The NFL's countdown of the top 100 players entering the 2017 season is complete, and the Big Ten occupies 18 spots. No. 1 Tom Brady (Michigan) tops the list, while No. 7 Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State) and No. 9 Le'Veon Bell (Michigan State) help give the Big Ten three top 10 players.
Four Big Ten players were selected in last week's NBA Draft, but some prominent names went undrafted. Where did the Big Ten's undrafted talent end up signing for the summer?
The Atlantic Coast and Big Ten Conferences on Monday announced the dates for the 19th annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The matchups, featuring all 14 Big Ten teams and all but one ACC member, were announced on June 8.
Upsets. They happen. Ask Iowa fans, who won’t soon forget losing at home to FCS North Dakota State last season. Northwestern can sympathize, as the Wildcats fell at home to Illinois State in 2016. No doubt, more upsets will take place this fall.
Few things get fans more excited than an upset. Most will fondly recall the time their school knocked off a team that it was supposed to lose to. Some upsets of note of recent vintage are Michigan State taking down Ohio State in Columbus in 2015.
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They are on every schedule—even your school’s. They are the easy games. You know, games that look like a sure win. Some call them “creampuff games” or “layups.” Get Tom Dienhart's pick for each Big Ten school's easiest game this season.
Look at your school’s schedule. Now, get out a red pen and circle the game you feel is a “must win.” You know, the game that your team can't afford to drop in order to reach its season goals, whether that be bowl eligibility or a division crown.
A schedule can make or break a team’s season. And a big part of the schedule equation is cross-division games. What three teams does your school play from the other division? Who does it miss? This fall, Big Ten West teams all get five home conference games, including two of three interdivision matchups.
The Michigan-Ohio State game always is one of the most anticipated Big Ten games each season. But there are other enticing league contests on tap this fall. Here is a look at the toughest conference game for each Big Ten school.