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Week 4 is bursting at the seams with 14 games. None have national implications, but all will go a long way in shaping the fortunes of the Big Ten and its postseason hopes. There are just two road games—and they are intriguing: Indiana at Wake Forest and Maryland at West Virginia. And how cool will the BYU at Michigan tilt be? Exactly.
Everyone can enjoy a walk-on who defies odds and turns into a star, right? If so, few Big Ten football fans need an introduction to former Michigan State receiver Blair White, a walk-on in 2007 to an All-Big Ten first-teamer in 2009.
The Maryland Terrapins will host the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, Oct. 3 in both teams’ first Big Ten Conference game of the season, and BTN is bringing its show on the road. Both the 10:30 a.m. ET and evening editions of BTN Football Pregame will broadcast from just outside Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md., with kickoff set for 8 p.m. ET. Kevin Kugler will handle the play-by-play duties for the game, with Matt Millen providing analysis and Lisa Byington reporting from the sideline. Host Dave Revsine and analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will anchor
Iowa is one of five Big Ten unbeatens. And that’s a bit of surprise for a program that many had modest expectations for in 2015. But, Hawkeye running back Jordan Canzeri had no reservations that this could be a big season in Iowa City.
A grassroots push to get ESPN’s “College GameDay” to Bloomington for Indiana’s Big Ten opener vs. Ohio State has begun. First, the Hoosiers must win at Wake Forest this Saturday. If that happens, Indiana may have a shot—albeit a tiny one–to be epicenter of the college grid world for one day. And that would be amazing. *** The Big Ten has said it wants member schools to play at least one foe from a Power Five league each year. Cool. And, it turns out, some teams not in Power Five leagues would qualify as being “Power Five.” Confused? Don’t fret.
It’s time for BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart and web editor Sean Merriman to release their updated Big Ten Player Rankings.
The Big Ten is starting to come into focus as we enter the fourth week of action. Ohio State and Michigan State are 1-2 in the AP poll. And Northwestern, Iowa and Indiana have been early surprises, as each is 3-0. But what team has been the most impressive so far?
It’s Big Ten Animated GIF Tuesday once again. We’d call it B.T.A.G.T. but no one would know what that means, and pronouncing it could be harmful. If you’re new around here, look back at our work from Week 1 and Week 2. It didn’t win one single Emmy but we don’t do this for trophies. We do it for the kids. This is where we also remind you that BTN is on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with in-game highlights all season long. And we love to play on Vine and Instagram, too. And Snapchat (bigtennetwork). Here are links to collections of available
Darrell Hazell announced Tuesday that David Blough will replace Austin Appleby as Purdue’s starting quarterback. [ MORE: Week 4 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] “We are going to make a quarterback change,” Hazell said to open his weekly press conference, “and that is going to happen this week.” Purdue (1-2), coming off a 51-24 loss vs. Virginia Tech, hosts Bowling Green at noon ET Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go. “I know that the guys will be ready to adjust,” Hazell said. “There’s still a great energy with our