A grassroots push to get ESPN’s “College GameDay” to Bloomington for Indiana’s Big Ten opener vs. Ohio State has begun. First, the Hoosiers must win at Wake Forest this Saturday. If that happens, Indiana may have a shot—albeit a tiny one–to be epicenter of the college grid world for one day. And that would be amazing. *** The Big Ten has said it wants member schools to play at least one foe from a Power Five league each year. Cool. And, it turns out, some teams not in Power Five leagues would qualify as being “Power Five.” Confused? Don’t fret.
It’s time for BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart and web editor Sean Merriman to release their updated Big Ten Player Rankings.
With just under two months before the 2015-16 basketball season tips, Big Ten teams are starting to unveil new uniforms. Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Wisconsin are the first ones to show off their new designs, while a representative Purdue said that they are expected to unveil new uniforms in the near future. Let’s take a quick look at the changes: The Wolverines, in their final season with adidas, will wear a uniform that will draw its share of headlines for the interesting design just below the waistband. This isn’t the first time adidas has done something, um, different around
The Big Ten is starting to come into focus as we enter the fourth week of action. Ohio State and Michigan State are 1-2 in the AP poll. And Northwestern, Iowa and Indiana have been early surprises, as each is 3-0. But what team has been the most impressive so far?
Big Ten baseball is coming off its best season ever, and the nation is taking notice. A few months after sending a conference-record five teams to the NCAA tournament, D1baseball.com placed nine Big Ten programs on its list of the top 100 programs of the current era in college baseball. How does that compare to the nation’s premier conferences? It’s just one fewer team than both the ACC and the Big 12; the SEC featured 13 teams. Indiana (No. 23) paced the Big Ten, while Vanderbilt (No. 1) and Virginia (No. 2), the participants in the last two College World
It’s Big Ten Animated GIF Tuesday once again. We’d call it B.T.A.G.T. but no one would know what that means, and pronouncing it could be harmful. If you’re new around here, look back at our work from Week 1 and Week 2. It didn’t win one single Emmy but we don’t do this for trophies. We do it for the kids. This is where we also remind you that BTN is on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with in-game highlights all season long. And we love to play on Vine and Instagram, too. And Snapchat (bigtennetwork). Here are links to collections of available
Darrell Hazell announced Tuesday that David Blough will replace Austin Appleby as Purdue’s starting quarterback. [ MORE: Week 4 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] “We are going to make a quarterback change,” Hazell said to open his weekly press conference, “and that is going to happen this week.” Purdue (1-2), coming off a 51-24 loss vs. Virginia Tech, hosts Bowling Green at noon ET Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go. “I know that the guys will be ready to adjust,” Hazell said. “There’s still a great energy with our
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.
After a season that produced seven NCAA Tournament berths for Big Ten teams along with Maryland’s trip to the Final Four, BTN’s 2015-16 women’s basketball coverage on-air and online will feature more than 160 games. The slate includes games from the Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge, non-conference schedule, conference play and nearly the entire women’s Big Ten Tournament, March 2-5. BTN’s coverage tips off in early December with the Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge. Syracuse takes on national powerhouse Maryland at 7 p.m. ET on Dec. 2, while Purdue battles Boston College and Penn State matches up with Virginia Tech
It's time for BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart to reach into his Big Ten Mailbag. The season is three weeks old. And, Ohio State already is nagged by a big problem. He address that … and much more.