With a tip of the hat to hype king Don King, let’s go ahead and call Ohio State’s trip to Michigan State the “game of the year” in the Big Ten.
See why Tom Dienhart has Justin Jackson on the spot, and why he'll be watching Tevin Coleman vs. the Michigan defense inside.
The intense Michigan-Michigan State rivalry always draws a lot of attention. And the name-brand appeal of Ohio State-Penn State is interesting. But don’t sleep on Maryland at Wisconsin, an inter-divisional clash that figures to go a long ways in determining the fate of the schools in 2014. It also looks like the best chance for an upset, with the Terps coming off a big home victory vs. Iowa while the Badgers were off. Check out my Best of Week 9. BEST GAME: In a scheduling oddity, the Wolverines have to travel to East Lansing for a second season in a
Some interesting games dot the Big Ten map, including a key West Division tilt with Nebraska visiting Northwestern (watch on BTN/BTN2Go) and an interesting intra-divisional clash with Iowa at Maryland. And could we see an upset when Purdue visits Minnesota? Here’s a look at the Best of Week 8. BEST GAME: If the last three games are any indication, the Nebraska at Northwestern clash should be memorable. The Wildcats tallied a 28-25 win in Lincoln in 2011 behind backup quarterback Kain Colter. The Cornhuskers returned the favor in 2012 with a stirring 29-28 comeback in Evanston, after trailing 28-16 in
Week 7 features five Big Ten games, headlined by Northwestern at Minnesota. Tom Dienhart previews the best of the week in this post. Any guesses as to which team he puts on upset alert?
Week 6 features a condensed six-game slate, headlined by Nebraska at Michigan State. Tom Dienhart previews the best of the week in this post. Any guesses as to which team he puts on upset alert?
From the best matchups to the best chance at an upset, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart covers it all as he looks ahead to Saturday's Week 5 action. Read the entire weekend preview and send him our Big Ten football questions for his mailbag at the bottom of his post.
Best game? Best matchup? Best chance for an upset? BTN.com's Tom Dienhart rolls out his weekly "Best Suggestions" and looks at these questions and more. Plus, quick notes from around the conference.
Our weekly "Best of the Weekend Ahead" feature is back as we lay out the best of the best in Big Ten football for this Saturday. Best game? Best QB matchup? Best chance at an upset? We roll through it all. Read what we think, then tell us how you see Saturday shaping up.
Three nationally relevant games offer the Big Ten a golden chance to make a statement this week. But what's the best coaching matchup? How about a player on the spot? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart provides an in-depth preview of what to watch for in Week 2.