New coach Mike Riley walked into a decent situation in Lincoln. The cupboard isn’t barren at a place where departed Bo Pelini won at least nine games in each of his seven seasons.
It's time for Tom Dienhart to reach into his mailbag. Lots of football queries ruminating throughout the minds of Big Ten fans. There are some hoops, too. Let’s get to it!
An 11-game slate has some appetizing matchups, led by Maryland’s trip to Ohio State. And will Iowa payback Wisconsin when the Badgers visit Iowa City?
With the inaugural season of Big Ten men’s lacrosse less than two weeks away, Johns Hopkins was selected as the preseason favorite to claim the first Big Ten Championship. [ MORE: Maryland women unanimous pick to win first Big Ten crown ] Johns Hopkins, the first sport affiliate member in conference history, was followed in the preseason poll by Maryland in second place, Penn State in third place, Ohio State in fourth place, Rutgers in fifth place and Michigan in sixth place. Johns Hopkins made its record 42nd NCAA Tournament appearance last season and advanced to the quarterfinals. The Blue
How will Rutgers' QB race play out next season? What does Ohio State's 2015 projected depth chart look like? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart points out the top stories on those topics in Tuesday's Big Ten links.
The #RHoops game versus @MSU_Basketball has been rescheduled for a 6 p.m. tip-off on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the RAC on the @BigTenNetwork — Rutgers Basketball (@RutgersMBB) January 27, 2015 The Michigan State at Rutgers men’s basketball game, previously scheduled for 9 p.m. ET Tuesday, has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. ET Thursday. The game, which was postponed due to an expected “historic” snowstorm, will air live on BTN/BTN2Go. How bad is the weather in the Piscataway area? Consider this: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon. Michigan State enters the game at 13-7 overall
Is any player hotter than Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell? Probably not. See where Russell land on BTN analyst Jess Settles' latest Big Ten Player Rankings.
Classic. (h/t: @audsnyder4) pic.twitter.com/xGJ9dO5uFO — Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) January 26, 2015 Attention, Penn State football players: James Franklin is monitoring your tweets. Just ask cornerback Bryant Harper. On Monday, Harper tweeted about getting a B on his first anatomy test, despite not studying, and his head coach had a fantastic response. See the discussion above. This is classic. We all know Franklin loves Twitter. It was just a little more than a week ago that he tweeted this picture with Flavor Flav. All turned out well here, but this is a good reminder that Franklin is watching what his team
Our producers here at BTN.com wanted to get a closer look at some of the star women basketball players around the Big Ten, so we started a new series of interviews called “Court Convo.” We’re excited to post the second one here. In this edition, BTN’s Taylor Rooks chatted with Rutgers’ Kahleah Copper about a number of things, including how she felt after scoring her 1,000th career point against Wisconsin, her playing style and life on the Scarlet Knights. We’ll be posting others for the rest of the 2014-2015 season, too. Court Convo #1: Michigan’s Cyesha Goree:
Each Monday morning during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon.