With Big Ten media days Monday and Tuesday in Chicago, BTN.com asked one writer from every school to help compose our 2014 preseason All-Big Ten Team. Each writer picked a first-team offense and defense, plus superlative winners, and the players who amassed the most overall votes, by position, made the team. See the team and how each writer voted in this post. [ MORE: Tom Dienhart’s media day questions | Which players are attending media days? ] 2014 BIG TEN WRITERS’ PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN TEAM Editor’s note: First-team honorees are listed in bold, with their total votes, and unanimous selections
Earlier this week, Mark Dantonio tweeted pictures of Michigan State’s new locker room and facilities. Friday, it was Urban Meyer’s (@OSUCoachMeyer) turn to give the Twitterverse a tour of Ohio State’s new (impressive) digs. See a handful of photos Meyer tweeted out Friday morning in this post. [ MORE: Photos: Ohio State hits local water park ] pic.twitter.com/zolRX8kxYz — Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) July 25, 2014 pic.twitter.com/KyPS71FanT — Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) July 25, 2014 pic.twitter.com/TYA5rbO9Dw — Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) July 25, 2014 pic.twitter.com/smb0V27QMU — Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) July 25, 2014 pic.twitter.com/cNbBmUL7xl — Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) July 25, 2014 Looking good! Yes,
Coming off the great popularity of the World Cup, one person took the time to design a couple soccer uniforms for every Big Ten school. See Kevin Ives’ creative design ideas in this post.
Fresh off one of the greatest seasons in program history, the Michigan State football team will defend its Big Ten championship in some impressive new digs. Tuesday, Mark Dantonio tweeted pictures of the team’s new locker room and plenty of new decorations around the facility. See the pictures in this post.
Northwestern released the design for its new court at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Wednesday morning. The new floor is a much more classic look than the one the Wildcats played on the last two seasons. The biggest changes – other than the elimination of the crayola-like purple shade that didn’t match the midcourt logo – are the darker shade of wood, the Wildcat-less “N” midcourt logo and the addition of the Northwestern Stripe under both baskets. The latter is an excellent touch – just as it was on the school’s uniforms. Another small change: The “B1G” logo is moving from outside
Rutgers product and current Chicago Bears linebacker Khaseem Greene is switching his number to 52 to honor former teammate and friend Eric LeGrand. Greene, in his second pro season, wore No. 59 as a rookie in 2013, but only because veteran Blake Costanzo wore No. 52. Now, the former Scarlet Knight gets to honor LeGrand, who was paralyzed in a 2010 game. [ MORE: chicagobears.com: Watch Greene talk about LeGrand and jersey number ] “He inspires me every single day,” Greene said in a Chicago Bears video feature. “Every day, I wake up early in the morning and don’t want
The countdown to football season is heating up, and that means 2014 schedule posters are being released. We at BTN.com always enjoy seeing what Big Ten teams come up with each summer, from the overall design, the players featured, and the team mottos. Below, find the Big Ten teams that have released their schedule poster. We will add the rest as they are released. [ MORE: Tom Dienhart ranks top 50 Big Ten games of 2014 ] ILLINOIS 2014 #Illini schedule posters are in. 88 days until kickoff! #FIGHT pic.twitter.com/HRomuzL3eW — Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) June 3, 2014 INDIANA IOWA Here's
Last offseason, Braxton Miller was spotted wearing a camera on his helmet. This offseason, the Ohio State star quarterback is wearing something on his face. In an attempt to improve his conditioning, Miller is working out with a Bane-like Elevation Training Mask. Learn more about it here, and see a picture of it in this post. [ MORE: Like this story? Visit our Gone Viral section ] Miller isn’t the first player to turn to this mask. Rutgers product Jamal Westerman received attention for wearing the mask in April. About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and
Numbers on the sides of Penn State’s iconic helmets are hardly an unfamiliar sight; after all, the team sported the design until the late 1970s and did it again for a game in 2012 to honor injured star linebacker Mike Mauti. [ MORE: Like uniform designs? Check out our Clothes Call section ] Speculation that the numbers would return ramped up Monday, and into Tuesday morning, after freshman running back Nick Scott posted the photo above to Instagram. That’s Scott’s No. 24 on the side of the lid. [ MORE: Penn State recruit shaves Nittany Lion logo into head ]
@ESPNCFB made Michigan State fans’ day Wednesday afternoon, all with one tweet. The handle tweeted a graphic that broke down Michigan State and instate rival Michigan’s success since 2008. This was the text that accompanied the tweet: “Has Michigan State passed Michigan as the top CFB program in the Great Lakes State?” [ MORE: Spartans top defensive back unit rankings | Special teams, too ] As you can see above, the Spartans, or “Little Brother,” as former Michigan star RB Mike Hart dubbed them, has had the upper-hand the past six seasons; they’ve also gone 5-1 in the series, the