Could Minnesota make the playoff? How good is Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight? And does any team have a more critical three-game finish than Nebraska? BTN,.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers up his weekly Big Ten football thoughts.
Every season includes a raft of surprises. And, the 2016 campaign is no different in the Big Ten. Two of the biggest: Michigan State's fall and Penn State's rise.
It’s a season of transition for Illinois, as Lovie Smith puts his stamp on a program looking to turn the corner and move up the food chain in the Big Ten West. And running back Kendrick Foster is doing his part.
Four Big Ten teams in the top 10. Five Big Ten teams total. No. 3 Michigan and No. 5 Ohio State pace the quintet, while Penn State replaces Nebraska at No. 10. See the full poll inside.
Another week of full action, with seven games involving all 14 schools. There are six division games. The only one that isn’t—Michigan at Iowa—is the sexiest matchup of them all.
Ten weeks are in the books, believe it or not. As we head toward Week 11, which features another full slate, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart shares what he's buying and selling.
The Big Ten holds steady with 10 teams projected to make bowls, according to Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com.
Michigan remains king of the Big Ten and in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, for now. But Ohio State, Wisconsin and Penn State are looking good. And keep an eye on Minnesota.
All 14 teams were action. And Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan all sent loud messages. In fact, the Badgers look to be settling in as the best in the West.
Wisconsin wanted this one. It was tired of losing to Northwestern. It wasn’t going to be denied. And, it wasn't en route to a 21-7 victory in Evanston.