Four Big Ten bowl games down, the Big Ten is 2-2. How are the Big Ten's remaining six bowl teams killing time before kickoff, you ask?
BTN.com has learned that Wisconsin offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig has been hired at Vanderbilt. He will coordinate the Commodore attack. Ludwig pushed the buttons on a Badger offense that finished No. 3 in the Big Ten (464.8 ypg) despite not having a true No. 1 quarterback for most of the season. Wisconsin won the Big Ten West and is headed to the Outback Bowl to play Auburn. Ludwig was hired by Gary Andersen in 2013. He also had coordinated offenses at Fresno State, Oregon, Utah, Cal and San Diego State.
With the New Year approaching, Tom Dienhart shares his top freshmen of 2014. Check out his complete top 5 list inside.
Believe it or not, 2015 is almost here. With that in mind, it’s time to take a look at one guy’s top 5 football/basketball surprises of 2014. See my top 5 below. 1. J.T. Barrett, Ohio State. Nobody expected this after Braxton Miller went down with a season-ending shoulder injury. How could a freshman – even a redshirt freshman – replace the two-time reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year? As crazy as it sounds, Barrett more than replaced Miller, leading the Big Ten in QB rating (169.8), touchdown passes (34) and total touchdowns accounted for (45) on his
That was a busy and fun day of Big Ten men’s basketball action! Catch up all 11 games on our Big Ten scoreboard. In afternoon action, Northwestern rolled UIC and Penn State blew out Dartmouth to move to 12-1. In later action, Michigan State blasted The Citadel, Ohio State destroyed Miami (OH), Purdue lost to Gardner-Webb, Indiana stormed past New Orleans, Minnesota put away Furman, Michigan knocked off Coppin State, Iowa dropped North Florida, No. 6 Wisconsin won at Cal and Nebraska lost at Hawaii. Use the links below to catch up on all of the action. NORTHWESTERN 63, UIC
It's Monday, and that means it's time for Jess Settles' latest Big Ten Player Rankings. See his revamped top 10 list inside.
The holiday week is here, and so are 11 Big Ten men’s basketball games today (OK, 10 “today” and one VERY early Tuesday morning). The games include Miami (Ohio) at Ohio State at 6 p.m. ET and Coppin State at Michigan at 8 p.m. on BTN/BTN2Go. Four more are available with BTN Plus on BTN2Go. The other five games are on ESPN properties. Here are the links to watch all 11 games live. All times are ET. On BTN TV/BTN2Go Miami U. at Ohio State, 6 p.m. Coppin State at Michigan, 8 p.m. On BTN Plus on BTN2Go (subscription required) Dartmouth at
The final AVCA Division I Coaches Poll is out, and, to no surprise, back-to-back national champion Penn State finishes the season as a unanimous No. 1. [ MORE: NCAA title gallery | Penn State dynasty isn’t over ] The Nittany Lions, who beat BYU on Saturday night to claim their sixth title in the last eight years, garnered all 60 first-place votes. Big Ten champion Wisconsin, which lost in the regional final to Penn State, finished No. 4, while Nebraska (No. 8), Illinois (No. 11) and Ohio State (No. 13) also finished in the top 25. In other words, the
We were asked by the execs at BTN.com to pick a winner for each Big Ten bowl game. Make your picks, too! But, my confidence in each pick wasn’t the same. Some picks I felt VERY confident about. Others, not so much so. [ MORE: Top plays | Most Improved Players | MVPs | Players to watch ] So, here are my Big Ten bowl winners from a confidence standpoint, with “10” being most confident and “1” being the least. 10. Alabama over Ohio State. Can a third-string QB really beat a Nick Saban-coached team that will have had almost
Nationalchamps.net has released its 2015 College Football Top 25 Preview, the site’s annual early look at where teams will be ranked in the preseason polls. Big Ten champ and inaugural playoff participant Ohio State paces the Big Ten at No. 4, behind No. 1 TCU, No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Florida State. Alabama rounds out the top 5. Only two other Big Ten teams make the top 25: Michigan State (No. 8) and Wisconsin (No. 21). See the site’s full preseason top 25. Don’t get too upset if your team didn’t make the list. That doesn’t mean it won’t