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Championship week chaos leaves opening for two Big Ten team playoff

Alabama running back Derrick Henry, middle, breaks away from Georgia defenders Dominick Sanders (24) and Aaron Davis (35) for a touchdown in the first half on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Sanford Stadium in Athens. Alabama won, 38-10. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

By Dan Escalona

December 1, 2015

Can a dominant win over Michigan — and equal amounts of luck — grant Ohio State the chance to defend it’s title?Can Iowa silence its critics and continue 2015’s most surprising run all the way to the CFP?Can Michigan State revive its seemingly once crushed playoff hopes?Can Florida or N...

Illinois men's cross-country take second at Big Ten Championships

Illinois' Dylan Lafond during the Big Ten men's cross-country championship in Evanston, Illinois, on Sunday. Lafond finished third and helped the Illini end the meet in second.

By Will Most

November 2, 2015

With just about a hundred meters left in the race, freshman Dan Lathrop kicked into a higher gear and started accelerating towards the finish line.With just about every other stride he passed his opponents, eventually crossing the Big Ten Championship finish line in 20th, helping the Illinois men’...