The Big Ten posted a glistening 7-1 mark in bowls. Only an Outback Bowl loss by Michigan on New Year’s Day kept the league from going 8-0. Bottom line: There was a lot to enjoy. Here is the Best of the Big Ten Bowl Season.
The Big Ten just wrapped up a highly successful 2017-18 bowl season, starting 7-0 before losing its final game. As we've done all season, we had BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and Big Ten fans pick their Big Ten winners.
Few could have envisioned Purdue being in a bowl this time last year. But Jeff Brohm delivered the Boilermakers to their first postseason berth since 2012. Even better, Purdue capped its remarkable turnaround season with a wild 38-35 win vs. Arizona.
Purdue's first bowl win in six years would give the Boilermakers a winning record and a perfect capper to coach Jeff Brohm's first season.
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.
The rise of Purdue under Jeff Brohm from the rubble of the catastrophic Darrell Hazell regime to a bowl in just one season is one of the best stories in the Big Ten. Few envisioned this. But, here is Purdue, in a bowl for the first time since 2012.
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.
The Boilermakers will be making their first bowl appearance since the 2012 season. And with a win, the program will have its first winning season since 2011.