Today, Ohio State announced it will wear an alternate uniform during a game this season in honor of its first three-time All-American, who led the school to its first football conference championship in 1916.
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With the Big Ten playing nine league games for the first time since 1984, there are fewer non-conference tilts with each school playing just three. So, the number of marquee out-of-conference games has been trimmed. Still, there are some intriguing matchups.
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Week 8 features all 14 teams in action in seven games. All eyes will be on two games, one from each division that will go a long way in shaping the races: Ohio State at Penn State and Wisconsin at Iowa.
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Good stuff here from old pal Jeff D’Alessio of the Champaign News-Gazette, who asked 10 folks from Lovie Smith’s past to tell us their best story about the new Illini boss.
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In his latest look at the 2016 Big Ten football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart dials in on Week 7. There are six league games highlighted by the Big Ten East’s Ohio State hitting the road to play the Big Ten West’s Wisconsin.
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One writer says Jim Harbaugh calling Nick Saban a hypocrite is something the Big Ten should embrace. Speaking of Harbaugh, he met with baseball legend Hank Aaron recently. In other news, one publication says the nation’s top linebacker is … well, come read it for yourself. Another publication says Nebraska’s has the best set of wide receivers in the Big Ten, and the use data to explain why. Friday’s news digest is now available.
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David Jones at Pennlive.com has a look at the list of Big Ten teams based on gross football revenue from 2014-15.