Gruen's Big Ten Glance: Alabama, Ohio State On A Collision CourseThe Crimson Tide and Buckeyes are ranked first and second, respectively, and stand out far above the rest of the field.
Illinois Defeats Rutgers 24-7, Snaps 4-Game Losing StreakKendrick Foster scored two touchdowns, and Darius Mosely returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown .
Gruen's Big Ten Glance: Big Opportunity Awaits For WisconsinNo. 8 Wisconsin hosts No. 2 Ohio State at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday night.
Lovie Smith Doesn't Have Time For Questions About Whether He's Being Too Easy On His IlliniSmith's Illini are off to a 1-4 start.
Purdue Beats Illinois, 34-31, In OTFreshman kicker J.D. Dellinger hit a 28-yard field goal in overtime.
Late Flurry By Nebraska Sends Huskers Past Illini, 31-16The Illini have lost 14 straight and 23 of 24 against top-25 opponents.
Gruen's Big Ten Glance: Time To Give The Wisconsin Badgers More RespectThe Badgers have won more big games than any team in the Big Ten this season.
Gruen's Big Ten Glance: Mike Riley, Nebraska Making Big StridesThe Cornhuskers are ranked No. 20 in the Associated Press Poll, courtesy of a 3-0 record and a big win over the Oregon Ducks.
Western Michigan Beats Illinois, 34-10 Jamauri Bogan ran for 189 yards and two touchdowns.
Gruen's Big Ten Glance: Big Weekend Carries Big College Football Playoff ImplicationsStrength of schedule has proved most important in the CFP selection, and the Big Ten has high-profile games on tap.
North Carolina Beats Illinois, 48-23Mitch Trubisky threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores.
Illinois Trustees Approve Lovie Smith's 6-Year, $21-Million DealThey approved initial terms for Smith after he was hired in March that were backloaded to pay him $10 million in salary over his final two years

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