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Watch Nebraska spring football on BTN/BTN2Go

BTN/BTN2Go provide live coverage of Nebraska’s spring football game Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.  Tom Werme and Damon Bening call the game with former Nebraska offensive lineman Will Shields reporting from the sidelines. Also, senior writer Tom Dienhart will be in Lincoln covering the game online. Follow him on Twitter (@BTNTomDienhart) and read his take on the game after Saturday. Be sure to read fan reaction and put your tweet on our Nebraska map via Connect. And are you making videos with the Vine app? Tweet them with #Huskers and we’ll spotlight the best ones on this spring. More

Spring Preview: First look at Huskers coming

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will try to repeat as Legends Division champs, as the program searches for its first conference championship since winning the Big 12 in 1999. Nebraska’s potent offense may have to carry the load early on while a re-tooled defense takes shape. BTN/BTN2Go provides live coverage of Nebraska’s spring football game Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.  Tom Werme and Damon Bening call the game with former Nebraska offensive lineman Will Shields reporting from the sidelines. Also, I’ll be in Lincoln covering this game on  BTN &, so be sure to follow me on Twitter (@BTNTomDienhart) and track the Huskers

Dienhart: My top Big Ten spring questions

Spring football is in full bloom in the Big Ten, from Lincoln to State College. Many issues must be decided between the conclusion of spring drills and the start of the season. But, most won’t be resolved until fall camp. Until then, here are the 18—yes, 18–biggest Big Ten spring questions. 1. How will the Michigan offense look with Denard Robinson gone? We got an extended peak last season, when Robinson dealt with injury that forced Devin Gardner to take the controls. And, the results were promising. Coordinator Al Borges will implement more of his pro- and West Coast-style, taking

Debate it: Will Nebraska defense improve in 2013?

Nebraska holds its annual Red-White Spring Game at 3 p.m. ET Saturday, and you’ll be able to watch it live on BTN/BTN2Go. As we’ll be doing with every team this spring, BTN’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina address one hot topic facing each team entering the 2013 season. Up first: Nebraska. Question: Will the Nebraska defense improve in 2013? Tom: No one knows for sure. The reports from spring football have been mixed. There isn’t an area on this defense that doesn’t cause Cornhuskers fans to wring their hands. The front seven in particular is a grave concern. Where are

Gerry DiNardo talks Nebraska Red-White spring game

At 3 p.m. ET Saturday, BTN/BTN2Go will air the Nebraska Red-White spring game. To preview the game, Mike Hall asked Gerry DiNardo for the one thing Nebraska fans should be watching in the Big Ten’s first spring game of the year. In typical DiNardo fashion, he ignored the question and offered two things. Hear both of DiNardo’s answers in this video. Here’s a look at Nebraska’s 2013 schedule: Day Date Opponent Time TV Result Sat. Aug. 31 vs. Wyoming TBA Sat. Sep. 7 vs. Southern Miss TBA Sat. Sep. 14 vs. UCLA TBA Sat. Sep. 21 vs. South Dakota State

BTN analysts discuss Nebraska's 2013 outlook

In a web-only “Football Report” segment, BTN analysts Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Derek Rackley discussed Nebraska’s 2013 season outlook. It’s early, no doubt, but DiNardo was recently in Lincoln, Neb., and here’s what he had to say: “I saw a really talented and experienced offense. I think it’s all going to come down to Taylor Martinez.” More specifically, whether the Huskers decide to make him a pass-first or run-first quarterback. Watch the segment now. And if we’re talking Nebraska, it’s hard not to share this recent Harlem Shake video:

Did You See This? Pelini, Nebraska's Harlem Shake

Your move, Big Ten coaches. In a sports world obsessed with the Harlem Shake, Bo Pelini and Nebraska took the dance video to a new level during their first spring practice. Watch the Nebraska football team’s version of the internet phenomenon in this post. [ RELATED: Check out several other Big Ten-centric Harlem Shake videos ] So, yeah, that’s clearly Pelini spiking his hat in the beginning of the video – which is no big deal. The real shocker is that the coach appears to join the frenetic dance. Starting at the 20-second mark, the man dancing in the backward

Spring football: Previewing Big Ten Legends Division

Spring football has kicked off in Big Ten territory, with Northwestern the first to take off the wraps this past Wednesday. Yesterday, we posted spring previews for the Leaders Division teams. Today, we take a look at the Legends Division, which is filled with many interesting story lines: How will Nebraska’s defensive front seven take shape? Will Michigan’s offense transition smoothly from the Denard Robinson era to a more conventional attack? How will the overhauled staff work at Iowa? There’s that and more here. Tell me what you’re looking forard to seeing from your team in this post, on Twitter,

Team up: Ranking football & hoops coaching combos

Fun item from esteemed ex-colleague David Fox of Athlon Sports on the top football/basketball coaching tandems in the nation. Topping the list: Ohio State’s duo of Thad Matta and Urban Meyer. Michigan’s duo of Brady Hoke and John Beilein is No. 2 in the nation, according to Athlon. Here is how Athlon ranks the Big Ten tandems. Hard to argue with Fox putting Matta and Meyer on top. Matta has taken Ohio State to two Final Fours, three Big Ten tourney titles and a share of five regular-season crowns. Meyer won two national titles at Florida and debuted with a

'Football Pioneers' show honors Black History Month

BTN will air a 30-minute special Black History Month presentation called “Football Pioneers” at 9:30 p.m. ET Friday Hosted by Howard Griffith, the show features interviews with former Northwestern head coach Dennis Green,who was just the second African-American head coach in Division I history. We also talk with Sidney Williams, a former Wisconsin quarterback who was Big Ten’s first African-American starting quarterback, and current Purdue head coach Darrell Hazell. Check our online TV schedule for future re-airing of this show, too. And remember that you can also watch if via BTN2Go. Be sure to visit the Big Ten Conference’s special Black History Month section