Tom Dienhart and Sean Merriman recently released their updated Big Ten Player Rankings heading into Week 7. See who else made their countdowns inside.
Like bold predictions? Of course, you do! Well, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his Week 7 bold predictions and observations in this post.
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Week 7 features five Big Ten games, headlined by Northwestern at Minnesota. Tom Dienhart previews the best of the week in this post. Any guesses as to which team he puts on upset alert?
The Big Ten features plenty of true freshmen who have made a quick and smooth transition to college. Sean Merriman ranks the top 10 through the first six weeks inside.
The Big Ten announced Wednesday that it will ensure any student-athlete recruited to a Big Ten school will be guaranteed his or her scholarship if pursuit of degree is interrupted.
This is interesting: Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has accused the Michigan State defense of clapping to disrupt the snap count in last Saturday’s game in East Lansing. On the Big Ten coaches teleconference Tuesday, Pelini said MSU clapped to disrupt Nebraska’s snap count. The Cornhuskers were called for three pre-snap penalties, two false starts and a delay of game. Pelini said by clapping, the Michigan State defense violated NCAA rules. “That’s something I’ll talk to the league office about,” Pelini said. Listen to Pelini’s full teleconference: Check out Mark Dantonio’s response below. Dantonio, on Pelini clapping claims, says MSU does
Six teams have played six games, meaning nearly half of the conference has reached the halfway point of the season. That being the case, let’s take a look back at what we saw.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. And each Tuesday afternoon, we post the audio of every coach’s call right here. Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald: Listen to what @CoachFitz51 had to say as @NUFBFamily gears up for week 7 of #B1G football action. http://t.co/T4PrMSlobH — Northwestern on BTN (@BTN_NU) October 7, 2014 Michigan coach Brady Hoke: Listen to what Brady Hoke had to say as @umichfootball gears up for week 7 of #B1G football action. http://t.co/ddgY3kO9D8 — Michigan on BTN (@BTN_Michigan) October
This week, Tom Dienhart has added Northwestern to his latest Big Ten Bowl Projections, putting 10 Big Ten teams on the list.