Big Ten primer: Week 9

A very good day of Big Ten football is on tap, most likely the best slate until rivalry weekend Nov. 23-24. As a reminder, follow us on Twitter and in the module on the right rail of the blog for many, many updates throughout the day.

Here's a quick primer on all the action around the league:


Noon ET

  • Iowa at Northwestern, ESPN2

  • Indiana at Illinois, Big Ten Network

3:30 p.m. ET

  • Michigan State at No. 25 Wisconsin, ABC regional (ESPN2 in outer markets)

  • Purdue at Minnesota, Big Ten Network

5:30 p.m. ET

  • Ohio State at Penn State, ESPN

8 p.m. ET

  • No. 22 Michigan at Nebraska, ESPN2


Evanston, Ill.: Mostly sunny, 45-47 degrees, winds at 10-11 mph

Champaign, Ill.: Sunny, 46-50 degrees, winds at 13 mph

Madison, Wis.: Partly cloudy, 40-44 degrees, winds at 5-6 mph

Minneapolis: Mostly cloudy, 40-43 degrees, winds at 3-4 mph

State College, Pa.: Cloudy with showers, 30-50 percent chance of rain, 54-58 degrees, winds at 4-6 mph

Lincoln, Neb: Cloudy, 40-44 degrees, winds at 7-8 mph

In case you missed it, here's some of our coverage from throughout the week:

And, finally, our fantasy team rosters for Week 9:

The Trombone Shorties (Adam Rittenberg)

Penn State QB Matt McGloin

Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez

Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell

Wisconsin RB Montee Ball

Nebraska WR Kenny Bell

Penn State WR Allen Robinson

Purdue defense

Northwestern kickers

Non-Gingervitis (Brian Bennett)

Ohio State QB Braxton Miller

Michigan QB Denard Robinson

Northwestern RB Venric Mark

Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde

Purdue WR Antavian Edison

Wisconsin WR Jared Abbrederis

Wisconsin defense

Iowa kickers