The battle for Floyd of Rosedale is the highlight of this week, as Minnesota takes on Iowa for the iconic bronze pig bauble. See my early look at Week 11 and game rankings inside.
Quarterback questions loom at Northwestern and Purdue. And the jury is out on Iowa’s C.J. Beathard and Illinois’ Wes Lunt Still, there is a lot to like about some of the backfields in the Big Ten West.
November opens with a full slate of seven Big Ten games—including one trophy battle. But it's Michigan State's visit to Nebraska that is the biggest game of the week.
Trick or treat! This is an abbreviated schedule with just five games on the slate. [ MORE: Best of Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 ] Minnesota beat Michigan for the Little Brown Jug last season for the first time since 2005 and just the fourth time since 1967. The last time the Gophers won two in a row vs. the Wolverines? It was when Minnesota won four meetings in succession from 1960-63. Penn State is 14-4 vs. Illinois since joining the Big
The shirts are ready! The shirts are ready! And we’ve got the pictures. Runners who register for the BTN Big 10K by July 1 will receive a gender-specific, sized technical race shirt corresponding to the Big Ten school of their choice. After July 1, inventory is not guaranteed, so early registration is suggested. Ohio State great Eddie George is this year’s Grand Marshal for the July 25 event in Chicago. The Heisman Trophy winner and former Tennessee Titans running back will also take pictures with fans. Now in its fourth year, the BTN Big 10K has become one of the top
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer got to lead a cheer at a recent Cavs game. He was proud to do it. Cleveland.com says Meyer had watched the Cavaliers before. But never like this.
ESPN Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman recently released his updated NBA Mock Draft 5.0, which includes three Big Ten players in the lottery.
Purdue head football coach Darrell Hazell announced that junior quarterback Danny Etling has asked for and been granted a release. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s Purdue schedule analysis ] “We appreciate all the hard work and dedication that Danny has put into the Purdue program,” Hazell said. “We wish him nothing but the best in his future both on and off the football field.” Etling appeared in 13 games for the Boilermakers over the past two seasons, making 12 starts. He passed for 2,490 yards, had a 55.5 completion percentage (238-429) and threw 16 touchdown passes. Read more at Purduesports.com.
Matthew Dellavedova's ascent got BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman thinking about the top reserves in recent Big Ten history.
The Big Ten East lost some very nice wide receiver and tight end talent to the NFL, but plenty of talented pass-catchers return. Check out Tom Dienhart's full ranking.