Like it, hate or feel indifferent about, the National Anthem protests by athletes across America have had their desired effect of bringing awareness to how African-Americans are treated by law enforcement.
Wisconsin is an early-season surprise. Can the Badgers win the Big Ten West? Keep an eye on Nebraska. Northwestern’s fortunes haven’t been as kind. See what Tom Dienhart is buying and selling post-Week 4.
Week 4 taught us a few things: Wisconsin is really good, Michigan State has work to do, Nebraska is lurking and Michigan is rolling. Get my best of Week 4 inside.
A star was born today. His name? Alex Hornibrook. Remember it.
The Big Ten is riding a wave entering the fourth week of the season, as Ohio State, Michigan State and Nebraska all won huge games on Saturday. Here is what Tom Dienhart is buying and selling in the Big Ten.
This was a Saturday dotted with big games and big opportunities. The results were very positive for the Big Ten on this big Saturday. At the top end of the scale were huge wins by Ohio State (at Oklahoma), Michigan State (at Notre Dame) and Nebraska (vs. Oregon).
The promise and hope that hangs over every season in college football’s holy land known as Lincoln, Nebraska, typically evaporates into a lost dream. Or, at least that’s been the case since the 1990s. But this season may be different.
Week 2 was all about the blowouts with five teams scored over 50 points as Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rutgers and Wisconsin all hung at least half-a-hundred on opponents in easy wins.
How good is this Michigan squad? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart isn't sure. But, he's eager to find out. Alas, the schedule doesn’t provide many big tests early. That's too bad.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart has had time to digest what he witnessed on the opening weekend that saw the Big Ten go 12-2. Here is what he's buying and selling.