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BTN unveils original programming lineup ahead of 10th year

As the Big Ten Network begins its 10th year on-air, BTN president Mark Silverman today announced the network’s new lineup of original programming at Big Ten Football media day. Fresh off an appearance in the College Football Playoff, the Michigan State Spartans football team will allow BTN behind-the-scenes for Green and White Days: Inside Michigan State Training Camp. The show will follow Mark Dantonio’s Spartans through a portion of pre-season practice as they prepare to defend their Big Ten crown while replacing a number of key contributors. Green and White Days will debut on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.

Tracking Tuesday's updates from Big Ten Football Media Days

On the heels of Monday’s Big Ten Football Media Day sessions, we posted all of Tuesday morning’s press conferences. Be sure to tune in for more live coverage from “BTN Live” from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET, too. It will be streamed live via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices on BTN2Go. Just click this “watch live” link when the events begin or make sure you have the BTN2Go app. Here’s the updated Tuesday schedule (all times ET): Tuesday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.: BTN Live returns with live coverage of the coaches and their students visiting the set.  Watch live

Big Ten Media Days: A look back at the Best of Monday

BTN.com's Tom Dienhart roamed the floor of the first day of the 2016 Big Ten Football Media Days in search of the best of the best, and here's what he found. Day 2 starts at 9 a.m. ET on BTN and BTN2Go with live press conferences by Lovie Smith (Illinois), Kevin Wilson (Indiana), Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), Paul Chryst (Wisconsin), DJ Durkin (Maryland), Kirk Ferentz (Iowa) and Urban Meyer (Ohio State).

Big Ten coaches pay tribute to late Sam Foltz, Mike Sadler

Big Ten football coaches opened their Big Ten media day press conferences Monday by offering condolences to the Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler families, and to the Nebraska and Michigan State communities. [ MORE: Football world reacts to Foltz, Sadler deaths ] The Nebraska punter and former Michigan State punter died late Saturday night in a one-car accident returning from a kicking camp in Wisconsin. Foltz, the 2015 Big Ten Punter of the Year, was set to begin his senior season, while Sadler, who spent four seasons as the Spartans’ punter, was expected to start law school at Stanford. As

Recap Monday's videos from Big Ten Football Media Days

We've posted the press conferences from Monday's Big Ten Football Media Day in the YouTube player at the top of this post as well as on our YouTube page. BTN coverage runs from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday.

BTN.com's top 100 Big Ten players entering 2016: 20-1

Our countdown of the top 100 Big Ten players entering the 2016 season comes to a close today, with the top 20 stars. If you missed it last week, here’s our list of 100-81, 80-61, 60-41 and 40-21. View the final installment of our five-part series below. 20. DE Chris Wormley, Michigan. He’s a versatile and productive (14.5 TFLs and 6.5 sacks in 2015) talent who can play tackle or end for a Wolverine front that may be the best in the nation. 19. RB L.J. Scott, Michigan State. Michigan State has a bevy of talented backs, but look for

Dienhart: Deaths of Foltz, Sadler remind us how life is fragile

BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart reflects on the deaths of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler this weekend. "Full of life one day. Gone the next," Dienhart writes. "I still can’t grasp the fragility of life when tragedies like this occur, and I'm pretty sure I never will."

Football world reacts to death of Big Ten's Sam Foltz, Mike Sadler

Nebraka punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in a single-car crash late Saturday night in Wisconsin. [ MORE: Dienhart: Deaths of Foltz, Sadler remind us how life is fragile ] The punters were returning from Kohl’s Kicking Camp in Wales, Wisconsin. Foltz, 22, won 2015 Big Ten Punter of the Year and was named to the 2016 Ray Guy Award watch list. Sadler, 24, spent four seasons as Michigan State’s punter, finishing his career ranked among the Spartans’ all-time leaders in punts (second with 268), punting yards (second with 11,307) and punting average (sixth

Big Ten punters Sam Foltz, Mike Sadler killed in car accident

Nebraska  senior punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were tragically killed in a car accident Saturday night near Waukesha, Wisconsin. Foltz, a native of Greeley, Nebraska, was 22. Sadler, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was 24. According to reports, the sheriff’s department said the car lost control on wet pavement, left the road and struck a tree. Foltz and Sadler were student instructors at Kohl’s Kicking Camp in Wisconsin. Foltz was a three-year starter for the Nebraska football team and won the Eddelman-Fields Big Ten Punter of the Year and was a first-team All-Big Ten selection las season.  Sam earned his degree