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.
Big Ten fans were treated to several outstanding performances in Week 2, and now, with Week 3 ahead, it’s time for BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart and web editor Sean Merriman to release their updated Big Ten Player Rankings.
Week 2 was a successful one for the Big Ten. Not only did Michigan State exact revenge on defending national runner-up Oregon, but four Big Ten teams recorded shutouts.
It was a great opening week of the NFL season for former Big Ten players. Tom Brady (Michigan) started it off with four touchdown passes and Carlos Hyde (Ohio State) finished it with 168 yards and two touchdowns.
CHICAGO – Coming off a season in which two Big Ten teams reached the Final Four and Wisconsin advanced to the National Championship Game, BTN’s 2015-16 men’s basketball schedule will feature more than 75 conference matchups. The slate includes five Big Ten Tournament games and nine straight weeks of “Super Wednesday” doubleheaders, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings. All games can be streamed via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices on BTN2Go, BTN’s digital extension. Big Ten Conference play on BTN tips off on Dec. 29 with a pair of games, as Purdue travels to Madison to take on Wisconsin
It’s Big Ten Animated GIF Tuesday, and yes, we just came up with that name. This is when we post a roundup of our favorite GIFs from the weekend. So far, most have been football but we promise to dig up some other sports throughout the season. Download them, share them, stare at them all day. It’s your call. Got one that we missed? Submit in the comments below or send it to us on Twitter @BigTenNetwork. And remember that BTN is on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with in-game highlights all season long. Here are links to collections of available highlights on Twitter.
You have questions, and I have answers. You know what that means … it’s time for me to reach into my mailbag and answer your latest Big Ten queries. Let’s begin.
Great read from Lee Barfknecht of Omaha.com, who wonders why more fuss isn’t being made nationally over Michigan State. I am as miffed as he is. Barfknecht wonders what else Michigan State must do to get onto college football’s main marquee. Check the trophy wins the past three seasons. The Spartans handed Urban Meyer his first loss in 25 games at Ohio State in the 2013 Big Ten championship game. The Buckeyes were No. 2 at the time. Then MSU toppled No. 5 Stanford in the Rose Bowl. During the 2014 regular season, Michigan State led both national title game
Former Purdue cornerback Ricardo Allen notched the game-sealing interception to send the Atlanta Falcons past the Philadelphia Eagles, 26-24, in the teams' season opener Monday night.
Austin Appleby completed a lot of deep passes in Saturday afternoon’s 38-14 win vs. Indiana State. [ MORE: Best of Week 2 | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Latest polls | Week 2 picks revisited | New Week 2 uniform designs | What Tom Dienhart learned | Gerry DiNardo’s Week 2 takes | Week 2 scores, stats & recaps ] The Purdue quarterback tossed a trio of touchdown passes of at least 50 yards, but there was another long “completion” that went largely unnoticed. It was the one to the cop, standing by the end zone, on an overthrow