It’s Friday, the day before game day. (Well, Michigan State plays Jacksonville State tonight and Minnesota and Rutgers played last night. But, you get my point.) And my mind is filled with questions. Here are 20 to ponder until kickoff. Get our latest Week 1 coverage: 1. How will Ohio State redshirt freshman QB J.T. Barrett perform in his first start? 2. Is Wisconsin making the correct decision at quarterback? 3. Will Iowa’s revamped linebacking corps be OK? 4. Is Purdue’s offensive line better? 5. Will Penn State be able to protect Christian Hackenberg? 6. Can Illinois’ defensive line get
BTN/BTN2Go airs six Week 1 Big Ten games, including a quartet Saturday: Youngstown State at Illinois (Watch on BTN2Go); Northern Iowa at Iowa (Watch on BTN2Go); James Madison at Maryland (Watch on BTN2Go); Florida Atlantic at Nebraska (Watch on BTN2Go). Use our GameFinder tool in this post to find your game. WEEK 1 GAMES DIRECTV DISH VERIZON BTN2GO Minnesota vs. E. Illinois Thursday, 7 p.m. ET 610 SD & HD 410 Hopper: 405-1 85 SD 585 HD REPLAY Michigan St. vs. Jacksonville Friday, 7:30 p.m. ET 610 SD & HD 410 Hopper: 405-1 85 SD 585 HD WATCH Iowa vs.
The Illinois defense struggled in 2013. The good news: Illinois defensive coordinator Tim Banks thinks his group is improved. Find out why inside.
In the fast-paced world of sports and social media, BTN.com now offers in-game Big Ten highlights on Twitter. When a big play happens or a memorable moment occurs, BTN.com editors will post and share the video in a matter of minutes.
Like bold predictions? Of course, you do! Well, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his Week 1 bold predictions and observations in this post.
BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart explains how there are two prime opportunities for the Big Ten to earn some much-needed credibility by scoring victories vs. elite programs.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. Find out what your coach has to say prior to Week 1.
Not many people know the Big Ten as well as former Iowa quarterback Chuck Long. Tom Dienhart goes one-on-one in this Q&A with the former Hawkeye standout.
Everyone can agree Wisconsin-LSU is the most intriguing Week 1 Big Ten matchup, right? Right. OK, now it's time for Tom Dienhart's full Week 1 Big Ten game rankings.
The Marching Illini recently visited Illinois football practice. It resulted in some entertaining dancing and a good time had by all. View a trio of videos in this post.