What a difference three weeks can make. After an 11-point home loss to Nebraska on Sept. 24 dropped Northwestern to 1-3, a seventh bowl game under head coach Pat Fitzgerald looked unlikely for 2016. Sure, the Wildcats were only a third of the way through their schedule. But a dreadful 9-7 home loss to FCS Illinois State (who is now 3-4) had already stained their resume, and there seemed to be little reason for optimism. Long viewed as a program that “won ugly,” Northwestern was beginning to lose ugly with a weakened defense and an offense that appeared inept through
Who is going to take home the hardware? BTN.com Tom Dienhart asked some writers who cover the league to look into the crystal ball.
Here's the most dangerous team in the Big Ten West. Penn State needs a signature win. How good will Wisconsin's freshman QB turn out to be? And what's next for Purdue? BTN.com's Tom Dienhart lays out the things he thinks he knows ahead of Week 8.
Who wins Week 8 Big Ten football games? Click inside to pick your winners for all seven games, including a trio on BTN/BTN2Go.
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.
Week 8 features all 14 teams in action in seven games. And all eyes will be on two games, one from each division that will go a long way in shaping the races: Ohio State at Penn State in the East and Wisconsin at Iowa in the West.
The Big Ten office released its Week 7 football award winners Monday. See all of the honorees, plus watch select video highlights, inside.
Through seven weeks, Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com still has 11 Big Ten teams projected for bowls—just like last week.
All hail Ohio State, which showed why it is king of the Big Ten with a gutty overtime win at Wisconsin. The victory keep Urban Meyer's team atop my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
On a Saturday when Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan State and Maryland all had quarterbacks make starts for the first time, Ohio State needed its veteran superstar QB to pull out a huge overtime win at Wisconsin.