BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is at Saturday’s Nebraska Red-White Spring Game at Memorial Stadium, and we’re collecting all of his tweets here. Read all of his best tweets in this post and don’t be afraid to ask him a question on Twitter (@BTNTomDienhart).
Nebraska opened up the Big Ten spring game schedule Saturday afternoon with its annual, and highly anticipated, Red-White Spring Game. Prior to the game, BTN sideline reporter and Nebraska product Will Shields interviewed Bo Pelini, former running back Rex Burkhead and running back Ameer Abdullah. Watch our interview with Pelini here and find the other videos in this post.
The second day of the 2013 Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships saw individual event winners crowned and All-Conference teams and award winners announced on Saturday night. Four schools won event titles, including three from Big Ten Champion Michigan and one each from Illinois, Iowa and Penn State. Read full BigTen.org release and see all the teams in this post.
Leading up to Saturday night’s Michigan-Syracuse semifinal at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and Nebraska coach Tim Miles stopped by the BTN set to talk about their teams and the Final Four. Watch the Izzo interview now and find the Miles one in this post.
BTN/BTN2Go provide live coverage of Nebraska’s spring football game Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. Tom Werme and Damon Bening call the game with former Nebraska offensive lineman Will Shields reporting from the sidelines.
The show “BTN at the Final Four” airs this morning three times in preparation for Michigan Final Four game against Syracuse later today in Atlanta. Guests on the hour-long show include Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, Nebraska’s Tim Miles, former Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson, Notre Dame’s Mike Brey, former NBA stars Dave Cowens and Artis Gilmore, Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg, Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger, former Duke star Bobby Hurley, and Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson. The show will air Saturday at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. ET.
Ohio State’s announcement today that Deshaun Thomas was turning pro after his junior season was about as surprising and anticlimactic as the conclusion to a Roadrunner-Coyote cartoon. We all knew what was coming. So, when the Buckeyes’ season ended with a surprising Elite Eight loss to Wichita State last Saturday, it seemed almost a certainty that we had just watched Thomas play his final game in scarlet and gray following a glorious three-season run.