Rutgers will be a Homecoming opponent three times, more than any other school as the Scarlet Knights play at Nebraska, at Michigan and at Penn State. Illinois, Indiana, Maryland and Michigan will be Homecoming foes two times apiece. Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern and Ohio State are not Homecoming foes.
Has it really been 22 years since Northwestern stunned the football world, won the Big Ten and played in the Rose Bowl? Don't be shocked if the Wildcats win the Big Ten this year. At the very least, this team has a good shot to win the West and play in the Big Ten title game.
Ask any coach, and he’ll tell you: It’s not who you play, it’s when you play them. And if you’re playing a series of hot teams in succession, it could torpedo your season. Having typed that, here are seven of the toughest stretches of games Big Ten teams must play.
There is no shortage of great games that dot the Big Ten schedule in 2017. The best non-league game? Oklahoma at Ohio State. The best conference tilt? Penn State at Ohio State. Here is my ranking of the Top 25 games on the Big Ten schedule.
Get out your calendar and find a red Sharpie. It’s time to make your Saturday plans for September to November. What’s the best game each week that you must watch? It’s all here in my Ultimate 2017 Big Ten Schedule.
Not all schedules are created equally. And college football may be the sport most impacted by scheduling, especially in today's divisional setup. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's ranking of the Big Ten West schedules inside.
The Big Ten East will be a gauntlet, as usual. Which teams have the most difficult path in 2017?
A tough stretch of games can make or break a team’s season. Here is BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's pick for the “toughest stretch” of each Big Ten team’s schedule.
Upsets. They happen. Ask Iowa fans, who won’t soon forget losing at home to FCS North Dakota State last season. Northwestern can sympathize, as the Wildcats fell at home to Illinois State in 2016. No doubt, more upsets will take place this fall.
Few things get fans more excited than an upset. Most will fondly recall the time their school knocked off a team that it was supposed to lose to. Some upsets of note of recent vintage are Michigan State taking down Ohio State in Columbus in 2015.