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No. 25 Purdue trying to build momentum against Wisconsin

Oct. 21, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm still remembers how promising the future appeared in October 2018. The Boilermakers had just routed No. 2 Ohio State by 29 points and headed to Michigan State hoping to prove their four-game winning streak was no fluke. Instead, they lost the game...

Big Ten Preview: No. 5 Buckeyes on roll heading to Indiana

Oct. 21, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

Things to watch during Week 8 of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 5 Ohio State at Indiana The Buckeyes (5-1, 3-0 Big Ten) haven't lost to the Hoosiers since 1988. They have the top offense in the country and...

No. 6 Michigan host scuffling Wildcats, avoids looking ahead

Oct. 21, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A.J. Henning isn’t worried about his Michigan teammates getting ahead of themselves. The undefeated Wolverines have one piece of unfinished business before what could be one of the biggest showdowns in college football this season. No. 6...

Indiana tries to put season on track against No. 5 Ohio St

Oct. 21, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

Indiana spent the last year pointing to this week's Ohio State game as a measuring stick. The Hoosiers thought a win over the fifth-ranked Buckeyes would finally cement the program's steady ascension and might even lead to a Big Ten championship game appearance. ...

Aggressive approach paying off for Wisconsin LB Leo Chenal

Oct. 20, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When you grow up in a family of 16 siblings, you do what it takes to stand out from the crowd. That helps explain the approach that has enabled Wisconsin linebacker Leo Chenal to develop into one of college football’s most prolific tacklers. ...

LB Jake Hansen's career at Illinois ends after knee surgery

Oct. 20, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois linebacker Jake Hansen will miss the rest of the season after having knee surgery. Hansen, who was injured in the second quarter against Wisconsin on Oct. 9, made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter. “It pains me...

Jones out for the season as Terrapins try to regroup

Oct. 19, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland coach Michael Locksley said the goal for his team during the bye week was to get healthy — mentally and physically. Then he immediately announced two more major injuries. Receiver Jeshaun Jones and linebacker...

Maryland's Jeshaun Jones out for the season with leg injury

Oct. 19, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland receiver Jeshaun Jones is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a leg injury, coach Michael Locksley said Tuesday. It's another blow to the Terrapins' offense, which already lost receiver Dontay Demus to a season-ending...

Tucker, Michigan State among biggest surprises in Big Ten

Oct. 19, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

Mel Tucker took over a downtrodden Michigan State program before a pandemic-shortened 2020 season. For a variety of reasons, it was one to forget in East Lansing. After a 2-5 finish in his inaugural campaign, Tucker refurbished the program with returning players and a...

Boilermakers using creative combination to rejoin Top 25

Oct. 18, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm spent his bye week designing a creative game plan, capable of pulling off one of this season's biggest upsets. He kept three quarterbacks on standby duty, asked receiver David Bell to play his typically dominant game and challenged his defense to...