On BTN’s “Big Ten Championship Pregame Show” we revealed the Big Ten Football Images of the Year, which included Ameer Abdullah’s game winning TD against McNeese State and Melvin Gordon’s record-breaking performance against Nebraska. The segment also included an incredible original painting by Barrett Keithley who approached a blank canvas and created a masterpiece. Watch it all in this post.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is posting quick takes after each quarter of the Big Ten Football Championship from his perch at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Also, follow him on Twitter @BTNTomDienhart. WISCONSIN vs. OHIO STATE: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | UW VIDEO | OSU VIDEO FIRST QUARTER Quick take: This game couldn’t have started any better for Ohio State, which scored on two of its first three drives to jump out to a 14-0 lead. Not having to play from behind, no doubt, will help QB Cardale Jones, who is making his first career start. Key
We collected the best USA Today photos from the 2014 Big Ten Football Championship game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Wisconsin Badgers. Check them out in this post and look back at every week of the best Big Ten football photos right here.
Melvin Gordon is a likely Heisman Trophy finalist. What makes him so great? Howard Griffith recently sat down with him to watch some film.
Michael Bennett will wear #53 tonight. @theohiostatefootball #btnjourney A photo posted by btnjourney (@btnjourney) on Dec 6, 2014 at 2:15pm PST Ohio State defensive lineman Michael Bennett will honor late teammate Kosta Karageorge by wearing No. 53 in Saturday night’s Big Ten title game. Karageorge went missing last week, the day before Thanksgiving, and his body was found in a dumpster near his residence last Sunday. Karageorge was a senior walk-on defensive lineman who was a wrestler for his first three years. Bennett, who usually wears No. 63, and the Buckeyes take on Wisconsin at 8:17 p.m. tonight in the
We are hours away from kickoff of the 2014 Big Ten Football Championship Game between Big Ten West champ Wisconsin and Big Ten East champ Ohio State. Leading up to the game, fans from both schools gathered at Big Ten Fan Fest at the Indiana Convention Center, which is right outside of Lucas Oil Stadium, the site of Saturday night’s game. I spent the day at Fan Fest and tracked down some of the best jerseys, costumes, memorabilia pieces and other fun sights leading up to the big game. Track tonight’s game on our Big Ten scoreboard. Here’s what I
Five former Michigan football players contributed anonymously to a letter sent out Saturday to the current team. The objective of the letter was to get other former players to share it, after adding their own personal supportive messages, in an attempt to encourage a “welcoming environment” so the next coach and his team can be successful. In other words, to avoid the skepticism that came with the Rich Rodriguez hire. Brady Hoke was fired Tuesday after four seasons in Ann Arbor, this after his win total went from 11 to eight to seven to five. His successor will be the
The fourth annual Big Ten championship game will be played tonight in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis with Ohio State taking on Wisconsin. This is the matchup many people envisioned prior to the season starting. So, this clash comes with much anticipation, with a possible trip to the College Football Playoff on the line for Ohio State. The Buckeyes are back in this game for a second season in a row looking for their first Big Ten title since 2009. The Badgers are in the league title game for a third time, looking to go 3-0. The game will be
It's game day! In a matter of hours Wisconsin and Ohio State will be facing off in the Big Ten title game. Check out Tom Dienhart's keys to victory for both teams inside.
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums are taking to work. While a student at the University of Wisconsin, a few important developments prompted Jake Wood to serve his country in some of the world’s most dangerous places and become co-founder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a unique disaster-response organization that leverages veterans as volunteers. The first was the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. “I was a freshman when 9/11 happened,”