We preview the weekend's biggest Big Ten battle. Who is worth watching? Can the Nittany Lions pull off the win? Plus, can Oklahoma State keep rolling?
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The CFB Pod: Heather Dinich on the canceling of Wisconsin-Nebraska. Plus, Pollack and Negandhi give their Week 9 picks
The podcast kicks off with the breaking news of Wisconsin-Nebraska being canceled because of an outbreak amongst the Badgers. Heather Dinich hops on the pod with Negandhi to talk about the cancelation and if Oklahoma State has the makings of a championship team. Then, Pollack and Negandhi discuss Pollack staying up late to watch Rutgers tape, not being overly impressed with Ohio State, what they’re watching for in Oklahoma State-Texas, Trevor Lawrence leaving the door open to stay for another season and their Week 9 picks (9:35).
- Rutgers D-line coach out for year with knee issue
- Rutgers coach: Vedral or Sitkowski will be QB
- Sources: No vote taken as Big Ten meets again
- Sources: Big Ten revote on football possibly Sun.
The CFB Pod: The guys look back at the first week of Big Ten action, and talk Oklahoma State and Alabama
Herbie, Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing the return of the Big Ten, Michigan’s strong start, Indiana’s big overtime win over Penn State, Ohio State’s questions at running back, Oklahoma State’s defense and what changes for Alabama with the loss of Jaylen Waddle.
Big Ten overreactions: Michigan's a title contender, Penn State's overrated, Rutgers is decent and more
With the Big Ten's first week in the books, let's look at what questions were answered and what we should, and shouldn't, overreact to from every opening game.
Does the college football universe really care who wins a Big Ten game? Why yes, yes, it does. From Indiana's oh-so-close score to upset Penn State to Justin Fields and Ohio State making their playoff case, let's enjoy this latest moment in 2020 time.
The Head Coach of Rutgers football, Greg Schiano, joins the guys to talk about the start of the season, how complex this entire process has been, how the COVID outbreak within their program came about and much more.
Rutgers defensive line coach Jim Panagos will miss the season because he needs knee surgery.
Who can take down Ohio State? That is the pressing question in our Big Ten East preview.
The Rutgers quarterback competition is down to Nebraska graduate transfer Noah Vedral and redshirt sophomore Art Sitkowski.
The Big Ten is playing football this fall. What changed? It all came down to updated medical reports. Those who provided that report take ESPN inside the meeting with Big Ten presidents that changed everything.
The full Big Ten football schedule is out, and this is everything you need to know, breaking down the biggest games for each team in the conference.
In case you haven't heard, the Big Ten is returning. Here are the early storylines worth watching.
The CFB Pod: The Big Ten is BACK! The guys examine how the conference went from postponing its season to an eight-game schedule start in October
David Pollack and Kevin Negandhi kick off the podcast with Adam Rittenberg after the breaking news of the Big Ten playing an eight-game season starting October 24. The guys get into how rapid testing was the game changer in the conference’s decision, the lack of flexibility with the shortened timeline of the season and if players will consider opting back in. Then, Pollack and Negandhi discuss how the Big Ten screwed this whole thing up, why the Pac-12 is even more behind in college football, how the conference stacks up behind Ohio State and D’Eriq King looking ready to scare ACC defenses.
Teams, players and coaches share their excitement on the October return of Big Ten football.
The Big Ten's presidents and chancellors did not vote Sunday on whether to start the fall football season after hearing updated medical information and other presentations on a potential return to play, sources told ESPN.
The medical subcommittee of the Big Ten return to competition task force met with eight presidents and chancellors of conference universities, and a revote on when to start the fall football season could possibly take place Sunday, sources told ESPN.
The Big Ten medical subcommittee will present new testing programs Saturday to a subcommittee of conference presidents and chancellors, outlining options that weren't available last month when the Big Ten postponed the 2020 season, sources told ESPN.
Rutgers president Jonathan Holloway said President Trump's involvement in the Big Ten's situation will not impact his decision on when the conference's sports should resume.
Political leaders from six states sent a letter Tuesday to Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and the league's presidents and chancellors, urging the conference to reconsider its postponement of the 2020 football season.