With the annual BTN summer bus tour complete and the season kicking off Thursday night, it's time for BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's preseason Big Ten Power Rankings. See the full list inside.
Six Big Ten teams in the preseason AVCA poll was great. Seven teams in the first regular-season poll is even greater. Yes, half of the Big Ten teams are represented in the latest AVCA poll, highlighted by No. 1 Penn State, released Monday. The reigning national champion Nittany Lions went 3-0 last week to remain atop the poll. The other Big Ten teams ranked include: No. 4 Nebraska, which received one first-place vote, No. 6 Illinois, No. 13 Wisconsin, No. 19 Michigan State, No. 22 Ohio State and No. 24 Purdue, which debuts in the poll after winning its first
The Big Ten Network bus has screeched to a halt. The football tour is complete. Over, finished, gone, done, out. But, the memories from the 14-stop trip burn on forever.
Our countdown to kickoff series continues, and today it's all about the Big Ten East's most intimidating player. See the BTN.com panel's selections inside.
There are too many new uniforms across the college football landscape to count. [ MORE: See all of the new Big Ten football designs ] Still, NFL.com recently accepted the daunting task of ranking the best of the best new threads. And, of importance to Big Ten fans, the conference earned the ranking’s No. 1 spot, which went to Michigan State’s Mach Speed design. It is not know when the Spartans will debut this slick new design, however NFL.com suggests it should be in the home opener vs. reigning national runner-up Oregon on Sept. 12 at Spartan Stadium. Not a
The Big Ten Conference announced the men’s and women’s basketball schedules for 2015-2016 this week. Here’s the conference slate for the Michigan State women. See the complete master schedule for the entire Big Ten Women’s basketball season here. Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Thursday December 31, 2015 Michigan State at Ohio State Columbus, OH Sunday January 3, 2016 Wisconsin at Michigan State East Lansing, MI Thursday January 7, 2016 Michigan State at Penn State University Park, PA Sunday January 10, 2016 Northwestern at Michigan State East Lansing, MI Wednesday January 13, 2016 Michigan State at Indiana Bloomington, IN
On Thursday night, “BTN Live” rolled out the 2015-16 Big Ten women’s basketball schedule, and we’ve laid it out for you below. Be sure to watch “BTN Live” weekdays at 6 p.m. ET for a comprehensive look at the Big Ten stories of the day. Looking for your school’s conference schedule? Click on the hyperlink below. Illinois Indiana Iowa Maryland Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue Rutgers Wisconsin Here’s the full 2015-16 Big Ten women’s basketball conference schedule: Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Thursday December 31, 2015 Michigan State at Ohio State Columbus,
On Thursday night, “BTN Live” rolled out the upcoming Big Ten men’s basketball schedule, and we’ve laid it out for you below. Be sure to watch “BTN Live” weekdays at 6 p.m. ET for a comprehensive look at the Big Ten stories of the day. Looking for your school’s conference schedule? Click on the hyperlink below. Illinois Indiana Iowa Maryland Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue Rutgers Wisconsin Here’s the full 2015-16 Big Ten men’s basketball conference schedule: Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Tuesday December 29, 2015 Michigan State at Iowa Iowa City,
The 2015 BTN camp tour is over after 17 days crisscrossing the interstates from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Piscataway, New Jersey. I still have not caught up with laundry and or reintroduced myself to my family, but I thought I’d offer one takeaway from every stop along the way. Here are my final thoughts from each stop: ILLINOIS Good energy at Camp Rantoul—along with some good teaching. QB Wes Lunt looked good, but coming up with explosive/big plays may be a challenge. The RB spot is especially worrisome. The d-line looks better equipped to stop the run. No more big plays.
In exactly one week, Michigan (at Utah) and Minnesota (vs. No. 2 TCU) will help kick off the 2015 college football season. We’ve been counting down the days for weeks now (watch the videos), so it’s exciting to know we’re inside the one-week mark. Before Thursday night arrives, the BTN.com team takes a look at our top three preseason candidates for the Big Ten’s postseason awards. See our preseason leaderboard for each award below: Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year 1. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State 2. Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State 3. J.T. Barrett/Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State Nagurski-Woodson