Which Big Ten football team has been the most impressive through seven weeks of the college football season? That is one of several questions we ponder as we head past the midway point of the season. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN,.com web editor Sean Merriman hand out some superlatives heading into this week’s Big Ten action. Joined by several national college football writers, here’s where Dienhart and Merriman stand heading into Week 8 of the college football season. BEST GAME: Michigan State 27, Michigan 23. Were there more exciting games from start to finish? Yes, probably. But good luck finding
With the Big Ten Conference's Independent Medical Spotter system in it's first year, BTN Senior Writer Tom Dienhart checks in to see what the conference has learned about spotting injuries in football games. What is the exact process? Who are the spotters and what have they seen through 42 non-conference games and 20 conference home games so far? Read Dienhart's update here.
The 2015 college football season has reached the midway point, meaning midseason All-America teams are being released at a rapid pace. BTN.com took a look at four of those All-American teams on Wednesday, listing all of the Big Ten honorees from ESPN, CBS, Sports Illustrated and USA Today. The biggest takeaway from the All-American teams: Penn State star defensive end and former walk-on Carl Nassib is receiving the attention he deserves. The same goes for guys like Wisconsin’s Joe Schobert, another former walk-on, and Iowa’s Desmond King, a Detroit native who wasn’t offered by Michigan and Michigan State. So, we
Thursday morning brings stories on Brady Hoke's take on Michigan's last play last Saturday, a little bit of possible tension between Pit and Penn State, Maryland's handshake plan for this weekend, and Urban Meyer's thoughts on Rutgers WR Leonte Caroo. Plus, Purdue seeks approval on a new football complex. Read it all in this post.
Week 7 of the Big Ten football season was filled with plenty of outstanding individual performances. Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott had another great week, but was it enough to keep him in the top spot of our player rankings? [ MORE: Week 8 scoreboard | Week 8 previews | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Barrett named Ohio State starter | Watch Mark Dantonio dance | Watch OSU student do jump pass vs. Barrett | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls ] Let’s find out! It’s time
Maryland was picked as the Big Ten preseason favorite at last week's media day and it is the highest ranked Big Ten team (No. 3) in the recently released preseason Coaches Poll.
This week on Big Ten Animated GIF Tuesday we take a closer look at one very important body part in the game of football, and no, it’s not “the foot.” That comes later in the semester. For a look at previous in-depth examination of our Big Ten GIFs, please refer to Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5 and now a family-sized Week 6. By now you know what comes next. That’s right, we are on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, or Vine and Instagram, too. And Snapchat (bigtennetwork). Here are links to collections of available highlights on Twitter. BTN FAQ: Video highlights on social media
With the Big Ten seeking its 10th consecutive wrestling national championship, BTN’s 2015-16 wrestling coverage, presented by returning sponsor Cliff Keen Athletic, will take fans along for the ride with some of the most noteworthy matchups of the season. The schedule includes the Midlands Championships hosted by Northwestern; a key matchup between Ohio State and Penn State, winners of the past five national championships; the NWCA National Duals; and coverage of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships in Iowa City. The championships’ final session will be televised live at 4 PM ET on Sunday, March 6. Additionally, BTN Plus on BTN2Go
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.
As I reach into my Big Ten Mailbag, I find a lot of letters that are Iowa-related. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and have it! It’s mail bag time!