The countdown clock to the start of Big Ten football has reached eight days. As the opening week of games approaches, there are still plenty of questions surrounding Big Ten teams entering the 2015 season. Who will be the starting quarterback at Ohio State? How will Jim Harbaugh do in his first season? And who will take the wide open West Division? We’ve made predictions for many queries in our preseason Big Ten coverage, but let’s go ahead make some positional predictions. Here is one prediction for every position group heading into the season. QB: J.T. Barrett will win the
The second episode of BTN's “Scarlet and Gray Days: Inside Ohio State Training Camp” airs at 7 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go. The show takes viewers behind the scenes at the national champion Ohio State Buckeyes’ training camp.
Junior quarterback Austin Appleby has won the starting job at Purdue. Third-year coach Darrell Hazell made the announcement after practice on Tuesday, selecting Appleby over redshirt freshman David Blough.
MINNEAPOLIS – Gopher Athletics today announced that the University of Minnesota has agreed to new contract terms for three of the athletic department’s head coaches – men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino, women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings and softball coach Jessica Allister. “We’re excited to announce new contract agreements for Richard, Marlene and Jess,” said Interim Athletics Director Beth Goetz. “All three are leading programs on the rise and developing their student-athletes both academically and athletically. We are proud to have them represent Gopher Athletics and the University of Minnesota and look forward to having them in maroon and gold for
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Hayden Rettig be under center for Rutgers’ season opener, Kyle Flood announced Tuesday. “Hayden Rettig will start our Sept. 5 game against Norfolk State,” Flood said in a team release. Rettig and Chris Laviano were battling for the starting job, but Laviano and four other players are suspended for the first half of the season opener due to a curfew violation, the team also announced Tuesday. Leonte Carroo, Kevin Marquez, Tim Gleeson and Ruhann Peele are the other four players the Scarlet Knights will be without for the first half. Rettig transferred to Rutgers after his freshman
Here's what Tom Dienhart will be watching at Purdue's practice.
As BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart noted in his “news and notes” piece from Ohio State’s practice on Monday evening, Miss Ohio 2015 Sarah Hider attended the Buckeyes’ practice on Monday evening. [ MORE: 5 things Tom Dienhart learned | See our Ohio State football tweets ] “She even wore a sparkly crown,” Dienhart notes. “She posed with players for photos afterward.” Need some evidence? Check out the photo Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson Sr. tweeted out at the top of this post. Hider also posted the following photo with Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer. One thing
Our countdown to kickoff series continues, and today it's all about Big Ten West top newcomers. Check out our panel's picks for first-year players who could make an immediate impact inside.
The BTN bus has left Indiana practice, and now it’s time to share some nuggets I gathered while watching the Hoosiers in action Monday morning. [ MORE: 5 things Tom Dienhart learned | View our tour schedule ] There is a football attached to a spring on a pole on both sides of the entrance to the practice field. As defensive players walk onto the field, they slap at the ball. Hey, it’s all about getting used to creating turnovers. This season, Kevin Wilson has altered his practice routine, having the team go hard early and taper down as the
The annual summer trek through Big Ten country continues as the 13th stop on our tour brought us to Bloomington, Indiana, where we watched the Hoosiers practice Monday morning.