Big Ten Connect: Great fan photos from Twitter

Earlier this fall we launched BTN Connect, a great place to go during Saturday football games to track the Twitter conversations surrounding your teams, vote in TV polls, and find out what names are trending. For instance, when Michigan State’s Le’Veon Bell made the leap (see video in this post), his name took off on Twitter.

But we also collect the best of the fan photos out there and lay them out on the school pages. How do we find them? Among other ways, we monitor each of the 12 Twitter hashtags. We’ve spotlighted a few of the latest photos in this post. Want to see those and more? Read the rest of this post.

Go to BTN.com/Connect or dive in directly to your school’s Connect page and see your school’s gallery: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa , Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin.

So now you want to get a picture in front of our eyes? Terrific! Use any of these Twitter hashtags: #Illini, #Hoosiers, #Hawkeyes, #Michigan, #Spartans, #Gophers, #Huskers, #Northwestern, #Buckeyes, #PennState, #Purdue, and #Badgers. You may have seen these hashtags pop up on the screen during our BTN football games on TV.

The galleries are updated all week with the best shots of the best fans in college football. Also, our Wednesday show “Tailgate 48″ spotlights great tailgating photos, too  Get your photo considered by tweeting it to @BigTenNetwork and use the hashtag #tailgate48. Then watch the show Wednesday’s at 6 p.m. ET on BTN.

We’ve got a lot of other social media stuff over here, too.

This adorable shot is from @bkrack.:

This is a great mascot shot from @em_hes.

An oldie but a goodie from @JMS303. Congrats on the wedding!

Balloons. Blue sky. Thank you, @JustinB1919.

College is all about the memories. Hope you enjoyed the game, @miamariasophia.

Thank you for smiling, sir. And thank you, @ScottRiek.

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