CHICAGO – BTN will offer its most extensive fall sports coverage ever in 2015, with over 250 men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey games streamed through BTN Plus on BTN2Go to complement the network’s on-air schedule. More than 107 men’s and women’s soccer games will be available on BTN Plus. The men’s squads from Michigan State (No. 9), Maryland (No. 13) and Indiana (No. 14) all reside among the preseason top 15, while the women’s teams at Penn State (No. 6), Wisconsin (No. 14) and Rutgers (No. 24) take their place in the preseason top 25. The first
When it comes to college football bowl projections, Jerry Palm is one of the best in the business. Palm recently released his preseason bowl and playoff projections for the upcoming 2015 college football season, and he’s a Big Ten believer. “You can see a scenario where Michigan State goes 11-1, beating Oregon and losing only to 13-0 Ohio State, and both the Buckeyes and Spartans make the playoffs,” Palm writes. “That would mean two leagues getting left out.” Again, that is just a potential scenario. Right now, Palm has defending national champion Ohio State in the playoff (Orange Bowl vs.
This much is certain: The Big Ten West race will be fun to watch. The division, by most accounts, is wide open. Wisconsin seems to be the favorite, however cases can be made for Minnesota and Nebraska.
The second installment in our four-part Big Ten football preview series asks a beat writer from every school for his/her team's most underrated player.
As I travel on I-35 North toward Minneapolis to visit Golden Gophers’ camp, I decided to reach into my Mailbag as I eat breakfast bars masquerading as candy bars. The cards and letters are coming fast. More Red Bull!! On to the love letters … What does Ed Davis’ injury mean to Michigan State? – Matt This is a big loss for the Spartans, as they already were replacing CB Trae Waynes, FS Kurtis Drummond, LB Taiwan Jones and DE Marcus Rush. Now Davis, who Mark Dantonio said is one of the best linebackers the program has had under his
Is this the season Minnesota breaks through to a division title? Maybe. Here's what BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart will be watching Friday morning at Minnesota practice.
Defending NCAA Champion Penn State was chosen as the conference favorite for the 2015 volleyball season as voted on by the Big Ten coaches, it was announced on Thursday. After claiming their seventh national title last season, the Nittany Lions top the preseason poll for the 10th time in the last 11 seasons. NCAA quarterfinalist Nebraska was picked to finish second, while Illinois was tabbed third. Wisconsin, which claimed the Big Ten Championship last season, was voted to finish fourth, while Minnesota rounded out the top five of the preseason poll in fifth place. The preseason poll and All-Big Ten
Wednesday marked the third stop on our annual summer football tour across the Big Ten. [ MORE: 5 things Tom Dienhart learned | Fun nuggets from Nebraska ] Stop No. 3 of 14 had us visiting Lincoln, Nebraska, to watch Mike Riley’s first Nebraska team. We actually had the opportunity to catch a pair of practices, both Tuesday and Wednesday night. Get BTN analyst analyst Gerry DiNardo and BTN host Dave Revsine’s tweets from the practices below. @gerrydinardo *** @BTNDaveRevsine
Carolyn McDonald doesn’t have what you’d call a typical commute. Most days, McDonald wakes up at 6 a.m., hops on a motorcycle and rides it over patchy roads and streets to her office in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It isn’t for everyone, but this recent Penn State graduate would tell you she’s living the dream. That dream started before she ever arrived in Happy Valley. McDonald traveled to Haiti (and on an airplane) for the first time in 2008 to do service work. She found her calling there, along with shocking levels of poverty. “I was so impacted by what I had
The BTN bus just left Nebraska practice, and now it’s time to share some fun nuggets I gathered while I watched the Cornhuskers practice the last two days. [ MORE: 5 things our guy learned at Nebraska | See our Nebraska tweets ] Former Husker offensive line coach Milt Tenopir was on hand on Tuesday in a scooter as he battles cancer. He built some legendary offensive lines in Lincoln from 1974-2002. De’Mornay Pierson-El wears three rubber wristbands for inspiration. Two show support for children he has met. The other—a black one—simply reads: “Prove Them All Wrong.” He is doing