For obvious reasons, Braxton Miller’s transition to receiver will be one of the biggest storylines during Big Ten training camps. [ MORE: Watch Braxton Miller show off hands | Drone will follow QB-turned-WR ] Miller, who announced that he would be moving from quarterback to wide receiver late last month, debuted at his new position Monday, the first day of Ohio State fall practice. The two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year at quarterback ran patterns, caught passes and took pointers from Joey Galloway, the former Ohio State standout wide receiver and current ESPN analyst. Here’s what Urban Meyer
Every season, it seems, there's a game that doesn't get the attention it deserves. What is that game in 2015? See the BTN.com team's picks inside.
Corey Clement seems destined for big things in 2015. We asked the Wisconsin running back to finish seven sentences for us at Big Ten media days in Chicago.
With Camp Rantoul at Illinois in our rear-view mirror, the BTN cruiser chugs west toward Iowa City, Iowa, for Hawkeye camp. See what Tom Dienhart will be watching in Iowa City.
Jeremy Langford and Adrian Amos are ready to make a name for themselves as NFL rookies. BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman has the full story inside this post.
The BTN bus just rolled out of Rantoul, Illinois, and now it’s time to share some fun nuggets I gathered from Illinois’ first fall practice. [ MORE: 5 things Tom Dienhart learned | See our Illinois practice tweets ] Senior RB Josh Ferguson told me after practice that he may split out wide more often as the offense deals with the absence of sophomore WR Mikey Dudek, who is likely out at least until midseason recovering from a knee injury suffered in the spring after a boffo debut in 2014. Tim Beckman told me he’s encouraged by Dudek’s recovery; he
The first stop on our annual summer trek across the Big Ten had us in Rantoul, Illinois, to watch the Illini practice Monday. [ MORE: View our tour schedule | See our team’s Illinois practice tweets ] Before we turn our attention to Iowa, which we will watch practice Tuesday morning, here are five things I learned at Illinois practice: 1. This finally looks like a Big Ten team. I couldn’t say that the other three times I visited Illinois for training camp on the BTN tour. But Tim Beckman’s squad has improved its size across the board. And depth
How did Tim Beckman and Illinois kick off fall camp Monday? [ MORE: Get our team’s tweets from Illinois practice ] With a dance-off, of course. A pretty good dance-off, to boot. Senior offensive lineman Chris Boles started things off with some nice moves, but it was senior defensive lineman Jihad Ward’s answer that really stole the show. With the help of some of his defensive friends, Ward flashed some basketball moves, including a killer Eurostep, before going up for a lefty finger-roll in Boles’ face. Count this as another reason why we’re glad football is back.
Monday marked the first stop on our annual summer football tour across the Big Ten. [ MORE: Instagram photos/videos | Get all of our football tour coverage ] Stop No. 1 of 14 had us visiting Rantoul, Illinois, to watch Tim Beckman’s fourth Illini team. Throughout Monday’s practice, BTN.com senior editor Tom Dienhart, BTN host Dave Revsine and BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo tweeted their thoughts. See our team’s tweets below: @BTNTOMDIENHART *** @BTNDAVEREVSINE *** @GERRYDINARDO
Don't think rival Michigan is on Ohio State's mind when it hits the practice field? Think again. The Michigan-themed blocking sled inside is pretty good proof.