As I travel on I-35 North toward Minneapolis to visit Golden Gophers’ camp, I decided to reach into my Mailbag as I eat breakfast bars masquerading as candy bars. The cards and letters are coming fast. More Red Bull!! On to the love letters … What does Ed Davis’ injury mean to Michigan State? – Matt This is a big loss for the Spartans, as they already were replacing CB Trae Waynes, FS Kurtis Drummond, LB Taiwan Jones and DE Marcus Rush. Now Davis, who Mark Dantonio said is one of the best linebackers the program has had under his
Wednesday marked the third stop on our annual summer football tour across the Big Ten. [ MORE: 5 things Tom Dienhart learned | Fun nuggets from Nebraska ] Stop No. 3 of 14 had us visiting Lincoln, Nebraska, to watch Mike Riley’s first Nebraska team. We actually had the opportunity to catch a pair of practices, both Tuesday and Wednesday night. Get BTN analyst analyst Gerry DiNardo and BTN host Dave Revsine’s tweets from the practices below. @gerrydinardo *** @BTNDaveRevsine
The BTN bus just left Nebraska practice, and now it’s time to share some fun nuggets I gathered while I watched the Cornhuskers practice the last two days. [ MORE: 5 things our guy learned at Nebraska | See our Nebraska tweets ] Former Husker offensive line coach Milt Tenopir was on hand on Tuesday in a scooter as he battles cancer. He built some legendary offensive lines in Lincoln from 1974-2002. De’Mornay Pierson-El wears three rubber wristbands for inspiration. Two show support for children he has met. The other—a black one—simply reads: “Prove Them All Wrong.” He is doing
The third stop on our annual summer trek across the Big Ten brought us to Lincoln, Nebraska, where we watched the Cornhuskers practice twice. See what Tom Dienhart learned inside.
Two-time defending national champ Penn State paces sits atop the the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I Coaches Preseason Poll, released Wednesday afternoon. The Nittany Lions are one of four top 10 Big Ten teams, as Nebraska and 2014 Big Ten regular-season champ Wisconsin are tied for No. 5 and Illinois comes in at No. 8. Ohio State (No. 14) and Michigan State (No. 19) round out the Big Ten teams in the opening poll. Michigan, Minnesota and Purdue each received votes.
The first installment of our four-part Big Ten football preview series asks a beat writer from every school for his/her team's potential breakout player. See their picks inside.
Tommy Armstrong is the most experienced and accomplished returning quarterback in the Big Ten West. [ GET TO KNOW: Drew Ott | Jordan Lucas | Nate Sudfeld & Joshua Perry | Mason Monheim | Joe Bolden | Leonte Carroo | Corey Clement ] A season ago, the Nebraska signal-caller threw for 2,695 yards and 22 touchdowns, both of which led the West. He also added 705 yards and six scores on the ground. Armstrong’s transition to new coach Mike Riley’s pro-style offense figures to be one of the more interesting storylines of training camp. Before we find out how he
The Big Ten Conference announced its 2015 women’s soccer preseason coaches poll and players to watch list on Wednesday, with Penn State tabbed as the preseason favorite among the 14 conference teams.
The BTN bus stops for no one. Good-bye, Iowa. Hello, Nebraska, home of the Cornhuskers. Our crew will attend Wednesday night's practice. Until then, see what Tom Dienhart will be watching tonight.
The Big Ten and ESPN have announced the tip-off times and television network information for the 2015 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. See your team’s time and network information in this post. [ MORE: Ranking 2015 ACC/Big Ten Challenge games ] Monday, Nov. 30 Wake Forest at Rutgers, 7 p.m. (ESPNU) Clemson at Minnesota, 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Tuesday, Dec. 1 Michigan at NC State (7 p.m., ESPN2) Northwestern at Virginia Tech (7 p.m., ESPNU) Virginia at Ohio State (7:30 p.m., ESPN) Miami at Nebraska (9 p.m., ESPNU) Purdue at Pittsburgh (9 p.m., ESPN2) Maryland at North Carolina (9:30 p.m., ESPN) Wednesday, Dec.