Tag: Big Ten Football

Redshirt freshman CJ Stroud will take over at quarterback as Ohio State aims to win a fifth straight Big Ten Championship. (Image: Jamie Sabau/Getty)

Big Ten Odds: Can Anyone Dethrone Ohio State in 2021?

The Ohio State Buckeyes won the Big Ten Championship in each of the past four years, and have made the College Football Playoff in each of the past two seasons. And while they will face challengers, it will take something special for anyone to dethrone the Buckeyes as conference champions […]

Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald, seen here on the sidelines of a Big Ten football game in 2018, signed a ten-year contract extension with Northwestern. (Image: Joe Robbins/Getty)

Wildcat for Life? Northwestern Locks Up Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald Thru 2030

The Northwestern Wildcats rewarded head coach Pat Fitzgerald with a 10-year contract extension, meaning the most successful coach in Northwestern football history will remain with the team throughout the next decade. Northwestern has a record of 106-81 since Fitzgerald took over as head coach in 2006. Fitzgerald fielded numerous job […]

Madison mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is one of 12 mayors from Big Ten cities asking the conference to include community concerns when coming up with protocols to fight COVID-19 as football season gets underway this weekend. (Image: News3Now/YouTube)

Could Return of Big Ten Football Be a COVID-19 Superspreader?

As the Big Ten readies to kick off its truncated college football season this weekend, host city mayors are concerned that not enough precautions have been taken to protect communities already at “uncontrollable” levels of COVID-19 spread. In an open letter sent Monday to Big Ten conference officials, mayors for […]

The Northwestern Wildcats QB Aidan Smith is tackled by the Iowa Hawkeyes. (Image: Daniel Bartel/Getty)

Northwestern Opens as 40-Point Favorite Over 1-9 UMass

Even though the Northwestern Wildcats are 1-8 and stuck in last place in the Big Ten West basement, bookmakers released a big point spread when Northwestern opened as a 40-point favorite over the hapless, one-win, University of Massachusetts Minutemen (1-9). UMass is in the discussion for the worst team in […]

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 8-0 and ranked #13 in the country. (Image: WordPress.com)

What’s Up With the Undefeated Minnesota Golden Gophers?

The University of Minnesota football team is the Rodney Dangerfield of Division 1 football. The Golden Gophers are ranked #13, making them the lowest ranked undefeated team in football. As such, Minnesota is getting very little respect. The question is — do they deserve any? That question will be answered […]

Penn State and Wisconsin face true tests this week in Big Ten play. (Image: Onward State)

Penn State, Wisconsin Face Crucial Tests in Big Ten Showdowns

With conference favorite #3 Ohio State off this week, it’s time to see if Penn State is really going to challenge for the Big Ten East title. Penn State (5-0) travels to Iowa (4-1) this Saturday. The Hawkeyes are coming off a disappointing performance at Michigan, losing a snore-fest, 10-3. […]

Maryland running back Anthony McFarland rushes for a touchdown over Temple. (Image: Maryland Athletics)

Friday Night Football: Maryland Home Dog vs. No. 12 Penn State

The Maryland Terrapins are 6.5-point home dog on Friday night against the #12 Penn State Nittany Lions, who are seeking to stay undefeated and improve to 4-0. In this Big Ten battle, Terrapins are hoping they can fend off Penn State and avoid sinking to a 2-2 record. #12 Penn […]

Ohio State is one again the cream of the Big Ten crop. (Image: usatoday.com)

Ohio State and Wisconsin Continue to Roll in Big Ten

The preseason hype has been trashed. The non-conference games are mostly over. Once again, Ohio State is the team to beat in the Big Ten. The only murmurs of disagreement are coming out of Madison, Wisconsin but the Badgers and the Buckeyes don’t face each other until Halloween week. The […]

Iowa takes on Iowa State in a big rivalry game.

Big Ten Football: Week 3 Features the Battle of Iowa

Big Ten Football it entering its final week of non-conference tune-ups. In a traditional September rivalry, that means Iowa travels to Ames to take on Iowa State. Both teams are 2-0 and were ranked last week, but State struggled in an overtime win against Northern Iowa and fell out of […]