It all started randomly, like everything Faux Pelini does. Two days before Christmas 2013, one of college football’s great characters (and caricatures) tweeted at Michigan State’s All-America punter, Mike Sadler.
Hold onto that lotto ticket, Nebraska. No news is still good news for the Big Ten, but the lack of fireworks here Tuesday was surprising. Conference media days are where splashes are made, and we expected Jim Delany to do a cannonball.
I arrived early to Husker practice just so I could watch Sam Foltz kick. That’s what I told an NU assistant when he walked up and asked why I was standing by myself on the Memorial Stadium sideline.
Jim Delany held to his policy of not confirming any speculation on dollar amounts for the new contracts signed with FOX and ESPN.
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April 16: Red-White spring game
Sept. 3: Fresno State, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Sept. 10: Wyoming, 11 a.m. (ESPN2)
Sept. 17: Oregon, 2:30 p.m. (ABC)
Sept. 24: at Northwestern, 6:30 p.m. (BTN)
Oct. 1: Illinois, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 15: at Indiana, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 22: Purdue, TBA
Oct. 29: at Wisconsin, 6 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 5: at Ohio State, 7 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 12: Minnesota, 6:30 p.m. (BTN)
Nov. 19: Maryland, TBA
Nov. 25: at Iowa, TBA
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Dec. 3 in Indianapolis
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