Upsets. They happen. Ask Iowa fans, who won’t soon forget losing at home to FCS North Dakota State last season. Northwestern can sympathize, as the Wildcats fell at home to Illinois State in 2016. No doubt, more upsets will take place this fall.
Few things get fans more excited than an upset. Most will fondly recall the time their school knocked off a team that it was supposed to lose to. Some upsets of note of recent vintage are Michigan State taking down Ohio State in Columbus in 2015.
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With the 2017 NBA Draft taking place Thursday, we looked back at how the top picks from the Big Ten over the last decade have fared.
They are on every schedule—even your school’s. They are the easy games. You know, games that look like a sure win. Some call them “creampuff games” or “layups.” Get Tom Dienhart's pick for each Big Ten school's easiest game this season.
Look at your school’s schedule. Now, get out a red pen and circle the game you feel is a “must win.” You know, the game that your team can't afford to drop in order to reach its season goals, whether that be bowl eligibility or a division crown.
A schedule can make or break a team’s season. And a big part of the schedule equation is cross-division games. What three teams does your school play from the other division? Who does it miss? This fall, Big Ten West teams all get five home conference games, including two of three interdivision matchups.
The Michigan-Ohio State game always is one of the most anticipated Big Ten games each season. But there are other enticing league contests on tap this fall. Here is a look at the toughest conference game for each Big Ten school.
There is nothing like a good non-conference game to test a program before the rigors on league play kick in. And each Big Ten school has at least one stern test looming this fall.
The 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft started Monday and concluded Wednesday night. View all of the Big Ten selections inside.