Big Ten officials coordinator Bill Carollo didn’t hesitate when I asked him what the point of emphasis was going to be for officials this fall: blows targeted above the shoulders at defenseless players.
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It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to take a look at BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories from the past week. See the complete list in this post.
Michael Kosta won four Big Ten Tennis Championships at Illinois. The Illini product went on to add professional tennis player, author and stand-up comedian to his resume. He’s not done yet. Kosta will join Regis Philbin and a cast of eclectic personalities on FOX Sports 1’s CROWD GOES W!LD, starting Monday, Aug. 19, the network announced Monday.
Penn State will open its 2014 football season against the University of Central Florida in Ireland, the first international game for either team.
The Big Ten is as steep in tradition as any of the nation’s conferences. Considering that, it’s a dubious task to try to rank the top traditions. Athlon Sports was bold enough to give it a stab, and like many people, it thinks Ohio State’s dotting the “I” is the cream of the crop. See the publication’s list in this post.
Here’s something really cool: Michigan has gone 3D on its 2013 football poster. Look at it one way, and you see the Michigan stars of today; look at it another way, and you see the Michigan stars of the past. Watch the Vine video of the poster in this post.