Possible big doings here: According to a report released last week, the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) will vote soon on the proposal of early football signing period. The start date for the proposed change is Dec. 16, and it will last for three days, if the vote passes. The addition would be up for review in two years, allowing the CCA a large enough sample to test the efficiencies of the amendment. I, for one, hope this passes. But, the “elite” schools don’t want an early signing period so they can poach commitments from lesser programs late in the recruiting
There's never a dull day at the Big Ten Network offices, even in the offseason. On Monday, BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman had the chance to catch up with Penn State head coach James Franklin.
The Big Ten has never won more national titles in an academic year than it did in 2014-15. In all, Big Ten teams won 10 national titles, besting the conference's previous single-season record of nine in 1999-2000.
The Penn State football staff’s satellite camp schedule took James Franklin and company through Chicago on Monday. [ MORE: BTN.com plays fill-in-the-blank with James Franklin ] That being the case, the coaches spent a little time visiting the BTN studio. BTN.com caught up with second-year Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop to talk about several topics, ranging from Beaver Stadium White Outs to favorite people to follow on Twitter. See our full Q&A below: BTN.com: First off, that wasn’t a real tree Anthony Zettel tackled, was it? Bob Shoop: No, that was a real tree. It was funny, I saw
@buckeyepicturesdaily @thebuckeyenation 😱 please follow me on Twitter :HelmetConcepts & snap chat A photo posted by Official Helmet Concepts Page (@helmetconcepts) on Jun 13, 2015 at 11:41pm PDT Ohio State’s traditional scarlet and gray football uniforms are known as one of the most iconic looks throughout college football. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun to mix it up a little and see what an OSU concept uniform would look like. Graphic designer Helmet Concepts, @helmetconcepts, recently created a fun Ohio State concept helmet design. Check it out in the photo above. The helmet is black with a red Ohio
Here’s some good advice: If you see a parking spot reserved for Urban Meyer, don’t park in it. [ MORE: Like this story? Get all of our Gone Viral posts! ] Someone decided to park his/her car in the Ohio State football coach’s spot Monday, and it looks like he/she won’t be leaving until Meyer calls it a day. As you can see in the photo above, courtesy of Ohio State running back Warren Ball, Meyer parked his car behind the car in his spot, in what looks like an otherwise empty lot. This has to be a Michigan fan,
Mark Dantonio had a pretty cool Sunday afternoon, serving at the 47th Annual Quicken Loans 400 Grand Marshal at Michigan International Speedway.
No quarterback in NFL history has more Super Bowl wins than Tom Brady. And no quarterback has a larger Super Bowl ring than the former Michigan star. Brady and the New England Patriots received their mammoth Super Bowl XLIX rings at a dinner Sunday night. The ring, which the Patriots claim is the “largest Super Bowl ring ever made,” features 205 diamonds, 81 more than the team’s Super Bowl XXXIX ring. Consequently, it’s easy to spot the newest bling on Brady’s fingers in the photo above. It’s the one on his right middle finger, if you’re struggling to find it.
Quarterback questions loom at Northwestern and Purdue. And the jury is out on Iowa’s C.J. Beathard and Illinois’ Wes Lunt Still, there is a lot to like about some of the backfields in the Big Ten West.
BTN is airing 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014, as part of our new “Big Ten Classics” series. Tonight’s game, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, features a Big Ten clash between No. 14 Nebraska and Ohio State. Taylor Martinez totaled 293 yards and three touchdowns while leading Nebraska back from a 21-point second-half deficit to secure a 34-27 win over Ohio State. Not only was this Nebraska’s first home game as a member of the Big Ten, but it also went down as the biggest comeback in school history. Here is a breakdown of this