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Video: Huskers send best wishes to Jack Hoffman

Nebraska football fan Jack Hoffman starts another round of chemotherapy Thursday, and the Nebraska football team has a message for the young brain cancer survivor who delighted the nation with his touchdown run in the 2013 spring game. Watch Bo Pelini, Kenny Bell and Ameer Abdullah, among others, send Jack their best wishes as he enters am international clinical trial in Boston. Get all of our Jack Hoffman coverage: [ MORE: Read Andy Hoffman’s journal entry on Jack’s health ] “I know it’s not just me personally,” receiver Kenny Bell said, “I can speak for everybody in this program, we

Video: Jim Delany does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

What’s the best way to cool off on a hot summer day? How about having a freezing cold bucket of water dumped over your head, while also donating to a good cause? Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany did just that as he took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday outside of the conference office. Delany was challenged by Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott. [ MORE: Watch Big Ten personalities take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ] Before having buckets of ice water poured over his head, Delany challenged BTN president Mark Silverman, as well as ESPN’s Burke Magnus. Watch’s Delany’s ALS

Football Tour: Dienhart's best from Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – Could this be the year Nebraska finally wins the program’s first league championship since 1999? It may happen if the offense develops balance and the defense delivers on big expectations. This will be Bo Pelini’s seventh season, which is difficult to believe. No doubt, 2013 was a rocky campaign, as Pelini endured distractions and some on-field issues with his defense—again—and tumult at quarterback. But that was then, this now. The 2014 Cornhuskers look like one of Pelini’s best teams since the last few seasons in the Big 12. Get our latest football tour coverage: Here are my

Twitter: Our experts' takes from Nebraska practice

Our annual summer football tour rolls on!’s Tom Dienhart and Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith were at Nebraska practice Monday. Get some of the best tweets from the practice in this post. Get our latest football tour coverage: TOM DIENHART True frosh Drew Brown is pushing hard for kicking job. #Huskers — Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 18, 2014 Fumbles have been issue for #Huskers. OC Tim Beck thinks shorter practices will reduce fatigue. Beck also won't add plays as season goes on. — Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 18, 2014 Beck says #Huskers have had 1 fumble

Nebraska football releases must-see hype video

With the Big Ten football season set to kick off in less than two weeks, teams are beginning to release highlight videos to get fan’s excited. Nebraska released the latest “hype” video this past weekend. It is a two minute video, showing various highlights from the 2013 season, including the unforgettable Hail Mary pass to beat Northwestern, 27-24, in Lincoln. Get our latest Gone Viral moments: The Huskers are scheduled to kick off the season at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 30 against Florida Atlantic. That game will be shown on BTN/BTN2Go.

Dienhart's Diary: Next best thing to being on the bus senior writer Tom Dienhart is trying something new this year on our annual football tour. At each of the 14 practices across Big Ten country, Dienhart will pen a quick diary post. From Indiana, the first stop, to Illinois, the 14th and final stop, our expert will provide plenty of fun behind-the-scenes updates. Get our latest football tour coverage: AUG. 18: NEBRASKA Bus tracker: Minneapolis to Lincoln – 430 miles (2,923) Lincoln, Neb., is one of my top stops. I love the passion of the community. In fact, I don’t think any Big Ten school can top the fevered mania

Nebraska camp preview: Is Armstrong ready?

Expectations are trending up for Nebraska after it closed last season with a Gator Bowl victory over Georgia. This is a club that welcomes back five starters on offense and seven on defense. There is plenty of skill on offense. And the defense could be Bo Pelini’s best since the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011. Could this team win the new Big Ten West? Perhaps. Get our latest football tour coverage: Here is what I’ll be watching for at Nebraska practice. 1. Is QB Tommy Armstrong ready to be the starter? With Taylor Martinez battling injury in 2013, Armstrong was thrown

Four Big Ten teams ranked in preseason AP Poll

The Associated Press preseason college football poll was released Sunday afternoon, and four Big Ten teams are ranked.  Ohio State and Michigan State are both ranked in the Top 10, as the Buckeyes appear at No. 5, while the Spartans are ranked No. 8. Wisconsin (No. 14) and Nebraska (No. 22) also are ranked. [ MORE: Four Big Ten teams ranked in preseason Coaches Poll ] See the full AP Poll in this post. AP Rankings Rankings as of 8/17/2014 Rank School Votes Prev Rank 1 Florida State (0-0) 1496 (57) NR 2 Alabama (0-0) 1361 (1) NR 3 Oregon (0-0)

Video: Bo Pelini accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo challenged Bo Pelini to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and the Nebraska football coach wasted no time accepting the challenge. “Let’s get it over with,” Pelini said after mentioning that he’d been challenged. Before getting drenched, Pelini sent challenges out to former Nebraska star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska fan Larry The Cable Guy and, of course, @FauxPelini. Get our latest Bo Pelini news: [ MORE: Watch Big Ten personalities take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ] Watch DiNardo challenge Pelini:  

Ranking the top Big Ten running back duos

Our BTN tour bus stopped in Madison, Wis., Friday to take in Wisconsin camp. While watching practice, senior writer Tom Dienhart sent out the following tweet about Wisconsin’s talented running back duo. It doesn't get much better than Corey Clement and Melvin Gordon, the best RB duo in the #B1G. #Badgers — Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 15, 2014 This got me thinking about the best duos in the conference. Are Gordon and Clement indeed the top duo? Get all of our latest rankings posts: Here are my rankings. 1. Melvin Gordon and Corey Clement, Wisconsin: Dienhart got it