There were no gasps. No screams of shock on Saturday night when the Heisman Trophy winner was announced. Everyone knew it was going to be Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The only question: How big would his winning margin be? It was big, over No. 2 man Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin and No. 3 Amari Cooper of Alabama. See the final tally. That finish almost mirrored my ballot. I had Mariota No. 1; Gordon No. 2; TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin No. 3. The argument for Cooper being No. 3—or even higher—was a good one. The guy may be the best wideout
Reigning national champ and No. 5 seed Penn State is headed to its seventh Final Four in the last nine years. It will face top-seed Stanford in the national semifinals Thursday night.
The 2014 Women’s Volleyball Tournament has reached the Elite Eight, and three Big Ten teams are left standing. Reigning national champ Penn State swept UCLA to advance to play Wisconsin, which edged Big Ten rival Ohio State, in the Louisville Regional Final. The winner of last year’s NCAA title rematch will advance to the Final Four. Nebraska is one win away from the Final Four, too, as it stunned Washington, 3-1, to advance to the Seattle Regional Final. Illinois was eliminated in a thrilling five-set decision to Florida. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] PENN STATE 3,
It was a busy day of Big Ten men’s basketball Saturday, including a record six contests on BTN/BTN2Go. Catch up all of today’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Five Big Ten teams were victorious, as Nebraska outlasted Cincinnati, Indiana destroyed Grand Canyon, No. 6 Wisconsin rolled Nicholls, No. 12 Ohio State took down Morehead State and No. 20 Maryland rallied past USC Upstate. In losing efforts, Vanderbilt knocked off Purdue, Oregon came back to down No. 25 Illinois and No. 3 Arizona dropped Michigan. Get links, AP recaps and video highlights below. Maryland 67, USC Upstate 57: BOX |
How would Paul Chryst differ from Wisconsin's past two coaches? BTN's Gerry DiNardo explains that and more inside!
What FBS schools would be considered to be “destination” jobs? According to BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart, there are 25 such jobs in America.
In less than 48 hours, it appears Wisconsin lost and gained a coach in a stunning turn of events for one of the Big Ten’s premier programs. Gary Andersen shocked the Badger Nation when he bolted for the Oregon State job on Wednesday. Now, Wisconsin is expected to tab Pitt coach and native son Paul Chryst to assume command, according to multiple media reports.
Which team had the ultimate college football fanbase in 2014? According to USAToday’s first Fan Index, it’s non other than Big Ten champ Ohio State. The Buckeyes topped the publication’s first-ever Fan Index, which combined fan voting and social media activity throughout the season to determine the rankings, ahead of Sugar Bowl opponent Alabama. Four other Big Ten programs landed in the top 15: Nebraska (No. 7), Michigan (No. 12), Penn State (No. 14), Wisconsin (No. 15). Check out where all of the Big Ten teams landed below 1. Ohio State 7. Nebraska 12. Michigan 14. Penn State 15. Wisconsin
Three Big Ten stars were honored on Thursday night at the Home Depot College Football Awards at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Read more here!
Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon has been named the winner of the 2014 Tribune Silver Football. Get all the details inside!