Super Bowl XLIX was an instant classic, and a pair of ex-Big Ten quarterbacks orchestrated much of the excitement. In the end, it was Tom Brady and the Patriots winning their fourth Super Bowl. See how former Big Ten stars played inside.
Tom Brady cannot stop. That’s the title of a profile in The New York Times Magazine issue that went out to print subscribers today. It’s a great description of the New England Patriots quarterback and University of Michigan alum who will lead his team tonight in the Super Bowl for the sixth time in his 15-season career. As the headline would indicate, the article — which is worth reading in its entirety — explores some of the ways in which Brady can’t stop: his commitment to physical upkeep, his study of the game and his obsession with winning. What it
The Big Ten suffered some key attrition with players declaring for the 2015 draft, which will be April 30-May 2 in Chicago. Tom Dienhart ranks the 11 Big Ten players who have declared for the NFL Draft.
Interesting take from Bleacher Report that says the Big Ten needs to fight back on recruiting rules that favor the SEC. The author of this piece, Greg Couch, says unofficial visits hurt Big Ten schools, who can’t get as many from top players as SEC schools on those “unofficials” because of proximity. Unofficial visits aren’t paid for by the school, so it’s cheaper for a recruit in the south to drive to many SEC schools than it is for them to fly to a Big Ten one. The story quotes BTN’s very own Gerry DiNardo, too. “The Big Ten can advocate for
What is your favorite Big Ten campus? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart provides his list of the top seven college campuses in the Big Ten. Check it out!
Wallethub.com, a personal finance resource site, ranked East Lansing as the top college town for football fans. See where other Big Ten towns landed in this post!
It's time for Tom Dienhart to reach into his mailbag. Lots of football queries ruminating throughout the minds of Big Ten fans. There are some hoops, too. Let’s get to it!
How will Rutgers' QB race play out next season? What does Ohio State's 2015 projected depth chart look like? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart points out the top stories on those topics in Tuesday's Big Ten links.
Jim Harbaugh appears to be enjoying being back on campus. The new Michigan coach spent some time with the Michigan band today, and he even played the piccolo.
Michigan turns the page to a new regime, as Jim Harbaugh has returned to his alma mater looking to restore luster to a program that hasn’t won the Big Ten since 2004.