The Big Ten and Big East Conferences have officially announced the matchups for the second annual Gavitt Tipoff Game. See all eight of the games, to be played Monday, Nov. 14-Friday, Nov. 18, this upcoming season.
I dig into my Big Ten Mailbag to answer your questions about the Big Ten’s looming nine-game league schedule, Michigan State concerns and Iowa’s prospects in 2016, among other topics. Let’s go! With schools playing nine Big Ten games this year, how important will scheduling be in deciding outcomes this fall? – Larry Roehrkasse It will be big, as for the first time since 1984, Big Ten teams will have to a nine-game conference schedule. Teams from the East Division will host five conference home games during even-numbered years, while teams from the West Division will host five conference home
Kevin Wilson is pleased with how Indiana looked in spring drills, but he knows work remains to be done if the Hoosiers want to get back to a bowl game. The last time IU went to a bowl in consecutive seasons? The 1990-91 seasons. Here is a look at Indiana’s to-do list for the offseason before opening the season at Florida International on Sept. 1. 1. Settle the QB job. Who will replace Nate Sudfeld, who leaves as the school’s all-time leading passer? JC transfer Richard Lagow looked good in the spring. The 6-6 gunslinger signed with UConn out of
Projected Michigan and Ohio State football players for the 2017 NFL Draft. An insightful Q&A with Nebraska's Mike Riley. Michigan State's Mark Dantonio was disappointed to see Connor Cook fall in this year's NFL Draft. too. Catch up on Tuesday's Big Ten headlines.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his version of Illinois’ offseason to-do list.
Tired of reading about the 2016 NFL Draft? You’re in luck, because several sites already have published their way-too-early 2017 NFL mock drafts. [ MORE: Get all of our latest NFL draft coverage ] Check out several of the 2017 mock drafts below. Athlon (top 50) 6. Desmond King, CB, Iowa 19. Anthony Walker, LB, Northwestern 20. Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State 24. Malik McDowell, DL, Michigan State 25. Jabrill Peppers, S/LB, Michigan 36. Jake Butt, TE, Michigan 39, Chris Wormley, DL, Michigan 43. Dan Feeney, OL, Indiana 47. Pat Elflein, OL, Ohio State 48. Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan ***
Many good Big Ten players were selected in the 2016 NFL draft. There were 47 of them, to be exact. But many more never heard their name called. In fact, you could make a pretty good team from the undrafted Big Ten players. [ MORE: See which undrafted Big Ten players inked rookie free-agent deals ] Check it out. And count on many of these guys making rosters as undrafted players. BTN.com All-Undrafted Team OFFENSE QB Joel Stave, Wisconsin (Vikings) RB Josh Ferguson, Illinois (Colts) RB Brandon Ross, Maryland (Vikings) WR Geronimo Allison, Illinois (Packers) WR Alex Erickson, Wisconsin (Bengals)
The 2016 NFL draft is in the books. And no school dominated like Ohio State. Three players were picked in the top 10. Five players in the top 20. Ten players in the first three rounds, an NFL Draft record. Twelve players in the first four rounds, another NFL Draft record. But OSU fell short of breaking its modern draft record for most picks (14 in 2004) in one draft. Ohio State finished with 12 picks in the 2016 NFL Draft. That was the most of any school this year. Ohio State is the 23rd team in the history of
Joel Washington has never let go of his dreams, and he hopes that his artwork inspires others to do the same. An employee of Indiana University for 27 years who currently serves as a custodian, Washington has been making artwork since he was a child. The primarily self-taught painter now has pieces hanging all over the Bloomington campus, including a portrait of jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery in the Indiana Memorial Union. Washington originally planned on painting the portrait for himself since he went to school with Montgomery’s kids while growing up in Indianapolis. However, after a request for a new
The NFL draft is a whirlwind for top prospects. [ MORE: Former Big Ten names ink undrafted free-agent deals ] Not only do a majority of them travel to the draft, to be in the green room, but they’re typically introduced in their new home city the following day. The Big Ten had six players in Chicago on Thursday night, and all of them were taken in the first round, including three former Ohio State stars in the top 10. Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa went No. 3 to pace the Big Ten’s 47 selections, second only to the