The 2015 Big Ten football season is in the books. With Michigan State defeating Iowa in the conference championship game just six days ago, Big Ten fans will have to wait another two-plus weeks for bowl games to get underway.
BCS. College Football Playoff. Whatever it is, fans are going to find flaws in the system. [ MORE: Read our Week 12 picks, then vote for yours | Week 12 previews | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls: Pick Week 12 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Q&A: Jason Cabinda ] This is the second year of the College Football Playoff era, and with weekly rankings behind released every Tuesday night, arguments heat up on a daily basis. Is a four-team playoff the right move? What would
The initial 2015 College Football Playoff rankings were revealed on Tuesday night, which brought up plenty of questions throughout the landscape. [ MORE: Week 10 previews | Week 10 scoreboard | Polls: Pick your Week 10 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Q&A: Jake Butt | View your team’s homepage | Dienhart’s 10 Hard Takes ] A one-loss Alabama team was ranked No. 4 in the initial poll, coming in ahead of undefeated Michigan State (No. 7) and Iowa (No. 9). Baylor also took a
The 2015-16 Big Ten basketball season is set to get underway next week. [ MORE: Get the full Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition schedule ] Maryland appears to be the undisputed favorite heading into the year, but what other Big Ten teams could sneak their way into the top of the conference standings? BTN.com Senior Writer Tom Dienhart and Web Editor Sean Merriman debated the following question: Who is this year’s Big Ten sleeper team? There are many good choices, but Dienhart sided with the Iowa Hawkeyes, while Merriman went with the Michigan Wolverines. Here is their reasons. DIENHART: Iowa
There are four remaining unbeaten teams in the Big Ten heading into Week 6 of the college football season: Iowa, Northwestern, Michigan State and Ohio State. All four teams are 5-0, and all four are ranked in both the AP and Coaches Poll. How long will that last? No. 13-ranked Northwestern faces a stiff test this weekend in a matchup with No. 18 Michigan at noon ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Iowa plays host to Illinois (4-1) on Saturday, while Ohio State hosts Maryland (2-3) and Michigan State will travel to Rutgers (2-2). BTN.com Senior Writer Tom Dienhart and Web Editor Sean
Who will win the Big Ten West? [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Week 5 previews | Polls: Pick Week 5 winners | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Bowl Projections | Big Ten Mailbag | Q&A: Nate Sudfeld | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] That’s the million-dollar question right now, and with Northwestern and Iowa being the only two remaining undefeated teams in the division, it looks to be wide open as we enter Big Ten play. Nebraska and Wisconsin were the two popular picks heading into the season. However, the Huskers already
There are five remaining undefeated teams in the Big Ten heading into Week 4 of the college football season: Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State, Iowa and Northwestern. [ MORE: Week 4 scoreboard | Week 4 previews | Polls: Pick Week 4 winners | Q&A: Jordan Canzeri | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] All five teams have been impressive, but what about the coaches? I proposed the following question to BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart: Which Big Ten head coach has impressed you the most? We
Jim Harbaugh is off to a 1-1 start in his first season as Michigan’s head football coach. After a hard-fought 24-17 loss at Utah in Harbaugh’s debut, the Wolverines bounced back with an impressive 35-7 blowout victory over Oregon State in Week 2. UNLV comes to Ann Arbor this weekend. A win would put the Wolverines above .500 for the first time since Sept. 23, 2014, nearly a full year ago. With that said, I proposed the following question to BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart: How many wins would it take to consider 2015 a “successful” year for Michigan? We
The last time we saw Ezekiel Elliott he was running all over teams like Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon. Will the Big Ten's returning leader in touchdown runs finish atop the leaderboard this fall?
As great as Melvin Gordon's 2014 regular season was, Ezekiel Elliott's postseason was, perhaps, even greater. Will Elliott lead the Big Ten in rushing this fall? See our panel's predictions.