It’s that time of the week when I dig into my Big Ten Mailbag and answer your pressing questions. Injuries seem to be a theme, and one fan is worried about Nebraska’s postseason fate.
So far this season, a number of fans have sent us some creative videos of them making their Big Ten football confidence picks just like BTN football analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. Watch all of the weekly submissions that made it to TV in this post, then find out how to submit your video to us each remaining week of the season. Here’s what you do: Watch Monday’s “BTN Live” to find out which games to pick. The show airs at 6 p.m. ET. Rank your confidence in your picks from 5 (most confident) down to 1 (least confident). Include
It’s still Ohio State’s world. And we are just living in it. The Buckeyes, fresh off their dominant 49-7 victory at Rutgers, remain atop my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
Compared to last Saturday’s wackiness, this one was tame. But, we did learn a few things. Ohio State has regained its strut, Northwestern has a pulse and Wisconsin has a good backup QB.
The Big Ten had an abbreviated slate on this Saturday with just five games. But one message was loud and clear: Ohio State is still king. Oh, and this, too: Northwestern is alive and kicking.
Before we turn our attention to Week 9, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Nebraska beat writer Tom Shatel and Big Ten fans did with their Week 8 Big Ten game predictions.
The Indiana basketball programs hosted their annual Hoosier Hysteria on Saturday night. [ MORE: Watch Troy Williams arrive at Assembly Hall on hoverboard ] Always an anticipated event, this year’s Midnight Madness was even more special because it marked the teams’ debuts in the renovated Assembly Hall. Both teams were introduced to the crowd, and they both put on an entertaining show for the fans. There was dancing – some to Taylor Swift, of course – a 3-point contest, a dunk contest and a scrimmage. See some of the best highlights from Hoosier Hysteria below:
Here’s a safe assumption: No one arrived at Hoosier Hysteria in more style than Troy Williams. [ MORE: Watch Michigan State coach Tom Izzo’s Midnight Madness entrance ] The high-flying junior rode a hoverboard into Assembly Hall for Indiana’s highly anticipated annual Midnight Madness on Saturday night. Williams mugged it up for the camera, too, rolling by at a slow rate and with a big smile on his face. A season ago, the 6-foot-7 forward averaged 13 points, 7.4 rebounds two assists and one steal per game.
Catch up on all of today’s Week 8 action on our Big Ten scoreboard. For in-game and postgame video 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 Northwestern football highlights Ohio State football highlights Penn State football highlights Purdue football highlights Rutgers football highlights Wisconsin football highlights *** NORTHWESTERN 30, NEBRASKA 28: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | NU VIDEO | NEB
It’s been reported and talked about it a lot since it became official. The shot clock in men’s college basketball is going from 35 seconds to 30 seconds this season. [ MORE: Follow Jon Crispin on Twitter (@BTNJonCrispin)! ] How will the five-second change impact the game, the players and the coaches? BTN analyst Jon Crispin and his brother Joe Crispin, both former Penn State basketball players, take a look at what the shortened shot clock will do to the game below. JOE CRISPIN In all my years as a professional, I never heard a single player say, “Man, I