Every year our BTN Football Experts hold a teleconference to talk about the upcoming football season and BTN show schedule with reports from around the country. We uploaded the audio clip here for you so you can listen in on their extra insights.
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Pizzo, Doyle and Rack look back on the year and discuss Matt Painter’s decision to remain at Purdue. The crew also decides on which mascot would win in a showdown between a Butler Bulldog and a Connecticut Husky. Finally the guys run through their plans for the long summer off from college athletics.
Derek Rackley, Tim Doyle and Rick Pizzo breakdown the Pulse-ntages that the guys would be able to replicate the feat accomplished by Jared Sullinger when he made a half court shot with his back to the basket. They also pick the best dunk between two Hoosiers.
Tim Doyle is very particular about his hair. Naturally when he decided to go unshaven until the Buckeyes Men’s Basketball team lost a game, he wanted to document each moment. Doyle’s odyssey lasted until Ohio State fell to Wisconsin in Madison and the growth below his nose had to go.
The Big Ten is no stranger to having itself all over the national field hockey poll. The 2011 season should be no exception — at least according to the NFHCA Preseason Poll. Four Big Ten teams land in the initial poll, led by No. 6 Ohio State.
Seven Big Ten teams, headlined by four-time reigning national champ Penn State, are ranked in the AVCA Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll. The Nittany Lions top the poll, while newcomer Nebraska (No. 5) and Illinois (8) also land in the top 10. Minnesota (12), Purdue (13), Ohio State (21) and Michigan (T-24) round out the Big Ten contingent.
This is certain to interest Big Ten football fans. The Omaha World-Herald did a fascinating study that displays the hometown of every Big Ten football player, from 2002-2011. Each player is listed on a map with a school-specific dot that represents his Big Ten team. For the heavy concentrated areas, the recruits are shown in clusters. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed. Hardcore Big Ten fans can also test their knowledge with the Omaha World-Herald’s Big Ten recruiting quiz.