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
A slate of six games looms on this Saturday. And there is some marquee appeal. At the top of the list is Ohio State’s trip to Nebraska. Northwestern’s game at Maryland also is interesting. NU may be the top team in the West, while the Terps are on the rise and looking to make a statement.
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.
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.
The first week kicks off with a bang with 13 games, including Ohio State at Indiana on Thursday night, involving all 14 teams. And there are several great clashes to whet the appetite and set the table for 2017.
With spring practices finished, schools are focusing on offseason work before fall camp kicks off. Some positions are in better shape than others for certain schools. Let’s take a look at the seven schools in the best shape at punter.
Can Michigan State rebound from an unexpected nine-loss 2016 season? Tom Dienhart dives into the 2017 Spartan slate.
Michael Geiger will forever be remembered for his game-winning field goal in Michigan State's 2015 upset at Ohio State. His celebration was pretty memorable, too. Sunday, on gradation day, Geiger was windmilling again.
With spring practices finished, schools are focusing on offseason work. Let’s take a look at which position units are in the best shape … beginning with running backs. The seven schools in the best shape, taking into account experience, productivity and depth, are …