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Podcast: Cats beat Badgers, fall to Terps

A win at Wisconsin and a loss at home to Maryland. Breaking down the last two Cats games on the Big Ten Talk Podcast.

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Collins: 'We have great respect for who Illinois is'
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins talks about his team's upcoming game against Illinois.
Franklin, staff celebrate Penn State wrestling win in singlets
To celebrate a big win for Penn State wrestling, James Franklin and his staff donned singlets for a meeting and tweeted out a hilarious picture.
Lindsey's return huge for Northwestern
Scottie Lindsey didn't light it up, and Northwestern still struggled vs. Rutgers. But getting their leading scorer back was huge for the Wildcats.
Poll update: Purdue is highest-ranked Big Ten team
Wisconsin fell five spots after two losses in three games, making Purdue the highest-ranked Big Ten team in Monday's AP top-25 rankings.
Harbaugh attacks Finebaum for #AlternativeFacts
Jim Harbaugh unleashed a Donald Trump-esque Twitter attack Thursday night, blasting ESPN commentator Paul Finebaum for talking bad about him on TV.
SportsTalk Live: Will Northwestern make the NCAA tournament?
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about whether Northwestern will make their first ever NCAA tournament.
Badgers lose second straight at Michigan
Wisconsin sure seemed like the Big Ten's best team. But the Badgers lost at Michigan on Thursday, their second straight defeat.
Podcast: Cats beat Badgers, fall to Terps
A win at Wisconsin and a loss at home to Maryland. Breaking down the last two Cats games on the Big Ten Talk Podcast.
Don't call it a hangover
In Wednesday's loss to Maryland, Scottie Lindsey's absence was a bigger issue for Northwestern than the effects of the win over Wisconsin.
Collins on loss to Maryland: 'They outplayed us'
Northwestern coach Chris Collins talks about the team's 74-64 loss to Maryland on Wednesday night.
Cats struggle offensively in loss to Terps
Northwestern missed leading scorer Scottie Lindsey, struggling offensively in a Wednesday-night loss to Maryland in Evanston.
Fleck, Gophers can use 'Row The Boat' after reported deal
P.J. Fleck will be allowed to bring his cathcphrase "Row The Boat" to Minnesota after reportedly working out a deal with Western Michigan.
Izzo upset over Dakich's insulting tweets
Following Tuesday's game, Tom Izzo called out ESPN's Dan Dakich after the broadcaster sent out tweets insulting Michigan State fans.
Cats' job vs. Terps: Moving on from win over Badgers
Maryland is a good team, but Northwestern's main task for Wednesday's meeting will have as much to do with Wisconsin as it will with Maryland.
Collins: Northwestern's win over Wisconsin 'was a big step'
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins talks about his team's win over Wisconsin ahead of Wednesday's game against Maryland.
Law: Cats' tourney ticket 'can be just as easily unpunched'
Northwestern guard Bryant McIntosh and forward Vic Law talk about Northwestern's successful season heading into Wednesday's game against Maryland.
Scottie Lindsey will sit again vs. Maryland
Leading scorer Scottie Lindsey will miss his fourth straight contest Wednesday, when Northwestern takes on Maryland on Wednesday night.
SportsTalk Live: Chris Collins joins the set on NU's campus
Chris Collins joins the SportsTalk Live panel to discuss why Northwestern basketball is succeeding like they never have before in program history.
SportsTalk Live: Chris Collins, on Northwestern's successes
Chris Collins discusses Northwestern's successes and how they've been able to continue their hot stretch this late into the season.
STL Podcast: Chris Collins on NU's upset at Wisconsin
Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins talks about his team's big win in Wisconsin with SportsTalk Live on location in Evanston.
Poll update: Cats still outside AP top 25
Northwestern went on the road and beat the No. 7 team in the country. But apparently that wasn't enough to get the Wildcats back into the AP top-25 rankings.
B1G-gest things: Cats get their signature win
Northwestern seemingly punched its tourney ticket with a win over Wisconsin. That and more in this weekend's five B1G-gest things.
Collins: 'Just really proud of our effort'
Chris Collins talks about Northwestern's win over Wisconsin on Sunday.
McIntosh on playing 40 minutes in win over Badgers
Bryant McIntosh talks about playing 40 minutes in Northwestern's win over Wisconsin on Sunday.
Cats score monumental road win over Badgers
Northwestern figures to have locked up an NCAA tournament berth with a signature win over Wisconsin on Sunday night in Madison.
Committee boxes Big Ten out of first top 16
The NCAA tournament selection committee announced its top 16 on Saturday, and there wasn't a Big Ten squad in the bunch.
Illini follow up win at Cats with home loss to Lions
Illinois couldn't keep the momentum from a win at Northwestern going Saturday, falling at home to Penn State by an 83-70 score.
SportsTalk Live: Is it too late for John Groce?
Illinois men's basketball picked up a win against in-state foe Northwestern, but the SportsTalk Live crew debates if it's too late for coach John Groce.
Purdue bests Indiana
Purdue scored its second straight road win, going back and forth with Indiana in a 69-64 win Thursday night in Bloomington.
Big Ten Talk Podcast: Recapping Cats-Illini
In the latest Big Ten Talk Podcast, Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco discuss Northwestern's loss to Illinois and what it means for both teams.
Illini game at South Florida moved to a Friday
Illinois' game at South Florida was moved to a Friday night, meaning the Illini will play twice on Friday nights in 2017.
In The Loop: Teddy Greenstein on Northwestern's recent skid
The Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein breaks down Northwestern basketball's tournament chances.
Michigan State's tourney fate in question
It's been 20 years since there's been an NCAA tournament without Michigan State in it. But a near 30-point loss at Michigan has that streak in jeopardy.
John Groce 'driving a car with no rear-view mirror'
Despite it seeming like Illinois' season is incapable of being salvaged, John Groce wants his team focused on the present only.
Cats tasked with making sure defeats don't snowball
Losers of back-to-back games, Northwestern has gone from a comfortable spot in the Big Ten to needing to make sure the defeats don't snowball.
Groce: 'That was a heck of a game'
Illini head coach John Groce talks about his team's win over Northwestern on Tuesday night.
Collins: 'Tough loss for us'
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins on the team's loss to the Illini on Tuesday night.
Illini score big win over Northwestern
Illinois grabbed an unexpected road win at Northwestern, a result that sent the Wildcats to a loss for the second straight game.
Watch: Chris Collins overcame 'scary thoughts'
With Northwestern in position for its first-ever NCAA tournament berth, Chuck Garfien talked with Chris Collins about the "scary thoughts" he had when he took the job.
Cats getting new basketball practice facility
In addition to the renovation of Welsh-Ryan Arena, Northwestern announced a new practice facility for the men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball programs.
In the Loop: Northwestern looks for March Madness debut
Chuck Garfien goes 1-on-1 with Northwestern head coach Chris Collins to discuss the possibility of turning March Madness dreams into reality.
Lindsey to sit out second straight game
Northwestern leading scorer Scottie Lindsey will miss his second straight game when the Wildcats take on Illinois on Tuesday in Evanston.
Chris Collins wants Cats to 'stop the bleeding'
Given Northwestern's losing streaks of years past, Chris Collins knows his team needs to respond to last week's loss with a win Tuesday.
Collins: 'When you get beat, you have to stop the bleeding'
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins talks about needing to bounce back from the team's loss to Purdue last week.
B1G-gest things: Purdue impresses, Indiana hurting
Purdue got an impressive road win, and Indiana's bad luck struck again. That and more in the five B1G-gest things from the weekend.
Poll update: Northwestern drops out of top 25
Northwestern's loss at Purdue knocked the Cats out of the top 25. Plus, Wisconsin climbed in the top 10 and Purdue rose after two big wins.
Boilers comes back for statement win at Terps
Purdue erased a 12-point second-half deficit and pulled ahead with two seconds left to edge Maryland on Saturday in College Park.
SportsTalk Live: What's wrong with the Illini?
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about what's wrong with the Illini basketball team.
Podcast: Cats stop streaking and a bracketology update
In the latest edition of the Big Ten Talk Podcast, Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco talk about Northwestern's winning streak coming to an end.
Jim Leonhard named Wisconsin defensive coordinator
Jim Leonhard, the former Wisconsin great who just finished his first season as a Badger assistant last month, was named the team's new defensive coordinator.
Smalling: Lovie is an easy person to connect with
CSNChicago.com Preps Contributor Edgy Tim goes one-on-one with Brother Rice wide receiver Ricky Smalling as he discusses why he committed to Illinois early in the process.
Edgy recaps NSD for local schools
CSNChicago.com Preps contributor Edgy Tim shares his thoughts on how Illinois, Northwestern and Northern Illinois fared on National Singing Day 2017.
Cats add Oregon transfer wideout Jalen Brown
Northwestern announced the addition of Oregon transfer wide receiver Jalen Brown, who was a former top-100 recruit.
'Committing from space' kid didn't sign with Terps
Remember the kid who committed to Maryland from space just yesterday? Yeah, he's not going to Maryland.
Cats streak snapped in blowout loss at Purdue
Northwestern's six-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday as the Cats were blown out on the road at Purdue.
Fitz: 'It's not about flash, it's about the right fit'
Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald talks about his recruiting class on National Signing Day.
Lovie: 'Have to be able to keep our best athletes in state'
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith talks about his recruiting class on National Signing Day.
Big Ten National Signing Day roundup
Here's a team-by-team rundown of how the 14 Big Ten program fared on National Signing Day, in order of Rivals' rankings.
Lovie announces impressive recruiting class
It doesn't necessarily rank among the Big Ten's finest, but Lovie Smith's first recruiting class at Illinois was impressive in its own right.
Michigan State recruit didn't sign because he's in jail
Michigan State recruit Donovan Winter didn't sign on National Signing Day after he was arrested and charged with burglary and larceny of a firearm.
Maryland recruit 'commits from space'
A big National Signing Day for the Terps was so big it wasn't even confined to the Earth's atmosphere, with Cordarrian Richardson "committing from space."
Cats welcome 2017 recruiting class
Pat Fitzgerald welcomed his 2017 recruiting class on National Signing Day, announcing the 26 newest Wildcats on Wednesday.
Illini fall to 10th-ranked Wisconsin
Illinois mustered just 43 points, a season low, and shot a woeful 27.6 percent in a loss to 10th-ranked Wisconsin on Tuesday night in Champaign.
Collins: 'They want Northwestern to be a relevant program'
Northwestern head coach Chris Collins, center Dererk Pardon and forward Vic Law talk about the team's current run of success.
No Scottie Lindsey for Cats vs. Purdue
Northwestern announced that leading scorer Scottie Lindsey will miss Wednesday's game against Purdue with an illness.
In The Loop: David Haugh on surging Northwestern
David Haugh talks about surging Northwestern with the Cats on a six-game winning streak.
SportsTalk Live: Northwestern basketball is ranked
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about Northwestern basketball, which is on a roll and joined the AP Top 25.
Poll update: Cats ranked at No. 25
Surging Northwestern, which looks to be on its way to the NCAA tournament, entered the top-25 rankings at No. 25 on Monday.
Five B1G-gest things: Cats on fire
Northwestern pushed its win streak to six games, plus Purdue went down to Nebraska and Wisconsin escaped the Garden in the five B1G-gest things.
Cats win sixth straight
Northwestern bested Indiana to push its win streak to six games, the program's first six-game Big Ten winning streak in 84 years.
Happ carries Wisconsin to overtime win over Rutgers
Ethan Happ scored 32 points to drag Wisconsin back in a come-from-behind, overtime win over Rutgers at Madison Square Garden.
Pardon dominates as Cats win fifth straight
Dererk Pardon scored 19 points and grabbed 22 rebounds as Northwestern pushed its winning streak to five games with a win over Nebraska.
Iowa on losing streak as Peter Jok battles injury
Peter Jok is playing through a back injury that's severely affecting his production and with it Iowa's win-loss record.
Collins isn't counting chickens: 'March is forever away'
Northwestern sure seems to be on track to make the NCAA tournament for the first time, but for Chris Collins, "March is forever away."
Illini energized in win over Iowa
Not much has gone right for Illinois since the beginning of Big Ten play, but a change in the starting lineup proved mighty fruitful vs. Iowa.
In The Loop: Chris Collins talks Northwestern basketball
Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins talks about the season so far and the team's tournament chances.
SportsTalk Live: Will Northwestern finally go dancing?
Northwestern is on track to the make the NCAA tournament. The SportsTalk Live panel talks about the significance of that and the future of the program.
STL: Is Northwestern going dancing this year?
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses whether Northwestern will make the NCAA tournament this season.
Michigan to spend a week of spring practice in Rome
The Wolverines will spend a week of spring football practice in Rome come April, the latest in Jim Harbaugh's efforts to expand the Michigan brand to every corner of the Earth.
Poll update: No Cats, but Badgers into top 15
Northwestern has yet to crack either set of top-25 rankings. But Wisconsin moved into the top 15 in both the AP and coaches polls.
B1G-gest things: Indiana wins first game without Anunoby
Indiana scored a win in its first game without OG Anunoby, and Michigan shed its "white-collar" rep. That and more in the five B1G-gest things.
Taking a closer look at Northwestern's win over Ohio State
Northwestern beat Ohio State in Columbus for the first time in 40 years Sunday. In the Loop breaks down the program's big win.
Cats hold off Buckeyes for fifth Big Ten win
Northwestern improved to 5-2 in Big Ten play with a win over Ohio State, the program's first in Columbus since 1977.
Losses starting to get predictable for Illini
On-court results are starting to get predictable for the Illini, and not in the way games were predictable back during Illinois' glory days a decade ago. 
OG Anunoby out indefinitely with knee injury
Explosive Indiana star OG Anunoby will be sidelined indefinitely, Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean announced Thursday.
Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders
In this episode of the podcast, Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco go team by team to separate the contenders from the pretenders.
Watch: Blackmon's buzzer-beating 3 gives Indiana win
Indiana completely blew a 13-point lead with five and a half minutes left, but James Blackmon Jr.'s buzzer-beating 3 gave the Hoosiers a win anyway.
Ke'Shawn Vaughn announces transfer
Illinois running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn announced Wednesday on Twitter that he'll be transferring away from Lovie Smith's program.
Illini blown out at Purdue
Bad on both ends of the floor, Illinois was crushed at Mackey Arena, Purdue scoring a 91-68 win to answer last week's loss to Iowa.
Janarion Grant will return to Rutgers
Rutgers do-it-all man Janarion Grant, one of the most explosive players in the Big Ten, will be back on the field for the Scarlet Knights this fall.
Poll update: Northwestern on verge of top 25
Northwestern was the de facto No. 26 team in the coaches poll and the de facto No. 30 team in the AP poll when both sets of rankings were released.
Scottie Lindsey named Big Ten Player of the Week
The conference named Lindsey its Player of the Week on Monday, the junior guard receiving that honor for the first time in his career.
Cats scorching hot in blowout win over Iowa
Northwestern shot the lights out, pulling away from the visiting Iowa Hawkeyes in an 89-54 blowout win at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Cold shooting in second half sinks Illini
Illinois' five-point halftime lead on Maryland was quickly erased when the Illini's offensive production fell off a cliff in a 62-56 loss.
Nebraska announces Bob Diaco as new DC
Mike Riley wasted little time in filling Nebraska's void at defensive coordinator. Bob Diaco was announced as the new leader of the Huskers' defense on Saturday.
Justin Wilcox named Cal head coach
Justin Wilcox was named the new head coach at Cal on Saturday, leaving after just one season as Wisconsin's defensive coordinator.
Reports: Bob Diaco is Nebraska's new DC
Former Connecticut head coach and Notre Dame assistant Bob Diaco will reportedly be the new man in charge of the Huskers' defense.
Report: Gene Smith to be named to selection committee
Gene Smith, the athletics director at Ohio State, will replace Wisconsin athletics director Barry Alvarez on the committee, according to a report.
D.J. Williams back with Illini
D.J. Williams' leave of absence from the Illini didn't last long, Illinois head coach John Groce telling reporters Friday that Williams was back with the team.
Cats have a block party in win over Rutgers
Northwestern blocked a whopping 15 shots, a school single-game record, and shot better than 51 percent in the second half in a win at Rutgers.
Maryland announces home-and-home with Virginia
Maryland announced Thursday a home-and-home football series with Virginia, the team it's faced more times than any other opponent in program history.
Red-hot Illini light up Michigan
Illinois shot 64.2 percent and used big runs to build a big lead in a runaway win over Michigan in Champaign.
Spartans bounce back with blowout win over Gophers
Michigan State bounced back from a disappointing loss with a dominating win over newly ranked Minnesota on Wednesday night.
D.J. Williams taking temporary leave from Illini
Illinois sophomore guard D.J. Williams is taking a temporary leave of absence from the team due to personal reasons.
Nebraska looking for new defensive coordinator
Nebraska head coach Mike Riley announced Wednesday night that defensive coordinator Mark Banker will not have his contract renewed.
Nebraska big man Ed Morrow Jr. out indefinitely
Nebraska will be without one of its starting big men for a while. The Huskers announced that Ed Morrow Jr. is out indefinitely with a foot injury.
Marshon Lattimore declares for NFL Draft
Marshon Lattimore became the third starting defensive back to forgo his remaining eligibility with the Buckeyes and declare for the NFL Draft.
OG Anunoby has amazing dunk in Indiana loss
Maryland held on for a narrow 75-72 win over Indiana in College Park, but the highlight of the night undoubtedly belonged to the Hoosiers.
Kevin Wilson is Ohio State's new offensive coordinator
After reports last week signaled former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson's move to Ohio State, the Buckeyes announced that Wilson is the team's new offensive coordinator.
Jabrill Peppers declares for NFL Draft
It didn't come as much of a surprise, but Jabrill Peppers announced that he will forgo his senior season at Michigan and enter the NFL Draft.
Georgetown transfer Isaac Copeland picks Nebraska
Nebraska picked up a commitment from Georgetown transfer Isaac Copeland, and it's possible he could be with the Huskers for the start of the 2017-18 season.
Brian Ferentz is new Iowa offensive coordinator
Kirk Ferentz named his son, Brian, as Iowa's new offensive coordinator. Brian spent the past five seasons as the Hawkeyes' offensive line coach.
Curtis Samuel turns pro, Tyquan Lewis coming back
H-back Curtis Samuel announced he'll leave for the draft, while defensive end Tyquan Lewis made it known he'll be back in scarlet and gray next season.
Big Ten poll update: Minnesota in, Indiana out
There was shuffling in the AP poll, with Purdue moving up, Wisconsin moving down, Minnesota moving in and Indiana moving out of the top 25.
Justin Wilcox a potential candidate at Cal?
Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox was one of the names mentioned as a potential candidate for the head-coaching job at Cal.
Gophers keep rolling with win over Buckeyes
It was an off night for leading scorer Nate Mason, but Minnesota capitalized on a cold start for Ohio State, picking up a 78-68 win.
Throw the bowl: Fleck helps out Red Panda
New Minnesota head football coach P.J. Fleck helped out the famous halftime performer Red Panda, tossing bowls to assist in the act.
Purdue scores double-digit win over Wisconsin
Powered by a Caleb Swanigan double-double, Purdue shot the lights out to the tune of 52.2 percent as Wisconsin struggled offensively in a 66-55 game.
Cats end Huskers' perfect Big Ten start
The Huskers' undefeated start to conference play came to a crashing halt Sunday, as the hot-shooting Cats walked out of Lincoln with a 74-66 victory.
Noah Brown declares for NFL Draft
Ohio State wide receiver Noah Brown announced on Twitter his decision to forgo his remaining NCAA eligibility and enter this year's draft.
Izzo: Michigan State's performance 'humiliating' in loss
Playing at the Palestra seemed to make Michigan State's loss to Penn State sting more for Tom Izzo, who called his team's effort "humiliating."
Devine Redding declares for NFL Draft
Indiana running back Devine Redding, who ranked fifth in the Big Ten in rushing this season, declared for the NFL Draft.
Indiana's fast start buries Illini
The Hoosiers blitzed the Illini in the game's opening few minutes, sprinting out to a 15-0 lead and holding onto that big edge to grab a 96-80 win.
Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis retires
Iowa will have a new offensive coordinator for the 2017 season after Greg Davis announced his retirement Friday.
Row the boat: P.J. Fleck is new Minnesota coach
Minnesota officially announced Friday morning that Western Michigan's P.J. Fleck is the new Gophers football coach.
Last night: Huskers stay perfect with double OT win
Nebraska moved to a perfect 3-0 in league play with a double-overtime win over Iowa. That and more from last night in the Big Ten.
Penn State's Chris Godwin declares for NFL Draft
After putting up some eye-popping numbers in Monday's Rose Bowl, Penn State wide receiver Chris Godwin is heading to the NFL Draft.
Report: P.J. Fleck expected to be named Minnesota coach
The Minnesota head-coaching search could be nearing a rapid end, with one report saying P.J. Fleck is expected to be the next Gophers coach.
Cats back at Wrigley in 2020?
According to a report, Northwestern's next football game at Wrigley Field could come in November 2020, once the renovations are complete on the North Side.
Akrum Wadley coming back for senior year at Iowa
Running back Akrum Wadley is returning to the Hawkeyes for his senior season, the team announce Thursday afternoon.
Report: Les Miles meeting with Minnesota
According to a report, former LSU head coach Les Miles is heading to Minnesota to talk with officials about the Gophers' head-coaching job.
Cubs reportedly hoping to host annual college football bowl game at Wrigley
The Cubs are hoping to host college football games on a regular basis at Wrigley Field starting in 2020.
Report: Joe Moorhead turns down Minnesota
According to a report, Penn State's Joe Moorhead expressed a lack of interest when Minnesota reached out regarding its head-coaching job.
Barrett: 'I'm coming back for my senior year'
J.T. Barrett announced Wednesday that he'll return for his senior season as the Buckeyes' quarterback.
Raekwon McMillan declares for NFL Draft
Raekwon McMillan joined Ohio State teammates Malik Hooker and Gareon Conley in forgoing their remaining NCAA eligibility to head to the NFL.
Allen makes DeBord Indiana's new OC
Mike DeBord, who spent 11 seasons as a Michigan assistant and just spent two years at Tennessee, is Indiana's new offensive coordinator.
Badgers send Hoosiers to third straight loss
Wisconsin pulled off a big road win at Indiana on Tuesday night, the Badgers looking like the Big Ten's best while the Hoosiers lost their third straight game.
Report: Kevin Wilson to be next Ohio State OC
According to a Tuesday-night report, Ohio State is expected to name former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson its new offensive coordinator.
'This is a pretty sad day for Gopher football'
Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner was quoted by a couple reporters Tuesday after Tracy Claeys was fired and voiced strong disagreement.
Who will be next Minnesota coach?
Who will be Minnesota's next head coach? If Twitter got its way, it'd be P.J. Fleck. Let's talk about the boat-rower and some other names.
Minnesota fires Tracy Claeys
The Tracy Claeys Era is over at Minnesota, the Gophers firing their head football coach Tuesday after the team's eight-ever nine-win season.
Gareon Conley declares for NFL Draft
Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley declared for the NFL Draft on Tuesday, forgoing his senior season with the Buckeyes.
Ohio State's offensive makeover begins with new QBs coach
Ohio State announced Tuesday — three days after a 31-0 loss to Clemson in the Playoff semifinal — the addition of new quarterbacks coach Ryan Day.
T.J. Watt declares for NFL Draft
T.J. Watt made his intentions known Tuesday, announcing on Twitter that he's forgoing his senior season and heading to the NFL Draft.
Cats were biggest winners of Big Ten bowl season
In grabbing one of the program's biggest wins ever and setting up a potentially big 2017, Northwestern was the big winner of Big Ten bowl season.
Five B1G-gest things: Nebrasketball upsets
Nebraska scored two incredible road upsets to start conference play. That and more in the five B1G-gest things from the weekend.
Penn State loses outrageous Rose Bowl
Penn State had seven straight touchdown drives, but USC scored 17 unanswered in the fourth and won the Rose Bowl with a walk-off field goal.
Report: Dererk Pardon to return this week
According to a Monday report, Northwestern will get sophomore center Dererk Pardon back from injury Thursday when it takes on Minnesota.
Beathard picked off thrice as Iowa crushed by Gators
Three C.J. Beathard interceptions helped the Gators run up the score as the Hawkeyes were demolished by a 30-3 score in the Outback Bowl.
Wisconsin sinks the boat with Cotton Bowl win
Wisconsin proved its superiority in the Cotton Bowl, executing its game plan to perfection in a 24-16 win over Western Michigan.
Malik Hooker declares for NFL Draft
Ohio State safety Malik Hooker announced Monday that he will forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the NFL Draft, where he's expected to be a top pick.
Penn State in the Rose Bowl: Three things to know
Penn State takes on USC in the Rose Bowl on Monday in Pasadena. Here are three things to know about the matchup.
Hawkeyes in the Outback Bowl: Three things to know
Iowa takes on Florida in the Outback Bowl on Monday afternoon in Tampa. Here are three things to know about the matchup.
Badgers in the Cotton Bowl: Three things to know
Wisconsin takes on Western Michigan in the Cotton Bowl on Monday afternoon in Dallas. Here are three things to know about the matchup.
'That's not going to happen again'
Ohio State was blown out in the Fiesta Bowl, suffering the first shutout loss of any Urban Meyer coached team. Hence the postgame promise.
Ohio State offense a no-show in Fiesta Bowl loss
Ohio State's offense couldn't do a thing, dominated by the Clemson defense in the Fiesta Bowl, Urban Meyer's first-ever shutout loss.
Alabama advances to national title game
Alabama beat Washington in the Peach Bowl to advance to the national championship game. Is a rematch with Ohio State next?
Hoosiers shut down in season's fourth loss
Louisville shut down Indiana, which shot just 32.2 percent in a 77-62 loss at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Report: Michigan DC gets five-year contract
According to a Saturday report, Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown is getting a new five-year contract that will pay him roughly $1.4 million annually.
Jake Butt was never going to skip Orange Bowl
Jake Butt suffered what seems a significant knee injury in the Orange Bowl, bringing on more chatter of whether pro prospects should skip bowl games.
Buckeyes in the Fiesta Bowl: Three things to know
Ohio State takes on Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday night in Arizona. Here are three things to know about the matchup.
Michigan's Jabrill Peppers undecided on NFL
Jabrill Peppers missed the Orange Bowl due to injury, and after the game, he talked through tears about his undetermined NFL future.
Michigan makes wild comeback but falls in Orange Bowl
Michigan battled back from down 20-6 and took a lead in the final minutes but lost the Orange Bowl when Florida State made its own late comeback.
Anthony Walker Jr. heading to NFL Draft
Northwestern linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. announced Friday night that he's foregoing his senior season and entering the NFL Draft.
Cats go cold a couple times in loss to Spartans
Northwestern started cold and finished cold, combining a pair of long stretches of offensive ineptitude in a nine-point loss at Michigan State.
Jabrill Peppers not playing in Orange Bowl
Michigan's Jabrill Peppers is out for the New Year's Six bowl game in Miami, apparently suffering an injury in practice.
Michigan in the Orange Bowl: Three things to know
Michigan takes on Florida State in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night in Miami. Here are three things to know about the matchup.
Huskers in the Music City Bowl: Three things to know
Nebraska takes on Tennessee in the Music City Bowl on Friday afternoon in Nashville. Here are three things to know about the matchup.
Harbaugh fends off line of questioning about bikinis
Jim Harbaugh participated in a press conference Thursday ahead of Friday night's Orange Bowl, and he got some strange questions that had absolutely nothing to do with football.
Tom Allen Era starts with a loss
Indiana lost Tom Allen's first game as head coach, falling to Utah in a Foster Farms Bowl that featured seven combined turnovers.
Northwestern players react to Pinstripe Bowl win
Northwestern linebacker Anthony Walker, super back Garrett Dickerson and defensive back Jared McGee react following the Wildcats' Pinstripe Bowl win over Pitt on Wednesday.
Indiana stunned by Nebraska in league opener
The roller coaster continued for Indiana in its first conference game, as it fell at home to Nebraska by an 87-83 score.
SportsTalk Live: Fitzgerald on Northwestern's bowl win
Northwestern head football coach Pat Fitzgerald joins SportsTalk Live to talk about the team's upset win over Pittsburgh in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Penn State announces suspensions for two starters
Penn State announced suspensions for wide receiver Saeed Blacknall and linebacker Manny Bowen that will keep the two out of the Rose Bowl.
Minnesota AD to meet with Tracy Claeys
With the Minnesota football program in turmoil stemming from the suspensions of 10 players and a team boycott, Mark Coyle pledged to meet with Tracy Claeys about the status of the program.
Cats best Pitt for third all-time bowl win
Northwestern earned one of the biggest wins in program history, besting Pitt in the Pinstripe Bowl for its third-ever bowl victory.
Hoosiers in the Foster Farms Bowl: Three things to know
Indiana takes on Utah in the Foster Farms Bowl on Wednesday night in the Bay Area. Here are three things to know about the matchup.
Ex-Terps coach Randy Edsall going back to UConn
Randy Edsall, who was the head coach at Maryland for four and a half seasons, is heading back to UConn to take the job he had before leading the Terps.
Cats in the Pinstripe Bowl: Three things to know
Northwestern takes on Pittsburgh in the Pinstripe Bowl on Wednesday afternoon in New York. Here are three things to know about the matchup.
Gophers' defense stands tall in Holiday Bowl win
Minnesota shocked Washington State, shutting down one of the nation's best passing attacks in a 17-12 win in the Holiday Bowl.
Spartans come back, best Gophers in OT
Michigan State erased a 13-point halftime deficit for a sensational comeback overtime win over Minnesota.
Illini blown out by Terps in conference opener
Illinois played poorly on both ends of the floor, blown out by 25 points in a conference-opening loss at Maryland.
Cats open Big Ten play with win over Penn State
Northwestern dominated much of Tuesday's game, getting a career-high 31 points from Scottie Lindsey en route to an 87-77 road victory at Penn State.
Gophers in the Holiday Bowl: Three things to know
Minnesota takes on Washington State in the Holiday Bowl on Tuesday night in San Diego. Here are three things to know about the matchup.
Cats honoring Craig Sager with helmet sticker
Northwestern will wear a special helmet sticker to honor school alum Craig Sager, the basketball reporter who passed away earlier this month.
Five B1G-gest questions as conference play starts
Can Michigan State turn things around? Indiana: contender or pretender? Is Minnesota for real? The five B1G-gest questions as league play begins.
Terps fall to Boston College in Quick Lane Bowl
Maryland scored touchdowns on plays of 63, 62, 52 and 30 yards but couldn't come back to beat Boston College in the Quick Lane Bowl.
Poll update: Three ranked Big Ten teams stay put
Wisconsin, Purdue and Indiana all held steady in this week's AP poll, released on the eve of the start of Big Ten play.
Terps in the Quick Lane Bowl: Three things to know
Maryland takes on Boston College on Monday afternoon in the Quick Lane Bowl. Here are three things to know about the matchup.
Looking at Illini's non-conference tournament resume
The Illini are on a winning streak with wins over some name foes, but how does their resume look at the end of the non-conference season?
Big Ten Talk Podcast: Ohio State in the Playoff
Vinnie Duber is joined by Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune to discuss Ohio State's chances in the Playoff and other Big Ten bowls.
Mike Gesicki returning to Penn State in 2017
Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki announced he'll be returning for his senior season, one piece of the puzzle that should set up another huge year for the Nittany Lions' offense.
Nathan Gerry ruled academically ineligible
After losing wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp to injury, Nebraska will also be without safety Nathan Gerry, who was ruled academically ineligible.
In the Loop: Northwestern breaks out dance moves
The Northwestern basketball squad had some fun in the locker room following a close win over Dayton on Saturday.
Poll update: Hoosiers tumble after loss to Butler
Indiana fell seven spots after losing for the second time this season, while Purdue wasn't rewarded for a win over a ranked Notre Dame team.
Five B1G-gest things: Iowa back?
The five B1G-gest things you missed this weekend include spiraling Sparty, a signature win for Purdue and ... Iowa back?
Tracy Abrams finally making big plays for Illini
After losing two straight seasons to preseason injuries, Tracy Abrams' senior year is finally here. And he's making the biggest plays for the Illini.
Jerry Kill the new Rutgers offensive coordinator
Former Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill will join Chris Ash's staff as the new offensive coordinator at Rutgers, the team announced Monday.
Spartans upset by Northeastern for fifth loss
We haven’t hit the start of conference play, and Michigan State already has five losses. Could Tom Izzo's Spartans miss the NCAA tournament?
Cats have legit NCAA tournament resume
While Saturday's win over Dayton wasn't exactly inspiring, Northwestern has a legitimate tournament resume exiting the non-conference schedule.
Illini survive battle with BYU
The Illini had a lead as big as 16 in the first half but played an extremely close final 20 minutes, surviving for a two-point win over BYU.
Archie Miller's wife rips Cats on Twitter
Archie Miller's wife, Morgan, took to Twitter after Northwestern beat Dayton on Saturday night and blasted the Cats for seemingly no reason.
Cats best Dayton for non-conference win
Northwestern used a dominant first half to build a big lead but watched it almost waste away, barely hanging on for a win over Dayton.