Throughout his football-playing days, former Penn State standout Michael Robinson tucked away a number underneath his pads that was different from the one on his jersey. It was his way of preserving the memory of a good friend whose bright future in the game was cut tragically short. “He was actually the No. 3 rated recruit in Virginia coming out of high school,” Robinson recalled. “The day before my senior year in high school [started], he died on the practice field because of dehydration. It’s something that stuck with me throughout my entire career from Penn State to San Francisco
What a week of Big Ten football! [ MORE: Best of Week 12 | Week 12 scores | Big Ten stats | Big Ten standings | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Week 12 picks revisited | Dienhart: Spartans end Buckeyes’ pursuit of perfection | What did our guy learn? | Week 12 top performers | Twitter: Iowa family reacts to Big Ten West title | YouTube highlights ] Fans were treated to upsets, game-winning plays, and of course, plenty of outstanding individual performances. Who was the best of the best on Saturday? Well, that’s what I’m here to tell
The biggest game lived up to its hype, with No. 9 Michigan State leaving No. 3 Ohio State with a huge last-second win that sets it up to win the East and advance to the program’s third Big Ten title game.
Before we turn our attention to Week 13, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Purdue beat writer Mike Carmin and Big Ten fans did with their Week 12 Big Ten game predictions.
What a crazy way to end the penultimate week of the 2015 season! No. 9 Michigan State and No. 20 Northwestern each carded dramatic last-second victories at No. 3 Ohio State and No. 25 Wisconsin, respectively. Relive all of the Week 12 action on our Big Ten scoreboard. For in-game and postgame video highlights, check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois football highlights Indiana football highlights Iowa football highlights Maryland football highlights Michigan football highlights Michigan State football highlights Minnesota football highlights Nebraska football highlights Northwestern football
The Big Ten took center stage in the college basketball world on Friday night. There were a total of eight games featuring Big Ten men’s basketball teams, highlighted by No. 3 Maryland’s 65-58 win over Rider. The conference went 4-4 overall on Friday as Michigan State cruised by Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 92-46, Minnesota topped Missouri State, 74-69, and Northwestern got the best of Columbia, 83-80. On the losing end, Wisconsin fell to Georgetown, 71-61, Penn State lost to Duquesne, 78-52, and Michigan fell short to Xavier, 86-70. Here is a look at the top highlights from Friday’s action. Maryland’s Diamond Stone
BCS. College Football Playoff. Whatever it is, fans are going to find flaws in the system. [ MORE: Read our Week 12 picks, then vote for yours | Week 12 previews | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls: Pick Week 12 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Q&A: Jason Cabinda ] This is the second year of the College Football Playoff era, and with weekly rankings behind released every Tuesday night, arguments heat up on a daily basis. Is a four-team playoff the right move? What would
Week 12 of the Big Ten football season is less than 24 hours away, ladies and gentlemen! [ MORE: Read our Week 12 picks, then vote for yours | Week 12 previews | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls: Pick Week 12 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Q&A: Jason Cabinda | Highlights on YouTube] We have seen so many outstanding games thus far, and even more amazing individual performances. In last week’s edition of Big Ten Player Rankings, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart had Ezekiel Elliott as
Most experts agree that an unbeaten Big Ten champion will seize a spot in the four-team college football playoff, but what about a one-loss Michigan State squad? Speaking of Michigan, keep an eye on its rush defense. And Indiana is fighting for its bowl life. Read these takes and more leading into a very intriguing Big Ten Week 12 in football.
With the season about to conclude, awards soon will be handed out. On that note, who has been the top defensive player in the Big Ten? I asked some of my esteemed Big Ten media colleagues. [ MORE: Week 12 previews | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls: Pick Week 12 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag ] My choice? It has to be Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib, who has emerged from a former walk-on to become an All-American who should be a very high draft pick. NFL