Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.
Time to check out the Big Ten bowl projections from Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. For the second week in a row, Palm projects no Big Ten teams in the playoffs. He has No. 1 Alabama playing No. 4 Houston in the Peach Bowl and No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl. Palm had 11 Big Ten teams in bowls last week; he has just 10 this week, with Northwestern falling out after an 0-2 start that has included losses to a MAC team and a FCS squad. Last week, Northwestern was projected to be in the
Save for one stunning upset—I’m looking at you, Northwestern—it was business as usual in the Big Ten in Week 2. As a result, there isn't much change in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
Before we turn our attention to Week 3, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 2 Big Ten game predictions. Like Big Ten teams, Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Big Ten fans all went 12-2, missing the same two games: Western Michigan at Northwestern and Wisconsin vs. LSU. See all of our Week 2 predictions below. Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) 2016 record: 24-3 Week 2 record: 12-1 Week 2 picks: Maryland 27, FIU 10; Cincinnati 31, Purdue 20; Rutgers 28, Howard 10; Michigan 31, UCF 7; Minnesota 27, Indiana State 14; Nebraska
Week 2 was all about the blowouts with five teams scored over 50 points as Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rutgers and Wisconsin all hung at least half-a-hundred on opponents in easy wins.
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Minnesota hosts Indiana State at noon ET on Saturday. Our BTN Stats Guy provides five things to know before the game.
In this week's "Things We Think We Know," BTN.com's Tom Dienhart lays out ten things: Fear Iowa. Ohio State means business. Heres one Week 2 "must win." Read them all ahead of Saturday's games.
It's time to sift through Tom Dienhart's mailbag as we head toward Week Two.
Minnesota announced Wednesday that Gophers head wrestling coach J Robinson was fired and that Brandon Eggum will take over as interim head coach for this coming season. Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle made the announcement in a press conferencee. Watch the entire press conference above. Robinson was dismissed after an investigation revealed the coach wasn’t forthcoming to school officials and made unauthorized promises of amnesty to his athletes, the school said. Robinson became embroiled in the drug scandal after police investigated allegations that more than a dozen wrestlers sold and used the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. In a letter sent to Robinson on Wednesday,