CHICAGO – What if Nebraska had joined the Big Ten 15 years ago? What if the Leaders and Legends Divisions were established in 1996? Who would have won the most Big Ten championship games? Would Nebraska or Michigan have won the 1997 national title (hint: the simulation says “maybe Ohio State”)?
CHICAGO – BTN today revealed its game broadcast teams and studio talent for the 2011 football season. The network’s football schedule will feature more than 40 games, extensive pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage on Saturdays and new studio shows every weeknight at 7 PM ET.
What if Nebraska had been a Big Ten Conference member for the past 15 seasons and the 12 schools competed in two six-team divisions for a decade and a half? BTN.com partnered with WhatIfSports and Narrative Science to simulate those mythical Big Ten Conference football seasons. Below is the 1996 season. Click here for the other seasons.
Five Big Ten football teams, led by reigning co-champ Wisconsin, are ranked in the preseason Coaches’ Poll, released Thursday morning. The Badgers, fresh off a Rose Bowl berth, come in at No. 10, followed by Nebraska (11), Ohio State (16), Michigan State (17) and Penn State (25). Oklahoma lands at No. 1, with Alabama, Oregon, LSU and Florida State rounding out the top 5.
Big Ten Media Days came and went late last week in Chicago, and it was an eventful couple of days at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. While no preseason favorites were announced this year, there still was plenty of activity and countless storylines. You had legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno back for yet another season, a new perennial power joining the conference (Nebraska), and five new coaches in attendance.
(Big Ten Network) – NORFOLK, NEB. and CHICAGO – (July 29, 2011) – Cable One in Norfolk, Neb., and Big Ten Network (BTN) announced today that the network will be available on the Cable One’s Expanded Basic package for customers in Nebraska by September 1, 2011. Every Husker regular season football game will be available live for Cable One customers during the team’s inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference.
(Big Ten Network) – Kearney, Nebraska – Charter’s Nebraska customers will now have even more to cheer about as they anticipate the upcoming Husker football season. In time for Nebraska’s inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference, Charter has added Big Ten Network (BTN) to Expanded Basic Digital, significantly expanding the number of customers enjoying BTN. BTN will remain on channel 425 and be seen by both Expanded Basic Digital and SportsView customers. BTN is also available at no additional cost for high-definition customers on channel 768.