Over the past nine years and 99 episodes, The Journey has told the story of hundreds of Big Ten athletes as they navigate the twists and turns of football and basketball season. In celebration of the 100th episode, 10 of the most successful athletes ever to appear on The Journey were selected as members of “Journey All-Stars.” Part One is here; Part Two is in this post. This week’s episode of “The Journey” airs Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET. Remember to find re-air times on our TV schedule page. Also, every episode of The Journey – this season and past – is available
The 2015 NFL draft is history. But, the analysis continues. I caught up with Charles Davis of the NFL Network to get his views on the 2015 draft from a Big Ten angle, while also looking ahead to 2016.
The San Diego Chargers introduced first-round pick Melvin Gordon on Friday, one day after trading up to select the former Wisconsin running back with the 15th pick.
Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes have been best friends, high school teammates, college rivals and Big Ten stars. In a few days, they'll add NFL draft picks to the list.
On Tuesday night’s “BTN Live,” Glen Mason shared who he thought each Big Ten football team would miss the most in 2015. Watch the full feature in the video above, and see his answers in the text below. ILLINOIS: Reilly O’Toole, QB “You look at Reilly O’Toole, how he hung in there, how he persevered, how he competed, and the victory against Penn State, the victory against Northwestern that enabled them to go to a bowl game, I think that next year Coach Beckman will say, ‘You know, I wish Reilly O’Toole was still around here.'” INDIANA: Tevin Coleman, RB
Bowl season is over, and now it's time to consider the Big Ten's biggest stars from a statement-making 6-5 postseason. See Tom Dienhart's All-Big Ten postseason team inside.
When it's 4th-and-1, give it to Melvin Gordon He goes 53 yards on this #SCTop10 TD run http://t.co/2GjZCyHgdY 21-17 Badgers. #OutbackBowl — ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) January 1, 2015 Another game, another big Melvin Gordon performance. The Heisman runner-up torched Auburn in Thursday afternoon’s Outback Bowl for 200-plus yards, including a highlight-reel 53 yard touchdown run on a pivotal 4th-and-1. Gordon was a beast all afternoon, also scoring three touchdowns. Watch his highlight run above.
Big Ten fans were treated to several outstanding individual performances in 2014. But now we ask, who had the top individual 2014 seasons?
The 2014 Associated Press All-America Team was released Tuesday, and four Big Ten stars garnered first-team honors.
There were no gasps. No screams of shock on Saturday night when the Heisman Trophy winner was announced. Everyone knew it was going to be Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The only question: How big would his winning margin be? It was big, over No. 2 man Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin and No. 3 Amari Cooper of Alabama. See the final tally. That finish almost mirrored my ballot. I had Mariota No. 1; Gordon No. 2; TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin No. 3. The argument for Cooper being No. 3—or even higher—was a good one. The guy may be the best wideout