If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On today’s show, our experts discuss this question as the first Big Ten football games draw near: Do you prefer an earlier start to the Big Ten Conference schedule?
Not only is Nebraska coach Bo Pelini dealing with fallout from a tough 41-21 loss to UCLA that saw the Huskers blow a 21-3 lead, he now is at the center of firestorm surrounding an audio recording from 2011 that was posted today by the website Deadspin.com, which said it obtained the 102-second recording from a tipster.
When there’s a controversial call on the football field, who do you call? Mike Pereira, of course. Pereria gave his ruling on the crazy Wisconsin-Arizona State finish in tweet form Sunday. On Monday night’s #BTNLive, we asked the FOX Sports Rules Analyst to describe what he saw and rule what should have happened in those final chaotic and confusing seconds. Watch our segment with Pereira right here.
Kenny G. KG. Whatever you prefer to call Kenny Guiton, there’s no debating the Ohio State senior is one of the nation’s elite backup quarterbacks. Guiton, in his first career start, showed it yet again in Saturday night’s 52-34 victory at Cal. Braxton Miller’s backup made the Buckeyes not miss Braxton Miller, which is hard to do, throwing for 276 yards and four touchdowns and adding 92 rushing yards in the offensive explosion.
BTN will provide unprecedented coverage of men’s ice hockey in 2013-14, the inaugural Big Ten Hockey season, including eight straight weeks of “Frozen Friday” doubleheaders in January and February and the 2014 Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
With Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois losing, my weekly bowl projections have changed. Michigan’s great escape vs. Akron also caused me to shuffle bowl slots. But, Ohio State continues to take care of business, so there is no change at the top of my projections. So, let’s get to it: Here are my Week 4 bowl projections.
For Wisconsin, it’s a case of too little, too late. But the Pac-12 admitted Monday that its league officials didn’t “properly administer the end of game situation and act with appropriate urgency on the game’s final play” during Arizona State’s 32-30 win on Saturday night in Tempe, Ariz.