The Big Ten is starting to come into focus as we enter the fourth week of action. Ohio State and Michigan State are 1-2 in the AP poll. And Northwestern, Iowa and Indiana have been early surprises, as each is 3-0. But what team has been the most impressive so far?
Big Ten baseball is coming off its best season ever, and the nation is taking notice. A few months after sending a conference-record five teams to the NCAA tournament, D1baseball.com placed nine Big Ten programs on its list of the top 100 programs of the current era in college baseball. How does that compare to the nation’s premier conferences? It’s just one fewer team than both the ACC and the Big 12; the SEC featured 13 teams. Indiana (No. 23) paced the Big Ten, while Vanderbilt (No. 1) and Virginia (No. 2), the participants in the last two College World
It’s Big Ten Animated GIF Tuesday once again. We’d call it B.T.A.G.T. but no one would know what that means, and pronouncing it could be harmful. If you’re new around here, look back at our work from Week 1 and Week 2. It didn’t win one single Emmy but we don’t do this for trophies. We do it for the kids. This is where we also remind you that BTN is on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with in-game highlights all season long. And we love to play on Vine and Instagram, too. And Snapchat (bigtennetwork). Here are links to collections of available
Darrell Hazell announced Tuesday that David Blough will replace Austin Appleby as Purdue’s starting quarterback. [ MORE: Week 4 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] “We are going to make a quarterback change,” Hazell said to open his weekly press conference, “and that is going to happen this week.” Purdue (1-2), coming off a 51-24 loss vs. Virginia Tech, hosts Bowling Green at noon ET Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go. “I know that the guys will be ready to adjust,” Hazell said. “There’s still a great energy with our
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.
After a season that produced seven NCAA Tournament berths for Big Ten teams along with Maryland’s trip to the Final Four, BTN’s 2015-16 women’s basketball coverage on-air and online will feature more than 160 games. The slate includes games from the Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge, non-conference schedule, conference play and nearly the entire women’s Big Ten Tournament, March 2-5. BTN’s coverage tips off in early December with the Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge. Syracuse takes on national powerhouse Maryland at 7 p.m. ET on Dec. 2, while Purdue battles Boston College and Penn State matches up with Virginia Tech
It's time for BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart to reach into his Big Ten Mailbag. The season is three weeks old. And, Ohio State already is nagged by a big problem. He address that … and much more.
OK, yesterday marked the two-month warning bell for the Michigan State at Ohio State game. I know what you are thinking … that’s WAY too much time between now and then to be talking about that game. SO much can happen over the next 60 or so days. Point taken. But that won’t stop me from cranking up the hype machine right now. Will both teams make it to 10-0 before meeting? *** Good analysis of the offensive struggles at Minnesota from SBNation. At some point, doesn’t Minnesota have to do something different? I mean, c’mon. The definition of insanity
BTN Originals brings back Big Ten Treasure Hunter for its second season debut at 8 PM ET Tuesday on the Big Ten Network. Sports memorabilia expert John Arcand headlines the show, which focuses on unique collections and the fans who compiled them. Each 30-minute episode features Arcand meeting with collectors to understand the story behind the items they’ve spent years gathering, and then considering if there is a deal to be made. From helmets to hair, sports books to swords, Arcand examines every item. and negotiates with passionate Big Ten fans. Highlights of the season include: • A fan with
No surprise here: Tom Brady (Michigan) highlighted former Big Ten players in Week 2 NFL action, throwing for 466 yards and three touchdowns. Watch the top Big Ten highlights inside.