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The first full slate of Big Ten games looms with all 14 teams in action vs. one another in seven contests. Top billing: Northwestern at Michigan on BTN/BTN2Go. Can NU remain perfect as it treks to play the white-hot Wolverines? Also, Illinois can show it’s legit by winning at unbeaten Iowa. And Wisconsin visits Nebraska with both teams desperate for success.
Here are some hard takes on this Saturday’s action.
This morning on our show “Big Ten Football & Beyond,” our panel discussed the latest out of Maryland where the school said Randy Edsall will coach the Terrapins at top-ranked Ohio State amid reports that he will be fired.
The Penn State football team got a funny surprise in a recent team meeting and it led to plenty of double-takes. Penn State Homecoming Grand Marshal Keegan-Michael Key, a Penn State alumnus, showed up to impersonate Penn State football coach James Franklin during squad meeting, and it’s hilarious. Watch it all unfold in this clip from Penn State.
USAToday has its coaching salary data base out, and the updates are interesting. Also, Rutgers hasn’t forgotten what Michigan State did last time. And Northwestern has lost four consecutive games to Michigan – does that streak end this weekend? Dive into Friday’s headlines leading up to Saturday’s games.
Will we finally see Ohio State play a perfect game this weekend?
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Returning for its fourth season to provide fans with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Big Ten and its key personalities, BTN Originals debuts The Journey: Big Ten Football 2015 at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Big Ten Elite: 2014 Ohio State Football follows The Journey at 9:30 p.m. ET, and goes inside the Buckeyes 2014-15 regular season and sensational three-game postseason run with interviews from players, coaches and media members.