Wisconsin junior running back Corey Clement is expected to have sports hernia surgery and will miss approximately 4-6 weeks. Wisconsin’s official football Twitter account, @BadgerFootball, tweeted out the announcement Thursday afternoon. Clement has missed the Badgers’ last two games after playing sparingly in Wisconsin’s season-opening loss to Alabama. “Corey has been dealing with some issues since before the Alabama game,” Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said. “He has been undergoing treatment since that time and has seen some progress but not to the point where our medical staff is satisfied. So after consultation with our medical staff, Corey has decided to
From the player on the spot to the best coaching matchup, our Tom Dienhart gets you ready for Week 4 Big Ten football with his weekly Best of the Big Ten. Can you guess which team is on upset alert this Saturday?
Penn State’s offensive line improvement has been nothing short of amazing. It’s been a mixed bag in the running game for Michigan State so far this season. Purdue’s biggest weapon so far this season has been their ability to force turnovers. Get the stats behind these statement and a few others from the @BTNStatsGuys, then follow them on Twitter for more on game days.
Ohio State has a starting quarterback. Wisconsin may get Corey Clement back. And one writer has a name to be the next Illinois football coach, and it might surprise you. Read those stories and more in Thursday's edition of Big Ten links.
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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.