Purdue Boilermakers

Silas Redd (No. 25) celebrates a touchdown against Illinois in 2011. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hoge: Handicapping A Crazy Big Ten Race

All 12 Big Ten teams have played at least half of their conference schedules and seven teams are still realistically in the hunt for a trip to the first ever Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2011

Taylor Martinez is the key to Nebraska's 2012 season. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 9 Big Ten Football Report

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.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

Jared Sullinger

Hoge: Big Ten Basketball Media Day Round-Up

One thing is clear as the 2011-12 college basketball season begins: In the Big Ten, it’s Ohio State and everyone else.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Illini helmet logo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Terbush Helps Purdue Upset No. 23 Illinois 21-14

The Boilermakers (4-3, 2-1 Big Ten) finally got the quality win they needed with a 21-14 victory over No. 23 Illinois on Saturday – Purdue’s first win over a ranked team since beating then-No. 7 Ohio State in 2009.


Kirk Cousins. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 8 Big Ten Football Report

Full preview and predictions of this week’s Big Ten action.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2011

Illini helmet logo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illini Lose Undefeated Bid, Drop In AP Poll

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.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2011

Will Jason Ford and the Illini beat Ohio State? (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 7 Big Ten Football Report

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?

CBS Chicago–10/14/2011

Nebraska Cornhuskers. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 5 Big Ten Football Report

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.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

Brady Hoke

Hoge: Week 4 Big Ten Football Report

If you haven’t looked at this week’s slate of Big Ten games, you might not want to. It’s ugly.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2011

Kirk Cousins and Tommy Rees face each other in South Bend this weekend. (Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 3 Big Ten Football Report

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?

CBS Chicago–09/16/2011

Michigan will host Notre Dame Saturday night in the first-ever night game at Michigan Stadium. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 2 Big Ten Football Report

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.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, Wisconsin running back James White, Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins, Nebraska defensive tackle Jared Crick, Ohio State defensive end Nathan Williams and Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa. (Getty Images)

Hoge: 2011 Big Ten Football Preview

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.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

New Big Ten Logo

Big Ten Goes To 9-Game Schedule Starting In 2017

After much debate among coaches, the Big Ten officially announced Thursday that the conference will adopt a nine-game schedule starting with the 2017 season.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

JaJuan Johnson

Hoge: Big Ten Awards And All-Conference Team

Check out who Adam Hoge selected as his Big Ten Player of the Year and Coach of the Year.

670 The Score–03/07/2011

Bill Cole, Lewis Jackson

Purdue Shuts Down Illinois Late

Illinois was just starting to turn things around after a slump and was dominating Purdue Sunday. The Boilermakers blew up the court scoring almost twice they did in the first half to shut Illinois down.


Nathan Scheelhaase

Hoge: Week 10 Big Ten Football Report

The Score’s Adam Hoge takes a look ahead at the weekend’s Big Ten football action.

670 The Score–11/05/2010

Nathan Scheelhaase

Illinois Blows Out Boilermakers 44-10

Illinois played with ease as they nearly shut out Purdue Saturday. Illinois was ahead 30-0 half-way through the third quarter while Nathan Scheelhaase shined in this victory.


Michigan State vs Northwestern

Hoge: Big Ten Basketball Media Day Roundup

The Spartans are the preseason pick to win the Big Ten, the conference announced at Big Ten Media Day Thursday. MSU point guard Kalin Lucas was named Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year for the second year in a row. All voting is done by the media.

670 The Score–10/28/2010

Ricky Stanzi

Hoge: Week 8 Big Ten Football Report

By Adam Hoge – Week 8 Big Ten Football Report: Northwestern 28, Michigan State 24: It always seems like Northwestern comes up with a win when everyone least expects it. The Wildcats had a bad […]

670 The Score–10/22/2010

Pat Fitzgerald

Hoge: Big Ten Title Is Up For Grabs

By Adam Hoge What a weekend in the Big Ten. It’s not too often that a No. 1 team goes down and a head coach gets fired in the same weekend. Wisconsin’s win over Ohio State […]

670 The Score–10/19/2010