This isn’t a Saturday filled with scintillating matchups, but it’s saved by the marquee Notre Dame at Michigan game. One problem: There are three games vs. FCS foes: Indiana State at Purdue; Tennessee Tech at Wisconsin; Missouri State at Iowa. And Penn State plays host to Eastern Michigan, which is like a FCS school. Also, South Florida (which is at Michigan State) and San Diego State (at Ohio State) are horrible.
Week Two brings us a blockbuster matchup: Notre Dame at Michigan, one of the sport’s iconic rivalries. This will be a great test for a Wolverines’ program that is on the rise and the pick of many to win the Legends Division. Since the series was renewed in 1978, it is tied 14-14-1. However, this will be the last time for the foreseeable future that the clubs will meet in Ann Arbor.
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 this new tradition Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen started on game days.
Whether you think Michigan-Notre Dame is a historic rivalry – it is, Brian Kelly – get ready for Saturday night’s latest installment in the series by watching four classics between the two storied programs on BTN2Go. In this post catch part of the 1999 game, and watch the full 1997, 1999, 2003 and 2009 games on BTN2Go.
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It’s good to be Pat Fitzgerald. He’s a hot, young coach whose program is on the rise as it’s ranked in 2013 coming off a 10-win season and the school’s first bowl victory since the 1948 season. If he was a stock, he’d have a “buy” rating. Now, he’s a whole lot richer, too.
On the opening weekend of college football, Sasquatch made an appearance at a Big Ten home game and took in the sights and sounds of one campus. Watch the clip in this post.
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With all the talk about the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry this week, #BTNLive had Michigan product and current Jacksonville Jaguars offensive weapon Denard Robinson join the show Wednesday. The guys asked Robinson to rank Michigan’s rivals – Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State – from 1-3.