The page is being turned at Ohio State, as Thad Matta is stepping down after 13 seasons as one of the most successful coaches in Big Ten history. Matta is the all-time Ohio State leader in wins (337) and games coached (460). His teams won at least 20 games in 12 consecutive seasons (2005-2016), also an Ohio State record. Now, it’s over.
A slate of six games looms on this Saturday. And there is some marquee appeal. At the top of the list is Ohio State’s trip to Nebraska. Northwestern’s game at Maryland also is interesting. NU may be the top team in the West, while the Terps are on the rise and looking to make a statement.
Yes, June has just begun. And air hasn’t even been pumped into footballs yet for the start of the season, which is still over two months away. But why not take a peek at an early—and I mean EARLY—projected 2018 NCAA tourney bracket now that we know which players are staying and which ones are going pro?
Week 6 offers up some interesting tilts, including a big rivalry game with Michigan State playing at Michigan. But there are two other very compelling games, headlined by Wisconsin playing at Nebraska. And keep an eye on the Penn State at Northwestern contest.
There isn’t an abundance of pizzazz on a six-game slate this week that includes a Friday night tilt pitting Nebraska at Illinois. The unquestioned top game is Northwestern at Wisconsin in a game between arguably the top two teams in the Big Ten West.
Big Ten action picks up in Week 4, which also is dotted with a few interesting non-league games. The headlines are Penn State at Iowa and Notre Dame at Michigan State. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's full preview inside.
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Our look at the upcoming Big Ten football schedule continues with Week 3, which includes Wisconsin at BYU, Purdue at Missouri, Michigan vs. Air Force and Army at Ohio State.
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You may have forgotten about these players. They are the four-year transfers, guys who sat out last season after leaving another school. Now, they are eligible to play. Here are six with the best shots to make big impacts in 2017.