No big shakeups in my weekly bowl projections. The biggest is Wisconsin leaping past Michigan into the Capital One bowl, clashing with LSU. Of course, these schools will meet in season-opening games in 2014 (at Houston’s Reliant Stadium) and 2016 (at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field). Minnesota also has moved up to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, where I have it playing Baylor.
And just like that, the nonconference portion of the Big Ten football schedule is behind us. Now, there are still a trio of noncon games left, but it’s all about Big Ten matchups the rest of the way. With 11 of the 12 teams four games into their 2013 season, there’s no better time to release our annual noncon All-Big Ten Team.
Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a great stat about the Wisconsin ground game.
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With Week 4 in the books, it’s time to flip the page to the conference season. But not before we release our noncon All-Big Ten team or offer our best of the noncon season. After you click those links, make sure to check out some of our favorite Week 4 photos, courtesy USA TODAY Sports, in this post.
The Big Ten Conference announced its Week 4 Players of the Week on Monday. The list is headlined by Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton, who threw an Ohio State record six scoring strikes, but it also includes a pair of Hawkeyes. See all the honorees and their video highlights in this post.
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Let the hype begin on this week’s Wisconsin at Ohio State game! It’s a massive showdown in the Leaders Division. In fact, let’s go ahead and call it what it is, OK? A de facto Leaders Division championship game. That’s correct: The winner of this game almost assuredly will win the division and advance to the Big Ten title game to play who knows who?
If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: Who had the most impressive performance on Saturday? Four possible answers: B.J. Lowery (#BTNLowery), Kevonte Martin-Manley (#BTNKMM), Mitch Leidner (#BTNLeidner), Kenny Guiton (#BTNGuiton).