Last week, it was college football’s turn to kick off its season. This week, it’s the NFL’s turn. [ MORE: Polls: Pick Week 2 winners | Q&A: Wes Lunt | Big Ten Mailbag | Power rankings | Bowl projections | Player rankings ] The 2015 season gets started Thursday night, when former Michigan quarterback and defending Super Bowl champ New England host Pittsburgh. Before the season kicks off, I wanted to take a look at former Big Ten players listed on active rosters, according to NFL.com‘s team pages. In all, there are 188 former Big Ten players, not including Maryland,
It’s that time when I reach into my big burlap mail sack, pull out letters, start reading … and then cry. Let’s answer some of your more pressing queries.
Cardale Jones' NFL prospects received a huge boost when he took the first snap Monday night at Virginia Tech. Just ask a Cleveland Browns fan.
Everything is new again for Wes Lunt. And that’s good. The Illinois junior quarterback needed to hit the reset button. See Tom Dienhart's Q&A with the Oklahoma State transfer inside.
It is a tough time to be a Penn State fan, what with the Nittany Lions coming off a tough loss at Temple that has the 2015 season looking a lot like the 2014 season. Fans, ex-players and even a kid brother of the star quarterback are venting. You know what they say about adversity: It’s when you find out the most about people. And as if things weren’t bad enough for Penn State on offense, it now must live without a top defender in middle linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White, who is out for the season with injury. Into that vast
All eyes will be on Michigan State’s top-10 showdown with Oregon on Saturday. In preparation for the big day, MSU coach Mark Dantonio tweeted out a hype video, previewing the matchup. The video can be seen in Dantonio’ tweet on top of this post. The hype video features snippets from last year’s MSU vs. Oregon game, which the Ducks won, 46-27. It also shows clips from the Spartans’ season-opening 37-24 win over Western Michigan this past Friday. This year’s game marks the first matchup of Associated Press Top-10 teams in Spartan Stadium since the “Game of the Century” was played
The Iowa state medical examiner says Tyler Sash, a safety who won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants after starring at the University of Iowa, has died at the age of 27.
With Week 1 now in the books, it’s time for BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart and web editor Sean Merriman to release their updated Big Ten Player Rankings.
One big, thick juicy Big Ten Power Rankings is coming right up. Sharpen your knife and fork ... and enjoy. This is just Week 1, so don't overeat--or overreact--to this poll, presented by ArcelorMittal.
The latest Coaches Poll is out, and three Big Ten teams are ranked following the opening week of the college football season. [ MORE: Best of Week 1 | Week 1 picks revisited | What Tom Dienhart learned | Power rankings | Bowl projections | Player rankings ] Defending national champion and preseason unanimous No. 1 Ohio State remained atop the poll, once again garnering every first-place vote, after it won 42-24 at Virginia Tech. Big Ten East rival Michigan State also stayed put, at No. 6, fresh off beating instate foe Western Michigan, 37-24, in Kalamazoo. Wisconsin went from