IOWA CITY, Iowa – There goes Jordan Canzeri, bolting off tackle 75 yards in the brilliant Iowa sunshine. Touchdown Iowa! [ MORE: Week 6 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Week 6 uniforms | Canzeri, Iowa have “vintage effort | Video: Jehu Chesson returns opening kick for TD | Video: Braxton Miller highlight grab | Video: Randy Edsall gets passionate ] And so it went on this glorious homecoming afternoon. Canzeri’s third quarter mad dash gave Iowa a 23-13 lead. And, it essentially iced the game in which the Hawkeyes rode Canzeri all day—and showed why
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.
This is the first week of full-scale Big Ten action, with seven conference games. And the headliner is Northwestern at Michigan. But there are other enticing clashes. [ MORE: Week 6 scoreboard | Week 6 previews | Polls: Pick Week 6 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Q&A: Shilique Calhoun | Big Ten Mailbag | Leonte Carroo reinstated | BTN to air No. 1, No. 4 & No. 13-No. 18 this week ] Wisconsin at Nebraska is a meeting of desperate teams. Nebraska is
In 2015, Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has embraced change in college football and it's paying off for the Hawkeyes this season. "The big thing is before we change anything," Ferentz said recently, "we want to make sure we’re making the right changes." BTN.com's Tom Dienhart takes a look at the veteran football coach and his 5-0 Hawkeyes, and watch a one-on-one interview with BTN's Rick Pizzo.
Who has the easiest schedules among the 15 major college unbeatens to stay perfect? Have you seen Nebraska I-back Devine Ozigbo? Is Braxton Miller really Ohio State’s best H-back? BTN.com's Tom Dienhart scoured the headlines from the Big Ten beat writers on Thursday morning and assembled this roundup for all Big Ten football fans. Dive in for those stories and more.
There have been some impressive coaching jobs thus far in the Big Ten. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald all have coached lights out through five weeks.
Any conversation about the Michigan State defense begins with stud end Shilique Calhoun, one of the most feared—and affable—players in the Big Ten. Check out BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's Q&A inside!
The great Pat Forde has his Forde-Yard Dash out. And, in it, he predicts when each of the remaining unbeaten will taste defeat. In case you forgot, the Big Ten has four unbeatens. The first loss for each: Northwestern: at Michigan Iowa: at Northwestern Michigan State: at Michigan Ohio State: at Michigan You notice what I noticed? You know, that the Wolverines are slated to dole out three “first losses”? *** Sporting News had some fun with a slide show that identified what it felt have been the worst loss for each Big Ten team over the last 25 years.
A full slate of Big Ten games is on tap with all 14 teams in action. And the “big one” is up in the Big House, where 4-1 Michigan will take on 5-0 Northwestern in a fascinating inter-divisional clash.
Time to sift through my inbox for some good emails to answer. And, from the look of things, some people like me ... but many don't. And, that's OK! Onto the mail room!!!