It’s Little Brown Jug week! And Ohio State’s trip to Iowa drips with intrigue, while Northwestern’s junket to Nebraska will play a big role in shaping the Big Ten West chase during a week with all 14 teams in action.
All 14 teams are in action in league play for the first time. And there are some good clashes on deck, headlined by Penn State playing at Ohio State. And we have a rivalry, too, with Minnesota at Iowa in a battle for Floyd of Rosedale.
BTN today announced its schedule for the first three weeks of the 2017 college football season, featuring 16 non-conference matchups that include the defending Big Ten Champion Penn State Nittany Lions as well as Michigan and Wisconsin teams that finished last season ranked in the Associated Press top 10. BTN kicks off the season on Thursday, August 31, at 7 p.m. ET when P.J. Fleck and the Minnesota Golden Gophers host Buffalo at TCF Bank Field. Four games follow on Saturday, Sept. 2, including a matchup between Iowa and Wyoming that will pit Butkus Award finalist Josey Jewell and the
The Big Ten, which tied a conference record with five teams in the 2017 NCAA Baseball Tournament, was eliminated in regional action this past weekend. [ MORE: View the interactive NCAA tourney bracket ] Indiana, Big Ten tourney champ Iowa and Maryland all won one game, while Big Ten regular-season champ Nebraska and Michigan each lost their first two games. The Hawkeyes carded the biggest win, taking down No. 1 seed Houston in the their Houston Region opener. A couple more notables: Indiana’s Logan Sowers belted a trio of home runs Saturday, and Big Ten player of the year Jake
Week 6 offers up some interesting tilts, including a big rivalry game with Michigan State playing at Michigan. But there are two other very compelling games, headlined by Wisconsin playing at Nebraska. And keep an eye on the Penn State at Northwestern contest.
In the third episode of the BTN Podcast, former Iowa Hawkeye tight end George Kittle joined Alex Roux of BTN.com. Kittle was a 2017 fifth round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers, and he discussed his transition to the NFL, his time in Iowa City and his love of WWE wrestling among other topics throughout the show.
The Big Ten's five NCAA tournament teams open postseason action Friday. Big Ten regular-season champ Nebraska and Indiana pace the conference as No. 2 seeds, while Maryland and Michigan are 3 seeds and Big Ten tourney champ Iowa is a 4.
There isn’t an abundance of pizzazz on a six-game slate this week that includes a Friday night tilt pitting Nebraska at Illinois. The unquestioned top game is Northwestern at Wisconsin in a game between arguably the top two teams in the Big Ten West.
Big Ten action picks up in Week 4, which also is dotted with a few interesting non-league games. The headlines are Penn State at Iowa and Notre Dame at Michigan State. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's full preview inside.
Our look at the upcoming Big Ten football schedule continues with Week 3, which includes Wisconsin at BYU, Purdue at Missouri, Michigan vs. Air Force and Army at Ohio State.