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Big Ten Week 3 primer

9/15/2012

It can't get much worse than Week 2 for the Big Ten, right? It shouldn't this week, with every league team playing at home, and many facing opponents who appear overmatched, at least on paper. But you never know.

We're here to get you ready for another full Saturday slate. Our gameday chat will begin at 10 a.m., and keep checking the blog for Twitter updates, previews and postgame analyses.

Here's what you need to know:

TV schedule

Noon (ET) games:

  • California (1-1) at No. 12 Ohio State (2-0), ABC

  • Western Michigan (1-1) at Minnesota (2-0), Big Ten Network

  • Arkansas State (1-1) at Nebraska (1-1), ESPN2

  • Eastern Michigan (0-2) at Purdue (1-1), Big Ten Network

  • Charleston Southern (0-2) at Illinois (1-1), Big Ten Network

3:30 p.m. games:

  • Boston College (1-1) at Northwestern (2-0), Big Ten Network

  • Navy (0-1) at Penn State (0-2), ABC or ESPN2

  • Northern Iowa (1-1) at Iowa (1-1), Big Ten Network

  • UMass (0-2) at No. 17 Michigan (1-1), Big Ten Network

8 p.m. games:

  • No. 20 Notre Dame (2-0) at No. 10 Michigan State (2-0), ABC

  • Utah State (2-0) at Wisconsin (1-1), Big Ten Network

  • Ball State (1-1) at Indiana (2-0), Big Ten Network

Weather forecasts

  • Columbus, Ohio: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind.

  • Minneapolis: Sunny, with a high near 82. Wind 5-to-14 mph.

  • Lincoln, Neb.: Sunny, with a high near 78. Light wind.

  • West Lafayette, Ind.: Sunny, with a high near 75. Light wind.

  • Champaign, Ill.: Sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind.

  • Evanston, Ill: Sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind.

  • State College, Pa: Sunny, with a high near 71. Wind 5-to-11 mph.

  • Iowa City, Iowa: Sunny, with a high near 78. Light wind.

  • Ann Arbor, Mich.: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Light wind.

  • East Lansing, Mich.: Mostly clear, with a high of 71 and a nighttime low around 49. Calm wind.

  • Madison, Wis.: Mostly clear, with a high near 77 and a nighttime low around 51. Light wind.

  • Bloomington, Ind.: Mostly clear, with a high near 76 and a nighttime low around 45. Calm wind.

Some of our coverage from the week:

Lastly, our Big Ten fantasy rosters for Week 3 ...

The Trombone Shorties (Rittenberg)

Minnesota QB MarQueis Gray

Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez

Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell

Wisconsin RB Montee Ball

Penn State WR Allen Robinson

Purdue WR Antavian Edison

Ohio State defense

Michigan State kickers

Non-Gingervitis (Bennett)

Michigan QB Denard Robinson

Ohio State QB Braxton Miller

Michigan RB Fitz Toussaint

Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah

Nebraska WR Kenny Bell

Michigan State WR Bennie Fowler

Michigan State defense

Nebraska kickers