One thing’s certain: the addition of Nebraska makes the Big Ten football schedule even more entertaining. “You add a team [Nebraska], but you add an incredibly high-profile team,” BTN host Dave Revsine said. “You look at every single weekend — suddenly it takes on a heightened importance with loads of good games.” No joke. The Huskers open Big Ten play Oct. 1 at Wisconsin and host their first Big Ten game the following weekend against Ohio State, which will welcome back their suspended players that week. Watch now as Revsine breaks down all of the best Legends Division games.
It’s September, and that means it’s time for Big Ten golf teams to open the 2011-12 season. All 12 men’s teams break into their fall schedules at some point this month, with Michigan State and Purdue doing the honors this weekend. The Spartans host the Fossum Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, while the Boilermakers travel to Verona, N.Y., for the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate on Sunday and Monday. The remaining 10 conference teams open the season next week.
As the team here at BTN enters our fifth Big Ten football season, we’re excited to relaunch our network website BTN.com. Since our launch in 2007 millions have flocked to blossoming social media sites like Facebook and Twitter while more and more users like you demand to be able to read stories and watch videos on their mobile devices. And so, we spiffed up our look.
Each week we post full audio for the Big Ten Conference teleconference where reporters talk to each of the 12 Big Ten football coaches. Choose a coach below and listen to their call.
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Football season is here, and that means it’s time to shift our focus to the Week 1 slate. Every Big Ten school is in action in the opening week, starting with reigning co-Big Ten champ Wisconsin hosting UNLV on Thursday night and finishing up with Indiana entertaining Ball State on Saturday night. That said, it’s time to kick off my weekly Big Ten Football Previews. Here’s your Week 1 addition:
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There will be plenty of great Big Ten games during the conference season for the Leaders Division. Conference play starts off with a bang on October 1st, with two much-anticipated match-ups: Michigan State at Ohio State and Nebraska at Wisconsin. Ohio State hasn’t lost a conference opener since 2004, but that could change when it faces the Spartans. Wisconsin, meanwhile, becomes the first team to take on Nebraska in conference play when the Cornhuskers visit Camp Randall. Things won’t get any easier for Nebraska after that, as they play host to Ohio State the following week. Watch now as Dave Revsine gives you the rundown of all the great Leaders Division match-ups.
Chances are, you’re no stranger to auto-tune, the audio processor that ESPN has made popular with its “Ultimate Highlight.” The Indiana football program turned to the technology to create a commercial that promotes 2011 ticket sales. In it, Wilson, in addition to several Hoosiers, talk about what it’s going to take to turn around the program. The commercial also shows clips from fall practice, the first for Indiana under Wilson, the former Oklahoma offensive coordinator.