This isn’t how Riley Bullough wanted his senior season to go. Not like this. Not with a losing record. Not without a bowl game. But, that’s the reality that’s staring the star Michigan State linebacker in the face as he preps to play the last two games of his Spartan career.
It’s a season of transition for Illinois, as Lovie Smith puts his stamp on a program looking to turn the corner and move up the food chain in the Big Ten West. And running back Kendrick Foster is doing his part.
Jonathan Celestin wants more. The Minnesota linebacker wants to lead his school to the Big Ten West title. And, it just might happen.
Northwestern is one of the hottest teams in the Big Ten, winners of three in a row. Up next: a trip to No. 6 Ohio State. Before the big test, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart sat down with standout LB Anthony Walker.
Penn State junior cornerback Grant Haley and the Penn State defense have quite the test vs. No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday night. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart caught up with the Atlanta product for a quick Q&A.
This season hasn’t gone as planned for Iowa and quarterback C.J. Beathard. But the Hawkeyes are coming off a big win, and they control their own destiny in a season that still has lots of promise for the defending Big Ten West champ
Meet Maryland’s Shane Cockerille, one of the most versatile players in America. The 6-2, 235-pound junior arrived in College Park, Maryland, as a heralded quarterback in 2013. Now, three years and two positions later, he finds himself as one of the Big Ten’s better linebackers. Cockerille is No. 8 in the Big Ten tackles, averaging eight per game with 32 stops. Not bad for a guy who is in his first year at the position. After redshirting in 2013, Cockerille saw some action under center in 2014. The next year, he was moved to fullback but also still saw some
Consistency has been an issue for Purdue’s defense in recent years. But defensive tackle Jake Replogle has been a force during his entire tenure in West Lafayette, Indiana. The 6-5, 289-pound senior not only is the best defender for Purdue, he’s one of the top tackles in the Big Ten—if not the nation. He’s enjoying a strong start in his final season as he looks to get the program to its first bowl since 2012. So far, so good, as the Boilermakers are off to a 2-1 start as they trek to Maryland to begin Big Ten play this Saturday.
When the 2016 season dawned, Wisconsin’s secondary was a concern. There was just one starter back: cornerback Sojourn Shelton. And so far, he has led the way for a defensive backfield that is quickly becoming a strength in Madison.
There are some big games this Saturday in the Big Ten. And the Oregon-Nebraska tussle is one of the biggest. Jump inside to read BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's Q&A with Nebraska WR Alonzo Moore.