The promise and hope that hangs over every season in college football’s holy land known as Lincoln, Nebraska, typically evaporates into a lost dream. Or, at least that’s been the case since the 1990s. But this season may be different.
Minnesota’s chances to win the West? Can Penn State crack into the top three of the Big Ten East? Ohio State's Malik Hooker or Michigan's Jabrill Peppers - who would you take? Readers send in their questions and Tom Dienhart answer them in his weekly Big Ten mailbag.
So far no Big Ten quarterback has played better than Michigan’s Wilton Speight. No way Penn State loses at home this week. Wisconsin needs another blowout. These are three of the things BTN.com's Tom Dienhart thinks he knows heading into Saturday.
This is a blockbuster Saturday that merits some type of nickname. So, let’s go with “Shakedown Saturday.” Everywhere you turn, there is a big game, paced by Ohio State’s trip to Oklahoma, in what is the last full-blown Saturday of non-conference action.
When the season began, most pundits felt Iowa was the team to beat in the Big Ten West. Two weeks down, is that still the case? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked the beat writers.
There are some big games this Saturday in the Big Ten. And the Oregon-Nebraska tussle is one of the biggest. Jump inside to read BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's Q&A with Nebraska WR Alonzo Moore.
How about those Big Ten quarterbacks? Is it time for 0-2 Northwestern to panic? Here is what BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is buying and selling in the Big Ten as we enter a big Week 3 that features several marquee matchups.
Save for one stunning upset—I’m looking at you, Northwestern—it was business as usual in the Big Ten in Week 2. As a result, there isn't much change in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
Week 2 was all about the blowouts with five teams scored over 50 points as Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rutgers and Wisconsin all hung at least half-a-hundred on opponents in easy wins.
How good is this Michigan squad? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart isn't sure. But, he's eager to find out. Alas, the schedule doesn’t provide many big tests early. That's too bad.