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The best and worst of the Big Ten

Originally Published: December 11, 2003
By Herb Gould | Special to ESPN.com

A final team-by-team look at the Big Ten.

Illinois

The Illini, just two years removed from an outright Big Ten title, couldn't slip any further. Injuries, youth and talent issues on both lines left Illinois with a humiliating 1-11 bellyflop. Ron Turner, who has three years left on his contract, is safe this year. But he'll be on the hot seat next year.

MVP: E.B. Halsey. The true freshman running back, who also is a gifted receiver and returner, had a fine rookie season and ...

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