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.
Minnesota is one of the Big Ten’s fast-rising programs as Jerry Kill enters his fifth season on the job. [ MORE: Minnesota team homepage | 2014 Minnesota stats ] The Golden Gophers are coming off consecutive eight-win seasons with a second-place finish in 2014. Kill will be looking to take the program to an even higher level in 2015. And he’ll have some talent to work with, including on offense quarterback Mitch Leidner, some emerging receivers (KJ Maye) and three linemen led by tackle Josh Campion. Corners Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Eric Murray, end Thieren Cockran, tackle Steven Richardson and linebacker
With the sports world still buzzing about the New England Patriots and the inflation rates of NFL footballs, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart spoke with a few Big Ten coordinators about how they use their college footballs. Here's what he learned.
The five most powerful conferences passed NCAA legislation that increases the value of an athletic scholarship by several thousand dollars to cover the federally determined actual cost of attendance.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and web editor Sean Merriman came up with one burning question facing every Big Ten team heading into next season.
How will the Big Ten West shape up in 2015? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart has the answer in this post!