247 Sports, Allen Trieu, as they provide an in-depth analysis of each school’s class. BTN reporters will be on-site at six
The postseason soon will kick off, with games stretching from San Diego to New York, down to Florida and up and over to Idaho. It’s quite a spectacle. The Big Ten will be in eight postseason tilts. And here is a look at the Best of the Big Ten Bowls.
Which of the eight bowls with Big Ten participants are most intriguing? The BTN.com team breaks it down in the latest Dot Commentary.
Thirteen Big Ten players made the 2017 Associated Press All-America teams, it was announced Monday. Seven of the honorees, , including five defensive standouts, earned first-team laurels.
Just four points separated Penn State from a perfect record and a Big Ten title game berth. Alas, the Nittany Lions landed in the Fiesta with a matchup vs. Washington, a playoff participant last year. No doubt, this is one of the most enticing bowl matchups in the postseason landscape.
Who wins 2017-18 Big Ten football bowl games? Pick your eight winner, plus get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's score predictions, inside.