This week, the 14 Big Ten football coaches and a player from each team are fielding questions from reporters around the country. On Wednesday, reporters spoke with West Division coaches and players. Check back on Thursday to hear from players and coaches from the East Division. Illinois: Tim Beckman and Wes Lunt Indiana: Kevin Wilson and Jason Spriggs Iowa: Kirk Ferentz and Drew Ott Maryland: Randy Edsall and Andrew Zeller Michigan: Jim Harbaugh and Joe Bolden Michigan State: Mark Dantonio and Shilique Calhoun Minnesota: Jerry Kill and Briean Boddy-Calhoun Nebraska: Mike Riley and Jordan Westerkamp Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald and
There were four spring games on Saturday, with Minnesota, Maryland, Nebraska and Northwestern finishing drills. It’s one last time to kick the tires on each team before a long offseason. Here are some things I learned—or didn’t learn–from each program, upon further review. Maryland has some work to do in the trenches on both sides of the ball. The good news: The Terps may have found a stud in Kingsley Opara. That’s good, because DT Darius Kilgo has to be replaced. DE Jesse Aniebonam also looks to have a bright future. Former five-star OT Damian Prince may be a star
Few Big Ten schools can match the production that Nebraska has had in the NFL draft the last 10 years. The Cornhuskers have had 37 picks—almost four per draft. And the program also has had four first-rounders. The most prolific position has been defensive back with 11 selections. The offensive line and linebacker (each with seven picks) also have been production positions for producing pros in Lincoln. Nebraska will add to its impressive array of NFL draftees April 30-May 2, with end Randy Gregory projecting as a high first-round pick. Other Cornhuskers who should be selected are wideout Kenny Bell,
The Nebraska bowling team won its fifth national title Saturday night, topping Stephen F. Austin, 4-2, in front of a nationally televised audience. The Huskers, who also took the national crown in 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2013, have won five of the first 12 NCAA bowling titles. Nebraska’s championship marks the eighth won by Big Ten institutions this academic year, joining Michigan State women’s cross country, Penn State women’s volleyball, Ohio State football, Ohio State wrestling, Minnesota women’s hockey, Ohio State pistol and Ohio State synchronized swimming. Read the full huskers.com recap. We think you’ll enjoy the two GIFs below,
New Nebraska coach Mike Riley gets it. It’s all about the football at Nebraska. Always has been, and it always will be. That’s why he’s here.
Looking for something cool, something to share with friends? The Nebraska football team provided it during its annual spring game Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
Mike Riley’s first spring game as Nebraska’s head football coach was a giant success. [ MORE: Watch replay of Nebraska spring game on BTN2Go ] The university announced that 76,881 fans attended the annual Red-White Spring Football Game on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska drew 61,772 fans at last year’s event, which ranked fifth among all schools in 2014. Alabama led the nation in spring game attendance last season, drawing a total of 73,506 fans. The Huskers topped that number by more than 3,000 fans Saturday. Check it out. According to BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart, who was in
Nebraska held its annual spring game Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Get all of the top highlights and interviews inside.
Just because the 2014-15 college basketball season is in the books, that doesn't mean the excitement surrounding college basketball is over.
Digging through my mail bag, looking for questions and queries to answer with spring football in full gear and basketball now in our rear-view mirror. Keep those cards and letters coming.