Nebraska Cornhuskers

Quarterback Taylor Martinez #3 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers throws downfield against the Michigan State Spartans defense during their game at Memorial Stadium October 29, 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Michigan State 24-3. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

No. 13 Nebraska Beats No. 9 Spartans 24-3

Rex Burkhead scored three touchdowns and ran for 130 yards on 35 carries, and No. 13 Nebraska defeated ninth-ranked Michigan State 24-3 Saturday to take control of the Big Ten Legends Division.


Taylor Martinez is the key to Nebraska's 2012 season. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 9 Big Ten Football Report

While the Badgers will once against lace them up under the lights Saturday — this time at Ohio State — it’s the Spartans that are playing in the game of the week.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

Jim Delany (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Delany Shuts Down Big Ten Expansion Talk

While most conferences around the country continue to juggle expansion talks, Commissioner Jim Delaney reiterated Thursday that the Big Ten is not currently interested in further expansion.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Kirk Cousins. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 8 Big Ten Football Report

Full preview and predictions of this week’s Big Ten action.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2011

Will Jason Ford and the Illini beat Ohio State? (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 7 Big Ten Football Report

The Illini host Ohio State in a game they should win. If they lose, I think a lot of concerns about this team will be realized. But how much stock can we put into a win?

CBS Chicago–10/14/2011

Russell Wilson put himself in the middle of the Heisman talk Saturday night in Madison. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Hoge: Wisconsin Is Big Ten’s Only Hope

On a day where most of the Big Ten looked futile, the Wisconsin Badgers stepped up and toyed with the only the team that supposedly could hang with them.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2011

Nebraska Cornhuskers. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 5 Big Ten Football Report

The Cornhuskers head to Madison and face the defending conference champs in the biggest game of the week — not just in the Big Ten, but nationally.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

Brady Hoke

Hoge: Week 4 Big Ten Football Report

If you haven’t looked at this week’s slate of Big Ten games, you might not want to. It’s ugly.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2011

Kirk Cousins and Tommy Rees face each other in South Bend this weekend. (Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 3 Big Ten Football Report

Can Notre Dame beat the Spartans? Sure, they are at home and have the talent to it. But what leads you to believe the turnovers are just going to disappear?

CBS Chicago–09/16/2011

Michigan will host Notre Dame Saturday night in the first-ever night game at Michigan Stadium. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Week 2 Big Ten Football Report

After a somewhat slow first week of Big Ten football in which only two teams played other BCS opponents, things heat up slightly in Week 2 as four Big Ten teams will play BCS opponents.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Can Luke Fickell find success as Ohio State's head coach? (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Muller: 5 Burning Questions About The 2011 Big Ten Season

Ohio State has had a strangle hold on the league in recent years – winning at least a share of the conference championship for the past six seasons –but heading into 2011, after all of the turmoil that occurred in Columbus during the off-season, 2011 may just mark the end of that streak, potentially opening the door for a wild conference race.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson, Wisconsin running back James White, Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins, Nebraska defensive tackle Jared Crick, Ohio State defensive end Nathan Williams and Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa. (Getty Images)

Hoge: 2011 Big Ten Football Preview

An in-depth 2011 Big Ten Football Preview with predictions and a look at each team’s general outlook, strengths, question marks, key games and trap games.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

Michael Floyd

Notre Dame Opens Up At No. 18 In Coaches Poll

With college football camps opening up around the country, the USA Today Coaches Poll was released Thursday.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

New Big Ten Logo

Big Ten Goes To 9-Game Schedule Starting In 2017

After much debate among coaches, the Big Ten officially announced Thursday that the conference will adopt a nine-game schedule starting with the 2017 season.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Ron Zook

Hoge: Which Big Ten Coaches Are On The Hot Seat?

Adam Hoge breaks down which Big Ten coaches are on the hot seat this season and which coaches are completely safe.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Jim Delany (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: An Embarrassing 12 Months For Big Ten

It’s been nearly a year since Nebraska agreed to join the Big Ten. Everything that has happened since has been a disaster.

670 The Score–06/03/2011

Darin Erstad (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former White Sox Erstad Gets Nebraska Coaching Job

Former White Sox outfielder Darin Erstad, who retired in 2009, is now Nebraska’s head baseball coach.