Recruiting never ends. Once one class is signed, schools cast their eyes to the next one. Offers are always going out … and being accepted. Schools are putting the finishing touches on their 2016 classes. I talked to Allen Trieu, the Midwest Football Recruiting Manager for Scout.com, to get his insights on all things Big Ten recruiting as we head toward Signing Day on Wednesday. Q: How has the conference been doing heading toward Signing Day? A: I think the conference has done extremely well. You have five teams in the Top 20, and that should true through Signing Day.
It will be a who’s who cast of characters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for National Signing Day on Wednesday. You’ve heard the names, by now, a list headlined by former Michigan quarterback and current NFL star Tom Brady, one-time Michigan baseball signee and former New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter and 1991 Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard. No doubt, non-Michigan fans are rolling their eyes at what they think is Jim Harbaugh’s latest gimmick (like this, for example) to make headlines in the never-ending recruiting battle. But all of the big-time personalities, also including pro wrestling legend Ric Flair, former
The Big Ten race is bunched at the top, with Iowa, Indiana, Maryland and Michigan leading the pack. And keep an eye on Purdue. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Big Ten midterm grades | Best of week that was | Players of the Week | Bracketology | Scoreboard | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for two to the Big Ten tourney ] Here is a look back at the week that was. Biggest surprise: Wisconsin. Don’t count out the Badgers from returning to the Big Dance just yet. Greg Gard’s program ended Indiana’s
Following Sunday’s quartet of Big Ten games, every team has played at least nine conference games, exactly half of its league schedule. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Big Ten midterm grades | Best of week that was | Players of the Week | Bracketology | Scoreboard | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for two to the Big Ten tourney ] Halfway home, it’s seems like a great time to hand out some midseason grades. Get my report card for all 14 teams below. Illinois (10-12, 2-7): D. Injuries have impacted this roster greatly.
Charles Woodson put on the pads one final time at the 2016 Pro Bowl on Sunday. The former Michigan star and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner announced his retirement during the season, the 18th of his no-doubt Hall of Fame career. Woodson, who spent 11 seasons with Oakland, spanning two stops, and seven with Green Bay, finished his career with 65 interceptions, tied for fifth most all-time, twice (2009 & 2011) leading the league in the category. More accolades: Woodson was a member of Green Bay’s Super XLV championship team, he scored 11 career touchdowns, he was a member of the
The debates pop up all the time. “Who was the greatest player to play at your school?” “Where would that current player rank on your school’s all-time team?” And so on. That’s why we created survey pages for each Big Ten men’s basketball program where fans have been ranking their favorite players over the past few weeks. At first look, it can seem like an easy task. But as you roll through any list, one realizes it’s a little harder. Where would Illinois’ Kendall Gill rank on the Fighting Illinois list? With Indiana’s long roster of talented players, who makes that
It was a super Saturday for Michigan athletics. [ MORE: Derrick Walton Jr. flirts with triple-double in win vs. Penn State ] The sixth-ranked Michigan hockey team took down No. 15 Penn State, 6-3, on Saturday night to clinch a sweep in the inaugural BTN Super Saturday doubleheader at Madison Square Garden. Earlier Saturday, the Michigan men’s basketball team beat Penn State, 79-72, to improve to 7-2 in the Big Ten. Watch our favorite goals from Michigan’s win over Penn State below.
There was a trio of Big Ten men’s basketball games Saturday, including Michigan topping Penn State, 79-72, in the first Super Saturday basketball-hockey doubleheader at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Catch up on all of today’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. In other action, No. 17 Indiana held off feisty Minnesota, 74-68, behind Thomas Bryant’s career-high 23 points, and No. 21 Purdue bested Nebraska, 89-74, thanks to A.J. Hammons’ career-high 32 points.. Hockey fan, too? Michigan and Penn State face off at 7 p.m. ET on BTN (watch on BTN2Go) at Madison Square Garden to complete the
Super Saturday is here! #BTNinNYC got underway Friday afternoon at Slate Restaurant & Bar with a special edition of BTN Live. BTN’s Dave Revsine, Jon Crispin and Taylor Rooks were joined by several special guests to preview the inaugural Super Saturday, a Big Ten basketball and hockey doubleheader at Madison Square Garden featuring Michigan and Penn State. Guests included former Michigan Fab Five member Jimmy King, former Indiana and NBA star Isiah Thomas and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, among others. Check out some of the top moments from Friday’s BTN Live show below. Look at that @dekker: Jimmy King
Michigan's new Athletic Director is Warde Manuel, a former Wolverine defensive tackle and a rising star in college athletics administration. He cut his teeth as an athletic director at the University of Buffalo and UConn. Now, he’s back at Michigan, where it all began as a student-athlete (1986-89) and administrator from 1998-2005.