Jack Hoffman’s had quite a year. You may recall the young Nebraska fan and brain cancer patient had an incredibly moving and thrilling moment last spring when he ran for a touchdown during Nebraska’s spring game. It was nearly impossible to watch that clip and not smile – or even shed a tear. Now comes the good news that the eight-year-old’s brain tumor is stable and that his cancer is remission.
It’s time to get you ready for Saturday’s Big Ten football action. Here is a rundown of all five games on the slate and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the big weekend ahead. BTN’s coverage will kick off at noon ET with Penn State at Indiana. That game will also be available on BTN2Go.
Each week during the season, BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman and a featured guest will debate a topic related to Big Ten football. This week, Sporting News college football insider Bill Bender and I debate the following question: “Through five weeks of the college football season, which Big Ten quarterback have you been most impressed with up to this point?” Our answers may surprise you…
It’s time for you to test your Big Ten knowledge by taking my weekly quiz. Clear your desk, get out a No. 2 pencil. If you’ve been paying attention, the quiz shouldn’t be too difficult. Your game-day experience will be much better because of it.
Penn State has one of the most storied football programs not only in the Big Ten, but throughout the entire country. On Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, “Big Ten Elite” profiles the 1986 Penn State national championship team. In this documentary program, we look back at all the unforgettable moments that led to the Nittany Lions’ perfect 12-0 season.
All eyes are on Evanston for the Ohio State at Northwestern game in what shapes up as an interesting Week 6 of the Big Ten season.