With college football's bowl season just around the corner, BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman got in touch with media members from every Big Ten school and asked them for their picks of the top Big Ten bowl performers of all time.
Goodbye, BCS. Hello, College Football Playoff. With the new playoff system set to debut this fall, I hit the rewind button and asked one beat writer from all 14 schools for his team’s top player of the BCS era. Here is what I got. * Responses are based on these writers’ personal opinions, and they are not speaking on behalf of the publication for which they write for. [ MORE: BCS Flashbacks: Our top BCS-Era teams by school ] ILLINOIS Matt Daniels (@mdaniels_NG), News-Gazette: Juice Williams (2006-2009) – The BCS era didn’t exactly treat the Illini well. The program only
Drew Brees is one of the most popular NFL quarterbacks of this generation. But Brees first made a name for himself during his record-setting college career at Purdue. On Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, “Big Ten Elite” profiles the 2000 Purdue football team. In this documentary program, we look back at all the unforgettable moments that led to the Boilermakers’ Big Ten Championship season, the program’s first since 1966. Brees led Purdue to an 8-4 record in 2000, including a perfect 7-0 mark at home. He closed out his career at Purdue with 11,792 passing yards and 90 touchdown passes,
As a quarterback at Purdue, Drew Brees became the Boilermakers’ and the Big Ten Conference career leader in passing attempts (1,678), passing completions (1,026), passing yards (11,792), passing touchdowns (90) and total offense (12,692). On Monday night Brees added another record to his impressive resume: He broke Dan Marino’s 27-year-old single-season passing yard mark. Brees entered the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons needing only 30 yards to break the 1984 record of 5,084 yards, and he did it with style throwing over the middle for his fourth TD pass of the night. Brees finished the game with 307 yards