The Road to Recovery: The Big Ten’s 12-Step Program to Regaining Respect

Posted by Kristofer Green on September-3-2009 Add Comments

It all starts today.

The 2009 Big Ten football season kicks off tonight when Indiana takes on Eastern Kentucky in the Hoosiers' newly renovated Memorial Stadium.

(Why the Hoosiers spend $55 million to improve facilities only to sell away home games is beyond me. But that is another story.)

The Thursday night kickoff, a first for the Big Ten, will feature a pretty good FCS team against the worst team in the Big Ten.

The Hoosiers are bad, but there is no way they can lose to an FCS team, right?

There was a time no one would think this game would be a challenge for any Big Ten team, but times have changed.

Appalachian State famously beat Michigan in the Big House in 2007, and the same year Minnesota...

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