Big Ten primer: Week 8

The second half is officially upon us, and it should be a wild ride. Here's what you need to know to get you ready for all the Big Ten action in Week 8:

TV SCHEDULE (all times ET)


  • Minnesota at Wisconsin, ESPNU

  • Purdue at Ohio State, ABC/ESPN2

3:30 p.m.

  • Michigan at Michigan State, Big Ten Network

  • Nebraska at Northwestern, ABC/ESPN2

  • Indiana at Navy, CBS College Sports

8 p.m.

  • Penn State at Iowa, Big Ten Network


  • Madison, Wis.: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

  • Columbus, Ohio: Cloudy, with a high near 54. West wind 8 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation: 40 percent.

  • Annapolis, Md.: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 6 to 9 mph.

  • Ann Arbor, Mich.: Cloudy, with a high near 54. Wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation: 40 percent.

  • Evanston, Ill.: Partly sunny, with a high near 56. West northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

  • Iowa City, Iowa: Mostly clear, with a nighttime low around 41.

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

Week 8 predictions

What to watch: Week 8

Did you know? Week 8

Our latest Big Ten podcast

Penn State's offense, Iowa's defense full of surprises

Michigan needs to push back vs. Spartans

Northwestern's newest star leaves a mark

Huskers confront 'Cats, defensive demons

Big back Hyde spreads wings for Buckeyes

Big Ten midseason overview

And, finally, our fantasy team rosters for Week 8:

The Trombone Shorties (Adam Rittenberg)

Northwestwern QB Kain Colter

Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez

Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell

Wisconsin RB Montee Ball

Purdue WR Antavian Edison

Nebraska WR Kenny Bell

Michigan 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

Ohio State WR Devin Smith

Wisconsin WR Jared Abbrederis

Wisconsin defense

Iowa kickers