Here’s Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill’s full media conference from Big Ten Football Media Days. Also today on BTN/BTN2Go: Watch our four-hour “BTN Live” at 3 p.m. ET for more Big Ten football interviews and analysis. On Saturday, BTN will air a Kickoff Luncheon Special at 7 p.m. ET, hosted by Dave Revsine. Coaches will join BTN’s lead studio host to discuss the upcoming season. Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld and Ohio State’s Joshua Perry will speak on behalf of the players in attendance. BTN is the sports fan’s home for championship football in 2015, as Ohio State begins its title defense on
If you’re active on Twitter, you know about Twitter’s Mirror. It’s a fun experience that shows up at big events across the entertainment and sports industry. Photo subjects can even autograph their own pictures before they tweet them. We rolled the Twitter Mirror out on the first day of Big Ten Football Media Days, and we got some great shots. Find some of them them in this post and then follow @BigTenNetwork and see them all on Twitter today for more pictures of Big Ten football players and coaches. Have a look at a few of Thursday’s top shots.
It seems too good to be true: Spend one day a week taking a college class that’s held right next to the beach. But that’s exactly what Rutgers did with its inaugural RU at the Shore program this summer. Far from being a surf-and-sun session with a little learning mixed in, it offered students intensive, intimate courses driven by practical considerations, said Liz Beasley, director of the summer session and special projects at Rutgers-New Brunswick. “We’re always looking for new ways to get courses to the students,” she explained. “A lot of them work part-time or full-time. If they’re working,
Friday brings another round of Big Ten Football Media Days as well as the annual Kickoff Luncheon, and BTN is back on the scene providing live TV coverage, online video, stories and more from all of the events. That includes all seven football coach press conferences (see Thursday’s sessions here), exclusive segments from our show “BTN Live” and complete video of the Kickoff Luncheon speeches by Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld and Ohio State’s Joshua Perry. If you missed it on Thursday, we had a Twitter photo booth and Facebook Q&A sessions with a variety of players and coaches. We will have more of
No matter the season, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team knows how to entertain and have a good time. A day after star Nigel Hayes released “WiscGod,” a play on Drake’s recent “diss tracks,” this one directed at some of his Wisconsin teammates, fellow Badger Vitto Brown came up with a fun retaliation song. Let’s just say Brown, a polished singer who sang the national anthem at the 2015 Final Four, showed Hayes how it’s done. Here are a few of Brown’s lines, courtesy of uwbadgers.com: “Your rap career is over please get back to the court. And please get on
Friday is a big day for Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld and Ohio State linebacker Joshua Perry. [ MORE: Watch Drew Ott eat raw egg | Watch Shilique Calhoun play reporter ] The two Big Ten stars will speak on behalf of the players at the 44th annual Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon. The responsibility is a large one, for obvious reasons. It’s a daunting one, too, especially coming on the heels of memorable speeches from Kirk Cousins, Denard Robinson, John Urschel and Ameer Abdullah. BTN will air the Kickoff Luncheon at 7 p.m. ET Saturday. I asked the two speakers
A total of 21 Big Ten football players gathered at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place on Thursday for the opening day of Big Ten media days. [ MORE: Watch Drew Ott eat raw egg | Watch Shilique Calhoun play reporter ] Players from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin were in attendance. I went around and asked one player from all seven schools to give me a true freshman who has stood out to them thus far, and who could potentially make an impact. Here’s what I got. Mason Monheim, LB, Illinois: Gabe Megginson. He’s a
When his playing days are over, there’s no doubt a future in front of the camera awaits Shilique Calhoun. [ MORE: Watch Iowa DE Drew Ott eat raw egg at media days ] The Michigan State defensive end showed it at last year’s Big Ten media days, interviewing teammates and rivals, and he was up to the same thing Thursday. Calhoun, mic in hand, visited Mark Dantonio’s roundtable to ask his coach an important question, and he briefly interviewed himself at his podium. Check it all out in the video above. h/t: mlive.com
How’s your stomach feeling? If you’re the least bit queasy, you might want to avoid the video above. [ MORE: Like this story? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] Yes, that’s Iowa defensive end Drew Ott eating a raw egg during an interview with ESPN at Big Ten media days Thursday. Why, you’re almost certainly asking yourself? He said he’s eaten eggs right out of the carton ever since he had to start making his own breakfast, adding that he’s lazy. But why the shell, and how hard is it to crack the thing and throw the egg
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart took a close look at Michigan State QB Connor Cook during the opening day of Big Ten Football Media Days, and our writer comes away with this impression: Cook is the best player in the Big Ten.