It was Rivalry Week in the Big Ten on Saturday, the final day of the regular season, but it was also a week of record-breaking efforts and milestone moments. First and foremost, Wisconsin star running back Melvin Gordon broke the Big Ten single-season rushing record, previously held by Ron Dayne (2,109), on his first carry vs. rival Minnesota. [ MORE: Relive Week 14 action on our Big Ten scoreboard ] Speaking of Minnesota, David Cobb broke Laurence Maroney’s program record for rushing yards in a season early in his team’s loss at Wisconsin. The other record to fall Saturday was
And the 2014 Big Ten title game mathup is set! No. 14 Wisconsin took down No. 18 Minnesota to win the inaugural Big Ten West crown and advance to play No. 6 Ohio State in Indianapolis. Also highlighting the Week 14 rivalry slate, No. 6 Ohio State dropped Michigan despite losing star quarterback J.T. Barrett to a season-ending broken ankle on the first play of the fourth quarter. In other Week 14 action, No. 10 Michigan State cruised past Penn State, Rutgers rallied past Maryland, Indiana topped Purdue and Illinois downed Northwestern. Catch up on all of the action on our
With his first carry vs. Minnesota, Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon moved into the history books. Gordon passed former Wisconsin great and 1999 Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne to set the Big Ten single-season rushing record. Gordon now can eye even greater achievements. Could Gordon join Dayne as a Heisman winner? Perhaps. Most straw polls have Gordon running second or third in the race, with Oregon’s Marcus Mariota leading. What would Gordon need to do to enhance his Heisman stock? Keep ticking off 200-yard rushing games—he has three in a row–and lead the Badgers to the Big Ten title with a big
We’re collecting the best USA Today photos from Week 14. It’s the last regular-season weekend of 2014, so be sure to go back and look at each of the weekly photo galleries over here. And here’s the live Week 14 scoreboard page.
Big Ten Field Pass on BTN2Go, our Web-only live camera on football Saturdays, is at Wisconsin this Saturday and goes live one hour before the 3:30 ET kickoff against Minnesota when the Gophers and Badgers battle for the Big Ten West title. Get with an exclusive look at the pregame activities on the field. This same Field Pass link is also where BTN/BTN2Go will live stream the entire football game in case you’re not near a TV on Saturday. We’ve done each weekend from a select BTN TV game, and our Internet-only cameras take you right onto the field. This live
With its 3-0 win over No. 19 Purdue on Friday, the No. 2 Wisconsin volleyball team earned the outright 2014 Big Ten Championship. The Badgers had clinched at least a share of the title on Wednesday. The crown marks Wisconsin’s first Big Ten title since 2001 and fifth overall, having also finished first in 1990, 1997 and 2000. The Badgers improve to 19-1 in Big Ten play and 28-2 overall and have earned the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championship. The Badgers won by a score of 25-18 in the first set, following with a 25-19 win in Set
As we sit down with family and friends to enjoy Thanksgiving, there are many among us who aren’t getting enough to eat. Two organizations founded by Big Ten students and alumni are making a major impact on the hunger crisis in this country. For more about Zero Percent, read our feature. For more about the Food Recovery Network, read our feature.
Big Ten basketball fans were treated to several outstanding games on Wednesday. Catch up on all of the action here!
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As we approach the final Saturday of the regular season, it continues to become clearer that Melvin Gordon is on a level of his own. Fresh off a trio of 200-yard games, including the 408-yard effort vs. Nebraska, the Wisconsin running back is one yard away from breaking the Big Ten’s single-season rushing record. One thing’s for sure: Gordon will break Ron Dayne’s record very early in Saturday’s de facto Big Ten West title game vs. Minnesota, which airs at 3:30 p.m. ET on BTN (watch on BTN2Go). Knowing this, it should come as no surprise that Gordon tops Tom