When the 2016 season dawned, Wisconsin’s secondary was a concern. There was just one starter back: cornerback Sojourn Shelton. And so far, he has led the way for a defensive backfield that is quickly becoming a strength in Madison.
The Big Ten takes the lid off conference action, as the league is playing nine Big Ten games for the first time since 1984. The headliner is No. 11 Wisconsin at No. 8 Michigan State (noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go).
Jerry Palm finally has a Big Ten team in the playoff of his latest bowl projections, slotting Ohio State No. 3 vs. No. 2 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.
The Big Ten is riding a wave entering the fourth week of the season, as Ohio State, Michigan State and Nebraska all won huge games on Saturday. Here is what Tom Dienhart is buying and selling in the Big Ten.
With Iowa suffering a stupefying defeat and big wins by Michigan State and Nebraska, my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, has a new look.
This was a Saturday dotted with big games and big opportunities. The results were very positive for the Big Ten on this big Saturday. At the top end of the scale were huge wins by Ohio State (at Oklahoma), Michigan State (at Notre Dame) and Nebraska (vs. Oregon).
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.