All 14 teams are in action in league play for the first time. And there are some good clashes on deck, headlined by Penn State playing at Ohio State. And we have a rivalry, too, with Minnesota at Iowa in a battle for Floyd of Rosedale.
BTN today announced its schedule for the first three weeks of the 2017 college football season, featuring 16 non-conference matchups that include the defending Big Ten Champion Penn State Nittany Lions as well as Michigan and Wisconsin teams that finished last season ranked in the Associated Press top 10. BTN kicks off the season on Thursday, August 31, at 7 p.m. ET when P.J. Fleck and the Minnesota Golden Gophers host Buffalo at TCF Bank Field. Four games follow on Saturday, Sept. 2, including a matchup between Iowa and Wyoming that will pit Butkus Award finalist Josey Jewell and the
Six games dot the docket as the season inches toward the midway point. And all eyes will be on Michigan’s trip to Penn State in a huge East Division tilt. The Wolverines have won the last three meetings vs. the Nittany Lions, including a 28-16 victory in Beaver Stadium in 2015.
A slate of six games looms on this Saturday. And there is some marquee appeal. At the top of the list is Ohio State’s trip to Nebraska. Northwestern’s game at Maryland also is interesting. NU may be the top team in the West, while the Terps are on the rise and looking to make a statement.
The Big Ten, which tied a conference record with five teams in the 2017 NCAA Baseball Tournament, was eliminated in regional action this past weekend. [ MORE: View the interactive NCAA tourney bracket ] Indiana, Big Ten tourney champ Iowa and Maryland all won one game, while Big Ten regular-season champ Nebraska and Michigan each lost their first two games. The Hawkeyes carded the biggest win, taking down No. 1 seed Houston in the their Houston Region opener. A couple more notables: Indiana’s Logan Sowers belted a trio of home runs Saturday, and Big Ten player of the year Jake
Week 6 offers up some interesting tilts, including a big rivalry game with Michigan State playing at Michigan. But there are two other very compelling games, headlined by Wisconsin playing at Nebraska. And keep an eye on the Penn State at Northwestern contest.
The Big Ten's five NCAA tournament teams open postseason action Friday. Big Ten regular-season champ Nebraska and Indiana pace the conference as No. 2 seeds, while Maryland and Michigan are 3 seeds and Big Ten tourney champ Iowa is a 4.
There isn’t an abundance of pizzazz on a six-game slate this week that includes a Friday night tilt pitting Nebraska at Illinois. The unquestioned top game is Northwestern at Wisconsin in a game between arguably the top two teams in the Big Ten West.
Big Ten action picks up in Week 4, which also is dotted with a few interesting non-league games. The headlines are Penn State at Iowa and Notre Dame at Michigan State. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's full preview inside.
Our look at the upcoming Big Ten football schedule continues with Week 3, which includes Wisconsin at BYU, Purdue at Missouri, Michigan vs. Air Force and Army at Ohio State.