The week that was: Week 2's top 10 stories
The Big Ten was expecting a better result than its 6-6 clip in Week 2. It was a frustrating week, needless to say. The good news: Every Big Ten team plays at home this week, so the opportunity to bounce back is there. See BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories of Week 2 in this post.
10. Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Week 2
Week 2 is in the books. It was not a great showing for the Big Ten, as it put up a 6-6 record. This from a conference that went 10-2 during the opening week. The competition was stiffer and there were more road tests, for sure, but the Big Ten needs to bounce back next week.
9. Iowa unveils throwback uniform for Iowa State game
It was known that Iowa would wear throwback uniforms for its annual rivalry game vs. Iowa State this season, but now we know what the duds will look like. Iowa SID Matt Weitzel confirmed Tuesday that the Hawkeyes will wear uniforms to commemorate the 1921-22 back-to-back Big Ten championship teams that went a combined 14-0.
8. Live pregame video Iowa vs. Iowa State
Big Ten Field Pass on BTN2Go kicked off last week from Ohio State, and it was a blast. What is the Field Pass? One hour before a selected BTN Big Ten football game this season, we’ll turn on a BTN camera at the home team’s football stadium for a live video feed to show you how a home crowd and stadium gets ready for a game.
7. Watch: ‘Who else is going to do it if not us?’
By now you may know that “Journey: Big Ten Football 2012″ is coming this fall. And for the first time, BTN’s Emmy-nominated chronicles the Big Ten football season with behind the scenes access and feature stories surrounding moments and events taking place on and off the field. It will air Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET and debuts Oct. 3.
6. Bowl projections: Dienhart’s list post Week 2
The season is still in its infancy, so the bowl picture remains lucid. Very lucid. The Big Ten has tie-ins with eight bowls—and it has only 10 bowl-eligible schools, as Penn State and Ohio State are on NCAA and banned from the postseason in 2012.
5. Revsine’s numbers: Week 2 figures to be intriguing
While there’s always a certain excitement surrounding opening weekend, last week’s slate in the Big Ten left quite a bit to be desired. Outside of Michigan’s match-up with Alabama and Michigan State’s battle with Boise State, very few of the games elicited much in the way of excitement.
4. 1st Quarter Recap: Iowa State 6, Iowa 3
Iowa State stuffed the run, giving up just 11 yards on the ground in the first quarter and the Cyclones lead 6-3 at the end of the first quarter. Iowa State scored when Steele Jantz and Aaron Horne combined for a five-yard touchdown to clinch a 10-play, 75-yard drive, giving the Cyclones the game’s first lead.
3. Week 2: We predict all 12 Big Ten games
BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) love to talk football, and that includes prognostications. Every week, the duo gives their predictions for each Big Ten football game, plus includes a poll for fans to vote for their winners.
2. Dienhart: Badgers plummet in latest Power Rankings
It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for my weekly Big Ten Power Rankings. Where does your Big Ten team fall on my list following Week 2 action? See in this post. Disagree with my rankings? Leave your thoughts in the comment box at the bottom of the post or tweet me @BTNTomDienhart.
1. Another look: Iowa’s throwback uniform for Iowa State
BTN.com spotlighted the throwback uniform Iowa will wear for Saturday’s rivalry game against Iowa State back in June. With the game just days away, we have an updated photo of the uniform. And this one displays the entire collection, including a jersey with the mandatory “B1G” patch on the right chest and a helmet that reads “IOWA” where “Riddell” was in the earlier photo.
|BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his latest work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.|