Just why do we think Jim Harbaugh holds these football camps? Tom Izzo talks Draymond Green. One Iowa writer goes looking for advice for Hawkeyes QB C.J, Beathard. These stories and more in Thursday's Big Ten news digest.
“We are … Penn State!” This simple chant is one of the most recognizable in all of college athletics. But it resonates far beyond sports. It’s a phrase that expresses the pride, resilience and achievement found in Happy Valley. Those qualities are regularly on display at Penn State, whether it’s during the frenzied, #FTK fun of THON every spring or inside of the futuristic home in the shadow of Beaver Stadium that’s seen by thousands of tailgaters each fall. Here’s a collection of recent LiveBIG stories that show the Nittany Lions’ roaring successes: Penn State football star makes sports safer, one
COMING 2018. Release: https://t.co/Dv51u7zKDm#B1GCats pic.twitter.com/r7sqDLdgGM — NU Men's Basketball (@NUMensBball) June 13, 2016 Welsh-Ryan Arena, the home of Northwestern University’s basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams, is set to receive a complete facility renovation, starting next year. Construction will begin at the conclusion of the basketball season in March 2017 with anticipated completion by fall 2018. The announcement of the renovation will be announced in a press conference on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. CT. It will be streamed live for free on BTN2Go. Click here to watch the live press conference. Northwestern vice president for athletics & recreation Jim Phillips, head men’s
What will Jim Harbaugh do next?
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says he is fully onboard with renewing the Michigan vs. Notre Dame football series.
Is Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh getting too much attention? Who will win the Big Ten East? And what’s up with that perceived chip on the shoulder at Michigan State? I get into all of that—and more–in this super terrific mailbag. Why do you continue to be a publicist for Jim Harbaugh? Is he paying you to keep his name alive in your columns? The last time I looked, there were 13 other coaches in this league. Do they do nothing? – David Walimaki OK. I have received several emails along these lines. Seems some in Big Ten Nation are suffering from
It’s the final week of the season. And, even better, it’s rivalry week! Division titles may be on the line, in addition to cool trophies. Front and center on this Saturday: “The Game,” between Ohio State and Michigan. Could the Big Ten East crown be on the line? The Buckeyes have dominated this series of late, going 12-2 since 2001 and winning the last four meetings with a 42-13 triumph last season. The last time Michigan won in Columbus? In 2000, when the Wolverines took a 38-26 decision. This is the best of Week 13. Best game: The Buckeyes need
Mlive.com has a cool look at where Michigan and Michigan State football recruits have come from over the last 10 years. It’s a pretty cool map that shows it. A tidbit for you: The top high school Michigan tapped is Detroit Cass Tech, with 11 players from the talent-rich program. Mark Dantonio’s go-to school is Archbishop Moeller in Cincinnati, Ohio, with five signees. *** What’s the next step for Penn State RB Saquon Barkley after he set a school record for rushing yards by a freshman? Keystone Sports has a good podcast that looks at the subject. This guy may
If you could start an NFL franchise with one former Big Ten player who plays in the league right now, who would it be and why? BTN.com's Sean Merriman and Tom Dienhart debate it.
Before Draymond Green became the 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year and an NBA superstar, he gave football a try. For one afternoon, that is. Green played a little tight end in the 2011 Michigan State Green-White Spring Game, months before opening his award-winning senior season in East Lansing. The results weren’t pretty, so much so that Green told the media,”I like my future in basketball a little better.” Talk about an understatement. The former Spartan has developed into one of the NBA’s top players, an all-around talent who already owns one Finals ring and is one win away