A very abbreviated week of action with just five games. Why? Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue and Michigan all are off.
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The Big Ten East lost some very nice wide receiver and tight end talent to the NFL, but plenty of talented pass-catchers return. Check out Tom Dienhart’s full ranking.
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Lots of juicy matchups dot this week’s menu with Michigan State at Michigan and Nebraska at Minnesota leading the way. Get Tom Dienhart’s early preview and game rankings inside!
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This is the first week of full-scale Big Ten action, with seven conference games. Highlighting the action is the large Big Ten West matchup of Wisconsin at Nebraska.
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It all begins up front. Any coach will tell you that. If your school doesn’t have a good offensive line, it has little chance for consistent success—no matter how good the skill-position talent is.
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Week 5 features just one non-conference game, with Penn State hosting Army, and the Big Ten’s first bye of the season (Rutgers).
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums and faculty are taking to work.