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2017 Schedule
0-0, 1st in Big Ten - West

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Colorado and Northwestern announced they will play a home-and-home series next decade. The series will begin in Evanston on Sept. 19, 2026, and return to Boulder on Sept. 11, the following year. “This will be a great series for several reasons,” Colorado athletic director Rick George said in a statement. “Not only is it a quality match-up between two great academic and Pac-12 and Big Ten institutions, it's important for us to get to that part of the country and the Chicago area for our alumni we have there.”

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern and Colorado announce a home-and-home series for 2026 and 2027. The teams will play in Evanston in 2027 and in Boulder the following year. The Wildcats and Buffaloes last met in 1978.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted rookie WR Austin Carr (Northwestern) draws a huge media crowd in the Patriots' locker room after a big performance in the preseason opener.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The late Ara Parseghian coached Northwestern to a 35-6 victory over Notre Dame before a record 55,752 fans at Dyche Stadium in Evanston, 11/5/62, that elevated the Wildcats to the # 1 ranking in the country. They finished the season 7-2, their best record since 8-2 in 1948 and until 10-2 in '95.

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20dESPN Staff

Jackson makes #CFBRank

Justin Jackson makes #CFBRank at No. 44 this season. The workhorse back is as reliable a college ball carrier as you can find in the nation.

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Parseghian back home, still receiving care

Hall of Fame coach Ara Parseghian returned home Wednesday after being treated with intravenous antibiotics at a South Bend facility for an infection in his surgically repaired hip. He is still receiving 24-hour care.

ESPN Stats & Info

Look for Buckeyes to bounce back

While Ohio State reached last season's playoff semifinals, it's easy to forget that the Bucks' most recent Big Ten championship was won in the national title season of 2014. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook sees that changing this season.


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern's Justin Jackson on the possibility of finishing his career second on the Big Ten's all-time rushing list behind Wisconsin's Ron Dayne, the 1999 Heisman Trophy winner. He enters his senior year with 4,129 yards.

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28dDan Murphy

Five storylines to watch at Big Ten media days

Ohio State is the big favorite to win the Big Ten (pause for Penn State fans to smack their heads) and that's just one of many topics to be covered.

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Famed Irish coach Parseghian, 94, falls ill

Ara Parseghian, who led Notre Dame to national titles in 1966 and 1973, is receiving treatment for a hip infection at a care facility in South Bend, Indiana.

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55dDan Murphy

B1G Ultimate Road Trip 2017: September

Former Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson's return to indiana as Ohio State's offensive coordinator highlights an exciting first week in the Big Ten.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

As Northwestern president Morton Schapiro escorted Billie Jean King to the stage Friday at Ryan Field, an ensemble played "Philadelphia Freedom," the 1975 hit Elton John dedicated to her. King received an honorary doctorate as a trailblazer for equality and gave the commencement address. She said freedom needs to be won in each generation and "You can follow the money, money, money, which is not bad, actually, but only if you never lose sight of your moral compass." When she concluded, King introduced newly minted Wildcat tennis grads, who hit balls into the crowd of 10,000+ as the band again performed John's classic.

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73dTom VanHaaren

Big Ten West teams poised to score big upsets

Pulling off an upset can make a good season great. Here are some Big Ten West teams that could score some surprise victories this fall.