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Time running out to register for BTN Big 10K

There are only a few days left to register for the summer race that turns Chicago into a Big Ten tailgate party. RAM Racing will be partnering with BTN to produce the sixth annual BTN Big 10K, presented by MB Financial Bank, on Sunday, July 23, in Grant Park. New this year, finishers can pick their favorite school-specific Big Ten medal after completing the race. Additionally, Big Ten school-specific shirts are back in 2017. Penn State football standout, retired Chicago Bear and social media sensation Anthony “Spice” Adams will serve as this year’s grand marshal and Special Olympics Chicago will

BTN kicks off the 2017 season with live coverage of Big Ten Football Media Days

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

Dienhart: A look at the MAC-to-Big Ten coaching pipeline

The Mid-American Conference always has been a sort of “little brother” to the Big Ten, a proving ground of sorts. The two conferences have their roots in the heartland of the nation. And the two leagues often play each other in the non-conference.

Dienhart: Predicting 1,000-yard Big Ten rushers

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.

Dienhart: Here are my top 25 Big Ten games of 2017

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.

See the 42 Big Ten football stars to attend 2017 media days

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.

Dienhart: Top freshmen to watch in 2017

Which first-year players are worth watching as the 2017 season inches closer? Check out Tom Dienhart's freshmen focus.

Offensive-minded head coaches rule the Big Ten ... and nation

Every head coach has a side of the ball he was “brought up in” and is associated with. Some come with an offensive background; others were raised on the defensive side of the ball. In the Big Ten, offense has the edge, as eight of the 14 head coaches have an offensive background.