Latest Big Ten Conference football News

Championship Week Primer: CFP spots, bowl slots are at stake

Nov. 28, 2021 16:04 PM EST

Conference champions will be crowned, bowl selection pecking orders will be locked in and more clarity will emerge about which teams will and won’t be among the four picked for the College Football Playoff. It's Championship Week, and while the matchups for the...

POLL ALERT: Michigan jumps 4 spots to No. 2 behind Georgia in AP Top 25, followed by Cincinnati, Alabama, Oklahoma State

Nov. 28, 2021 14:10 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Michigan jumps 4 spots to No. 2 behind Georgia in AP Top 25, followed by Cincinnati, Alabama, Oklahoma State.

AP Top 25: Michigan rises to No. 2; Oklahoma State up to 5th

Nov. 28, 2021 14:07 PM EST

Michigan jumped to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday and Oklahoma State joined the top five for the first time since 2015. Georgia was a unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank for the eighth consecutive week. For the fourth...

Hoosiers fire offensive coordinator in wake of poor season

Nov. 28, 2021 12:13 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Allen fired offensive coordinator Nick Sheridan on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the Hoosiers completed their first winless season in conference play since 2011. Allen also said he would take a $200,000 pay cut in each of...

AP Top 25 Takeaways Harbaugh's breakthrough; Harsin's miscue

Nov. 28, 2021 01:56 AM EST

Jim Harbaugh has always been a good coach. Now he's a good coach who has finally beaten Ohio State. No. 6 Michigan vanquished the Buckeyes on Saturday, ending a losing streak that has defined the program and its coach. ...

Minnesota chops down No. 18 Wisconsin 23-13 to take back Axe

Nov. 27, 2021 22:08 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's fans gleefully converged on the field as Paul Bunyan's Axe was slowly paraded through the crowd, eager for a peek at this long-sought trophy that has gone so often to Wisconsin. The Gophers' defense swarmed the field like that all...

Michigan beats Ohio State 42-27, ends 8-game skid in rivalry

Nov. 27, 2021 20:50 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh got the win he wanted perhaps as desperately as any coach in sports. Hassan Haskins matched a school record with five rushing touchdowns and Aidan Hutchinson had three sacks to break a single-season program...

No. 12 Michigan State bounces back, beats Penn State 30-27

Nov. 27, 2021 20:32 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State was unfazed by injuries, illness, snowy conditions and an embarrassing loss the previous week. The Spartans put all that behind them and finished the regular season on a high note. Payton Thorne threw two...

Purdue takes back Old Oaken Bucket with 44-7 rout of Indiana

Nov. 27, 2021 20:07 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Quarterback Aidan O'Connell started his Purdue career as a walk-on. He may have closed it out Saturday with an unforgettable performance. The fifth-year senior matched his career high by throwing for four touchdowns,...

Illinois rolls over Northwestern, keeps bowl hopes alive

Nov. 27, 2021 19:56 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Brandon Peters threw for 242 yards and a touchdown and Illinois rolled over Big Ten rival Northwestern 47-14 on Saturday. With the resounding win to end the regular season, Illinois hopes to secure its second bowl bid in five years. ...