Today one writer compares the recent histories of Iowa and Nebraska. Plus, a closer look at Ohio State's kicking situation and five-year contracts for athletic directors. And could Iowa's C.J. Beathard be all-Big Ten? Read these stories and more in this roundup of Big Ten headlines now.
Why isn’t Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott getting more Heisman love? Who will be the first Big Ten QB drafted in 2016? And, is Minnesota’s defense really struggling?
Kirk Cousins put on an absolute show for everyone at FedExField on Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: redskins.com: Watch Kirk Cousins greet father, give him game ball ] The former Michigan State star quarterback had a perfect passer rating, completing 20 of 25 passes for 324 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, en route to leading Washington to a 47-14 victory over New Orleans. His best highlight, however, might have come following the final whistle. Cousins, after shaking hands at midfield and congratulating his teammates, gave his father, Don, who has metastic squamous cell carcinoma, the game ball before walking into
Few NFL players had more impressive Week 10 performances than a pair of recent Michigan State standouts. [ MORE: Kirk Cousins gives cancer-fighting father game ball ] Former Spartans quarterback Kirk Cousins and ex-running back Jeremy Langford were at the top of their games in Washington’s 47-14 win vs. New Orleans and Chicago’s 37-13 victory at St. Louis, receptively. Cousins was nearly flawless Sunday, completing 20 of 25 (80 percent) passes for 324 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, to go along with zero interceptions. Langford, making just his second career start, amassed 182 total yards, including a game-high 109
The Big Ten office released its Week 11 Big Ten football award winners Monday morning. See all of the honorees and watch select video highlights inside.
Before we turn our attention to Week 12, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Ohio State beat writer Doug Lesmerises and Big Ten fans did with their Week 11 Big Ten game predictions.
Time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s bowl picture with Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. This week, Palm has eight Big Ten teams in the postseason, with Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota falling off his chart. [ MORE: Best of Week 11 | Big Ten scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Week 11 picks revisited | Week 11 top performers | Dienhart: Your move, Ohio State | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 11 honor roll | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Highlights on YouTube ] Last week, Palm
How about Michigan QB Jake Rudock? Who saw this type of season coming from the former Iowa signal-caller? I didn’t. Nick Baumgardner of Mlive.com has a nice tribute to him after his six touchdown pass effort at Indiana. In September, Baumgardner notes that Rudock had moments where he looked like a liability. In October, he looked like a game manager. But not much more. Now? Rudock’s playing like a warrior. The best football of his life, on the biggest stage of his career with everything on the line and no margin for error. Mr. November. “So good, so good,” Michigan
Holding steady with no real changes in this week’s power poll, presented by ArcelorMittal. Ohio State and Iowa remain on course for a showdown in the Big Ten title game. But look at next week's schedule and tell me these rankings could look very different.
There was considerable movement this week for the six Big Ten teams ranked in both the latest AP and Coaches polls. The next Playoff Selection Committee Poll comes out Tuesday night. [ MORE: Big Ten scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Highlights on YouTube | Week 11 Grades & Stock Report | Weekly polls | Week 11 top performers | Dienhart: Your move, Ohio State | Week 11: What We Learned | Latest Power Rankings | Bowl Projections ] In the Coaches Football Poll, Ohio State dropped to No. 2, Iowa moved to No. 6 from No. 8, Michigan