There’s never a dull day at the Big Ten Network offices, even in the offseason. On Monday, BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman had the chance to catch up with Penn State head coach James Franklin.
Mark Dantonio had a pretty cool Sunday afternoon, serving at the 47th Annual Quicken Loans 400 Grand Marshal at Michigan International Speedway.
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Quarterback questions loom at Northwestern and Purdue. And the jury is out on Iowa’s C.J. Beathard and Illinois’ Wes Lunt Still, there is a lot to like about some of the backfields in the Big Ten West.
BTN is airing 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014, as part of our new “Big Ten Classics” series.
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November opens with a full slate of seven Big Ten games—including one trophy battle. But it’s Michigan State’s visit to Nebraska that is the biggest game of the week.
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The Big Ten East is home to two of the conference’s top backfields at Ohio State and Michigan State. In fact, the Buckeye backfield may be the best in the nation. Quarterback issues loom at Michigan, Rutgers and Maryland, while Penn State, Indiana, Michigan and MSU need to solidify their running back spots.