Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins joined BTN on Tuesday night for the season debut of “The Next Level.” Cousins, the three-time Michigan State captain, talked about his early NFL chances with Rick Pizzo, Brandon Williams and Jon Jansen. Cousins’ take on the ultra-competitive NFL? “You have to be able to play at a high, high level every day and work at a high level,” he said. That’s exactly what Cousins has done during his successful Spartan career, going 17-9 and throwing for 6,037 yards and 42 touchdowns.
Hello, soccer fans! BTN.com is proud to bring you “BTN Soccer Report,” our new web-only show dedicated to everything Big Ten soccer. In the debut webisode, host Kevin Egan takes a quick glance at the Big Ten Preseason Coaches Poll, catches up with Indiana men’s soccer coach Todd Yeagley to discuss the Hoosiers chances of repeating as Big Ten champs, and touches upon Yeagley’s long connection with the Indiana soccer program. Watch the debut webisode right now.
The Big Ten Conference hosts a weekly football coaches teleconference. Each coach is invited to participate in the call and takes questions from the media. Here, the coaches look back at the opening weekend of Big Ten Football and look ahead to the second week of action.
The college football season just kicked off this past week, but there’s some college basketball news to report. On Tuesday, the Big Ten announced that 44 men’s hoops conference games will be televised on CBS Sports or an ESPN network.
Jon Jansen had quite the career at Michigan. The “Rock” of Michigan football, Jansen started a school-record 50 games, all at right tackle, during his time in Ann Arbor. These days, the 1998 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year is part of “The Next Level,” our weekly show dedicated to Big Ten players in the NFL and current conference stars who could have a future at, well, the next level. Get Jansen’s latest analysis at 7 p.m. ET Tuesdays. And check out BTN.com every Tuesday afternoon as Jansen recalls a story or memory from his career. Watch now as he talks about Tom Brady.
Tonight another show airs its season debut, and it’s the kind of show that taps into the kinds of conversations Big Ten football fans have all the time. “The Next Level” tracks Big Ten players competing in the professional ranks, specifically the NFL. Have a look here at a bonus segment from the show taped just for BTN.com. Oh, and the show is on Twitter too at @BTNNextLevel.
On Monday night, BTN caught up with two of Week 1’s biggest stars: Illinois wide receiver A.J. Jenkins, on “The Big Ten Pulse,” and Northwestern defensive end Vince Browne, on “Big Ten Breakdown.” Jenkins caught 11 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown in Saturday’s 33-15 home win against Arkansas State — a performance that prompted him to call himself the best receiver in the Big Ten. Now that Jenkins has had time to think about the quote, does he still feel the same? Watch now to hear his answer.