It’s all about the holy trinity of Ohio State, Michigan State and Iowa, which replaces Michigan, in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
The beat goes on for Iowa, which can smell perfection from here. Purdue finally tasted Big Ten victory, while the unimaginable hard times continue for Nebraska. As for Minnesota … that loss to Michigan is gonna leave a mark.
It's Sunday, and that means it's time for Gerry DiNardo's weekly Sunday Ruminations. Check out the BTN analyst's 140-character Week 9 takes inside.
With top dogs Ohio State and Michigan State off, the weekend lacked big stakes. But Iowa stayed perfect, and Michigan won a game it should have probably lost after losing a game it probably should have won the last time out.
Week 9 of the Big Ten football season had a little bit of everything. We saw Christian Hackenberg have a monster day through the air, and Corey Clement have an outstanding game running the ball. [ MORE: Best of Week 9 | Week 9 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | What Tom Dienhart learned | Dienhart: Hackenberg has Penn State on a roll | Week 9 picks revisited | Week 9 top performers | Watch Minnesota honor Jerry Kill | Gerry DiNardo’s tweets | Like Halloween costumes?
The 2015 college football season has been filled with plenty of wild and crazy finishes. [ MORE: Week 9 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Dienhart: Hackenberg has Penn State on a roll | Watch Minnesota honor Jerry Kill ] There was another one on Saturday, and this one came in a primetime matchup between Michigan and Minnesota. Trailing 29-26 with under 30 seconds remaining in the game, Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner threw a perfect fade pass to Drew Wolitarsky, which was inititally ruled a touchdown. However, the replay showed his knee was down at the 1-yard
Minnesota honored recently retired football coach Jerry Kill during Saturday night’s rivalry game vs. No. 15 Michigan. [ MORE: Dienhart: Kill was one of the game’s best coaches, people | Remember these Kill moments? ] During a timeout midway through the first quarter, the school aired a video tribute on the big board to the coach who retired Wednesday due to health concerns. The fans loved it, giving Kill, who was not in attendance, a standing ovation and chanting “Jerry! Jerry!” The video included highlights and behind-the-scenes moments from Kill’s Minnesota tenure, which lasted four-plus seasons and included a 29-29
Big Ten fans were treated to five football games today, highlighted by Michigan’s 29-26 win over Minnesota. Catch up on all of today’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. For in-game and postgame video highlights, check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois football highlights Indiana football highlights Iowa football highlights Maryland football highlights Michigan football highlights Michigan State football highlights Minnesota football highlights Nebraska football highlights Northwestern football highlights Ohio State football highlights Penn State football highlights Purdue football highlights Rutgers football highlights Wisconsin football highlights ***
We’ve seen Purdue rock an all-anthracite Nike alternate uniform, and now we’ll see Minnesota, another Nike school, do the same. [ MORE: See a photo gallery of the new alternate uniform ] The Gophers will debut the new uniform combination in Tracy Claeys’ debut as interim coach vs. Michigan at 7 p.m. ET Saturday night. Minnesota’s school colors are maroon and gold, of course, but, as the tweet reads, the players (and recruits) love these kind of designs. The people who subscribe to old-school ideals probably won’t like this design, especially not in a game where the Little Brown Jug
The Big Ten is an absolute power in the college wrestling world. One look at the preseason USA TODAY/NWCA Poll is all the proof one needs. The Big Ten features a total of nine ranked teams, including four in the top 5 (No. 2 Penn State; No. 3 Michigan; No. 4 Iowa; No. 5 Ohio State). Nebraska rounds out the top 10, giving the conference five top 10 teams, while Illinois (No. 11), Wisconsin (No. 15), Minnesota (No. 17) and Rutgers (No. 18) also land on the poll. View the full preseason poll below: RANK SCHOOL RECORD POINTS PREVIOUS 1