Who says your workout buddy has to be real?
Big Ten media days are in our rearview mirror. The last cliché has been uttered. The last photo taken. The last pitcher of water drank. So, what’s left? [ MORE: Best of Day 1 | Best of Day 2 | Big Ten player survey ] How about some bold predictions for the 2016 season? Sure. Let’s go! 1. Michigan will solve its quarterbacking—and then some. Just like last year, the Wolverines have a yawning hole at QB. Last season, Jim Harbaugh and Co., transformed Iowa cast-off Jake Rudock into a Cinderella by making him one of the most effective signal-callers
J.T. Barrett needs no introduction. Big Ten fans know the 2014 Big Ten Quarterback of the Year and national champion quite well.
When discussing the Big Ten’s most freakish athletes, Jabrill Peppers and Saquon Barkley’s names enter the discussion early on. Not only can the do-it-all Michigan linebacker and athletic Penn State running back drop jaws every fall Saturday, but they can do some impressive work in the weight room. Bruce Feldman knows this, and the FOXSports.com columnist included both Big Ten standout in his popular annual “Freaks” post. Peppers comes in at No. 10 and Barkley at No. 9 in Feldman’s top 20 list. Here’s a portion of what the columnist says about both players: No. 10 Jabrill Peppers. A former
As expected, Ohio State and Michigan were the picks in the Big Ten at media days. But, don’t sleep on Michigan State, which continues to always be overlooked. Amazing, isn’t it? Remember, this team won the Big Ten and went to the playoff last year. When will we learn? “Based on what they’ve done, Michigan State deserves the right to be included in the conversation of the elite Big Ten football teams,” new Rutgers coach Chris Ash said. “They’ve done it, they’ve done it well for a number of years now. They made the College Football Playoff last year. If
CHICAGO — The Big Ten’s best players were in Chicago on Monday and Tuesday for the annual Big Ten Football Media Days. [ MORE: Tom Dienhart’s Best of Day 1 | Best of Day 2 ] As BTN.com does every year, we conducted a player survey that included a respondent from all 13 schools in attendance (Nebraska did not attend the event due to punter Sam Foltz’s death). Here were the rules: Players’ answers were anonymous and they could not use their school for any answer. BEST HELMET Maryland – 6 Michigan; Ohio State – 2 Indiana; Iowa; Rutgers –
BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart roamed the Big Ten Football Media Day on Tuesday in search of the best moments, fashion statements and more. Here is what he found.
Wisconsin running back Dare Ogunbowale gave the annual players keynote speech at the 2016 Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon. Watch his speech and read a transcript.
We’ve got videos from both days of the Big Ten Football Media Days. Use the YouTube player below in this post or go to BTN’s YouTube page for all of them. On Twitter use #B1GMediaDay, and it’s a good idea to pick any one of the 14 school Twitter handles for more video, too. Reminder: BTN airs a “Kickoff Luncheon Special” Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET, re-airing at 7:30 p.m. ET. This is the Tuesday event where each head coach discusses the upcoming season. Wisconsin running back Dare Ogunbowale, the Badgers’ leading rusher in 2015, will speak on behalf of the
Following a report that detailed the idea of eliminating kickoffs, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart talked to a number of Big Ten names about the idea and player safety.