The Cornhuskers have honored late punter Sam Foltz in several ways since late July, but the biggest tribute was saved for the season opener vs. Fresno State on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
Believe it or not, the Big Ten football season kicks off one week from Thursday. [ MORE: Get all of our BTN bus tour coverage ] It all starts with Minnesota hosting Oregon State and former Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen on Thursday, Sept. 1 at TCF Bank Stadium. Before the games start, as we do every year, we wanted to take a look at all 14 Big Ten teams’ schedule posters. See your Big Ten team’s 2016 schedule poster(s) below. ILLINOIS #PosterSwag FBS Football Poster Social Vote: RETWEET this to vote for: @IlliniAthletics @IlliniFootball pic.twitter.com/1khntBTg7c — Poster Swag (@PosterSwag) August
Honest question: How many college football teams can say they have a nicer practice field than Northwestern's new lakeside Hutcheson Fiel
Seen this on IG.. Had to try it lol harder than I thought pic.twitter.com/ZvLZRjfLhM — JP5 (@JabrillPeppers) August 6, 2016 Jabrill Peppers is expected to be one of the best players in the nation, let alone the Big Ten, in 2016. [ MORE: Alex Hornibrook owns JUGS machine | Saquon Barkley drops jaws in drill ] Michigan’s cornerback-turned-safety-turned-linebacker is an athletic talent who can make plays all over the field, even on the offensive side of the ball. He’s fast. He’s quick. He’s strong. He’s powerful. His hands are pretty impressive, to boot. Watch Peppers show off his hands in
Saquon Barkley is used to making defenders look silly.
.@IlliniAD has still got it 🏈🙌 #Illini #WeWillWin pic.twitter.com/yoXQcKbkES — Illini Football (@IlliniFootball) August 4, 2016 Josh Whitman was a productive Illinois football player long before becoming the school’s AD. The former tight end, in fact, totaled 52 receptions, 552 yards and seven touchdowns during his Illinois career (1997-2000). Whitman, who was hired Feb. 17, still looks like can play some ball. He proved it Thursday at Illinois’ first practice of the Lovie Smith era, catching several balls off the JUGS machine. Check out the ex-tight end’s hands in the tweet above. Honest question: How many ADs could make something
The Penn State football team got its first look at its new locker room late Wednesday night. It safe to say, the players love the impressive new digs.
This years for you buddy!! #SF27 #Huskers pic.twitter.com/Z53HQ6vP0L — Kyle Kotrous (@Kkotrous22) August 3, 2016 Nebraska shared the helmet decal it will wear to honor late punter Sam Foltz on Wednesday afternoon. Assistant equipment manager Kyle Kotrous tweeted a picture of the decal, which features Foltz’s initials, in red, and number (27), in white; the decal is affixed to the back left of the helmet, just above the players’ number. Foltz, the 2015 Big Ten Punter of the Year and a former walk-on from Greeley, Nebraska, was killed in a one-car accident returning home from a kicking camp in Wisconsin
With the addition of a ninth Big Ten game, there will be three crossover games, compared to two previously, and all Big Ten East teams play two of them at home; the Big Ten West will get two home crossovers in 2017. Here's a breakdown of the 2016 crossovers.
These days, who doesn't enjoy a good facility tour? Throw in former players, no less guys now playing in the NFL, leading the tour, and it's must-see stuff.