Which first-year Big Ten coach will win the most games in 2015: Nebraska’s Mike Riley, Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst or Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh? Each is off to a 1-1 start this season. And each coach teems with promise and potential. I asked some leading college football media members what they thought. Read what they told me. Bill Bender, Sporting News: Paul Chryst. Look at the schedule. No Ohio State, Michigan State or even Michigan. The Badgers’ schedule is set up for at least nine wins; maybe more if they can win at Nebraska and Minnesota. [ MORE: Week 3 schedule |
So in Week 2 we all know that Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, and Wisconsin all dominated their opponents in shutout victories. Did you know that this made the Big Ten just the second conference since 1980 to record four shutouts in one week; the SEC did it on Sep. 9, 2006. Let’s get into some more stats around the BTN games leading up to a busy Week 3 Saturday. There are four key non-conference matchups this weekend on BTN/BTN2Go: Michigan vs. UNLV and Minnesota vs. Kent State at noon ET, Wisconsin vs. Troy at 3:30 p.m. ET, and Iowa vs. Pitt
Can you guess which school offers a pregame selfie with their head coach for $125? Also, we look at Rutgers' interim football coach, the challenge ahead for Illinois, what you need (and don't need) to have a winning program, and more from around the Big Ten beats on this Thursday.
The tumult continues at Rutgers in what has been a bizarre and surreal start to the 2015 season. Kyle Flood has been suspended for three games and fined $50,000 following a university-led investigation into rules violations, Rutgers president Robert Barchi announced Wednesday afternoon.
Who wins Week 3 Big Ten football games? This week, Iowa beat writer Scott Dochterman joins the BTN.com team's weekly game predictions feature. Cast your votes inside, too.
Rutgers has suspended football coach Kyle Flood for three games and fined him $50,000, school president Robert Barchi announced Wednesday. Read the full release inside.
Marvin McNutt is one of the recent greats to don Iowa's black and gold. We caught up with the former Iowa wide receiver to talk about Hawkeyes, Tyler Sash and his favorite Iowa memory.
Week 3 offers some intriguing matchups—and it also has the first Big Ten game of the year with Rutgers at Penn State opening conference play for the second consecutive season.
It was just a season … but it felt like an eternity for Northwestern wideout Christian Jones. The veteran wide receiver is back now, though, and he and his teammates have lofty goals this fall.
Trash talk? Between Northwestern and Duke? This is sweet. You know what they say: If you live long enough, you’ll see everything. Turns out Wildcats DE Ifeadi Odenigbo said he expects NU to shutout Duke. Blue Devils RB Shaun Wilson fired back on Twitter. So far this season, Northwestern has allowed just six points (two field goals), while Duke has averaged 46 in its first two contests. The Blue Devils have been held scoreless just once under head coach David Cutcliffe. I actually can’t wait for this game! *** I am a sucker for nostalgia. So, that’s why I pass