The Big Ten announced Wednesday that it has notified the NCAA of initial recommendations designed to provide enhanced benefits for student-athletes.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. And each Tuesday afternoon, we post the audio of every coach’s call right here. Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald: Listen to what @coachfitz51 had to say as @NUfbfamily gears up for week 6 of #B1G football action. http://t.co/Tqorl6sjF5 — Northwestern on BTN (@BTN_NU) September 30, 2014 Michigan Coach Brady Hoke: Listen to what coach Brady Hoke had to say as @umichfootball gears up for week 6 of #B1G football action. http://t.co/kPqVVQdWAw — Michigan on BTN (@BTN_Michigan)
Iowa is on a bye this week, but offensive coordinator Greg Davis announced Tuesday that Jake Rudock, the starter to open the season, and C.J. Beathard, the backup who started last week’s win at Purdue, will share quarterback duties moving forward. “We feel like we have two good quarterbacks, Davis said, “and we’ll look at it in these next 11 days and then we’ll go from there.” “What you can expect is that we’ll probably play two with no set series, numbers or whatever.” Rudock started the first three games but suffered a hip injury late in the first half
Big Ten fans have questions, and Tom Dienhart has answers. Is the Big Ten home to the best running backs? Why no Big Ten teams slotted for the Rose Bowl? See his answers inside.
Michigan is out and Rutgers is in on Tom Dienhart's latest Big Ten Bowl Projections. See all of his predicted matchups inside.
It's Michigan State and Nebraska atop this week's list for the second consecutive week, and the two teams just so happen to meet Saturday.
Minnesota will be a force in the West, Nebraska and Ameer Abdullah can't be stopped, and Michigan is a mess. I learned that and more about the Big Ten in Week 5.
The results are in, and now it's time to see how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 5 game predictions. Find out inside!
It isn’t a Sunday without BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo’s latest installment of “Sunday Ruminations.” Get DiNardo’s Week 5 thoughts inside. Also, follow @gerrydinardo! Get our latest Week 5 coverage: ILLINOIS Sunday Ruminations – #ILLINI Still on schedule 3 – 2 with match up opponent PU coming to town this week. Can't have turnovers – 3 yesterday — Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) September 28, 2014 INDIANA Sunday Ruminations #Hoosiers Unusual non-conference schedule continues this week with North Texas but sure looks like must win for Bowl game — Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) September 28, 2014 IOWA Sunday Ruminations #Hawkeyes Will have to continue
It was a great week of Big Ten football. Get Tom Dienhart's Week 5 honors, grades and numbers inside.