With the Big Ten playing nine league games for the first time since 1984, there are fewer non-conference tilts with each school playing just three. So, the number of marquee out-of-conference games has been trimmed. Still, there are some intriguing matchups. Here is a ranking of the non-league schedules of the Big Ten East schools, from toughest to easiest. 1. Ohio State. The game at Oklahoma on Sept. 17 should be a doozy and one of the best non-con games in the nation. Each school has national title hopes. And each school has a Heisman-contending QB, with J.T. Barrett facing
Week 8 features all 14 teams in action in seven games. All eyes will be on two games, one from each division that will go a long way in shaping the races: Ohio State at Penn State and Wisconsin at Iowa. Iowa is 3-5 in its last eight vs. Wisconsin but won last year in Madison to end a three-game slide vs. the Badgers. This will be a key clash to determine pecking order in the Big Ten West, which looks open. When Ohio State comes to Penn State, it will be the Nittany Lions’ annual White Out game. The
David Jones at Pennlive.com has a look at the list of Big Ten teams based on gross football revenue from 2014-15.
Techsideline.com recently released a graphic that shows the number of appearances in the AP Poll during the last 20 years.
In his latest week-by-week look at the 2016 football schedule, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart zeroes in on Week 6, which includes the Floyd of Rosedale game as well as an intriguing non-conference match-up.
The National Football Foundation released its ballot of candidates for the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
For the first time since 1984, the Big Ten will play nine conference games. Schools will play the other six teams in their division … and three from the opposite division. And, schedule strengths can vary a great deal based on which schools a team does not have to play from the other division.
Week 5 brings us the first full-blow Saturday of all Big Ten games, as all 14 teams are in action headlined by a big intra-division tilt with Wisconsin at Michigan. Nebraska will have revenge on its mind when Illinois comes to town. Last year in Champaign, the Huskers suffered an epic meltdown in a 14-13 loss. The Fighting Illini moved 72 yards in 41 seconds, scoring with 10 seconds to play on a 1-yard TD grab by Geronimo Allison. Illinois trailed 13-0 before scoring with 13:21 to play. Nebraska squandered chances, the last when it elected to throw on third
This week's Jim Harbaugh-Nick Saban flareup leads our writer to ask one of his favorite questions: What about a college football commissioner? Also in today's news digest: An assessment of the Iowa QB situation, an update from Michigan State's Mark Dantonio on his junior class, and Nebraska's Mike Riley make a fascinating move to educate his players on sexual assault.
Jim Harbaugh responded to Nick Saban's comments on satellite camps, via Twitter. See what the Wolverines' coach had to say inside.