When discussing Michigan’s season, most focus on the offensive line as the key area. No doubt, the unit has a lot of pressure to perform after a lackluster effort in 2013. But quarterback Devin Gardner also has a big role. He must grasp new coordinator Doug Nussmeier’s attack—and play within the system. He can’t try to do too much. “I was developing last year as a player and as a leader, last year was my first (full) year starting at quarterback for probably the greatest college program in the nation,” Gardner said. “Coach Nuss has helped me with the idea
When Maxwell Olivero started his journey at Michigan State University in 2010, he was pleasantly surprised to find his new school had made a special effort to reach out to him. The New2U program, developed by MSU’s Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender Resource Center (LBGTRC), helped provide him with “a very positive support system” as soon as he arrived on campus. “New2U made me feel welcome to MSU as a queer student and introduced me to a group of friends that I knew I could be myself around,” said Olivero, who today serves as a field experience coordinator at MSU’s James Madison
What did we learn from Rutgers' Week 1 victory over Washington State? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart has the answer here!
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Welcome to the Big Ten, Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights kicked off their college football season and conference debut with a bang.
We’re not sure Frank Caliendo could top Elliott Mealer’s Brady Hoke impersonation. The former Michigan offensive lineman does a spot-on “Hoke,” and he posted proof of it to Instagram on Thursday night. Get our latest Gone Viral posts: Watch Mealer’s impersonation: Back by popular demand.. #FromTheHeart #Truth #GoBlue A video posted by Elliott Mealer (@ewmealer) on Aug 28, 2014 at 4:56pm PDT How great is that?! Mealer, who was at Michigan from 2008-2012, played two seasons under Hoke.
A good hurdle is certain to get fans out of their seats. Maxx Williams had Minnesota fans jumping out of their seats in Thursday night's opener.
Minnesota and Rutgers opened up Big Ten play with impressive victories Thursday night. The Gophers kicked off the action by topping Eastern Illinois, 42-20, and Rutgers followed with a 41-38 comeback win over Washington State in its Big Ten debut.
Former Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker, 72, died in January, and the Hawkeyes will honor the longtime defensive coordinator in 2014 with a “Norm” decal on the back right of their helmet. Parker, who joined the Hawkeyes in 1999, retired after the 2011 season. See all of the latest Big Ten fashion trends: Under Parker, the 2011 AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year and 2004 and 2005 Frank Broyles finalist, the Iowa defense ranked among the top 10 nationally in rushing defense five times and in the top 10 in scoring defense three times. In 2010, Iowa was fifth nationally
In the fast-paced world of sports and social media, BTN.com now offers in-game Big Ten highlights on Twitter. When a big play happens or a memorable moment occurs, BTN.com editors will post and share the video in a matter of minutes.