The matchups for the 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge were announced Thursday morning. The headliners for the 19th annual event include Duke at Indiana, Notre Dame at Michigan State, Louisville at Purdue and Wisconsin at Virginia.
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.
Three Michigan State football players were charged Tuesday with criminal sexual conduct in connection with an incident that occurred on campus in January. Arrest warrants signed by an Ingham County judge name Donnie Corley Jr., Demetric Vance and Josh King. It was not clear when they would be arraigned.
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.
Yes, June has just begun. And air hasn’t even been pumped into footballs yet for the start of the season, which is still over two months away. But why not take a peek at an early—and I mean EARLY—projected 2018 NCAA tourney bracket now that we know which players are staying and which ones are going pro?
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.
Now that the 2017 NBA Draft draft pool is finalized, the experts are putting out their latest way-too-early 2017-18 top 25 polls. Michigan State is a clear top 5 team in the polls we checked, while Northwestern is represented in each.