A trio of legendary Nittany Lions, Joe Paterno, Chuck Fusina and Matt Bahr, will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame as part of the group’s 53rd annual ceremony. The induction celebration will take place on Saturday, October 24 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia. In addition to Paterno, Fusina and Bahr, Philadelphia Flyer Bernie Parent, basketball coach PJ Carlesimo, swimmer Kristy Kowal, Super Bowl-winning linebacker Neal Olkewicz, Pitt football coach Foge Fazio, college and NFL football player Bill Koman, college and NFL football player Eric Crabtree, golfer Chip Lutz and wrestler Gray Simons
The Big Ten East has some strong defensive lines. And none is stronger than Michigan State’s front, led by end Shilique Calhoun. Ohio State has perhaps the Big Ten’s best player on its line in end Joey Bosa.
When thinking of the most impressive streaks in college football, Nebraska’s home sellout streak has to come to mind. The Huskers have sold out every home football game since Nov. 3, 1962, when 36,501 fans attended Nebraska’s Homecoming game against Missouri. Add it all up, and it’s 340 straight sellouts for the Huskers entering the 2015 college football season, which is by far the longest home sellout streak in the country. With a new coaching staff and high expectations surrounding Nebraska’s football program, the school’s video production team put together a very neat “This Is Your Sellout Streak” hype video.
The AP's Ralph D. Russo lists nine Big Ten teams on his recently released preseason 2015-16 bowl projections. Yes, he has Ohio State playing for its second consecutive national title.
That was fast! Nearly a year after being selected No. 4 in the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft, former Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber has been promoted to the Chicago Cubs.
BTN is airing 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014, as part of our new “Big Ten Classics” series. Tonight’s game, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, is latest matchup in the Michigan-Ohio State series. This game was an emotional roller coaster for both teams. Ohio State walk-on defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge disappeared earlier in the week and was recognized along with the team’s seniors who were playing their final game at Ohio Stadium. The next day, Karageorge was found dead. J.T. Barrett helped lead the Buckeyes to a 42-28 win, but the redshirt freshman QB suffered
The battle for Floyd of Rosedale is the highlight of this week, as Minnesota takes on Iowa for the iconic bronze pig bauble. See my early look at Week 11 and game rankings inside.
Possible big doings here: According to a report released last week, the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA) will vote soon on the proposal of early football signing period. The start date for the proposed change is Dec. 16, and it will last for three days, if the vote passes. The addition would be up for review in two years, allowing the CCA a large enough sample to test the efficiencies of the amendment. I, for one, hope this passes. But, the “elite” schools don’t want an early signing period so they can poach commitments from lesser programs late in the recruiting
There's never a dull day at the Big Ten Network offices, even in the offseason. On Monday, BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman had the chance to catch up with Penn State head coach James Franklin.
The Big Ten has never won more national titles in an academic year than it did in 2014-15. In all, Big Ten teams won 10 national titles, besting the conference's previous single-season record of nine in 1999-2000.