Michigan State holds a special place in Draymond Green’s heart. His love for the university goes back to his childhood days, growing up a Spartan fan and watching Tom Izzo’s team win the 2000 national championship. Green followed his love of MSU and starred for the Spartans from 2008-2012, leading the program to three conference titles and two Final Four appearances. He was named the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2012, as well as a consensus first-team All-American. On Thursday, Green gave back to Michigan State, making a $3.1 million contribution to MSU Athletics in support of the
Plan ahead and use the popular BTN.com/gamefinder page before Saturday’s Big Ten football games to make sure you know where to find any of the five games on BTN TV. You can also search for your TV information on BTN games in this post. A few more notes for this weekend … All five of BTN’s televised games will be available live on BTN2Go? Here are the links to watch each game live: Bowling Green at Maryland, W. Illinois at Illinois, Hawaii at Ohio State, S. Alabama at Nebraska, and FIU at Indiana. Also, as an added bonus, use these Twitter pages
After an impressive Week 1 victory over Virginia Tech, Urban Meyer will make sure the Buckeyes don’t look past their Week 2 opponent — Hawaii. Well, the Buckeyes might struggle looking past the uniforms the Rainbow Warriors will be wearing when they travel to Columbus on Saturday. Hawaii Football’s official Twitter handle, @HawaiiFootball, tweeted out a photo of the throwback uniforms they will be wearing on Saturday against the Buckeyes. Check out the photo on top of this post to see the uniforms. They are certainly loud, but hard not to love at first glance. Here is another look at
Things are ratcheted back a few notches in Week 2, as there is a dearth of top-quality matchups. But the headliner is a doozy. [ MORE: Pick Week 2 winners | Power Rankings | Week 2 previews ] The primetime clash between No. 5 Michigan State and No. 7 Oregon is the first game between top 10 teams at Spartan Stadium since 1966, when MSU and Notre Dame met as the No. 2- and No. 1-ranked teams in a classic 10-10 tie. The Spartans are looking for national respect—and payback for last year’s loss in Eugene. Don’t overlook Minnesota’s junket to
Former Wisconsin and current Arkansas head football coach Brett Bielema was in the headlines yesterday after he took a shot at Ohio State during the SEC’s weekly teleconference. When asked for his reaction to the SEC having 10 teams ranked in the latest AP Top 25 poll, Bielema responded by saying: “It’s wonderful. I love it. I say that with a smile, as it’s a major statement to the nation. Ohio State has one game on the schedule against a ranked team, we have eight left on the schedule. To get through this conference, it’s unprecedented. Any argument (against the
Before we flip the script and focus on this coming Saturday, I wanted to take one last peek back at the opening week of the season. So, I asked some of the leading writers who cover the Big Ten: What was the biggest surprise in the first week of action? Kevin Noon, BuckeyeGrove.com: Northwestern defeating Stanford. I have always liked Pat Fitzgerald and what he has done with the Wildcats program, but I really did not see QB Clayton Thorson stepping in and playing as well as he did in Week 1 against a Power Five team. I would not
It surely was an intriguing first week of the Big Ten football season. With games spread out over five days for the first time in conference history, one of the highlights of the week was Northwestern’s stunning upset of No. 21 Stanford, which gave the Wildcats their first victory over a ranked team in a season-opener for first time since 1995. On the opposite side of the coin, six teams came up short in the first game of the year, including Nebraska. The Huskers dropped their first season-opener in 30 years. [ MORE: Week 1 picks revisited | Big Ten
In Thursday's spin around the Big Ten headlines, our writer looks at a story from Bill Landis of Cleveland.com wherein he wonders if the Buckeyes have a two-QB blueprint now. Also, we have an update on Purdue's Danny Anthrop, five things to watch for in Michigan vs. Oregon, and more. Come have a look.
Most people who went to college probably felt overwhelmed to some degree when they arrived on campus for the first time and tried to get their bearings as they sought certain streets, buildings and classrooms. Just imagine how much more of a challenge that would be if you couldn’t see. A program held on the Penn State University campus every summer is helping future college students with visual disabilities prepare to take that next big step in their lives. The Summer Academy for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a three-week session that gives about two dozen high school students
Who wins Week 2 Big Ten football games? This week, Indiana beat writer Zach Osterman joins the BTN.com team's weekly game predictions feature. Cast your votes inside, too.