When an announcer yells “Fumble!” or “Interception!” during a football game, the fans watching the broadcast respond with joy or frustration, depending on who they’re cheering for. But when they hear “There’s a player down,” emotions are usually more subdued and somber, no matter which uniform that player is wearing. With the amount of attention given to the impact of head injuries on football players in recent years, concussions have become a prominent concern for the sport. This has led to efforts by the NCAA and NFL to minimize these injuries with methods such as redesigned equipment and rule changes
What is Tom Dienhart buying heading into Week 2 of the college football season? What is he selling? Find out here in this post.
Who will win Week 2 Big Ten games? The BTN.com team and Iowa beat writer Marc Morehouse offer their picks inside. Pick your winners, too!
Who is the top player in the Big Ten? Our guys share their top 5 lists, and there's quit a bit of movement after one week of action.
The Big Ten had a solid showing in Week 1, registering a 12-2 record. However, there were several notable injuries in the opening week. Which one is the most worrisome?
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, and we do this every Tuesday afternoon. Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald: Listen to what @CoachFitz51 had to say as @NUFBFamily gears up for week 2 of #B1G football action. http://t.co/RSXn3ngyPl — Northwestern on BTN (@BTN_NU) September 2, 2014 Michigan Coach Brady Hoke: Listen to what Brady Hoke had to say as @umichfootball gears up for week 2 of #B1G football action. http://t.co/AzES4kU4ih —
It's time to look ahead to Week 2. Get Tom Dienhart's rankings for all of Saturday's 13 Big Ten games in this post.
If you liked Jordan Westerkamp's behind-the-back catch Saturday, you'll love the one a 7-year-old Nebraska fan made.
Jordan Westerkamp was making highlight catches well before his insane behind-the-back grab Saturday. He did it on the youth fields, too, and there's footage to prove it.
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