With the National Letters of Intent signed and sent in, we thought we'd take our annual look at how every Big Ten team announced its signings on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
Happy National Signing Day, Big Ten fans! Are you excited? If so, hop inside to get one recruiting link for all 14 Big Ten football teams.
BTN will air a live, two-hour “BTN Football & Beyond: Signing Day Special” at 3:30 p.m.ET Wednesday, to evaluate the incoming class of future Big Ten football stars. Host Mike Hall and analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will review each school’s recruiting class and discuss expectations for some of the biggest impact players. Not near a TV? You can watch the entire show live via BTN2Go, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET via this link. A select number of school signing day press conferences are also available live via BTN2Go. See what’s offered right here. The program will include video highlights
National Signing Day is just hours away. See BTN.com senior editor Tom Dienhart's Q&A with Kevin Ryan, the Big Ten editor for 247Sports.com, inside.
Before #UMSigningDay, try to pin @CoachJim4UM's pen. Tweet screengrab using #PinThePen & be entered to win … https://t.co/sOinUR8SYj — Michigan Football (@umichfootball) February 3, 2015 Surely, you didn’t think someone affiliated with Ohio State would let Michigan’s recent Twitter promotion, pictured above, go without trolling it somehow, someway. It happened, and it was @Brutus_Buckeye trolling Ohio State’s biggest rival in grand fashion. The mascot of the national champions didn’t #PinThePen, as the tweet instructed; instead, he added his own little twist to the promotion, along with this text in his entry: “Probably not going to win, am I? #GoBucks.” Not
National Signing Day is Wednesday, in case you haven't heard. We know, you didn't need the reminder. Until tomorrow, enjoy these old signing day photos.
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