Eight weeks down, and bowl eligibility is a popular topic. As we enter the final week of October, no Power 5 conference has more bowl-eligible teams than the Big Ten (6).
It’s that time of the week when I dig into my Big Ten Mailbag and answer your pressing questions. Injuries seem to be a theme, and one fan is worried about Nebraska’s postseason fate.
Pretty much any Big Ten college town would be a great place to call home. But, which ones are the best of the best when it comes to the entire nation? SmartAsset.com recently ranked its best college towns to live in, and the Big Ten took three of the 25 spots. Ann Arbor, Michigan, paced the Big Ten, at No. 7, while Madison, Wisconsin, rounded out the top 10. Iowa City, Iowa, came in at No. 13. For what it’s worth, Princeton, New Jersey, took the No. 1 spot on the ranking. The site considered more than 100 cities and
From a Big Ten vantage point, not much changed in Jerry Palm's latest bowl projections. Palm still has Ohio State as the No. 1 seed in the playoff, taking on No. 4 Clemson in the Orange Bowl.
So far this season, a number of fans have sent us some creative videos of them making their Big Ten football confidence picks just like BTN football analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. Watch all of the weekly submissions that made it to TV in this post, then find out how to submit your video to us each remaining week of the season. Here’s what you do: Watch Monday’s “BTN Live” to find out which games to pick. The show airs at 6 p.m. ET. Rank your confidence in your picks from 5 (most confident) down to 1 (least confident). Include
The Big Ten office released its Week 8 Big Ten award winners on Monday morning. See all of the honorees and watch select video highlights inside.
The great Mike Griffith thinks Michigan State’s win vs. Indiana sent a statement about the Spartans’ title hopes. “We’re 8-0,” coach Mark Dantonio said. “We’ve got an opportunity to be off and not practice for a week, regain ourselves in terms of our health, and move forward.” It hasn’t always been pretty. How ugly has it been? Four of the Spartans’ victories this season come down to the final possession. “The bottom line is we know how to win, (and) we’ve learned how to win close games,” said Dantonio, whose program has won seven straight times in games decided by
Don’t be surprised if Kirk Cousins fans churn out some “You like that?!” t-shirts in time for the next Washington Redskins game. [ MORE: Watch ex-Maryland WR Stefon Diggs’ highlight-reel TD grab ] The former Michigan State quarterback tossed three second-half touchdowns, including the game-winner with 24 seconds left (watch it!), to help Washington rally from a 24-point deficit and record the largest comeback in franchise history Sunday afternoon. Cousins finished 33 for 40 for 317 yards and three touchdowns, to go along with an 8-yard touchdown run, in the 31-30 victory over Tampa Bay. The 33 completions were a
The latest AP Poll and Amway Coaches Poll were released Sunday, and four Big Ten teams are ranked. [ MORE: Best of Week 8 | Week 8 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Latest polls | Week 8 picks revisited | What Tom Dienhart learned | Dienhart: Nebraska’s often-painful ride continues | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Defending national champion Ohio State stays at No. 1, for the 10th straight week, including the preseason poll, and is receiving a total of 88 first-place votes following its 49-7 victory at Rutgers. Big Ten East
It’s still Ohio State’s world. And we are just living in it. The Buckeyes, fresh off their dominant 49-7 victory at Rutgers, remain atop my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.