The most controversial topic in college football’s offseason took a turn today as the NCAA Board of Governors voted to rescind the recent ban on satellite camps. [ MORE: Everything you need to know about satellite camps ] Satellite camps are essentially high school football camps held off an institution’s campus. They allow college coaches to travel across the country and get a chance to see high school football prospects in other regions. In return, these coaches are able to make in-person evaluations of these prospects, which became a cause of concern for several coaches across the nation, specifically those
Earlier today, I posted my All-Spring Football Team for the offensive side of the ball. Now I’ll get into the defensive players who stood out to me and made my All-Spring Football defensive Team after the past few weeks of spring games and practices. As I mentioned then, all available spring football games are on BTN2Go, in case you want to look back. Here are the links to watch: Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin. Let’s get to my defensive team. Keep this post handy and let’s see how it plays
2016 Big Ten spring football season is over and the 2016 NFL Draft is here. As recent Big Ten football stars move on to their pro careers, new names line up to take their place next fall. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart watched plenty of spring football and he names the offensive players who caught his eye.
BTN.com writer Sean Merriman offers his list of 10 superlatives to get you prepared for this year's NFL Draft.
BTN.com's Sean Merriman goes one-on-one with ESPN's Tom VanHaaren to explain everything you need to know about satellite camps and where they stand today.
Illinois claimed its seventh Big Ten title in the last eight years after shooting an event record 838 in the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships at Victoria National. The crown marks the Fighting Illini’s 14th in program history, and it gives them the automatic berth to the NCAA tournament. Illinois’ team score bests the previous standard of 842 set by Ohio State in 2004. The Fighting Illini were followed by second-place Iowa (851), third-place Maryland (866), and Michigan and Michigan State, which tied for fourth place with a team score of 867. BTN will debut coverage of the Big
Many of us can recall sitting in a classroom, impatiently tapping a pencil on the top of our desk, barely paying attention as a teacher droned on about something we neither understood nor expected to use outside of the school. Well, a group of researchers at the University of Illinois is working on something that could capture the imaginations of similarly spaced-out students. Professor Robb Lindgren and graduate student Sam Wang, working with colleagues from Vanderbilt University and the University of Central Florida, developed a program of mixed-reality technologies that’s intended to improve comprehension of complex ideas — particularly in
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith announced that graduate transfer Hardy Nickerson, the son of Fighting Illini defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson, will join the program.
Today marks a sad day in the music world as the artist known as Prince has passed away at the age of 57.
Don’t start shoveling dirt on those satellite camps just yet. Plus, guess who showed up at Michigan State football practice. And one NFL expert believes Penn State's Christian Hackenberg should go in the first round. Catch up on all the news in Thursday's digest.