Happy Election Day, Big Ten denizens! But before you get out and vote—if you haven’t already—read these Big Ten links. Fittingly, they begin with a big decision that has to be made at Wisconsin. See what I just did there? Big. Decision. It’s Election Day. OK, forget it and read on.
Tonight’s episode of “Big Ten Elite” at 8 p.m. ET (and again at 10 p.m.) profiles of one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories in recent college football history. When Gary Barnett arrived on campus and announced that Northwestern fans and players should “expect victory,” few thought he could live up to that proclamation. But in 1995 the Northwestern Wildcats authored a season for the ages.
Every Tuesday morning during the NFL season, Brent Yarina singles out the best offensive, defensive and special teams performances by Big Ten products and links to their NFL.com highlights. View all the former Big Ten players on NFL active rosters. See Brent’s Week 9 winners in this post.
No changes at the top of my bowl projections this week with Nebraska and Michigan taking care of business, and Wisconsin and Northwestern being off. But the “lower-tier” bowls are in flux.
It’s time for my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. There are a couple of names making their debut on this week’s list, and both play in Columbus, Ohio. What other movement was there? Find out in this post.
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Here’s a hypothetical for Big Ten fans: Which Big Ten quarterback would you want leading your team on a final drive? BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina discussed the topic a few weeks ago, and here were their answers. Plenty has changed since then, though, so we posed the question to our “Football Report” analysts Monday night. Watch their answers in this video.
Just three weeks remain in the regular season, as schools continue to jockey for division championships and bowl eligibility.