Football

Dienhart: Take a stroll down Big Ten quarterback memory lane

Playing quarterback in the NFL is a one of the most demanding jobs in sports. In 2015, five of the NFL’s 32 teams called former Big Ten quarterbacks their starters for more than half of their 16 regular season games. Take a moment to test your knowledge and see if you can name all five of those Big Ten names and their teams before reading the rest of my story here.

Read More

Mail call: Wrapping up your Big Ten bowl season questions

Dec 31, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Michigan State Spartans players huddle before the 2015 CFP semifinal at the Cotton Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Looking back at the Cotton Bowl loss

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

It’s so very early but who do you see making the 2016 Big Ten football title game? What’s the outlook for Michigan in 2016? These are a few of the questions readers sent in, and BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart tackles them all in his weekly mailbag.

Read More

Tom Dienhart's top 5 players to replace: Indiana Hoosiers

Nov 7, 2015; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers running back Jordan Howard (8) reacts to scoring a touchdown during the first half of the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes  at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Howard runs for long TD vs. Iowa

Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana enjoyed a breakthrough season in Kevin Wilson’s fifth year in Bloomington, taking the Hoosiers to their first bowl since 2007 and just their second since 1993. Alas, IU still hasn’t finished over .500 since 1994. And it last won a bowl in 1991. But progress is being made.

Read More

More Headlines