Illinois is on a bye this week, but it's keeping itself in the news. Tuesday, the team unveiled its "Gray Ghost" alternate uniform on Twitter.
NCAA.com recently ranked its top five most creative college football helmets, and the Big Ten owned the top two spots.
It's time for Week 8! Get Tom Dienhart's previews and game rankings for all five Big Ten games.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. And each Tuesday afternoon, we post the audio of every coach’s call right here. Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald: Listen to what @CoachFitz51 had to say as @NUFBFamily gears up for week 8 of #B1G football action. http://t.co/zMiPgNwm9a — Northwestern on BTN (@BTN_NU) October 14, 2014 Michigan coach Brady Hoke: Listen to what Brady Hoke had to say as @umichfootball heads into their bye week. http://t.co/c035Fd0OUd — Michigan on BTN (@BTN_Michigan) October 14, 2014 Wisconsin coach
Few series across the nation have been more exciting than Nebraska-Northwestern the last three seasons. The latest installment comes Saturday night (7:30 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go).
Michael Rand of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune wonders if the Golden Gophers are good enough to contend for the Big Ten crown. I’ve said for a bit that I think so, as long as Mitch Leidner continues to pass well enough to give the offense some balance to David Cobb’s hard running. The defense? It’s as good as any in the West. *** Pat Harty of HawkCental.com wonders if Iowa is legit. I have that same question. I picked the Hawkeyes to win the West, but they haven’t looked overly impressive so far. The defense has played pretty well. But the
Week by week, Michigan State is building a strong resume. And it’s strong enough now—coupled with the goings-on across the nation—to slot the Spartans into the playoff.
This should be fun! BTN Live is hosting a Big Ten draft of the top players to build a team around, and it will last all week.
Let's come up with a nickname for Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon, OK? And can the Ohio State at Michigan State get here already?
BTN Originals will debut its documentary "Unbeaten: The Life of Brook Berringer" on Saturday, immediately following the Nebraska-Northwestern game on BTN.