For the past five years Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith have battled each Saturday for the right to wear “The Belt,” the reward for picking the most winning games on BTN’s “Big Ten Football Pregame Show.” Now you can get involved, and even raise “The Belt” victoriously yourself. Here’s what you do: Watch Monday’s “BTN Live” to find out which games to pick. The show airs at 6 p.m. ET. Rank your confidence in your picks from 6 (most confident) down to 1 (least confident) Include your picks – with confidence points – in a video of 30 seconds or
There have been some impressive coaching jobs thus far in the Big Ten. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald all have coached lights out through five weeks.
The last couple of weeks, several Big Ten men’s basketball teams have unveiled new uniform designs on social media. Indiana is the latest. Wednesday, the Hoosiers tweeted a picture of their new adidas design, which looks very similar to its classic look, except for one new wrinkle. Indiana will have five stars on its shorts, one for every national title. This is a nice touch, something other teams have done recently. The Ohio State football team had Buckeyes leaves on the back of its jersey collar last season to mark its seven national championships. The Buckeyes went on to win
Rutgers has reinstated wide receiver Leonte Carroo after charges against him were dropped. The school announced the decision Wednesday, a day after a judge dismissed simple assault charges
Any conversation about the Michigan State defense begins with stud end Shilique Calhoun, one of the most feared—and affable—players in the Big Ten. Check out BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's Q&A inside!
The great Pat Forde has his Forde-Yard Dash out. And, in it, he predicts when each of the remaining unbeaten will taste defeat. In case you forgot, the Big Ten has four unbeatens. The first loss for each: Northwestern: at Michigan Iowa: at Northwestern Michigan State: at Michigan Ohio State: at Michigan You notice what I noticed? You know, that the Wolverines are slated to dole out three “first losses”? *** Sporting News had some fun with a slide show that identified what it felt have been the worst loss for each Big Ten team over the last 25 years.
A municipal judge dismissed an assault charge against Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo late Tuesday afternoon. This came after the alleged victim in the case said she did not wish to testify. Carroo was charged with assault under domestic violence in connection with an incident that occurred outside the Hale Center on Sept. 12, following Rutgers’ loss to Washington State. According to a report from NJ.com, Carroo will have to attend six hours of anger management, and his lawyers acknowledged that officers had probable cause to file charges. It remains unclear if Carroo, the leading returning wide receiver in the
The 2015 MLB regular season came to a close Sunday afternoon, so there’s no better time to take a look at how former Big Ten players fared. It was a strong season for several Big Ten names, in addition to a handful of Maryland, Nebraska and Rutgers products who starred at their schools before they entered the conference. Seven players aren’t done playing, either. Clayton Richard (Michigan) and Kyle Schwarber (Indiana), both with the Cubs, J.A. Happ (Northwestern) and Tony Watson (Nebraska), both with the Pirates, Brett Cecil (Maryland), of the Blue Jays, Alex Gordon (Nebraska), of the Royals, and Kevin Plawecki (Purdue),
If you like offense, you will love this week's edition of Big Ten Player Rankings. See BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman's latest lists inside.
A full slate of Big Ten games is on tap with all 14 teams in action. And the “big one” is up in the Big House, where 4-1 Michigan will take on 5-0 Northwestern in a fascinating inter-divisional clash.