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Finish the sentence: Minnesota defensive end Theiren Cockran

The BTN bus tour is at Minnesota football practice Friday morning, our fourth stop on our annual trek across the Big Ten. [ GET TO KNOW: Drew Ott | Jordan Lucas | Nate Sudfeld & Joshua Perry | Mason Monheim | Joe Bolden | Leonte Carroo | Corey Clement | Tommy Armstrong ] Minnesota defensive end Theiren Cockran is a player Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Tom Dienhart will certainly have their eyes on. Cockran registered four sacks last season, and he’s very likely to improve upon that number this fall. Last month at media days in Chicago,

BTN Announces Fall Streaming Schedule

CHICAGO – BTN will offer its most extensive fall sports coverage ever in 2015, with over 250 men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey games streamed through BTN Plus on BTN2Go to complement the network’s on-air schedule. More than 107 men’s and women’s soccer games will be available on BTN Plus. The men’s squads from Michigan State (No. 9), Maryland (No. 13) and Indiana (No. 14) all reside among the preseason top 15, while the women’s teams at Penn State (No. 6), Wisconsin (No. 14) and Rutgers (No. 24) take their place in the preseason top 25. The first

Jerry Palm releases 2015 preseason college football bowl projections

When it comes to college football bowl projections, Jerry Palm is one of the best in the business. Palm recently released his preseason bowl and playoff projections for the upcoming 2015 college football season, and he’s a Big Ten believer. “You can see a scenario where Michigan State goes 11-1, beating Oregon and losing only to 13-0 Ohio State, and both the Buckeyes and Spartans make the playoffs,” Palm writes. “That would mean two leagues getting left out.” Again, that is just a potential scenario. Right now, Palm has defending national champion Ohio State in the playoff (Orange Bowl vs.

Countdown to kickoff: 2015 Big Ten West must-see game

This much is certain: The Big Ten West race will be fun to watch. The division, by most accounts, is wide open. Wisconsin seems to be the favorite, however cases can be made for Minnesota and Nebraska.

Big Ten Mailbag: Ed Davis injury, Tommy Armstong outlook & more

As I travel on I-35 North toward Minneapolis to visit Golden Gophers’ camp, I decided to reach into my Mailbag as I eat breakfast bars masquerading as candy bars. The cards and letters are coming fast. More Red Bull!! On to the love letters … What does Ed Davis’ injury mean to Michigan State? – Matt This is a big loss for the Spartans, as they already were replacing CB Trae Waynes, FS Kurtis Drummond, LB Taiwan Jones and DE Marcus Rush. Now Davis, who Mark Dantonio said is one of the best linebackers the program has had under his

Big Ten football beat writers pick 2015 breakout players

The first installment of our four-part Big Ten football preview series asks a beat writer from every school for his/her team's potential breakout player. See their picks inside.