It’s Big Ten Animated GIF Tuesday, and yes, we just came up with that name. This is when we post a roundup of our favorite GIFs from the weekend. So far, most have been football but we promise to dig up some other sports throughout the season. Download them, share them, stare at them all day. It’s your call. Got one that we missed? Submit in the comments below or send it to us on Twitter @BigTenNetwork. And remember that BTN is on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with in-game highlights all season long. Here are links to collections of available highlights on Twitter.
Two weeks are in the books, and Illinois and Northwestern continue to surprise. The two teams have combined to outscore opponents, 153-9. Who saw that coming?
Ohio State rolled on, but does it have a quarterback problem? Did Michigan State have a “program-defining” win? Is Northwestern legit? See 10 things Tom Dienhart learned in Week 2 inside.
Before we turn our attention to Week 3, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Indiana beat writer Zach Osterman and Big Ten fans did with their Week 2 Big Ten predictions.
It's Sunday, and that means it's time Gerry DiNardo's 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.
Week 2 featured some exciting games, highlighted by Minnesota's 23-20 overtime win at Colorado State and Michigan State's 31-28 payback victory vs. Oregon. Oh, and Ohio State won again.
Big Ten football teams broke out several new designs Saturday in Week 2 action. [ MORE: Get scores & stats for all Week 2 Big Ten action ] The most obvious was Purdue’s new anthracite gray alternate, paired with a patriotic white alternate lid in honor of Military Appreciation Day. The most talked-about new designs were Iowa and Michigan helmet decals. The former replaced the Tigerhawk logo on the left side of its helmet with a No. 9 to remember former Iowa star Tyler Sash, who passed away earlier this week, and the latter brought back the helmet stickers it
Illinois and Wisconsin carded convincing shutouts vs. Western Illinois and Miami (OH), respectively, and Jim Harbaugh recorded his first win at Michigan to highlight early Week 2 Big Ten action. Get caught up on all of Saturday’s early afternoon action below. Here’s the link to our late afternoon game coverage. Looking for available live in-game highlights? Check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois football highlights Indiana football highlights Iowa football highlights Maryland football highlights Michigan football highlights Michigan State football highlights Minnesota football highlights Nebraska football highlights
"Can Northwestern really be a factor in the Big Ten West?" "I won’t be shocked if Minnesota wakes up on Sunday morning 0-2." "Penn State is under big-time pressure to win." These are a just a few of the Friday topics of Tom Dienhart tackles heading into Saturday's games.
First, the bad news: Right now, there are giant rocks — some of them the size of U.S. states — out in space that could collide with our planet, wiping out most of life on Earth. Now, the good news: First, no major asteroid is expected to hit our world for a while. And second, when one does threaten us, we have a fairly straightforward plan to deal with it, thanks in large part to Bruce Conway. A professor emeritus of aerospace engineering at the University of Illinois, Conway spent several years working out a solution for the eventual possibility