Matt Painter has Purdue on the brink of a return to the tournament.
Ohio State predictably attracted a top class, but who else had a haul?
Purdue gashed Illinois for 349 yards rushing and first-time starting quarterback Austin Appleby threw for a touchdown and ran for two more to lead Purdue to a 38-27 upset Saturday at Illinois.
Illinois owned the lead at halftime Wednesday, and they owned an edge on the boards over Purdue that helped the Illini get there. All that changed over the next 20 minutes.
A quick look at what to watch for Thursday as the Big Ten Tournament gets underway in Chicago.
Tim Tibesar, Purdue’s defensive coordinator last season, was hired by the Bears to be the new linebackers coach.
Clint Chelf threw three of Oklahoma State’s five touchdown passes and the Cowboys shook off a disappointing Big 12 finish by dominating Purdue 58-14 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Tuesday.
Darrell Hazell spent most of his coaching career telling others to “be great.” Now he’ll try to live up to that mantra in his new job at Purdue.
Akeem Shavers broke open a close game with three scores during a 4½-minute span in the fourth quarter, giving Purdue a 56-35 victory over archrival Indiana on Saturday.
Akeem Hunt turned a short pass into a 63-yard touchdown, and Purdue took another step toward a second consecutive bowl berth with a 20-17 victory at Illinois on Saturday.
Having co-coordinators in college football is not uncommon, but I’ve never heard of two coordinators splitting up the play-calling by down.
Northern Illinois head coach Dave Doeren is bound to be one of the hottest coaching commodities when more jobs start opening up in the coming weeks.
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was hurt late in the third quarter of the seventh-ranked Buckeyes’ victory over Purdue on Saturday.
Sure, Terrelle Pryor and Jim Tressel caused the mess, but Smith’s careless decision to play in the Gator Bowl last year likely cost Ohio State a chance at the National Championship this season.
Montee Ball ran for a career-high 247 yards and scored three touchdowns to help Wisconsin beat Purdue 38-14 on Saturday afternoon.
Mike Thomas struck out multiple times in his pursuit of a football and basketball coach and so far, his football hire looks like a disaster.
The Big Ten is indeed off to its worst start in quite a while. And by the looks of it, the season could fizzle out before the conference games even begin next Saturday.
Purdue linebacker Dwayne Beckford has been kicked off the team following his latest scrape with the law.
Predictions for every Big Ten team, including overall record, conference record and bowl game projection.
Hope finally has a healthy team (knock on wood) and the Boilermakers appear poised to have their most successful season since 2007 when they won eight games.