Hey, remember exactly one season ago -- when this happened? My how things change. With Indiana’s disastrous collapse down the stretch at Iowa and an Illinois win over Northwestern, the Hoosiers now sit tied with Ohio State in 12th place in the conference. One spot ahead of, yes, Rutgers. Indiana plays at Ohio State to close the season a week from Saturday, after a home contest against Northwestern and a trip to Purdue. If they lose all three, they’ll likely finish in solo 13th — which would of course be the worst finish position-wise in conference history. Thanks, new TV money!
2017 B1G MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS When: Wednesday, February 22th to Saturday, February 25th | Prelims 11am | Finals 6:30pm Where: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Eastern Time Zone) Defending Champion: Michigan Wolverines (results) Live Results Streaming: TBA Championship Central: here Much like the Minnesota women had their conference win streak cut short last year, this may well be the year that the Michigan men fall short of a Big Ten crown. Hit hard by graduation losses, as well as losing 2016 top 8 B1G finisher in the mile Ian Rainey, who transferred to NYU, Michigan is not heading into the conference champs with the same chip on its shoulder. Meanwhile, Indiana is trending up– and fast.