It was a fun day in the BTN.com department Tuesday morning. Two days before Michigan (at Utah) and Minnesota (vs. No. 2 TCU) kick off the 2015 season, we held our annual Big Ten fantasy draft.
Week 1 of the 2015 season is here. Finally, all of the talk, analysis and conjecture are finished. It’s time to put up or shut up on the field and throw away your preview magazines.
If you’re looking for an answer on Ohio State’s starting quarterback in Week 1 against Virginia Tech, well, you’re going to have to keep waiting. [ MORE: Rankings: Reigning national champ Ohio State tops preseason list ] However, we do know that both J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones are likely going to play in the opener, as well as every other game this season. Meyer said on Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches’ conference call that he “anticipates” playing both Barrett and Jones throughout the season. Of course, Barrett was the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback last season before being lost to a season-ending
The 2015 college football season kicks off Thursday night, so it’s time to get Russ Lande’s super-early top Big Ten NFL draft prospects. [ MORE: Pick Week 1 winners | Power Rankings | Best of Week 1 | Week 1 previews ] Lande shared his highly anticipated preseason list on Tuesday morning’s “BTN Football & Beyond.” To no surprise, Ohio State all-world defensive end Joey Bosa tops the list. Heck, Bosa comes in at No. 1 on his top prospects overall. It’s easy to see why so many experts predict Ohio State to defend its national title after one look
All eyes are on Ohio State as it opens the 2015 season as the first-ever unanimous preseason No. 1 team in the AP poll. [ MORE: Polls: Who wins Week 1 games? | Week 1 Big Ten previews ] The Buckeyes are coming off a 14-1 season, winning their last 13 games en route to claiming the national championship. Can the Buckeyes, who open at Virginia Tech on Monday, run the table this year and win it all once again? I asked some leading Big Ten writers for their opinion on if they think Ohio State can go unbeaten. Ryan
If you are waiting on Ohio State to name a starter, you’ll need to wait longer. It won’t happen until the opener on Monday at Virginia Tech. And when game time rolls around, both Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett could see action. In the end, it seems most pundits think Barrett will get the call. But, I don’t think the offense will look much different regardless of who takes snaps, right? *** Mitch Leidner is the starting QB for Minnesota. But the rise of true freshman Demry Croft has some fans eager to see what he’s all about. Croft is
Few things are more sacred to the Nebraska football program and it fans than the Blackshirts. [ MORE: Get our Big Ten West Division preview ] That was evident in several of the Huskers’ reactions to receiving their iconic Blackshirts in the team locker room Monday. Watch it all in the video above. The player at the end of the video showing all of the emotion, that’s former walk-on and current captain Jack Gangwish. The Blackshirts nickname dates back to the Bob Devaney era and describes the black jersey the defense wears during practice. Read more about the Blackshirts tradition
Kickoff week is here. Michigan (at Utah) and Minnesota (vs. No. 2 TCU) kick off the Big Ten football season Thursday night, and the games continue every day through Monday night.
Who wins Week 1 Big Ten football games? See the BTN.com panel's picks, plus Illinois beat writer Bob Asmussen's, and vote for your 14 winners inside.
With the annual BTN summer bus tour complete and the season kicking off Thursday night, it's time for BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's preseason Big Ten Power Rankings. See the full list inside.