After Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller went down with a season-ending injury, the biggest question around the Big Ten became: Who is the top quarterback? Big Ten fans got some answers on Saturday, as we saw several quarterback compile outstanding performances. Here are my Big Ten quarterback rankings from Week 1. 1. Connor Cook, Michigan State. Cook only played one half, but it sure was a special one. The reigning MVP of the Big Ten title game and Rose Bowl hit 12-of-13 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns in the Spartans’ 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State. More impressive: Cook
What should Big Ten football fans be looking for on Saturday? Sean Merriman has a rundown of the upcoming games and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the action.
What did Tom Dienhart learn in Michigan State's season-opening win over Jacksonville State on Friday night? Here's what!
(AP) Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter – and withstood a hit to his leg that left him momentarily hobbled – to help No. 8 Michigan State to an easy 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State on Friday night. MICHIGAN STATE 45, JACKSONVILLE STATE 7: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | GALLERY
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
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.
Our Countdown to Kickoff series has reached the end. The final topic: Big Ten champion? See who our panel picks in this post.
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.
Iowa left tackle Brandon Scherff tops BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's preseason player rankings. Who else made his top five? Find out inside!
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.