After Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller went down with a season-ending injury, the biggest question around the Big Ten became: Who is the top quarterback? Big Ten fans got some answers on Saturday, as we saw several quarterback compile outstanding performances. Here are my Big Ten quarterback rankings from Week 1. 1. Connor Cook, Michigan State. Cook only played one half, but it sure was a special one. The reigning MVP of the Big Ten title game and Rose Bowl hit 12-of-13 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns in the Spartans’ 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State. More impressive: Cook
The Big Ten cruised to a pair of wins in Week 1 afternoon games, with Maryland and Nebraska drilling James Madison and Florida Atlantic, respectively, while Northwestern's rally fell short vs. Cal.
What should Big Ten football fans be looking for on Saturday? Sean Merriman has a rundown of the upcoming games and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the action.
It’s Friday, the day before game day. (Well, Michigan State plays Jacksonville State tonight and Minnesota and Rutgers played last night. But, you get my point.) And my mind is filled with questions. Here are 20 to ponder until kickoff. Get our latest Week 1 coverage: 1. How will Ohio State redshirt freshman QB J.T. Barrett perform in his first start? 2. Is Wisconsin making the correct decision at quarterback? 3. Will Iowa’s revamped linebacking corps be OK? 4. Is Purdue’s offensive line better? 5. Will Penn State be able to protect Christian Hackenberg? 6. Can Illinois’ defensive line get
In the fast-paced world of sports and social media, BTN.com now offers in-game Big Ten highlights on Twitter. When a big play happens or a memorable moment occurs, BTN.com editors will post and share the video in a matter of minutes.
Like bold predictions? Of course, you do! Well, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his Week 1 bold predictions and observations in this post.
BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart explains how there are two prime opportunities for the Big Ten to earn some much-needed credibility by scoring victories vs. elite programs.
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. Find out what your coach has to say prior to Week 1.
Wisconsin's Week 1 matchup with LSU is a must-see prime-time showdown. But what's the best coaching matchup? How about a player on the spot? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart provides an in-depth preview of what to watch for in Week 1.
Not many people know the Big Ten as well as former Iowa quarterback Chuck Long. Tom Dienhart goes one-on-one in this Q&A with the former Hawkeye standout.