Buffalo at Ohio State figures to be one of the biggest mismatches in the opening weekend of the college football season. But, at least, Ohio Stadium will look pretty cool for the likely one-sided affair. [ RELATED: View our Week 1 Big Ten scoreboard ] Ohio State announced Monday in a release that the team will “Scarlet and Gray The Shoe” for its season-opener Aug. 31. As one can tell from the photo above, that means the Buckeyes are asking fans to wear either Scarlet or Red, depending on their section. This should look great. It probably won’t top the
We’re 11 days from the 2013 football season kicking off. Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) get things started for the Big Ten on Thursday, Aug. 29 on BTN/BTN2Go. To help count down the days to kickoff, BTN.com is ranking the top 25 players. Join us as we count it down, from 25-1, every day. No. 11: Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota A converted tight end, Ra’Shede Hageman offers everything a team wants in a defensive tackle. He’s huge (6-6, 311 pounds), he’s a freakish athlete, and he’s improved every season. Entering 2013 as one of the Big Ten’s top NFL
We’re 12 days from the 2013 football season kicking off. Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) get things started for the Big Ten on Thursday, Aug. 29 on BTN/BTN2Go. To help count down the days to kickoff, BTN.com is ranking the top 25 players. Join us as we count it down, from 25-1, every day. No. 12: Kenny Bell, WR, Nebraska It’d be entertaining to see what Kenny Bell could do on a team that must look his way to keep the offense moving. As electrifying as Bell is, fact is, he’s one of numerous weapons at Taylor Martinez’s disposal.
The Big Ten football season kicks off in less than two weeks. Before Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) get things started Thursday, Aug. 29 on BTN/BTN2Go, it’s time to unveil my preseason All-Big Ten Offense. Who did I miss? Feel free to leave your submission in the comment section at the bottom of the post. I’ll post my defensive team later. [ RELATED: Yarina: My preseason All-Big Ten Defense ] Editor’s note: Click on images below to see full photos and analysis. About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes
The topic of breakout players can be an ambiguous one. For example, some people view Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah as a 2013 breakout player. Others, meanwhile, feel that with 1,315 total yards and 10 scores a season ago, he’s well past “breakout” territory. I tend to side with the latter. Either way, I went to Twitter and asked Big Ten fans for their 2013 breakout candidates. Before we move on to the fans’ picks, here are my top candidates: Devin Funchess and Melvin Gordon on offense and Adolphus Washington and Shilique Calhoun on defense. To be fair, my offensive picks had
Sports Illustrated has six regional covers for its college football preview issue, and one of them is dedicated to Ohio State and Braxton Miller. The cover features Miller on the run and reads: “This season it counts. The class of the Big Ten goes SEC hunting.” The Buckeyes, who SI ranks No. 4 in its preseason poll, went 12-0 last season but were ineligible for the posteason due to NCAA sanctions. The other SI cover boys include No. 1 Alabama; No. 2 Stanford; No. 3 Texas A&M; No. 5 Oregon; No. 6 South Carolina. What do you think of the
David Boudia the Purdue football players are not. This comes as no surprise, but it’s even more evident after the team hit up the pool following Tuesday’s two-a-day. There, players took turns jumping off the diving boards, some taking it semi-seriously and others going for the best belly flop. Hilarity ensued, and the PurdueSports YouTube page has the video of it. This is great stuff. Want to see a good dive, one that Boudia would be proud of? Find it here, courtesy Brandon Cottom. How about arguably the worst dive? Right here, from Cody Webster. And then, there’s Johnny Daniels’
Gee, you know what the fan who has it all could really use? A school-specific candle, that’s what. Well, Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin fans are in luck. Just in time for kickoff, Yankee Candle has released school-specific (scented) candles, and the collection includes the aforementioned four Big Ten schools. Here are the links to purchase the Big Ten candles: Illinois Michigan State Ohio State Wisconsin It’s no misprint, these 22-ounce candles will run you $27.99. Hey, no one said school pride was cheap. But nothing will complete your tailgate or viewing party better than the scent coming
How do you kill time while waiting for a flight to board? Prior to its flight Sunday to London, the Iowa basketball team used one of the moving walkways at O’Hare International Airport to shoot an impromptu music video. Best of all, Iowa posted the masterpiece to YouTube. [ LostLettermen.com: Iowa BB performs moving sidewalk dance ] Yep, that’s Mike Gesell on the moving walkway and Peter Jok dancing in front of it to, of all things, Soulja Boy’s “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” 2007 song/video. Kind of random, yes, but they deserve props for doing something like this in public.
We’re 16 days from the 2013 football season kicking off. Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) get things started for the Big Ten on Thursday, Aug. 29 on BTN/BTN2Go. To help count down the days to kickoff, BTN.com is ranking the top 25 players. Join us as we count it down, from 25-1, every day. No. 16: Jake Mewhort, OT, Ohio State As the left tackle, Mewhort, of course, is responsible for protecting Braxton Miller’s blind side. That alone makes the senior a very valuable commodity. But the former guard also is one of the Big Ten’s best at his