Another week is in the books. There has been a lot to be impressed with over the first two weeks of the season, with strong starts by teams like Wisconsin, Michigan, Penn State and Ohio State, among others. Saturday provided some clarity, but much remains unknown. Here is what I learned in Week 2.
Following its 41-30 win over Notre Dame, Michigan moved up to No. 12, from No. 17, in the latest Coaches Poll, released Sunday. No. 3 Ohio State continues to pace the Big Ten, although it dropped one spot. No. 15 Nebraska, No. 16 Northwestern and No. 18 Wisconsin round out the Big Ten in the poll.
Every Sunday during the Big Ten football season, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo heads to Twitter to offer his “Sunday Ruminations.” Get DiNardo’s analysis of the Big Ten’s 11-1 Week 2 performance in this post. Also, don’t forget to follow @gerrydinardo.
Welcome to the big time, Devin Gardner. And get used to being here, kid. This was the win you needed. This was the victory that provides validation of your special skills.
Every Saturday night during the Big Ten football season, BTN.com posts its “U.S. Marine Corps: Leaders of the Week.” The feature is designed to honor some of the top individual Big Ten performances. See our Week 2 top 5 stars and our honorable mention honorees in this post.
We all know that Eminem loves his hometown state of Michigan. The well-known rap artist joined Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musburger in the booth during halftime of Saturday night’s Notre Dame-Michigan game. In fact, he let his secret out via Twitter midway through the first half.
It’s no secret, Michigan Stadium looks great under the lights. Unfortunately, we rarely see it that way. The Wolverines are hosting Notre Dame on Saturday under the lights for the second time in a row in this series, and the pictures are quite pretty. Check out our USA TODAY Sports gallery in this post.