The latest college football polls were released Sunday, including the initial 2013 BCS standings. Three Big Ten teams are listed in the standings, led by Ohio State (7-0) at No. 4 overall.
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Before we turn our attention to Week 9, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 8 Big Ten predictions. Our entire panel and Big Ten fans all went 4-1, missing Minnesota’s victory over Northwestern, meaning Stephen Bardo, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina remain in a first-place tie.
You don’t get to be known as “The Best Damn Band in the Land” without putting together some unforgettable halftime performances. Well, the Ohio State band lived up to its nickname, and then some, Saturday afternoon. Quite simply, the band’s “Michael Jackson Tribute” was nothing short of fantastic.
Every Saturday night during the Big Ten football season, BTN.com posts its “U.S. Marine Corps: Leaders of the Week.” The feature is designed to honor some of the top individual Big Ten performances. Check out our Week 7 stars in this post.
Looking for Week 8 highlights, stats and game stories? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Catch up on all the day’s best highlights and get caught up on all the stats and action from a wild Saturday in this post.
Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby is the second Big Ten player, and the second Big Ten player in as many weeks, to be ejected for targeting. Roby was booted after a jarring first-quarter hit on Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz in Saturday’s 34-24 victory. A week ago, Nebraska cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste was tossed for the same rule.
Craving something sweet? Whether you’re an Ohio State football fan or not, there’s plenty of sugar in the school’s latest annual Ohio Stadium cake. Like, 350 pounds of goodness, that is. The cake, which serves 1,000 people and was made with 90 mixes and 22 dozen eggs, can be found on the south lawn of St. John Arena prior to Saturday afternoon’s game vs. Iowa.