If you can believe it, Duke already has started spring football practice in preparation for the 2015 college football season. The Big Ten won’t break out the pads until March. When it does, the work will begin on replacing some star players. Earlier, I looked at the five biggest shoes to fill for each Big Ten club – read them all here. We all know players come and go each year, which means these departures below make way for a new wave of names to step up and make their mark. So ahead of the Big Ten’s spring football season,
The University of Minnesota is known for producing innovative, essential work in agriculture — a bit odd for a school that has a gopher, a notorious farm pest, as a mascot. Today, alumni, professors and students are contributing immensely to this field and, in the process, helping keep the world fed even as new problems continually emerge. “The challenges are pretty clear,” said James Bradeen, head of UMN’s department of plant pathology. “We have a growing world population, a changing climate. With that comes changes in [food] production patterns.” Fortunately, he added, Minnesota is “a place filled with people who
Jesse Delgado (125), Illinois’ two-time defending national champion, is back from an injury that sidelined him for two months. In this week’s “BTN Wrestling Report,” host Kara Lentz is joined by BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks to talk about Delgado’s return. Sparks also talks about the race for the Big Ten Championship and what’s ahead this weekend. Catch Sparks matside when No. 6 Penn State hosts No. 1 Iowa on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET live on BTN/BTN2Go. View the full InterMat team rankings here, and see how the Big Ten landed an impressive 11 teams in the Top 25. On Twitter? Interact with us
In Thursday morning's roundup of Big Ten stories from beat writers, we collected a number of interesting "day after Signing Day" links, including one that says Ohio State's offensive coordinator is certain Braxton Miller will return. Also, who flipped? And which two schools had surprisingly good days? All that and more in this post.
BTN interviewed all 14 Big Ten football coaches on Wednesday’s two-hour “BTN Football & Beyond: Signing Day Special.” [ MORE: Signing day roundup | Our favorite new Big Ten names ] Mike Hall conducted all of the talkbacks, to get an idea about how each Big Ten coach felt about his latest signing class. Spoiler alert: The coaches really like their new players. Also, you can get all of our 2015 National Signing Day coverage here. Watch all of our interviews, from Illinois’ Tim Beckman to Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst, below. How did @IlliniFootball close so strongly this recruiting season? @CoachBeckman
One of the best parts of National Signing Day is scouring the team rosters and looking for the best names. See BTN.com's favorite name for all 14 teams inside.
How did your Big Ten football team do on National Signing Day? Tom Dienhart took a look around the Web and compiled a Big Ten-centric breakdown.
With the National Letters of Intent signed and sent in, we thought we'd take our annual look at how every Big Ten team announced its signings on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
Happy National Signing Day, Big Ten fans! Are you excited? If so, hop inside to get one recruiting link for all 14 Big Ten football teams.
BTN will air a live, two-hour “BTN Football & Beyond: Signing Day Special” at 3:30 p.m.ET Wednesday, to evaluate the incoming class of future Big Ten football stars. Host Mike Hall and analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will review each school’s recruiting class and discuss expectations for some of the biggest impact players. Not near a TV? You can watch the entire show live via BTN2Go, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET via this link. A select number of school signing day press conferences are also available live via BTN2Go. See what’s offered right here. The program will include video highlights