College football is back! We had two outstanding season openers on Thursday night. In the first game of the evening, Michigan fell to Utah, 24-17, spoiling Jim Harbaugh’s head coaching debut. The late game saw No. 2 TCU top Minnesota at home, 23-17. The Gophers haven’t beaten a Top 10 team at home since 1977. Check out all of Thursday’s scores with our Big Ten scoreboard. Get links to catch up on both of Thursday night’s games below. UTAH 24, MICHIGAN 17: BOX | PBP | RECAP Running back Devontae Booker had 124 combined yards and a touchdown and Utah
The college football world is looking forward to Jim Harbaugh making his Michigan coaching debut tonight against Utah. While the game remains a toss up, one thing is for certain tonight… Harbaugh will be sporting his classic khakis on the sideline. Well, apparently his players got the memo. Detroit News Michigan beat writer Angelique Chengelis captured a picture of the Wolverines leaving their hotel room en route to Rice-Eccles Stadium. If you take a look at the photo, which can be seen at the top of this post, every player visible in the photo is wearing khakis. Now, it is
Good news college football fans: In honor of the return of college football, Nissan’s popular “Heisman House” commercials are back! There are seven new spots featured, but one of them has a special place in the hearts of Big Ten fans, especially those who appreciate the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry. In the clip on top of this post, former Ohio State Heisman Trophy winners Eddie George and Troy Smith take their best shot at putting up a picture of an Ohio buckeye tree in the Heisman House. Then, former Michigan Heisman winner Charles Woodson one-ups them with a giant picture of
There was the hub-bub over satellite camps, an unabashed and odd affinity for Judge Judy, a fierce defense of “American Sniper” and, course, his khaki pants. It always seems to be about Jim Harbaugh’s khaki’s, doesn’t it? While following the daily Harbaugh media circus has been fun since his exulted arrival in Ann Arbor in late December as the anointed savior of this proud program, it’s finally time to get down to the business of playing football. Finally: The Harbaugh era kicks off tonight at Utah. Has there been a more anticipated debut in college football in the last 25
You have questions, I have answers in this week’s mail bag. The best thing of all: It’s game week, as many of your questions point toward an interesting opening of the season that includes several tilts that will play a role in shaping the Big Ten’s perception on a national level. Read them all and send fresh comments and questions at the the bottom of this post. Is this the year Minnesota takes home The Little Brown Jug, Floyd of Rosedale and Paul Bunyan’s Axe? – Ryan I think Minnesota has a good chance to pull off the trifecta. The Gophers
Good news for Big Ten fans: BTN2Go is now available on Roku players and Google Chromecast so you can watch the Big Ten Network TV and online programming through those device. This give Big Ten fans access to more than 1,000 live events and on-demand programming through BTN and BTN Plus. To review: The Roku player is a popular streaming platform for delivering entertainment to the TV. Roku streaming players and the Roku Streaming Stick are made by Roku and sold through major retailers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the
This isn’t just the opening week of the season for the Big Ten. It’s also a defining week for the conference. The Big Ten can set a strong tone by winning some key clashes, including Ohio State at Virginia Tech.
Excited for kickoff this week, Big Ten fans? The BTN B1G "Traditions" promo videos should get fans even more excited. See your coach's promo inside.
There are plenty of great, touching stories throughout the college football world… And then there is this story. [ MORE: Pick Week 1 winners | Power Rankings | See new 2015 uniforms ] Former Michigan offensive lineman Elliott Mealer, who played for the Wolverines from 2008-2012, recently opened up about a special letter his family received after his brother, Brock, was able to walk again after being paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident in 2007. The letter came from former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel, who knew Mealer after recruiting him out of high school. It was
Finally, it is game week! Hallelujah! Even better: The opening week of action is filled with some interesting clashes headlined by Ohio State’s visit to Blacksburg, Virginia, to play Virginia Tech.