The Big Ten is coming into focus at the halfway mark. Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State basically will play a three-way tourney to decide the East, while Iowa is in the driver’s seat in the West with Northwestern, Wisconsin and Minnesota in pursuit. With the second half of the season on deck, here are some hard takes entering Week 7. [ MORE: Week 7 scoreboard | Polls: Pick Week 7 winners | Week 7 previews | Best of Week 7 | Q&A: Joe Schobert | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Big Ten standings | Big Ten
While the Wisconsin offense has battled inconsistency this season, the defense has been good all along. And a big reason for that is outside linebacker Joe Schobert. [ MORE: Week 7 scoreboard | Polls: Pick Week 7 winners | Week 7 previews | Best of Week 7 | Q&A: Joe Schobert | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Maryland fires Randy Edsall | Find your team’s homepage ] The 6-2, 236-pound senior arrived on campus as a walk-on in 2012 from Waukesha, Wis. with big dreams. He’s
Who wins Michigan vs. Michigan State, and why - at least in the eyes of these experts? And Urban Meyer is not surprised by Jim Harbaugh's early success leading the Wolverines. Also, Penn State is eyeing an upset of the Buckeyes this Saturday, plus a handful of notes from Thursday's Big ten Basketball Media Days.
Few people know how heated the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry is more than Tom Izzo. Watch the iconic coach's response to Michigan fans vandalizing the Magic Johnson statue inside.
The Maryland football team will look a lot different when it takes the field again Oct. 24. Off this week, the Terrapins will wear an Under Armour throwback uniform in Mike Lockley’s debut as the interim head coach in Week 8 vs. Penn State. The uniform is inspired by Maryland’s 1961 home design, the first in the nation to feature player surnames on the back of the jerseys. The game will mark the second consecutive time Penn State’s opponent will debut a new alternate uniform. In Week 7, defending national champ and No. 1 Ohio State will wear an all-black
Week 2 of conference play showcased all types of games. We had an offensive explosion in Columbus (Ohio State’s season-high 49 points), two narrow escapes (Michigan State winning by seven at Rutgers and Wisconsin nipping Nebraska by two), a defensive clinic (Michigan recording their third straight shutout, the first time a Big Ten team has done that in 35 years) and a complete blowout (Minnesota with a 41-13 triumph at Purdue). Not included in that mix was Iowa remaining the Big Ten’s third unbeaten team with a victory over Illinois and Penn State reaching 5-1 with a dominating win against Indiana. When
There are two minutes left on the clock. Your team needs a touchdown to win the game. What Big Ten quarterback would you choose to lead your team down field? I asked some of my esteemed and sage Big Ten media colleagues. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: I’ll go with Cook of MSU. Why? Because he has done it before, last season vs Baylor. Cook directed TD drives of 71, 60 and 45 in final quarter of 42-41 victory. He was 8-of-13 for 140 and two TDs and rushed four times for 23 yards with three first downs. Henry Bushnell, InsideNU.com:
It looks like there is a new wrinkle in the Michigan State vs. Michigan rivalry, and this one certainly won’t sit well with Spartan fans. [ MORE: Week 7 scoreboard | Polls: Pick Week 7 winners | Week 7 previews | Best of Week 7 | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Maryland fires Randy Edsall | Find your team’s homepage ] MSU junior guard Alvin Ellis recently tweeted out a photo of the famous Magic Johnson statue, which sits right outside the Breslin Center, painted in
Every week during the 2015 football season, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and a Big Ten beat writer make their Big Ten game predictions.
If you are a fan of running backs, you will enjoy this week’s edition of Big Ten Player Rankings. [ MORE: Week 7 scoreboard | Week 7 previews | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Maryland fires Randy Edsall | Find your team’s homepage ] Week 6 of the Big Ten football season was filled with some outstanding individual performances, and many of them came from the top backs in the conference. How did that change our list? It’s time for BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart and