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.
BTN opened up Big Ten Conference play with the highest rated college football game across all networks, broadcast and cable, during Saturday’s noon window in the network’s 12 metered markets*. Wisconsin at Michigan State, then ranked No. 11 and No. 8 respectively, earned a 2.1 rating. It became the highest rated Michigan State game in network history, and the second-highest rated Wisconsin game. Additionally, it was another week of strong growth for BTN2Go, with the Spartans and Badgers finishing with the second most-watched game in BTN2Go history with 173,491 views. Last week’s Colorado at Michigan became the most-watched game in
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.
Get excited, Big Ten football fans! The premiere of "BTN Journey: Big Ten Football 2016" airs at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday, its new time slot this fall.
Three-time Big Ten Champion Minnesota was tabbed the favorite in the 2016-17 Big Ten hockey preseason coaches’ poll, the conference announced on Monday. Minnesota completed the 2015-16 campaign with a conference record of 14-6-0-0 (20-17-0 overall) and reached the championship game of the 2016 Big Ten Tournament. Ohio State was selected second in the preseason poll, with defending Big Ten Tournament Champion Michigan capturing third, Penn State taking fourth, Wisconsin placing fifth and Michigan State rounding out the poll in sixth. The coaches also selected a 13-member Preseason Watch list, including four unanimous selections in Minnesota’s Justin Kloos and Eric
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:
The Big Ten office released its Week 4 players of the week Monday, and three of the four names are first-time honorees. The lone exception is Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr.
Wisconsin’s big 30-6 win at Michigan State has shaken up my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. The Badgers are up to No. 2, behind only Ohio State, but what does the list of my list look like?