It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time for BTN NFL draft expert Russ Lande to reveal his latest Big Ten Big Board. Lande did just that on “The Next Level,” and the top six guys stayed the same. There’s a new name making its season debut this week: Michigan State’s Dion Sims, at No. 9. Watch Lande break down his Big Board, with a spotlight on Wisconsin’s Montee Ball, now and catch our interview with Ball in this post.
Michigan’s Holly Hein tore her ACL in 2010, then in 2011 just as she was about to return to the soccer field, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and missed the season, but has undergone successful treatment and returned to the field this fall.
Is anyone gonna catch Braxton Miller as the Big Ten’s top Heisman contender? It may be difficult. The Ohio State quarterback has a great chance to enhance his Heisman dossier playing this Saturday at Indiana, which has the worst rushing defense in the Big Ten (196.8 ypg).
The Penn State men’s hockey team makes its highly anticipated debut Friday night. Before the Nittany Lions take on American International, let’s catch you up on some of the latest happenings around the program. First and foremost, there’s this photo gallery of the construction at Pegula Ice Arena, the team’s home starting next winter. Click on that link and get lost. You won’t regret it.
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Week 7 is at our doorstep, but the questions keep coming. Here are my most vexing queries for each Big Ten team with Saturday just around the corner. Read all of my Big Ten coverage here and don’t forget to send any of your questions my way for my weekly Big Ten Mailbag.
Michigan head coach Brady Hoke recently bought 50 ChuckStrong T-shirts that he and his coaching staff will wear to Saturday’s game against Illinois. The Indianapolis Colts created the shirts last week to raise money for charity in support of their first-year head coach Chuck Pagano, who is on leave while he battles leukemia.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, all 12 coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. This week ten Big Ten teams play (Nebraska and Penn State are off). Check out the games schedule here, and listen to your Big Ten coach answer questions in this post. We post the audio Tuesday afternoon for each segment of the call, and we do this every week.