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Dienhart: A look at 2017 cross-division draws

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.

Dienhart: Toughest conference game for each Big Ten team

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.

Best of Week 13: Ohio State at Michigan highlight rivalry week

It’s rivalry week, the final Saturday of the regular season! And, a lot could be on the line, including division championships. As usual, the place to start on this final Saturday is “The Game,” as Ohio State is at Michigan. In case you didn’t know, Jim Harbaugh is 0-2 vs. the Buckeyes.

Best of Week 12: Wisconsin hosts Michigan for first time since 2009

This could be a pivotal Saturday, as the finish line for the season draws near. Keep an eye on Michigan at Wisconsin. The Wolverines and Badgers have met just one time since 2010, with Michigan taking a 14-7 decision last year in Ann Arbor.

Best of Week 11: Get ready for some big Big Ten West games

The season is hitting the home stretch, so a lot figures to be on the line. All 14 schools are in action with the Iowa at Wisconsin tilt at the top of the “must watch” list.

Best of Week 9: Ohio State looks for revenge vs. Penn State

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 announces first three weeks of 2017 football schedule

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

Best of Week 7: Ohio State visits Nebraska in interdivision clash

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.