University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas dismissed head football coach Tim Beckman on Friday, citing preliminary results of an external review into allegations involving the program. The school will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. ET Friday to discuss the decision, and BTN/BTN2Go will air the full thing.
There are so many reasons to be excited about the Maryland men's basketball team in 2015-16. A redesigned court at the XFINITY Center is the latest example.
It’s the last Friday before the 2015 college football season kicks off, so it’s only normal for one to have his/her attention on something other than work. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] Thanks to @GopherSports, Minnesota fans – and maybe all Big Ten fans – have a fun Frogger-inspired game, called “Go Gopher Go!,” to get in the way of work productivity. The goal of the game? To get Goldy past TCU defenders and jump on Goldy’s slide and push-up plank en route to scoring a touchdown. Users have five lives to
The Iowa football team released a hype video for its new blackout uniform, to be worn vs. Big Ten West rival Minnesota. Check out the video in this post.
There are too many new uniforms across the college football landscape to count. [ MORE: See all of the new Big Ten football designs ] Still, NFL.com recently accepted the daunting task of ranking the best of the best new threads. And, of importance to Big Ten fans, the conference earned the ranking’s No. 1 spot, which went to Michigan State’s Mach Speed design. It is not know when the Spartans will debut this slick new design, however NFL.com suggests it should be in the home opener vs. reigning national runner-up Oregon on Sept. 12 at Spartan Stadium. Not a
Life as a professional athlete can be transitory, a blur of different uniforms, cities and faces, which makes it difficult to get attached to any particular place. But Philadelphia Eagles free safety and former Buckeyes football star Malcolm Jenkins manages to make real, lasting connections no matter where he goes. That’s due in large part to the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, which he started with his mother, Gwendolyn, to give back and help youth in communities he’s been part of throughout his life. The organization sponsors scholarships and hosts events in Piscataway, N.J., Columbus, New Orleans and Philadelphia. Jenkins is quick
On Thursday night, “BTN Live” rolled out the 2015-16 Big Ten women’s basketball schedule, and we’ve laid it out for you below. Be sure to watch “BTN Live” weekdays at 6 p.m. ET for a comprehensive look at the Big Ten stories of the day. Looking for your school’s conference schedule? Click on the hyperlink below. Illinois Indiana Iowa Maryland Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue Rutgers Wisconsin Here’s the full 2015-16 Big Ten women’s basketball conference schedule: Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Thursday December 31, 2015 Michigan State at Ohio State Columbus,
On Thursday night, “BTN Live” rolled out the upcoming Big Ten men’s basketball schedule, and we’ve laid it out for you below. Be sure to watch “BTN Live” weekdays at 6 p.m. ET for a comprehensive look at the Big Ten stories of the day. Looking for your school’s conference schedule? Click on the hyperlink below. Illinois Indiana Iowa Maryland Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue Rutgers Wisconsin Here’s the full 2015-16 Big Ten men’s basketball conference schedule: Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Tuesday December 29, 2015 Michigan State at Iowa Iowa City,
If football season is nearing kickoff, it must be time for the latest Madden NFL player ratings. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] Released Tuesday, Madden NFL 16’s ranking is Big Ten-heavy at the top, featuring two of the game’s top four players, while another is tied with six players for the No. 5 spot. Former Wisconsin defensive lineman and current Houston megastar J.J. Watt earned one of the game’s three 99 ratings, along with New England TE Rob Gronkowski and Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers, to pace the Big Ten. Ex-Iowa offensive
Another day, another Big Ten starting quarterback has been named. According to @NU_Sports, the official Twitter account of Northwestern athletics, head coach Pat Fitzgerald has announced redshirt freshman Clayton Thorson will be the team’s starting quarterback. Thorson beat out senior Zach Oliver and sophomore Matt Alviti for the job. The 6-4, 220-pouner was a three-star prospect and the No. 29-ranked quarterback in the 2014 national class rankings, according to Scout.com. The Wildcats open the season Saturday, Sept. 5 vs. No. 21 Stanford.