They are on every schedule—even your school’s. They are the easy games. You know, games that look like a sure win. Some call them “creampuff games” or “layups.” Get Tom Dienhart's pick for each Big Ten school's easiest game this season.
Look at your school’s schedule. Now, get out a red pen and circle the game you feel is a “must win.” You know, the game that your team can't afford to drop in order to reach its season goals, whether that be bowl eligibility or a division crown.
A schedule can make or break a team’s season. And a big part of the schedule equation is cross-division games. What three teams does your school play from the other division? Who does it miss? This fall, Big Ten West teams all get five home conference games, including two of three interdivision matchups.
The Michigan-Ohio State game always is one of the most anticipated Big Ten games each season. But there are other enticing league contests on tap this fall. Here is a look at the toughest conference game for each Big Ten school.
There is nothing like a good non-conference game to test a program before the rigors on league play kick in. And each Big Ten school has at least one stern test looming this fall.
It’s rivalry week, the final Saturday of the regular season! And, a lot could be on the line, including division championships. As usual, the place to start on this final Saturday is “The Game,” as Ohio State is at Michigan. In case you didn’t know, Jim Harbaugh is 0-2 vs. the Buckeyes.
This could be a pivotal Saturday, as the finish line for the season draws near. Keep an eye on Michigan at Wisconsin. The Wolverines and Badgers have met just one time since 2010, with Michigan taking a 14-7 decision last year in Ann Arbor.
The season is hitting the home stretch, so a lot figures to be on the line. All 14 schools are in action with the Iowa at Wisconsin tilt at the top of the “must watch” list.
It’s Little Brown Jug week! And Ohio State’s trip to Iowa drips with intrigue, while Northwestern’s junket to Nebraska will play a big role in shaping the Big Ten West chase during a week with all 14 teams in action.
All 14 teams are in action in league play for the first time. And there are some good clashes on deck, headlined by Penn State playing at Ohio State. And we have a rivalry, too, with Minnesota at Iowa in a battle for Floyd of Rosedale.