Late last week, I asked seven Big Ten players to give me a true freshman who has stood out to them thus far, and who could potentially make an impact in the upcoming 2015 season. Here is part two of the piece, featuring the picks for Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue and Rutgers. Jehu Chesson, Michigan: Alex Malzone, QB. He’s a cool kid. When he first came on campus, he already possessed a lot of things I personally look for in a freshman, especially when it’s a guy who’s going to be throwing me the ball. I look
Digging around my email on a hot summer night, enjoying some of the correspondence from devoted visitors to BTN.com. I have gotten a lot of negative responses for a recent story I penned about Connor Cook being the best player in the Big Ten. Cook isn’t even the best player on his own team. Other than your obvious disdain for Ohio State, how can you be thinking this? – Nathan Point taken. The Big Ten has several good candidates for “best player.” Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott, any Buckeye quarterback, OSU defensive end Joey Bosa. Maybe Wisconsin running back Corey
Who will lead the Big Ten in touchdown passes this fall? The answer could come down to the victor of the Ohio State quarterback competition. See our team's predictions inside.
Drew Ott was a popular subject Thursday afternoon at Big Ten media days. Now, get to know the Iowa DE a little better with the fun feature inside.
Who is gonna win the Big Ten West? It’s a question that popped up in conversations among media members in the hallways of McCormick Place, home of the recent Big Ten media days.
The University of Illinois announced Monday that an outside investigation into the women’s basketball program has concluded and found that allegations of racism are unsupported. [ MORE: Read the full Illinois.edu report (PDF) ] The investigation, conducted by the law firm of Pugh, Jones & Johnson, included a review of more than 18,000 documents, 33 interviews, the statements of eight former players, and review of game and practice video footage. Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise said she supports the investigation’s findings based on the information that was available. She said the campus will implement its recommendations as quickly as possible. “We
One of the ways great stories come to life is through interesting photos. And we regularly come across some captivating shots in our search for remarkable stories about students, faculty and alumni throughout the Big Ten. We include many of these pictures with the articles we publish, and we also curate some of the best ones on the BTN LiveBIG Instagram profile. Here are a few of our recent favorites: Walkin’ It Out in Iowa Thanh Tien Nguyen (Class of 2018) models an ensemble representing East Asian fashion at the University of Iowa’s annual Walk It Out fashion show, held
That concussion incident involving Michigan QB Shane Morris last season vs. Minnesota has resulted in the Big Ten implementing a new protocol in handling injuries. “This has been a work in progress for a couple years,” Big Ten coordinator of football officials Bill Carollo said Friday at the conference’s football media day. “Maybe the situation at Michigan accelerated it, but player safety is paramount as far as we’re concerned. I think this is a step in the right direction.” The step will allow a certified athletic trainer — positioned in the replay booth with personal replay equipment — to have
A.J. Taylor, a four-star 2016 athlete out of Kansas City, Missouri, announced his verbal commitment to Wisconsin on Saturday in a creative way. [ MORE: Like this story? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] Using a large Monopoly game board, appropriately called “Collegeopoly: A.J. Taylor Edition,” Taylor, in front of family and friends, announced his choice. Taylor verbally committed to the Badgers over several other schools, including Big Ten foes Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska and Northwestern. Randy Withers, publisher of KansasGridiron.com, shared Taylor’s announcement via Twitter (@RandyWithersKC). Follow him to see how it all went down. Taylor can’t
IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal donned an Ohio State-themed helmet to victory lane in the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on Sunday afternoon.