We have reached the midway point of the 2015 season and very little has gone as planned. Look back at the preseason poll released in August and it is nothing like the current standings through ten matches of conference play. The nation’s toughest volleyball conference has always been unpredictable, but now a scrambled Big Ten title race features none of the preseason top four in the No. 1 spot. That position is held by a team that did not even reach the postseason a year ago — Hugh McCutcheon’s 10-1 Golden Gophers. A season after dropping out of the Top
Ezekiel Elliott or Connor Cook? [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Polls: Pick Week 9 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten paces Power 5 in bowl teams | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Both Big Ten stars had outstanding individual performances this past weekend. But who takes the top spot in this week’s Big Ten Player Rankings? Let’s find out! It’s time for BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart and web editor Sean Merriman to release their updated Big Ten
With Jerry Kill gone from Minnesota, the Gophers take on Michigan for the Little Brown Jug. BTN's Tom Dienhart takes his weekly look at the best of Saturday's games complete with an upset alert, best coaching matchup, player on the spot, and more.
BTN will provide extensive coverage of the 2015 Big Ten fall championships and tournaments, including live broadcasts and streams of the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament and Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Soccer Tournaments, as well as delayed coverage of the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships. BTN’s women’s soccer tournament coverage* will begin with Illinois at Penn State on Nov. 1 at 3 P.M. ET. Live coverage of the semifinal round will begin at 3:30 P.M. ET on Friday, Nov. 6, with the second game to follow at 6 P.M. ET. The championship game will air live
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. Its name is Iggy. Its wild, colorful design and lively movements mirror the sunny, energetic disposition of its creator — a bright-eyed little girl who controls Iggy’s very movements with a flick of her wrist. Iggy is a robot, one created using HandiMate, a toolkit from Purdue University professor Karthik Ramani and graduate student Ansh Verma. “We learn a lot of things
Every week during the 2015 football season, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and a Big Ten beat writer make their Big Ten game predictions.
To say Purdue’s season has been a disappointment to date would be an understatement. The team looked like it may be poised for a breakthrough of sorts in its third year under Darrell Hazell. It hasn’t happened, as the Boilermakers are 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the Big Ten. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Polls: Pick Week 9 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten paces Power 5 in bowl teams | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] But that
Every year around this time, I put my thinking cap on and come up with a list of the top QB-WR duos in the Big Ten. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten paces Power 5 in bowl teams | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] There are plenty of good options to chose from this season. In fact, three Big Ten quarterbacks have already surpassed the 2,000-yard mark heading into Week 9 of the season. A
The 2015-16 NBA season tips off Tuesday night. Thirty-two former Big Ten players, not including three former Maryland stars, are listed on NBA rosters, according to NBA.com team pages.
Week 9 is another light menu, with just five games for a second week in succession. Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern and Ohio State are off this Saturday.