This is one of the most glorious Saturdays of the year. It’s rivalry week, with eclectic trophies up for grabs—and maybe some division titles and bowl bids.
BTN is airing 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014, as part of our new “Big Ten Classics” series. Tonight’s game, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, features the inaugural Big Ten football championship game. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball rushed for 137 yards and scored four touchdowns as Wisconsin hung on to beat Michigan State, 42-39, in the first Big Ten title tilt. This game will be remembered as one of the most entertaining contests of the 2011 season. After trading points for much of the game, MSU forced what appeared to be a three-and-out with
(AP) Indiana University kicked starting safety Antonio Allen off the football team Wednesday after his arrest on drug-dealing charges. Athletic department officials made the announcement in a one-sentence statement less than 24 hours after Indiana State Police charged the Indianapolis native with five counts of drug dealing. He faces two charges each of dealing methamphetamine and dealing heroin and one count of dealing cocaine. Allen also was charged with possession of heroin over 10 grams, possession of cocaine and maintaining a common nuisance. State police arrested the 20-year-old junior after searching Allen’s residence in Bloomington. The dismissal takes effect immediately,
Steph Curry is all the rage. Why not? He is the NBA MVP who just led Golden State to the NBA title. But not long ago, he was bottled up by Purdue and Chris Kramer. Remember? Back in Dec. 2008? *** With Steve Kerr leading Golden State to the NBA title in his first season, Mike Huguenin of NFL.com got to wondering what first-year college coaches will have the most success in 2015. Three Big Ten coaches make the list: Jim Harbaugh, Mike Riley and Paul Chryst. Who do you think will have the most success this season? *** Looks
Big Ten West can’t match the star power and proven ability of its East Division counterpart. But there still is plenty of talent—and potential. And it all begins with a monster tackle tandem at Nebraska.
Welcome to the penultimate Saturday of the regular season. And, it’s a Saturday filled with some big games, none bigger than Michigan State's visit to Ohio State.
One. That’s how many players are ahead of former Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell on NFL.com’s ranking of the top 150 fantasy players for 2015, released Monday. Bell, fresh off a breakout season that culminated in AFC Offensive Player of the Year honors, trails just Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson on the preseason list. The former Michigan State workhorse ran for 1,361 yards and eight touchdowns, to go along with a staggering 83 receptions for 854 yards and three more touchdowns, in 2014. Bell is suspended for the first three games of the season for violating the league’s substance
Over the next month, BTN will profile 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014. Tonight’s classic game features a clash between Michigan State and Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl. This game will be remembered by Michigan State fans as a cornerstone in Mark Dantonio’s coaching career, as it marked his first bowl victory as MSU head coach. After trailing 16-0 at the half, senior quarterback Kirk Cousins went on to pass for 232 of his 300 yards in the second half, as well as leading a late drive in regulation to force overtime. Dan Conroy connected on a 35-yard
Wanna generate a good debate? Try coming up with the five best running backs in Penn State history. Lions247.com took a stab at it. No. 1 on the list: Curt Warner. Guys like Larry Johnson, Curtis Enis and Franco Harris didn’t make the cut. Shows you how deep the talent has been at this position over the years. *** Add Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen (yawn) to the growing list of critics (yawn) of Jim Harbaugh’s satellite camps (yawn). “I’m a bigger fan of (camps held on a school’s own campus),” Mullen said, adding that in his camps at Mississippi State,
Indiana starting safety Antonio Allen was suspended indefinitely from all football activities Tuesday night after his arrest on drug-dealing charges.