The 2016 NFL Draft is Thursday-Sunday in Chicago, marking the second consecutive year that the highly anticipated event will call the Big Ten’s backyard home. [ MORE: Get all of our 2016 NFL Draft coverage ] This draft figures to be a big one for the Big Ten, in particular perennial power Ohio State. The Buckeyes could flirt with a pair of modern day draft records: most first-round picks (6; Miami in 2004) and most overall picks (14; Ohio State in 2004). With the draft just a couple of days away, we wanted to share and relive some previous BTN
After another strong all-around performance vs. Houston in the NBA playoffs Sunday, former Michigan State star Draymond Green faced an odd question in the postgame press conference. It was an awkward and insensitive query, something trying to relate Golden State’s success from the 3-point line (it made a single-game playoff record 21 treys) to the tragic flooding that has hit Houston. Green, the 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year, nailed his response. See part of it below, and watch the full question and answer in the video above. “People are losing their homes, losing their cars, losing their lives,
Jack Conklin didn’t expect to be here. With no Division I scholarship out of Plainwell High School in Plainwell, Michigan, Conklin has defied odds en route to becoming one of the Big Ten’s premier offensive lineman and a likely first round NFL draft pick. Here he is, though, just days away from being a high pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, which starts with the first round Thursday night in Chicago. Before Conklin hears his name called in Chicago, BTN host Mike Hall profiles the former Michigan State walk-on-turned-star’s story, one that would make a great movie script. Watch the
(AP) Tyler O’Connor has been keeping a list of goals in a spot near and dear to any 22-year-old’s heart. [ MORE: Watch replay of Michigan State spring game on BTN2Go ] “The background of my phone has been the goals that I’ve had for this spring,” the Michigan State quarterback said. “I do feel like I’ve accomplished those things, so I feel very good.” O’Connor wrapped up spring practice Saturday, throwing for 138 yards and a touchdown in the Spartans’ spring game. His Green team lost 14-11 to the White team, but O’Connor put up the best passing numbers
Find each team's BTN highlight package, plus links to more video coverage in this post.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – If you came to Michigan State’s spring game looking for concrete answers, you most likely left unsatisfied. [ MORE: Watch replay of the Michigan State spring game on BTN2Go ] Is the offensive line ready to go? Maybe. Is Tyler O’Connor the answer at quarterback? I guess. Is LJ Scott capable of being a workhorse running back? Possibly. Are the young receivers ready to step up? Perhaps. For the record, the White defeated the Green, 14-11. But the answer to those aforementioned queries is mostly a collective shrug of the shoulders. Still, no one left sun-splashed
Here is a look at the "best of" Michigan State's spring football game.
As far as senior classes go in the history of Michigan State football, it doesn’t get much better than the 2015 group. [ MORE: Watch replay of the Michigan State spring game on BTN2Go ] Connor Cook, Shilique Calhoun and company accomplished so much in their four seasons in East Lansing, Michigan. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights: Winningest senior class (43 wins) Two Big Ten crowns 2014 Rose Bowl champions 2015 Cotton Bowl champions Three straight top 10 finishes Well, the Spartans honored the record-setting class Saturday at its spring game at Spartans Stadium. ICYMI –
It’s the final Saturday of the Big Ten spring football season, and there’s a quartet of spring games on BTN and BTN2Go. Today’s schedule: 1 ET: Wisconsin (watch on BTN2Go); 2 ET: Iowa (watch on BTN2Go); 3 ET: Michigan State (watch on BTN2Go); 7 ET: Rutgers (watch on BTN2Go). Busy during your team’s spring game? Don’t worry, a replay will be available at the BTN2Go link above. You can also get live spring game highlights and interviews on your school’s BTN school account: @IowaOnBTN; @MichiganStOnBTN; @RutgersOnBTN; @WisconsinOnBTN. Get all of our earlier spring football coverage, plus watch spring football highlights.
It’s time for Michigan State to reload coming off a monster season that saw the program win double-digit games for the fifth time in the last six years en route to earning a playoff bid.