We don’t want to overuse the phrase “can’t-miss play,” but there was another can’t-miss play on the Big Ten volleyball court Saturday night. [ MORE: Watch all of our favorite #BTNStandout plays ] One week after Nebraska and Illinois combined on a memorable 72-second rally, Nebraska showed its flair for the dramatic again, this time vs. Wisconsin. Early in the first set, with Nebraska leading 5-4, the teams traded incredible defensive plays on a memorable rally. First, it was Wisconsin libero Taylor Morey, who, on an all-out dive, used her left fist to keep the ball alive. Impressive, but then
It’s still Ohio State’s world. And we are just living in it. The Buckeyes, fresh off their dominant 49-7 victory at Rutgers, remain atop my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
Compared to last Saturday’s wackiness, this one was tame. But, we did learn a few things. Ohio State has regained its strut, Northwestern has a pulse and Wisconsin has a good backup QB.
The Big Ten had an abbreviated slate on this Saturday with just five games. But one message was loud and clear: Ohio State is still king. Oh, and this, too: Northwestern is alive and kicking.
Before we turn our attention to Week 9, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Nebraska beat writer Tom Shatel and Big Ten fans did with their Week 8 Big Ten game predictions.
With Wisconsin’s 1-0 win over Maryland on Saturday, the Badgers clinched at least a share of the Big Ten Women’s Soccer Championship. Wisconsin claims its second Big Ten title and first since 1994. Micaela Powers scored the game-winning goal in the 81st minute with an assist from Kinley McNicoll. Goalkeeper Caitlyn Clem collected two saves in the win. Wisconsin (11-4-3, 8-1-1) hosts Northwestern on Wednesday in the teams’ regular season finale. The 2015 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament will be held Sunday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 8. Quarterfinals will be hosted by the top four
Catch up on all of today’s Week 8 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 highlights Ohio State football highlights Penn State football highlights Purdue football highlights Rutgers football highlights Wisconsin football highlights *** NORTHWESTERN 30, NEBRASKA 28: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | NU VIDEO | NEB
It’s been reported and talked about it a lot since it became official. The shot clock in men’s college basketball is going from 35 seconds to 30 seconds this season. [ MORE: Follow Jon Crispin on Twitter (@BTNJonCrispin)! ] How will the five-second change impact the game, the players and the coaches? BTN analyst Jon Crispin and his brother Joe Crispin, both former Penn State basketball players, take a look at what the shortened shot clock will do to the game below. JOE CRISPIN In all my years as a professional, I never heard a single player say, “Man, I
[youtube https://youtu.be/bliM5y80F88?list=PL2RRF9GtC9s3Y3eVqV2DlYjVJawTXSyZZ] Bill Cubit has Illinois playing well this season, outscoring their opponents 171-118 through six games. The team is off to an impressive 4-2 start with Wisconsin coming to town this weekend. So, what does Cubit do to get his players fired up before a big conference game? Now you have the chance to find out! Thanks to our exclusive Field Pass cameras only available with BTN2Go or via our YouTube page, Big Ten fans will get an early live look at both Illinois and Wisconsin coaches and players before Saturday’s game at 3:30 p.m. ET on BTN. This Field Pass link
Which Big Ten football team has been the most impressive through seven weeks of the college football season? That is one of several questions we ponder as we head past the midway point of the season. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN,.com web editor Sean Merriman hand out some superlatives heading into this week’s Big Ten action. Joined by several national college football writers, here’s where Dienhart and Merriman stand heading into Week 8 of the college football season. BEST GAME: Michigan State 27, Michigan 23. Were there more exciting games from start to finish? Yes, probably. But good luck finding