No. 3 Iowa hosted No. 1 Penn State in a rare non-conference battle of Big Ten teams Saturday night. The two coaches decided to schedule the dual meet after the Big Ten schedule did not include a conference date between the teams.
What do Hollywood movie stars Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis do when they aren’t filming movies? How about taking in an Iowa vs. Penn State wrestling match?
There were five Big Ten hoops games on Saturday and the Big Ten made a huge statement, going a perfect 5-0 on the day. No. 5 Michigan State took down Texas in Austin, Illinois sent Missouri to its first loss, and No. 2 Ohio State made an incredible comeback to drop Notre Dame. Nebraska followed with a blowout win over The Citadel, while Michigan closed out the evening with an impressive victory over Stanford.
Eighteen Big Ten stars, including four first-team honorees, made Phil Steele’s 2013 All-American Team. Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard, Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier, Penn State WR Allen Robinson and Wisconsin LB Chris Borland paced the Big Ten contingent as first-teamers. See all the honorees in this post.
“Disappointing” is the only label to put on this season. Yes, this largely is a young roster under construction for a program that probably is still a year away from blossoming.
Indiana and Minnesota had their hands full on Friday night, but each Big Ten team escaped with a victory. The Hoosiers topped Nicholls 79-66, while Minnesota edged Nebraska Omaha, 92-79. Catch up on all the action and watch video highlights in this post.