Late last week, I asked seven Big Ten players to give me a true freshman who has stood out to them thus far, and who could potentially make an impact in the upcoming 2015 season. Here is part two of the piece, featuring the picks for Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue and Rutgers. Jehu Chesson, Michigan: Alex Malzone, QB. He’s a cool kid. When he first came on campus, he already possessed a lot of things I personally look for in a freshman, especially when it’s a guy who’s going to be throwing me the ball. I look
One of the ways great stories come to life is through interesting photos. And we regularly come across some captivating shots in our search for remarkable stories about students, faculty and alumni throughout the Big Ten. We include many of these pictures with the articles we publish, and we also curate some of the best ones on the BTN LiveBIG Instagram profile. Here are a few of our recent favorites: Walkin’ It Out in Iowa Thanh Tien Nguyen (Class of 2018) models an ensemble representing East Asian fashion at the University of Iowa’s annual Walk It Out fashion show, held
Tyron Cooper wears several hats at Indiana University. As an assistant professor in the Department of African-American and African Diaspora Studies, Cooper is tasked with academic responsibilities in the classroom. But on top of that, he connects the school’s — and the state’s — rich musical heritage with African-American styles as director of the IU Soul Revue. A collegiate ensemble steeped in the traditions of Black musical performance, Soul Revue is a throwback to classic R&B, soul and funk genres. The group has opened for a number of top headliners, including James Brown, The Temptations, The Emotions, Con Funk Shun
Big Ten TeamTix is back, and if you’re a Big Ten football fan, you must check it out. Team Tix is a way to reserve a ticket for the 2015 Big Ten Football Championship in Indianapolis for as little as $10 today. If your team makes it, you are obligated to purchase each face-value priced ticket associated with each of your reservations. But if your team doesn’t make it, you only forfeit your reservation fee. Tickets can be reserved right here right now using the ticket reservation system launched by the Big Ten in partnership with Forward Market Media (FMM) and BTN. Powered
Current Big Ten players got the chance to assemble their all-time Big Ten team. Who did they select? Find out inside this fun post!
There's no better time than media days to take a look at all of the new Big Ten designs we'll see on the field this fall. Take a look at all of the announced changes inside.
Every year at Big Ten media days, BTN.com conducts an anonymous player survey that asks one player from each team the same questions. This year, we asked questions ranging from "most exciting player" to "best visitor's locker room."
We had the Twitter Mirror (@TwitterMirror) at Big Ten media days Thursday and Friday in Chicago. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten media days coverage ] If you didn’t follow along at @BigTenNetwork, the players and some of the coaches sure seemed to enjoy the red carpet treatment. Whether it be players, coaches or mascots, every team had some representation on the Twitter Mirror. And a lot of them felt pretty comfortable in front of it, evidenced by the GIFs below. The best one? My personal favorite was Penn State defensive lineman Anthony Zettel. See some of my
Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld and Ohio State’s Joshua Perry each delivered a speech at the annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon in Chicago. Watch both Sudfeld’s and Perry’s speeches in this post. On Saturday, BTN will air a Kickoff Luncheon Special at 7 p.m. ET, hosted by Dave Revsine. We also have look back at previous Kickoff Luncheon speeches, too. Sudfeld traveled to Uganda as a 14-year-old and saw the poverty in that country. He recently returned last spring to do humanitarian work, and he spoke Friday of how it impacted his life. “Why do I have so much?” Sudfeld told the crowd. “And
When BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany for the biggest challenge ahead, Delany pointed to the "sweet spot" for student-athlete that balances the educational experience and the rich athletic experience. But that's just one of several challenges, including the new game scheduling outlines.