BLACKSBURG – The Ohio State football team will join Virginia Tech in honoring the memory of two local television journalists who were tragically killed in a shooting on Aug. 26. The Buckeyes asked for permission to wear the same helmet stickers as the Hokies on Labor Day night, and that request was quickly granted. A 30-second moment of remembrance for both victims will be observed prior to the national anthem on Monday. “Ohio State expressed a desire to show its solidarity with Virginia Tech in remembering the vibrant lives of Alison Parker and Adam Ward,” Tech Director of Athletics Whit
The college football world is looking forward to Jim Harbaugh making his Michigan coaching debut tonight against Utah. While the game remains a toss up, one thing is for certain tonight… Harbaugh will be sporting his classic khakis on the sideline. Well, apparently his players got the memo. Detroit News Michigan beat writer Angelique Chengelis captured a picture of the Wolverines leaving their hotel room en route to Rice-Eccles Stadium. If you take a look at the photo, which can be seen at the top of this post, every player visible in the photo is wearing khakis. Now, it is
Good news college football fans: In honor of the return of college football, Nissan’s popular “Heisman House” commercials are back! There are seven new spots featured, but one of them has a special place in the hearts of Big Ten fans, especially those who appreciate the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry. In the clip on top of this post, former Ohio State Heisman Trophy winners Eddie George and Troy Smith take their best shot at putting up a picture of an Ohio buckeye tree in the Heisman House. Then, former Michigan Heisman winner Charles Woodson one-ups them with a giant picture of
The first football can’t be kicked off soon enough for the Big Ten as news out of Rutgers has five Scarlet Knight football players arrested in connection with a home invasion and assault. According to the story by Keith Sargeant of NJ.com, the five current players charged in the attack are: Andre Boggs, Ruhann Peele, Nadir Barnwell, Razohnn Gross, and Delon Stephenson. Rutgers said the players have been suspended indefinitely. Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann announced the suspensions in a statement and added, “We continue to monitor the situation. We will have no further comment as this is a pending legal matter.” Recently, a
There was the hub-bub over satellite camps, an unabashed and odd affinity for Judge Judy, a fierce defense of “American Sniper” and, course, his khaki pants. It always seems to be about Jim Harbaugh’s khaki’s, doesn’t it? While following the daily Harbaugh media circus has been fun since his exulted arrival in Ann Arbor in late December as the anointed savior of this proud program, it’s finally time to get down to the business of playing football. Finally: The Harbaugh era kicks off tonight at Utah. Has there been a more anticipated debut in college football in the last 25
You have questions, I have answers in this week’s mail bag. The best thing of all: It’s game week, as many of your questions point toward an interesting opening of the season that includes several tilts that will play a role in shaping the Big Ten’s perception on a national level. Read them all and send fresh comments and questions at the the bottom of this post. Is this the year Minnesota takes home The Little Brown Jug, Floyd of Rosedale and Paul Bunyan’s Axe? – Ryan I think Minnesota has a good chance to pull off the trifecta. The Gophers
Good news for Big Ten fans: BTN2Go is now available on Roku players and Google Chromecast so you can watch the Big Ten Network TV and online programming through those device. This give Big Ten fans access to more than 1,000 live events and on-demand programming through BTN and BTN Plus. To review: The Roku player is a popular streaming platform for delivering entertainment to the TV. Roku streaming players and the Roku Streaming Stick are made by Roku and sold through major retailers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the
Ohio State's Cardale Jones was rushed to the hospital with what turns out to be a migraine headache, and reports say his family confirmed the Buckeyes QB will be OK. Also, our Tom Dienhart collected more Big Ten headlines for this Thursday.
In 1970, Minneapolis was the “site” of a landmark occurrence that changed the attitudes on women in the workplace. The event in question wasn’t a grandiloquent speech from a women’s lib leader or a massive protest, but rather the debut of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Set in the Twin Cities (but primarily filmed in Los Angeles), it was groundbreaking at the time in that it centered on the professional and personal successes and struggles of Mary Richards (portrayed by Moore), an unwed, upwardly mobile female who produced local TV news. The show’s impact was profound, as it gave young
This isn’t just the opening week of the season for the Big Ten. It’s also a defining week for the conference. The Big Ten can set a strong tone by winning some key clashes, including Ohio State at Virginia Tech.