With Big Ten football media days looming, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart shared 17 questions to ponder as we sit on the precipice of the season. Why 17? Because this is 2017.
BTN and BTN2Go will provide more than 14 hours of live coverage at Big Ten Football Media Days in 2017. Coverage will include the press conferences of all 14 Big Ten head football coaches, as well as remarks by Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. From 1 p.m. ET through 3 p.m. ET on Monday, July 24, BTN will televise remarks from Paul Chryst (Wisconsin), Tom Allen (Indiana), Lovie Smith (Illinois), Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), DJ Durkin (Maryland), Kirk Ferentz (Iowa) and Urban Meyer (Ohio State). Immediately afterward, from 3 p.m. ET – 7 p.m. ET, the coaches and their students
This could be the “Year of the Running Back” in the Big Ten, with many big-time options doting rosters across the conference. And no back is better than Penn State’s Saquon Barkley, who is the league’s top Heisman contender and could be primed for a 2,000-yard season.
Former Michigan State LB Darien Harris joined Alex Roux of BTN.com to discuss his football and broadcasting aspirations, his love of superheroes and Kobe Bryant, and much more.
There is no shortage of great games that dot the Big Ten schedule in 2017. The best non-league game? Oklahoma at Ohio State. The best conference tilt? Penn State at Ohio State. Here is my ranking of the Top 25 games on the Big Ten schedule.
The 5-second rule is one many implement in their daily lives. Drop something on the floor or ground, and you have five seconds to pick it up before it’s no longer edible. Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo subscribes to the theory, and he showed last week in the video below. Hey @espn @SportsCenter is this #SCtop10 or #SCNotTop10 worthy?#MSU bball HC Tom Izzo picking up popcorn & eating it off floor! #Spartans pic.twitter.com/V6Qc38bgzm — Tyler Cupp (@TCupp13) July 15, 2017 Based on the tweets of those who know Izzo well, the coach is a good sport about being caught
Learning about life on the banks of the old St. Clair.
What are the best uniforms in Big Ten football? BTN.com's Brent Yarina ranks his seven favorite designs entering the 2017 season inside.
The Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday the 42 students scheduled to attend the 2017 Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon, held Monday and Tuesday, July 24 and 25, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and Convention Center in Chicago.
Which first-year players are worth watching as the 2017 season inches closer? Check out Tom Dienhart's freshmen focus.