After falling to Bowling Green in the MAC Championship Game and losing a shot at a BCS bowl game, Northern Illinois will play Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl, the team announced Sunday.
Following a shocking loss to Bowling Green in the MAC Championship Friday night, Jordan Lynch and NIU figure to lose their respective chances for the Heisman Trophy and a BCS bowl.
Northwestern struggled to get its offense going all night as NC State took care of business in a 69-48 win. SMU handled Illinois-Chicago on the road, dishing out a 73-65 loss.
1mIllinois have a great opportunity on offense Saturday vs. Indiana's league-worst defense. But the Illini's defense isn't much better, which could mean a big day for the Hoosiers' explosive offense.
1mThere weren't many tougher challenges than the one Oliver Purnell took on in rebuilding at DePaul. But a few more big recruits would go a long way in showing signs of success.
1mPenn State hasn't had much luck in its first 20 years as a Big Ten basketball program, but a dynamic back-court duo of Tim Frazier and D.J. Newbill could bring some success to the Lions this year.
1mSeasons are determined in November, and this weekend looks to be the deciding game for Michigan and Nebraska. The winner stays in the Legends Division race. The loser doesn't. It's that simple.
1mThere's been plenty of talk about the new positive buzz surrounding Northwestern with the arrival of Chris Collins, but what about on the court? What changes is the new Cats coach bringing?
1mWith Big Ten basketball media day in town last week, coaches and players had the opportunity to comment on the difficulties of recruiting in Chicago, one of the nation's hotbeds for talent.
1mWith mainstays Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson departing following last season, the Illini's fortunes could hinge on whether senior guard Joseph Bertrand can step up and fill their shoes.