In 2011 social media has become an important part of a sports fan’s daily diet of information. And while BTN has been on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for some time now, we want to mention something we’ve rolled out for followers of our 12 BTN school-specific Twitter accounts. In addition to school-specific BTN.com links and videos these school accounts offer up in-game football updates for your Big Ten football teams.
This is the biggest week yet in the Big Ten with many marquee matchups. Each division features a headlining game with the big Legends Division matchup of Michigan State at Nebraska and the key Leaders Division clash between Wisconsin and Ohio State. Here are my 12 things to watch for this Saturday.
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The Big Ten championship game won’t be played until December 3 in Indianapolis. But a de facto Legends Division game may be taking place at Nebraska this weekend. Michigan State plays at Nebraska in a game that will go a long way toward determining who will win the Legends Division. The Spartans are the lone unbeaten team in the division. The Cornhuskers have one loss—and likely can’t afford another. Bottom line: A win by Michigan State would give it a virtual stranglehold on the Legends Division race.
On last week’s Step Into My Office, Mike Hall sat down with Purdue coach Danny Hope and the week before that it was Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. And remember that if you get BTN2Go.com, you can watch all of the episodes right here. At 9 p.m. ET Thursday on BTN, Hall takes you behind the scenes with Indiana’s Kevin Wilson. Hall, who can be found on Twitter, @BTNMikeHall, filed a couple bonus Web-only video clips from his visit to Bloomington. He also wrote a little about what it was like to hang with Wilson, whose Hoosiers host Northwestern at noon ET Saturday on BTN. Watch a bonus clip now and see more at the bottom of this post, plus read Hall’s comments.
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What can I possibly say about last week’s Wisconsin-Michigan State game that hasn’t already been said by the greatest of men – or at least by those who talk about college football and publish their material in the immediate aftermath of the game?
It’s Week 9 of the Big Ten football season and we just posted the audio for all 12 Big Ten coaches on the Big Ten Conference Tuesday teleconference with reporters as we do each and every week. Also, our friends at @B1Gfootball usually chronicles the call live on Twitter so follow them for updates from the conference.
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