This was a Saturday dotted with big games and big opportunities. The results were very positive for the Big Ten on this big Saturday. At the top end of the scale were huge wins by Ohio State (at Oklahoma), Michigan State (at Notre Dame) and Nebraska (vs. Oregon).
Before we turn our attention to Week 4, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 3 Big Ten game predictions. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart went 9-2 to lead the way and move into a first-place tie.
There was cool sight on the field at Michigan Stadium prior to Saturday's game vs. Colorado. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, a former NFL quarterback, and ex-Michigan QB and current New England Patriots star Tom Brady played a little catch near midfield.
Tom Brady is Michigan’s honorary captain Saturday afternoon vs. Colorado. The former Michigan quarterback and future NFL Hall of Famer is no stranger to hanging out in his old college town; in fact, he delivered a memorable speech to Brady Hoke’s team during 2013 fall practice. Brady arrived in Ann Arbor early enough to share a wonderful moment with his son, among other things, as the pair played catch and ran routes on the iconic field. Watch Brady throw a touchdown to his son, who celebrates with, what other than, a dab in the quarterback’s Facebook post above.
In my weekly research of Big Ten football, I come across plenty of information. Here's my look at few gems ahead of Saturday's actiopn, which includes four games on BTN/BTN2Go. They are Colorado at Michigan, Duke at Northwestern, Georgia State at Wisconsin, and Temple at Penn State.
Minnesota’s chances to win the West? Can Penn State crack into the top three of the Big Ten East? Ohio State's Malik Hooker or Michigan's Jabrill Peppers - who would you take? Readers send in their questions and Tom Dienhart answer them in his weekly Big Ten mailbag.
A quick look at what's happening in Big Ten stories of science, philanthropy and the arts.
So far no Big Ten quarterback has played better than Michigan’s Wilton Speight. No way Penn State loses at home this week. Wisconsin needs another blowout. These are three of the things BTN.com's Tom Dienhart thinks he knows heading into Saturday.
They're inspiring young minds one nautical mile at a time.
This is a blockbuster Saturday that merits some type of nickname. So, let’s go with “Shakedown Saturday.” Everywhere you turn, there is a big game, paced by Ohio State’s trip to Oklahoma, in what is the last full-blown Saturday of non-conference action.