2:00 PMThe Big Ten's Greatest Games: Football: 2008 Michigan at Purdue
Justin Siller passed for three touchdowns and ran for another in his first career start, and Greg Orton lateraled to Desmond Tardy after a catch for the final score with 26 seconds left in the Boilermakers' 48-42 victory over Michigan
4:00 PMThe Big Ten's Greatest Games: Football: 2005 Wisconsin at Northwestern
Northwestern Freshman Tyrell Sutton piled up 244 yards rushing with touchdown runs of 62, 14, and 1 yard. Wildcats Quarterback Brett Basanez completed 72% of his passes to 8 different targets for 361 yards and 3 touchdowns.
6:00 PMThe Big Ten's Greatest Games: Football: 2006 - Michigan at Ohio State
Ohio State wins the Big Ten with their victory over Michigan behind Troy Smith's 316 passing yards and 4 touchdown passes.
On Saturday, the BTN bus was in Columbus, Ohio, where our crew took in a Buckeyes practice. With the practice and filming complete, it’s time for analyst Gerry DiNardo’s post-practice tweets – a feature he’ll provide after all 12 stops across Big Ten country. Follow @GerryDiNardo. Also, don’t forget to catch the debut of the Ohio State Preview Show at 10 p.m. ET Sunday on BTN/BTN2Go.
Michigan is ranked No. 8 and is one of five Big Ten teams in the AP Top 25 poll released Saturday morning. The Big Ten added Wisconsin (No. 12), Michigan State (No. 13), Nebraska (No. 17) and Ohio State (No. 18). The Buckeyes, in their first season under coach Urban Meyer, are banned for the postseason this season because of NCAA sanctions.
Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase moves well, which he showed today in practice. He always has had good feet and is one of the more athletic signal-callers in the Big Ten. He also threw the short pass well, which is key in this spread offense that is predicated on quick decisions and intermediate toss.
The BTN bus heads west to Columbus, Ohio, to check in on Urban Meyer and Ohio State. Yes, the head coach gets billed over the school in this instance, as Meyer was the biggest coaching hire in the offseason. It will be fun to watch the swagger he brings to the field.
The BTN bus tour hit Champaign, Ill., on Friday so our crew could take in Illinois practice. Now that practice and filming of the show is over, it’s time for Gerry DiNardo’s post-practice tweets – a feature he’ll provide after all 12 stops across Big Ten country. You can also find tweets from Dave Revsine and Tom Dienhart in this post. And don’t forget to catch the debut of the Illinois Preview Show at 10 p.m. ET Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go.