No position garners attention like quarterback. And, it’s an unsettled position at several Big Ten schools, as spring drills have begun to open. Here is what we know: Penn State (Christian Hackenberg), Minnesota (Mitch Leidner), Iowa (C.J. Beathard), Illinois (Wes Lunt), Nebraska (Tommy Armstrong), Michigan State (Connor Cook), Maryland (Caleb Rowe) and Indiana (Nate Sudfeld) all appear to have a good grasp on who will be their starter in 2015, eliminating much drama in spring drills. But the quarterback situation on some other campuses isn’t as clear. Here’s a look at the “Six Spring Quarterbacking Hot Spots” in Big Ten
On Tuesday night’s “BTN Live,” Glen Mason shared who he thought each Big Ten football team would miss the most in 2015. Watch the full feature in the video above, and see his answers in the text below. ILLINOIS: Reilly O’Toole, QB “You look at Reilly O’Toole, how he hung in there, how he persevered, how he competed, and the victory against Penn State, the victory against Northwestern that enabled them to go to a bowl game, I think that next year Coach Beckman will say, ‘You know, I wish Reilly O’Toole was still around here.'” INDIANA: Tevin Coleman, RB
The final week of the Big Ten regular season tips off Tuesday night with a trio of games, including two on BTN/BTN2Go (No. 9 Maryland at Rutgers & Michigan and Northwestern).
BTN is offering live coverage of the 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships from Columbus this Saturday and Sunday. Learn how to watch all of the action on TV and online in this post. [ MORE: View the Big Ten Wrestling Championships brackets ] On Saturday, all mats will be covered live on BTN Plus, our subscription package via BTN2Go. It starts with the 10 a.m. ET sessions and runs through the 6 p.m. sessions (see the links below). On Sunday, all mats from the 1 p.m. sessions through the consolation matches will again be covered live on BTN Plus on BTN2Go. Learn
Much has been written about the stipend that will be granted by “Power Five” conference schools beginning in 2015-16 as part of radical NCAA reforms. David Jones of Pennlive.com put together an interesting story and graphic on the subject. Now, student-athletes will not just receive tuition, books and room-and-board but also an extra amount to be used toward incidental living expenses—Little Caesar’s crazy bread, gas for the Vespa, iTunes downloads, “Cracked” magazine subscriptions … stuff like that. It is known in university parlance as “cost of attendance.” Me? I like to call it “kicking around cash,” or “Friday night loot.”
The final 14 games of the Big Ten regular-season are here. In other words, it’s time to put-up-or-shut-up with the postseason around the corner.
With one week left in the season, the NCAA brackets seemingly are coming into sharper focus. Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com each has lots of love for the Big Ten.
This morning, the 14 Big Ten women’s basketball coaches held a teleconference with reporters from around the county to preview the Big Ten Tournament. Listen to the audio in this post. Listen to the 14 #B1G women's hoops coaches on today's teleconference here. https://t.co/ywA0p5VeId — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 2, 2015
The 2015 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off Wednesday night at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. [ MORE: View Big Ten standings | Check out latest polls ] Twelve of the 13 games air on BTN Plus or BTN/BTN2Go. BTN Plus, our subscription platform, will handle Wednesday night’s two openers, while BTN/BTN2Go will air all of Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s games. ESPN will carry Sunday’s championship game at 7 p.m. ET. The action starts at 6 p.m. ET Wednesday on BTN Plus, with No. 13 Penn State facing No. 12 Indiana. Here are the links to
No. 5 Michigan claimed its fifth Big Ten title in as many seasons on Saturday , capping off a wire-to-wire performance inside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.