Thank goodness for Ohio State. The Buckeyes’ impressive win vs. Virginia Tech helped salvage what was a disappointing opening to the 2015 season. The Big Ten finished with an 8-6 mark. But against the Power Five leagues, the Big Ten was just 2-4.
Before we turn our attention to Week 2, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Illinois beat writer Bob Asmussen and Big Ten fans did with their Week 1 Big Ten predictions. [ MORE: Best of Week 1 | What Tom Dienhart learned | Power rankings | Bowl projections ] Everyone but Big Ten fans opened the season 11-3. The fans went 10-4, meaning they trail the pack by the slimmest of margins. Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) Week 1 record: 11-3 Week 1 picks: Utah 24, Michigan 17; TCU 28, Minnesota 19; Michigan State 44, Western Michigan 14; Illinois 29,
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart explains why this has not been a great opening week for Big Ten football.
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
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
In 1970, Minneapolis was the “site” of a landmark occurrence that changed the attitudes on women in the workplace. The event in question wasn’t a grandiloquent speech from a women’s lib leader or a massive protest, but rather the debut of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Set in the Twin Cities (but primarily filmed in Los Angeles), it was groundbreaking at the time in that it centered on the professional and personal successes and struggles of Mary Richards (portrayed by Moore), an unwed, upwardly mobile female who produced local TV news. The show’s impact was profound, as it gave young
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.
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.