We're one day closer to 2017, and today BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is counting down the 10 best storylines, in no particular order, of the 2016 Big Ten football season.
It was yet another empty season in West Lafayette for a Purdue program that may be at its nadir. The record books will show the Boilermakers had a losing record for a fifth season in a row and the eighth time in the last nine years.
The rosters for the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl were announced Tuesday night, and 11 former Big Ten standouts were selected to play in the event Jan. 29 in Orlando. New England QB Tom Brady (Michigan) highlights the Big Ten contingent, earning his 11th nod, the most of any active player.
For the first time this season, there's a new No. 1 team in Jon Crispin's Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. It's 10-2 Wisconsin, and it replaces Indiana in the No. 1 spot. See Crispin's full list inside.
Michigan and Ohio State took the top spots on the 2016 college football attendance list, while two other Big Ten programs saw some of the largest increases in the country.
Don't know much about new Purdue coach Jeff Brohm? Well, he played in the XFL, in addition to the NFL, and he gave an epic sideline interview before a game late in his career that we highly recommend you watch. Check it out inside.
Say “Hello” to Jeff Brohm, the coach tasked with saving Purdue football. And, make no mistake about it: Boilermaker football needs to be saved. The program has fallen on hard times, winning just nine games the last four seasons. The good news for Boilermaker fans: This looks like a home run hire.
BTN Live announced the 2016 All-Big Ten offensive team and award winners Wednesday night, and it was the Saquon Barkley show. The Penn State running back reeled in two individual awards and was a first-team selection by the coaches and media.
BTN Live announced the 2016 All-Big Ten defense award winners and teams Tuesday night. Jabrill Peppers won a trio of awards, including Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year.
Ohio State redshirt freshman Mike Weber leads the way on the 2016 BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team. Weber has run for 1,072 yards, averaging 89.3 yards per game which ranks fifth in the Big Ten to earn BTN.com Freshman of the Year honors.