Former Michigan State standout Le’Veon Bell, who is set to enter his third NFL season, has already developed into one of the top running backs in the league. The 23-year-old running back rushed for 1,361 yards last season, which ranked second in the NFL, to go along with 83 receptions for 854 yards and three more scores. Bell was named a first-team All-Pro and was selected to his first NFL Pro Bowl this past season. However, NFL Draft Analyst Mel Kiper Jr. did not give Bell great reviews coming out of Michigan State, and Bell went off on the analyst
We have a tripleheader of Big Ten hoops tonight: Ohio State at Penn State (6 ET), Purdue at Michigan State (8) and Nebraska at Illinois (10).
No position garners attention like quarterback. And, it’s an unsettled position at several Big Ten schools, as spring drills have begun to open. Here is what we know: Penn State (Christian Hackenberg), Minnesota (Mitch Leidner), Iowa (C.J. Beathard), Illinois (Wes Lunt), Nebraska (Tommy Armstrong), Michigan State (Connor Cook), Maryland (Caleb Rowe) and Indiana (Nate Sudfeld) all appear to have a good grasp on who will be their starter in 2015, eliminating much drama in spring drills. But the quarterback situation on some other campuses isn’t as clear. Here’s a look at the “Six Spring Quarterbacking Hot Spots” in Big Ten
On Tuesday night’s “BTN Live,” Glen Mason shared who he thought each Big Ten football team would miss the most in 2015. Watch the full feature in the video above, and see his answers in the text below. ILLINOIS: Reilly O’Toole, QB “You look at Reilly O’Toole, how he hung in there, how he persevered, how he competed, and the victory against Penn State, the victory against Northwestern that enabled them to go to a bowl game, I think that next year Coach Beckman will say, ‘You know, I wish Reilly O’Toole was still around here.'” INDIANA: Tevin Coleman, RB
The final week of the Big Ten regular season tips off Tuesday night with a trio of games, including two on BTN/BTN2Go (No. 9 Maryland at Rutgers & Michigan and Northwestern).
BTN is offering live coverage of the 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships from Columbus this Saturday and Sunday. Learn how to watch all of the action on TV and online in this post. [ MORE: View the Big Ten Wrestling Championships brackets ] On Saturday, all mats will be covered live on BTN Plus, our subscription package via BTN2Go. It starts with the 10 a.m. ET sessions and runs through the 6 p.m. sessions (see the links below). On Sunday, all mats from the 1 p.m. sessions through the consolation matches will again be covered live on BTN Plus on BTN2Go. Learn
Suzy Merchant and Jerry Kill both got their head coaching starts at Saginaw Valley State University, a Division II school located in Saginaw, Michigan.
Much has been written about the stipend that will be granted by “Power Five” conference schools beginning in 2015-16 as part of radical NCAA reforms. David Jones of Pennlive.com put together an interesting story and graphic on the subject. Now, student-athletes will not just receive tuition, books and room-and-board but also an extra amount to be used toward incidental living expenses—Little Caesar’s crazy bread, gas for the Vespa, iTunes downloads, “Cracked” magazine subscriptions … stuff like that. It is known in university parlance as “cost of attendance.” Me? I like to call it “kicking around cash,” or “Friday night loot.”
The final 14 games of the Big Ten regular-season are here. In other words, it’s time to put-up-or-shut-up with the postseason around the corner.
Shoutout to @nikstauskas11 in the 2014 Big Ten championship shirt that he took the L to them Spartan Dawgs in last year!!! Welcome to the Good side my man those colors are made for you!!!! #GoGreen A photo posted by Draymond Green (@money23green) on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:52am PST Former Big Ten Players of the Year and rivals Draymond Green (Michigan State; 2012) and Nik Stauskas (Michigan; 2014) engaged in a fun Twitter battle during NBA All-Star Weekend. It all started when Stauskas tweeted “I’ll be in Ann Arbor tomorrow to see my bros beat up those dudes from