It's Sunday, and that means it's time for Gerry DiNardo's weekly Sunday Ruminations. The BTN analyst goes to Twitter every Sunday morning to give his 140-character analysis/take on each Big Ten team that was in action.
The first full weekend of Big Ten action continued to affirm the legitimacy of Iowa and Northwestern, which each moved to 5-0. And, sorry, Ohio State and Michigan State, but Michigan has been the most impressive team in the Big Ten East.
What a fun day of Big Ten football! [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Best of Week 5 | Week 5 picks revisited | Week 5 uniforms | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 5 top performers | Gerry DiNardo’s tweets | Dienhart: Wildcats can dream big | John Harbaugh visits Michigan sideline ] There were plenty of outstanding individual performances on Saturday. We saw some incredible running numbers, as well as some standout defensive statistics. Who was the most impressive? Well, that’s
Before we turn our attention to Week 6, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Michigan beat writer Angelique Chengelis and Big Ten fans did with their Week 5 Big Ten game predictions.
Where were you the night of Oct. 6, 2013? Northwestern knows exactly where it was back then. Why shouldn’t it? The program hasn’t been the same since that infamous night—the night the music died for the Northwestern program as it slipped from relevancy.
Northwestern likes to dance. And dance some more. [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Best of Week 5 | Week 5 picks revisited | Top performers | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Dienhart: Wildcats can dream big | John Harbaugh visits Michigan sideline | Northwestern keeps on dancing ] Why not, right? The 16th-ranked Wildcats shut out Minnesota, 27-0, Saturday afternoon to move to 5-0, matching their win total from each of the previous two seasons. After each win, thanks to @NUFBFamily, we get to see this beautiful and never-gets-old dance. That’s tough to top, but the
Iowa edged No. 19 Wisconsin, 10-6, at Camp Randall Stadium and No. 16 Northwestern shut out Minnesota, 27-0, at Ryan Field to highlight early Week 5 Big Ten action. In other early action, No. 2 Michigan State held off Purdue, No. 22 Michigan blanked Maryland and Penn State edged Army. Looking for available live in-game highlights? We got them! Check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois football highlights Indiana football highlights Iowa football highlights Maryland football highlights Michigan football highlights Michigan State football highlights Minnesota football highlights
It’s Week 5, and that means Big Ten play is here! [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Power Rankings | Best of Week 5 | Week 5 picks revisited | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 5 top performers | Gerry DiNardo’s tweets | Dienhart: Wildcats can dream big | John Harbaugh visits Michigan sideline | Northwestern keeps on dancing ] Twelve Big Ten teams are opening the conference slate Saturday, while Penn State hosts Army and Rutgers is the first Big Ten team to have an open week. As is the
Wildcats football is off to its best start in a few years. Northwestern’s team, which hosts Minnesota today, is undefeated, at the top of the Big Ten West division, and ranked 16th and 17th in the AP and Coaches Polls, respectively. The team’s success is surprising given the lackluster couple of seasons that preceded this year. Many attribute the turnaround to tough defensive play or simpler, more streamlined offensive systems. But another possibility — and one you’ll probably only read about here — is that they’re getting a healthy amount of shuteye. That’s because Northwestern graduates Jeff Kahn, Jacob Kelter
Who will win the Big Ten West? [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Week 5 previews | Polls: Pick Week 5 winners | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Bowl Projections | Big Ten Mailbag | Q&A: Nate Sudfeld | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] That’s the million-dollar question right now, and with Northwestern and Iowa being the only two remaining undefeated teams in the division, it looks to be wide open as we enter Big Ten play. Nebraska and Wisconsin were the two popular picks heading into the season. However, the Huskers already