Overall a decent weekend. Nebraska football won two games in a row, effectively making themselves bowl eligible. The men's and women's basketball teams both easily crushed their opponents, while the volleyball team swept Maryland.
Wrestling won their duals, easily, it appears, and the bowling team dominated.
Elsewhere, the Green Bay Packers lost to Detroit at Lambeau for the first time since 1991. It's the Packers third straight loss, and the Vikings win over Oakland puts Minnesota in first place in the NFC North, the only NFL division I pay attention to.
Four of the top 10 college football playoff teams ranked lost, but none of the top four, unfortunately, because I want more chaos. Clemson showed some vulnerability in beating Syracuse 37-27, Alabama smashed Mississippi State because of all those souls Saban fed into hell and because they will never lose again. Ohio State's defense battered Illinois into submission 28-3, and the Buckeyes remain undefeated. Notre Dame played Wake Forest, blah blah blah 28-7 win.
The Pac 12 removed themselves from playoff contention when Oregon beat #7 Stanford by stopping a two point conversion try with 10 seconds left and #10 Utah lost to Arizona in overtime.
The Big 12 came a step closer to doing the same when previously undefeated #6 Baylor lost to Oklahoma 44-34. #8 Oklahoma State remains the Big 12's best contender and only undefeated team, outlasting Iowa State 35-31, but the Cowboys get Baylor and the Bedlam game against Oklahoma to end the regular season. Good luck with that, Okie State.
SATURDAY WAS THE BEST DAY IN IOWA HISTORY, GUYS. Minnesota fought hard, but not hard enough in their 40-35 loss to the Hawkeyes. It is Iowa's first 10-0 team in school history. They'll play Purdue this weekend and then it will up to Nebraska to put a stake in the heart of this monstrosity, save the world, get the girl, and ride off into the sunset in our new Tesla X.
Minnesota Football vs. Iowa Recap: So Much To Digest - The Daily Gopher
Strolling Through Twitterland: Week 11
Michigan State Back in Top 10 Ahead of Visit to Ohio State - The Only Colors
Michigan State is back in the top 10 after a week's absence following its 24-7 victory over Maryland.
Michigan State Spartans Football Five Factors: Maryland - The Only Colors
Breaking down the 17-point win over the Terps
B1G Ballers Week 11: Indiana's Near Miss Edition - Off Tackle Empire
Ask me about my nut sack! Oh and good football players...
Indiana football is entertaining, chaotic, and doesn't make sense. And I'm sick of it. - The Crimson Quarry
#CHAOSTEAM sure is fun for the average viewer. But right now, I just want to win some games.
Player Grades from Northwestern's win 21-14 win over Purdue - Inside NU
The saying "C's get degrees" has never been more appropriate
Illinois vs. North Dakota State Final Score: Illini escape with 80-74 win over Bison - The Champaign Room
Illinois avoided disaster on Sunday by taking care of business against NDSU.
Wisconsin legend Montee Ball's rushing touchdown record broken by Navy QB Keenan Reynolds - Bucky's 5th Quarter
The record didn't last for too long, but it was fun while it did!
Saturday was the best day in Iowa Hawkeyes history (so far) - SBNation.com
Iowa is 10-0 in football for the first time ever, with a record-breaking showing in its other most-defining sport on top.
IOWA MOVES UP TO #6 IN NEW COACHES, AP POLLS - Black Heart Gold Pants
Iowa keeps edging upwards in the rankings.
B1G Rewind: Showdown looms for Nebraska, Iowa | The Gazette
The Gazette | Nebraska and Iowa football fans lived in the same neighborhood with mild disdain for one another for a century except for a handful of non-conference games.That
A Brief Word on Huskers' 'Buy In' | Hail Varsity
"Everyone kind of looked each other in the eye and we decided we were going to buy in and things are going to start cooking," Gerry said
Five-year deals for athletic directors for recruiting purposes? I’d never heard of that, and this is my 35th season of power conference football and basketball. So I called two nationally respected ADs who I regularly ask for counsel. Automatic five-year deals were news to them, too.
Barfy is just gonna be pissy about Shawn Eichorst not giving him exclusive interviews for the rest of human history, isn't he? At what point is this just vindictive whining from the tower?
Then There's This:
Harvard band spelling 'PENIS'. I don't think that happens by accident. pic.twitter.com/NQZ7ThlTKJ— Jacob Adler (@jacobadler) November 14, 2015