Eight Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll, released Monday, headlined by defending national champion and No. 1 Penn State. The Nittany Lions (13-0) received 63 of the 64 first-place votes to remain atop the poll for the sixth consecutive week, while No. 4 Nebraska also stayed put to keep two Big Ten teams ranked in the top 5. Here’s where the remaining six Big Ten teams are ranked: Illinois (No. 7), Ohio State (No. 13), Minnesota (No. 16), Purdue (No. 18), Wisconsin (No. 19) and Michigan (No. 23). Michigan State and Iowa are among the
The Big Ten has 54 non-conference games in the book with just two to go (Rutgers and Penn State both still will play Army). And, it did pretty well vs Power Five leagues, going 10-9. But before Big Ten action commences Saturday, let’s take a look back to digest what we witnessed in non-conference action.
Purdue’s Steven Collicott can’t help but laugh as he considers one of comedian W.C. Fields’ most well-known quotes: “Never work with animals or children.” That’s because he’s found himself doing both, in a manner of speaking. Collicott, a Purdue professor and associate head of engagement at the university’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is teaming up with second-graders from Cumberland Grade School in West Lafayette, Ind., to figure out whether or not a firefly can light up in space. When the question first came up in the class, teacher Maggie Samudio knew where to turn. “I couldn’t answer that question
It basically was business as usual in the last week of full-blown non-conference games. And the power rankings reflect that—as well as a growing affinity for all things Michigan.
It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for Gerry DiNardo’s weekly Sunday Ruminations. [ MORE: Best of Week 4 | Power Rankings | Week 4 picks revisited | What Tom Dienhart learned | Dienhart: Is it time to fear Michigan? | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Latest polls | Week 4 scores | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Week 4 top stars | Week 4 uniform designs | Derek Jeter attends Michigan game ] The BTN analyst goes to Twitter every Sunday morning to give his 140-character analysis on each Big Ten team. What did DiNardo glean in
Bowling Green is 2-2, but both of its wins have come on the road vs. Big Ten teams. [ MORE: Best of Week 4 | Power Rankings | Week 4 picks revisited | What Tom Dienhart learned | Dienhart: Is it time to fear Michigan? | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Latest polls | Week 4 scores | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Week 4 top stars | Week 4 uniform designs | Derek Jeter attends Michigan game ] The Falcons beat Maryland, 48-27, in Week 2 and knocked off Purdue, 35-28, Saturday afternoon. The school, not shockingly,
Before we turn our attention to Week 5, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Maryland beat writer Roman Stubbs and Big Ten fans did with their Week 4 Big Ten predictions. See the updated standings inside.
The Big Ten put a lid on almost all of its non-league play (just two games left) in Week 4. And, it was impossible not to notice the dominance of Michigan. Check out BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's fun roundup of Week 4 Big Ten action.
What a day of Big Ten football! [ MORE: Best of Week 4 | Week 4 picks revisited | Dienhart: Is it time to fear Michigan? | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 4 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Week 4 top stars | Week 4 uniform designs | Derek Jeter attends Michigan game ] The conference finished 12-2 on Saturday, highlighted by Michigan’s impressive 31-0 victory over BYU. With 14 total games on the slate, there were plenty of outstanding individual performances as well. Here is a look at my top 10 performers from
The final week of full-on non-conference play provided its share of excitement. [ MORE: Best of Week 4 | Week 4 picks revisited | Week 4 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Dienhart: Is it time to start fearing Michigan? | Week 4 top performers | Week 4 uniform designs | Derek Jeter attends Michigan game ] It also brought us three new Big Ten uniform designs, one of the always-popular throwback variety. Rutgers returned to its traditional red-and-white home combo vs. Kansas, ditching the monochromatic design it has worn, both at home and on the