After weeks of games and seemingly endless analysis of schedules, quartiles and any other metric you can conceiver, the College Football Playoff field finally is announced. And, there were no big surprises.
That leaves the Big Ten with one really good hope to get a second team in the playoff: A loss by No. 2 Clemson to Virginia Tech in the ACC title game today.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart talked to Big Ten coordinators who faced off vs. Wisconsin and Penn State this season to talk off the record about what makes each unit special—and how to attack it.
Here's an A to Z look at the Big Ten title game on Saturday night in Indianapolis between Big Ten West champ Wisconsin and Big Ten East champ Penn State.
Ohio State redshirt freshman Mike Weber leads the way on the 2016 BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team. Weber has run for 1,072 yards, averaging 89.3 yards per game which ranks fifth in the Big Ten to earn BTN.com Freshman of the Year honors.
Here is what BTN.com senior editor Tom Dienhart is buying and selling as we wait for the Big Ten championship game and wonder who will make the playoff from the Big Ten.
The final weekend is in the books. And Ohio State showed it is the Big Ten’s best team. But the Buckeyes won’t even be in the Big Ten title game. This day also saw Northwestern, Illinois and Indiana become bowl eligible and Penn State wrap up the East.
Ohio State’s pulsating and heart-stopping 30-27 double-overtime win vs. Michigan adds another delicious chapter to an already illustrious rivalry steeped in lore. The Buckeyes domination in a series known simply as “The Game” continues, as they are 13-2 since 2001.
Iowa won’t repeat as Big Ten West champs, but the Hawkeyes closed the regular season with three wins in a row as one of the hottest teams in the conference following a dominating 40-10 win vs. Nebraska.
Before we enter rivalry week, also the final week of the regular season, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart shares what he is buying and selling the Big Ten.