Yes, we just celebrated Labor Day. But, it’s never too early to think about bowl season, right? Right. For that, let’s check-in with Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com, the best in the galaxy when it comes to stuff like this.
Thank goodness for Ohio State. The Buckeyes’ impressive win vs. Virginia Tech helped salvage what was a disappointing opening to the 2015 season. The Big Ten finished with an 8-6 mark. But against the Power Five leagues, the Big Ten was just 2-4.
Before we turn our attention to Week 2, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Illinois beat writer Bob Asmussen and Big Ten fans did with their Week 1 Big Ten predictions. [ MORE: Best of Week 1 | What Tom Dienhart learned | Power rankings | Bowl projections ] Everyone but Big Ten fans opened the season 11-3. The fans went 10-4, meaning they trail the pack by the slimmest of margins. Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) Week 1 record: 11-3 Week 1 picks: Utah 24, Michigan 17; TCU 28, Minnesota 19; Michigan State 44, Western Michigan 14; Illinois 29,
There is no bigger Week 2 game than Oregon's visit to Michigan State. And, the Spartans will "Stripe the Stadium" for the prime-time tussle vs. the reigning national runner-up. Have a look at the stadium seating chart in this post.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart explains why this has not been a great opening week for Big Ten football.
Reach higher. Those are Mark Dantonio’s words. Not mine. But, I like the sound of it: reach higher. It’s inspiring, which is why it’s the theme of the season for Michigan State. The Spartans did need to reach too high—too high–to beat Western Michigan tonight, taking a 37-24 win. The best way to describe the victory: methodical. Michigan State can play better. And, it must—and will. The Spartans will need to with Oregon coming to East Lansing next week for a prime-time tilt with potential playoff implications. This game vs. Western Michigan—not overly impressive for the Spartans–was about kicking the
If you love Michigan State football, chances are you are counting down the minutes to tonight’s season opening matchup against Western Michigan. Well, we have the perfect video for you to watch, in anticipation for tonight’s game. Carve out 14 minutes to watch this epic hype video, which takes fans through the Mark Dantonio era from when he arrived in East Lansing back in 2007 to current day. Watch the video at the top of this post. Credit YouTube user MSUAndyHRCMB for this outstanding video. Enjoy, Spartan fans!
Connor Cook threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns, and the Spartans racked up 196 rushing yards en route to a 37-24 win over Western Michigan on Friday night. The second game of the evening was set to feature Illinois vs. Kent State, but that contest was postponed and will be played Saturday at 1 p.m. CT on BTN2Go. Here is the link to watch the Illinois vs. Kent State game on BTN2Go. Check out Friday’s score on our Big Ten scoreboard. Catch up scores, stats and recaps below. MICHIGAN STATE 37, WESTERN MICHIGAN 24: BOX | PBP | RECAP
Michigan State University launched its Spartan Selfies app a few months ago, allowing students, alumni, and faculty and staff to share photos of themselves with the crest of their mascot’s helmet above their heads to demonstrate school pride. But they’ve demonstrated something else with their #SpartanSelfies — the culture of service and innovation at Michigan State. We’ve compiled a handful of photos below that capture both Spartan spirit and living “B1G.” Enjoy! Dan Clay is a Michigan State professor and director of the university’s global programs in sustainable agri-foods systems. In that role, he’s done field work in places
You have questions, I have answers in this week’s mail bag. The best thing of all: It’s game week, as many of your questions point toward an interesting opening of the season that includes several tilts that will play a role in shaping the Big Ten’s perception on a national level. Read them all and send fresh comments and questions at the the bottom of this post. Is this the year Minnesota takes home The Little Brown Jug, Floyd of Rosedale and Paul Bunyan’s Axe? – Ryan I think Minnesota has a good chance to pull off the trifecta. The Gophers