This week, the 14 Big Ten football coaches and a player from each team are fielding questions from reporters around the country. On Wednesday, reporters spoke with West Division coaches and players. Check back on Thursday to hear from players and coaches from the East Division. Illinois: Tim Beckman and Wes Lunt Indiana: Kevin Wilson and Jason Spriggs Iowa: Kirk Ferentz and Drew Ott Maryland: Randy Edsall and Andrew Zeller Michigan: Jim Harbaugh and Joe Bolden Michigan State: Mark Dantonio and Shilique Calhoun Minnesota: Jerry Kill and Briean Boddy-Calhoun Nebraska: Mike Riley and Jordan Westerkamp Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald and
There were four spring games on Saturday, with Minnesota, Maryland, Nebraska and Northwestern finishing drills. It’s one last time to kick the tires on each team before a long offseason. Here are some things I learned—or didn’t learn–from each program, upon further review. Maryland has some work to do in the trenches on both sides of the ball. The good news: The Terps may have found a stud in Kingsley Opara. That’s good, because DT Darius Kilgo has to be replaced. DE Jesse Aniebonam also looks to have a bright future. Former five-star OT Damian Prince may be a star
For nearly 70 years now, the Fulbright Program has given scholarships, international exposure and professional opportunities to some of the brightest minds among university students and faculty the world over. Historically, the Big Ten Conference has been well represented among Fulbright Scholars and Students, and this year is no exception. Five Big Ten universities had six faculty members apiece among U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 2014-5, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, which placed them in a tie for fifth-place among all U.S. research institutions. Additionally, eight Big Ten member schools landed in the top 25 for U.S. Fulbright Students
Minnesota took the field on Saturday for the team’s annual spring football game at TCF Bank Stadium. [ MORE: Get links to watch Big Ten spring football games on BTN2Go ] BTN aired the game live on BTN/BTN2Go. Watch the replay on BTN2Go! There were several impressive highlights in the game, and we have them all for you right here! Running back Rodrick Williams Jr. had the first big play of the day, breaking tackle after tackled on his way to a 12-yard touchdown run up the middle. Williams Jr. is expected to compete for the starting running back role,
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill liked the way starting quarterback Mitch Leidner and his two backups performed during the Gophers' spring game on Saturday.
Just because the 2014-15 college basketball season is in the books, that doesn't mean the excitement surrounding college basketball is over.
The NFL Draft is just three weeks away, which means experts are putting the final touches on their 2015 mock drafts. ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. recently released his 4.0 mock draft, which features five Big Ten players in the first round. The first Big Ten star Kiper Jr. projects to be off the board is Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff, who he has going No. 6 overall to the New York Jets. “The new threats in the passing game are nice, but given the QB options on the roster, this team needs to be able to run
Minnesota hasn’t been a hot-bed for producing NFL talent the last 10 years with just 11 draft choices in that span. In fact, the Golden Gophers did not have any players drafted four times in the last 10 years—2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009. And check this out: The last time Minnesota had a quarterback drafted was 1972, when Craig Curry went in the eighth round. Minnesota could have a few picks in this year’s draft, with TE Maxx Williams and RB David Cobb leading the way. Williams may be a first-round pick, as he is considered by most to be
With the men’s basketball season in the books, BTN.com asked a writer from every school for his/her team’s player to watch in 2015-16. See all of the writers’ picks inside.
It’s time to look forward and point toward 2015-16. How will the Big Ten look? Check out BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's very early predictions inside.