Penn State must win. Something's going on with Iowa's C.J. Beathard. Purdue has become ... intriguing. And Nebraska is flying low on the radar. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart rolls out 10 things he thinks he knows before Saturday's games.
A special commemorative Sam Foltz-Mike Sadler coin will be used at all seven Week 5 Big Ten games, it was announced Wednesday afternoon.
The Big Ten had this to say about the Penn State targeting ejection in Week 4: "In this particular play, the defender was making a legitimate attempt to get to the ball and, upon full review, the call of Targeting should have been reversed by the Replay Official."
Who wins Week 5 Big Ten football games? Jump inside to select your winners for all seven games, including a quartet on BTN/BTN2Go.
Week 5 brings us the first full-blow Saturday of all Big Ten games, as all 14 teams are in action for the first time vs. each other. And there is no shortage of intriguing matchups.
Like it, hate or feel indifferent about, the National Anthem protests by athletes across America have had their desired effect of bringing awareness to how African-Americans are treated by law enforcement.
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.
OK, at this point, there’s reason to watch every Penn State kickoff for the remainder of the 2016 season. For the second time in the first four weeks, Penn State kicker Joey Julius, all 258 pounds of him, leveled a returner, this time in Saturday’s loss at Michigan. The player on the receiving end of the unexpected highlight tackle? That would be Michigan star Jourdan Lewis. In Week 1, it was a poor Kent State player. The hit on Lewis was so forceful, it left both players a little shaken up. Watch Julius’ hit vs. Lewis in the video above,
Wisconsin is an early-season surprise. Can the Badgers win the Big Ten West? Keep an eye on Nebraska. Northwestern’s fortunes haven’t been as kind. See what Tom Dienhart is buying and selling post-Week 4.
Ohio State remains in the projected four-team playoff field of Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. And 10 Big Ten teams are in Palm’s bowl projections through four weeks. Like last week, Palm has the Buckeyes seeded No. 3, playing No. 2 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl. Palm has No. 1 Alabama taking on No. 4 Stanford in the Peach Bowl in the other playoff game. For the third week in a row, Palm has 10 Big Ten teams in bowls. Only Northwestern, Purdue, Illinois and Rutgers are left out. Here is where Palm has Big Ten teams slotted in the postseason: