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, is Michigan’s dramatic 35-31 win over Notre Dame in 2011. This game will be remembered for Denard Robinson’s late heroics. The former Wolverine QB led a late drive with 30 seconds left, which was capped by a 16-yard touchdown pass to Roy Roundtree with two seconds remaining to lead Michigan to a memorable 35-31 win over Notre Dame. The Wolverines trailed 24-7 late in the third quarter before scoring 28
The Lansing State Journal is counting down the Top 50 Michigan State football players in history. No. 50: Denicos Allen. *** No shock here: Michigan expects an eight-year high in season ticket sales this season. Having seen season ticket sales drop in recent years, Michigan is rebounding thanks mostly to the hiring of Jim Harbaugh and a 2015 schedule featuring home games against both Michigan State and Ohio State. “We had to get the revenue moving line back up,” Hackett said. “One of our core strategies was getting a special football coach.” *** Good story from Sam McKewon of Omaha.com
The linebacking corps in the Big Ten East are measured by Ohio State’s unit, which teems with athletic ability and talent. Is young Buckeye Darron Lee the top linebacker in the Big Ten? Maybe.
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