You have questions, I have answers in this week’s mail bag. The best thing of all: It’s game week, as many of your questions point toward an interesting opening of the season that includes several tilts that will play a role in shaping the Big Ten’s perception on a national level. Read them all and send fresh comments and questions at the the bottom of this post. Is this the year Minnesota takes home The Little Brown Jug, Floyd of Rosedale and Paul Bunyan’s Axe? – Ryan I think Minnesota has a good chance to pull off the trifecta. The Gophers
Good news for Big Ten fans: BTN2Go is now available on Roku players and Google Chromecast so you can watch the Big Ten Network TV and online programming through those device. This give Big Ten fans access to more than 1,000 live events and on-demand programming through BTN and BTN Plus. To review: The Roku player is a popular streaming platform for delivering entertainment to the TV. Roku streaming players and the Roku Streaming Stick are made by Roku and sold through major retailers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the
Ohio State's Cardale Jones was rushed to the hospital with what turns out to be a migraine headache, and reports say his family confirmed the Buckeyes QB will be OK. Also, our Tom Dienhart collected more Big Ten headlines for this Thursday.
In 1970, Minneapolis was the “site” of a landmark occurrence that changed the attitudes on women in the workplace. The event in question wasn’t a grandiloquent speech from a women’s lib leader or a massive protest, but rather the debut of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Set in the Twin Cities (but primarily filmed in Los Angeles), it was groundbreaking at the time in that it centered on the professional and personal successes and struggles of Mary Richards (portrayed by Moore), an unwed, upwardly mobile female who produced local TV news. The show’s impact was profound, as it gave young
This isn’t just the opening week of the season for the Big Ten. It’s also a defining week for the conference. The Big Ten can set a strong tone by winning some key clashes, including Ohio State at Virginia Tech.
Excited for kickoff this week, Big Ten fans? The BTN B1G "Traditions" promo videos should get fans even more excited. See your coach's promo inside.
Former Ohio State football player Mekka Don released a new hype video titled “Undisputed,” in honor of the 2015 undisputed national champion Buckeyes. He has previously released hype videos like, “The Silver Bullets Are Back,” and “Zone 6,” but this one could be the best of the bunch. The four minute video features the likes of former OSU Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George and 1990 heavy weight champion James “Buster” Douglas. There are also some great shots of OSU coach Urban Meyer, running back Ezekiel Elliott, and the iconic “Script Ohio” tradition. Check out the full video on top of
The Michigan State men’s basketball team returned home from its Italy trip on Wednesday, and it was greeted by a newly remodeled Pentecost Practice Facility. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] The facility features several new designs, including an updated Final Four wall that recognizes all nine of the program’s Final Fours and its 1979 and 2000 national championships. There’s also a pair of courtside murals, which highlight some of the greatest personalities and moments in the program’s rich history. Among those personalities is Draymond Green, one of the biggest personalities in Michigan
Like most of you, I’ve spent the summer months anxiously counting down the days to the college football season. And now, here we are just a few days away from what is surely to be an exciting ninth year of coverage here on BTN. It all starts on Friday with Illinois hosting Kent State, followed by Illinois State at Iowa on Saturday. With a new season of college football comes the opportunity of taking a deeper look into those unique and sometimes quirky statistical facts, which most fans may not be aware of. Here are five facts you should know
CHICAGO – Scarlet and Gray Days: Inside Ohio State Training Camp is the highest-rated August original programming in BTN history, according to Nielsen metered market data*. The Scarlet and Gray Days premiere on Aug. 19 set the BTN record, only to be eclipsed by the second episode which debuted Aug. 26 and saw a 19 percent increase in viewership. Episode three, the finale of Scarlet and Gray Days, airs tonight at 7 p.m. ET. Following the initial spike in viewers during episode one’s debut, college sports fans hungry for football in August continued to tune in. The repeat of Scarlet