BTN.com's Tom Dienhart takes a long look at the Iowa Hawkeyes heading into Saturday's divisional showdown against Wisconsin. It seems like a long, long time ago, but Dienhart picked Iowa to win the West. Here's how he sees things heading into Week 13.
A new episode of “Big Ten Elite” spotlighting the 1996 11-1 Ohio State football team airs Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET. In the extended video clip in this post, watch key members of that Buckeyes team describe the tough loss to Michigan before the Buckeyes went on to the Rose Bowl. The 1996 Buckeyes opened the season with 10 straight wins highlighted by back-to-back triumphs over Notre Dame and Penn State. After losing 13-9 to the Wolverines, the Buckeyes capped off their season with a thrilling come-from-behind win against Jake Plummer and Arizona State in Pasadena. Ohio State finished
In today's Big Ten links, we look at how Wisconsin vs. Iowa will feature two workhorse running backs, how good Penn State could be in a few season, and how Ohio State's streak without a major award winner could change. Dive in and catch up.
Is Tom Dienhart buying or selling Urban Meyer as the Big Ten Coach of the Year? What about Michigan and Northwestern's bowl hopes? See his thoughts inside!
The final two weeks of the season are on our doorstep. Ohio State remains in firm control of the East Division. But the West is up for grabs among four schools.
Welcome to Week 13, the first time all 14 teams are in action during the conference season. We have a trio of games on BTN/BTN2Go, including two at noon ET: Indiana at No. 6 Ohio State (watch live on BTN2Go) and Rutgers at No. 11 Michigan State (watch live on BTN2Go). To make sure which game you will get at noon ET, use BTN’s GameFinder. Our other game, at 3:30 p.m. ET, is Maryland at Michigan (watch live on BTN2Go). The Wolverines, one win away from bowl eligibility, will be looking to punch their postseason ticket. Just follow the instructions
It was interesting to see the report that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller plans to return to Ohio State for his senior season in Columbus – for now. The emergence of redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett has caused many to speculate and wonder if the two-time Big Ten MVP can win back his old job next season after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in August. NFL.com is reporting this: “Two sources close to Miller, however, say the quarterback’s plan for now is to remain at Ohio State and lead the Buckeyes in 2015, according to NFL Media’s Albert Breer.” Read more
Melvin Gordon’s 408-yard rushing effort last week against Nebraska has him squarely in the Heisman hunt. Indiana's Tevin Coleman eyes Ohio State's front seven. Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford looks back at his days as cornerback and receiver. We touch on these stories and more in Thursday's Big Ten links.
Who wins Week 13 Big Ten games? See our team's picks, including Purdue writer Mike Carmin, and select your winners inside.
Someone created a Tecmo Bowl version of Melvin Gordon's 408-yard record-setting day. See here!