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Brandon Paul scored a breakaway dunk that put Illinois ahead in double overtime and Meyers Leonard hit the layup that sealed an 81-72 victory over Minnesota in a Big Ten opener Tuesday night.
MarQueis Gray rushed for 167 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another score, guiding Minnesota past backsliding Illinois 27-7 on Saturday in the season finale and sending the Fighting Illini to their sixth straight defeat.
Trevor Mbakwe recorded his fourth double-double of the season, but it was his late defensive play that really stood out.
In one division, the Big Ten is getting exactly what it wanted when it added Nebraska and split the conference in two divisions to create a conference championship game.
The Big Ten might be out of the national title hunt, but the conference still benefitted from this weekend’s BCS craziness.
Losses keep piling up. Frustration is mounting. For Minnesota, this season probably can’t end soon enough.
Nebraska and Michigan are still in the hunt for the Big Ten title, but Saturday’s clash in Ann Arbor also has a BCS twist.
There are some good ones this weekend and Penn State-Nebraska was going to be a big game even before all these horrible allegations came out.
Here’s a crazy, but true thought: Iowa could still play in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game.
While the Badgers will once against lace them up under the lights Saturday — this time at Ohio State — it’s the Spartans that are playing in the game of the week.
Full preview and predictions of this week’s Big Ten action.
When Illinois picked up its first loss of the season at the hands of Ohio State on Saturday, a shot at an undefeated season wasn’t the only thing lost.
The Illini host Ohio State in a game they should win. If they lose, I think a lot of concerns about this team will be realized. But how much stock can we put into a win?
The Cornhuskers head to Madison and face the defending conference champs in the biggest game of the week — not just in the Big Ten, but nationally.
If you haven’t looked at this week’s slate of Big Ten games, you might not want to. It’s ugly.
Illinois linebacker Jonathan Brown was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Monday after the Illini’s 17-14 win over Arizona State Saturday.
Can Notre Dame beat the Spartans? Sure, they are at home and have the talent to it. But what leads you to believe the turnovers are just going to disappear?
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill could be back on the sideline as early as this week after collapsing during his team’s loss over the weekend.
After a somewhat slow first week of Big Ten football in which only two teams played other BCS opponents, things heat up slightly in Week 2 as four Big Ten teams will play BCS opponents.
An in-depth 2011 Big Ten Football Preview with predictions and a look at each team’s general outlook, strengths, question marks, key games and trap games.