Every week during the football season, Brent Yarina posts his latest Big Ten Power Rankings. Week 9 saw Nebraska hand Michigan State its first Big Ten defeat and Penn State remain unbeaten. As for the power rankings, they are not meant to mimic the Big Ten standings. What fun would that be? They aren’t scientific, either. They’re simply Brent’s thoughts on where each Big Ten team stands after its latest game and entering its next contest. Agree? Disagree? Tweet @BTNBrentYarina.
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(BigTen.org) CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Wisconsin won its 13th consecutive and 45th overall Big Ten Men’s Cross Country Championship, placing five runners in the top six en route to the title. The Badgers were led by individual champion Mohammed Ahmed, who set a Big Ten Championships 8K record with a time of 23:18 to give Wisconsin its 28th winner at the conference meet all-time.
The votes are in, and our viewers selected Ohio State’s dramatic last-minute win over Wisconsin as our Big Ten Football Game of the Week. Catch the game at 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN. If you missed the game under the lights Saturday, you won’t want to miss it again. The two teams combined for four touchdowns in the final 4:39, including the game-winning score with 20 ticks left (Watch and rate the play!). And just like last week, the Badgers lost on a late heave in agonizing fashion. This time, Braxton Miller was the one throwing the Hail Mary. Unlike last week, though, Wisconsin had one last chance to win it.
In arguably the biggest weekend this season in the Big Ten, Nebraska announced that it still is in the hunt for the Legends Division title with a dominating win over Michigan State, Minnesota carded its first Big Ten win and Penn State remained perfect in Big Ten play. Following is a look at who was hot and who was not in Week 9 action.
(AP) Braxton Miller threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Devin Smith with 20 seconds left to give Ohio State a 33-29 victory over No. 12 Wisconsin on Saturday night. It was almost exactly seven days earlier that the Badgers were beaten 37-31 at Michigan State on a miracle pass on the final play of the game. The latest heartbreak, just like that one, wasn’t confirmed until it passed a video review. The Badgers (7-2, 3-2) drove to the Ohio State 45 – and got an extra play after time elapsed due to a defensive facemask call – but linebacker Andrew Sweat hit quarterback Russell Wilson as he was throwing to end the game and touch off a wild celebration. Read the full AP recap, see the box score and check out the Big Ten scoreboard.
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Illinois volleyball, coming off its first loss of the season against Nebraska, rebounded nicely with a four-set win (15-25, 25-21, 19-25, 20-25) over Wisconsin on Friday night. Watch now as Student U broadcaster Bryce Jakobs interviews Illini head coach Kevin Hambly following the win. Jump inside for coverage of the Minnesota-Northwestern match.
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