Rutgers will be a Homecoming opponent three times, more than any other school as the Scarlet Knights play at Nebraska, at Michigan and at Penn State. Illinois, Indiana, Maryland and Michigan will be Homecoming foes two times apiece. Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern and Ohio State are not Homecoming foes.
Has it really been 22 years since Northwestern stunned the football world, won the Big Ten and played in the Rose Bowl? Don't be shocked if the Wildcats win the Big Ten this year. At the very least, this team has a good shot to win the West and play in the Big Ten title game.
Ask any coach, and he’ll tell you: It’s not who you play, it’s when you play them. And if you’re playing a series of hot teams in succession, it could torpedo your season. Having typed that, here are seven of the toughest stretches of games Big Ten teams must play.
What are some potential roadblocks to a Big Ten title repeat for Penn State? Tom Dienhart has the report from B1G Media Days.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart shadowed new Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck's first Big Ten media days, from an early morning run to the end of fan fest Tuesday. Relive all of the fun inside.
Day 1 of Big Ten media days came and went Monday, and here are several news and notes as we prepare for Tuesday's festivities.
CHICAGO — Kevin Wilson wasn’t at Big Ten media days, but he was a hot topic. Why not? The new Ohio State offensive coordinator may be the most important assistant coach in the Big Ten in 2017. Wilson was hired by Urban Meyer in the offseason to get the Buckeye offense back on track. And, in the process, get Ohio State back on top in the Big Ten. It’s hoped Wilson can restore the roar an offense that has lost its edge since coordinator Tom Herman left to coach Houston after a run to the 2014 national championship. Ed Warinner
With Big Ten football media days looming, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart shared 17 questions to ponder as we sit on the precipice of the season. Why 17? Because this is 2017.
The Mid-American Conference always has been a sort of “little brother” to the Big Ten, a proving ground of sorts. The two conferences have their roots in the heartland of the nation. And the two leagues often play each other in the non-conference.
This could be the “Year of the Running Back” in the Big Ten, with many big-time options doting rosters across the conference. And no back is better than Penn State’s Saquon Barkley, who is the league’s top Heisman contender and could be primed for a 2,000-yard season.