Week 4 is bursting at the seams with 14 games. None have national implications, but all will go a long way in shaping the fortunes of the Big Ten and its postseason hopes. There are just two road games—and they are intriguing: Indiana at Wake Forest and Maryland at West Virginia. And how cool will the BYU at Michigan tilt be? Exactly.
It’s time for BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart and web editor Sean Merriman to release their updated Big Ten Player Rankings.
Big Ten baseball is coming off its best season ever, and the nation is taking notice. A few months after sending a conference-record five teams to the NCAA tournament, D1baseball.com placed nine Big Ten programs on its list of the top 100 programs of the current era in college baseball. How does that compare to the nation’s premier conferences? It’s just one fewer team than both the ACC and the Big 12; the SEC featured 13 teams. Indiana (No. 23) paced the Big Ten, while Vanderbilt (No. 1) and Virginia (No. 2), the participants in the last two College World
It’s Big Ten Animated GIF Tuesday once again. We’d call it B.T.A.G.T. but no one would know what that means, and pronouncing it could be harmful. If you’re new around here, look back at our work from Week 1 and Week 2. It didn’t win one single Emmy but we don’t do this for trophies. We do it for the kids. This is where we also remind you that BTN is on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with in-game highlights all season long. And we love to play on Vine and Instagram, too. And Snapchat (bigtennetwork). Here are links to collections of available
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.
After a season that produced seven NCAA Tournament berths for Big Ten teams along with Maryland’s trip to the Final Four, BTN’s 2015-16 women’s basketball coverage on-air and online will feature more than 160 games. The slate includes games from the Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge, non-conference schedule, conference play and nearly the entire women’s Big Ten Tournament, March 2-5. BTN’s coverage tips off in early December with the Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge. Syracuse takes on national powerhouse Maryland at 7 p.m. ET on Dec. 2, while Purdue battles Boston College and Penn State matches up with Virginia Tech
BTN Originals brings back Big Ten Treasure Hunter for its second season debut at 8 PM ET Tuesday on the Big Ten Network. Sports memorabilia expert John Arcand headlines the show, which focuses on unique collections and the fans who compiled them. Each 30-minute episode features Arcand meeting with collectors to understand the story behind the items they’ve spent years gathering, and then considering if there is a deal to be made. From helmets to hair, sports books to swords, Arcand examines every item. and negotiates with passionate Big Ten fans. Highlights of the season include: • A fan with
For the past five years Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith have battled each Saturday for the right to wear “The Belt,” the reward for picking the most winning games on BTN's "Big Ten Football Pregame Show." Now you can get involved, and even raise “The Belt” victoriously yourself.
Perfect Iowa and Northwestern finally make a move in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. But the question is, can anyone ever catch Ohio State and Michigan State?
It's Sunday, and that means it's time for Gerry DiNardo's weekly Sunday Ruminations. The BTN analyst goes to Twitter every Sunday morning to give his 140-character analysis on what he saw in the Big Ten the previous day.