Michigan’s football program had led the nation in average home attendance for 16 straight years heading into the 2014 college football season. [ MORE: Ohio State assistant reacts to Michigan recruiting graphic ] Not anymore. Ohio State, which averaged more than 105,00 fans per game during its 2014 national championship season, holds the torch after leading the nation in home attendance (105,911) last season. The popular Ohio State Twitter handle @BrutusBuckeye, which currently has just under 100,000 followers, sent out multiple tweets on Tuesday letting Michigan fans know who holds the record. The first one, embedded above, was phrased as
The unit rankings continue with a look at the offensive lines in the Big Ten West. And it all begins with Minnesota—yes, Minnesota.
This was Lloyd Carr's last game as the head coach at Michigan, and he went out on a high note. Chad Henne passed for 373 yards and three touchdowns and the Wolverines upset Florida, 41-35.
This is the first week of full-scale Big Ten action, with seven conference games. Highlighting the action is the large Big Ten West matchup of Wisconsin at Nebraska.
It’s official: The NCAA has adopted men’s basketball rules, including a shorter shot clock. The NCAA announced the news in a tweet Monday afternoon, confirming that Division I men’s basketball teams will play with a 30-second shot clock. It also announced a four-foot restricted-area arc and that there will be four timeouts instead of five (with no more than three carrying over from the first to the second half). The measures are aimed at improving the on-court product after a regular season marked by low-scoring, slow-paced games. Expanding the charge circle is expected to reduce the amount of collisions in the
The Sirius XM 2015 Tradition Tournament bracket was released Monday afternoon, and a pair of Big Ten traditions claimed No. 1 seeds. [ MORE: Vote for your winners on Sirius XM’s Facebook page ] They should come as no surprise, too, as Wisconsin’s Jump Around and Ohio State’s Script Ohio are the field’s reigning champ and reigning runner-up, respectively. Nebraska’s sellout streak (No. 4 seed), Michigan’s Touch the Banner (No. 6), Michigan State’s The Izzone (No. 6) and Indiana’s candy stripe pants (No. 8) round out the Big Ten representatives. The bracket, now in its third year, includes 32 traditions
Over the next month, BTN will profile 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014. The first game is the 2010 Rose Bowl, which featured No. 8 Ohio State vs. No. 7 Oregon, and it will air at 8 p.m. ET Monday on BTN/BTN2Go. Buckeyes sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor was outstanding in this game, passing for a career-high 266 yards and ending the Buckeyes’ three-game BCS losing streak with an impressive 26-17 victory over Oregon. Here is a breakdown of the 2010 Rose Bowl game, highlighting the top moment, stat line and individual player. Top Moment: Terrelle Pryor hits DeVier Posey
It all begins up front. Any coach will tell you that. If your school doesn’t have a good offensive line, it has little chance for consistent success—no matter how good the skill-position talent is.
Week 5 features just one non-conference game, with Penn State hosting Army, and the Big Ten's first bye of the season (Rutgers).
It’s only June, but the rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State is in midseason form. To wit: Ohio State WR coach Zach Smith fired back at Michigan via Twitter over a recruiting graphic. See the tweet above. [ MORE: Ohio State vet school adds Michigan fire hydrant ] Cleveland.com says the point made by the graphic, aimed at recruits, was that Michigan receivers coach and passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch has more coaching experience, previously coached in the NFL for more than a decade, has been an offensive coordinator while Smith has not, and has coached more players who have