OK, we have another opinion in the endless debate on if players should be paid. This time, it’s ex-Michigan LB Jake Ryan weighing in. And he doesn’t think players should get any loot. “If (someone is) a winning coach, so be it, pay them what you think,” Ryan said to Matt Shepard of WDFN. With the whole paying student-athletes thing, you’re getting an education. You’re getting a Michigan degree, that’s what I got. You get that throughout your four or five years and I think that’s perfect. You work hard towards that, that’s what I worked hard towards. “That, and
BTN announced its 2015 primetime football schedule on Monday, which features four conference matchups, including Minnesota at Iowa in the first-ever primetime battle for the Floyd of Rosedale Trophy at Kinnick Stadium.
Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham, among others, have made the transition from the college hardwood to the NFL gridiron. Penn State's Ross Travis hopes to follow the same path.
Proof that time flies: This will be Pat Fitzgerald's 10th season at the helm in Evanston. And, it has been an interesting ride. Check out Tom Dienhart's Q&A with Fitzgerald inside.
Three games into the Big Ten season, and Maryland has continued to dominate the league. The Terrapins are the nation’s only unbeaten team and have not played a game within five goals since conference play began. However, Maryland is not the only unbeaten team in Big Ten play, as the Terps have company in the form of the Nittany Lions atop the standings in this week’s “Stick Check.” Check out the BTN lacrosse schedule, as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule to see when your team will be featured on the network. Can Penn State keep pace? In an
It has been an ongoing tradition for 80 years now. When Ohio State defeats Michigan in football, Buckeyes players are given a “gold pants” trinket, to symbolize the win over their rivals. [ MORE: Watch Ohio State spring game at 1:30 ET Sunday on BTN2Go ] This past season, Ohio State defeated Michigan 42-28 in Columbus, marking the Buckeyes’ third consecutive win over the Wolverines. Tuesday, Thomas posted a photo of his gold pants on his Twitter account, @CantguardMike. The tweet reads “somewhere in my Letter of Intent it said ‘and you will win a pair of Gold Pants every
Troy Smith won the 2006 Heisman Trophy, and J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones combined to help lead Ohio State to the 2014 national title. [ MORE: Watch Ohio State spring game at 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday on BTN2Go ] On Saturday, at halftime of the team’s annual spring game, the decorated trio will compete in a QB Skills Challenge, @OhioStAthletics tweeted Tuesday. This will be fun. For what it’s worth, we haven’t seen Smith in action in a few years; his last NFL season was in 2010. Still, he completed 65.3 percent of his passes during his Heisman season. Barrett
(AP) Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series. [ MORE: Watch Ohio State spring game at 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday on BTN2Go ] According to an NCAA report released Tuesday, the 39 postseason FBS games distributed $505.9 million to the participating conferences and schools. The schools spent $100.2 million to take part in bowl games. The revenue figures were reported by the bowls and the College
Maybe now Nik Stauskas will invest in a car. The former Michigan star and 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year found his house "popcorned" following the Sacramento Kings' home finale Monday night.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana football program announced on Tuesday afternoon it has agreed to a home-and-home series with Virginia in 2017 and 2018. IU will travel to Charlottesville, Va., on Sept. 9, 2017, and will host the Cavaliers on Sept. 8, 2018. “As I have previously noted, like IU, the University of Virginia is one of the premier public universities from one of the top conferences in the country. In addition to previously announced series against UConn (2019, 2020), Cincinnati (2021, 2022) and Ball State (2018-2020), this matchup is appealing to our players, alumni and fans,” IU Vice President