Bo Pelini told reporters Tuesday at Big Ten media days that the team would break out a new alternate uniform for its Big Ten opener Sept. 27 vs. Illinois. On Friday, Pelini unveiled the new “Red Rising” design at a team meeting. He didn’t do it with the help of a mannequin, either. Nope, Pelini entered the room donning the new look himself. Watch the video and see pictures of the new design in this post.
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A season ago, Ameer Abdullah and Melvin Gordon battled for the rushing yards crown. Abdullah, in the end, finished on top, albeit on 75 more carries than his rival in Madison. This season, the way the Big Ten’s loaded at running back, it might be more than a two-man race. Will Abdullah be able to hold off the deep pool?
As we posted Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune conducted a poll on the Big Ten’s best mascot. At the time, Herky and Brutus were well ahead of the competition and involved in a two-mascot race. Then, something crazy happened. Let’s just say, Purdue fans hijacked the poll, to the point that it went from last to the runaway winner, finishing with 5,422,716 votes (74 percent).
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There’s Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah, Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon, Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford and Minnesota’s David Cobb. Do you want me to go on? OK.
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The preseason Coaches Poll was released Thursday morning, and four Big Ten teams are ranked. Last year’s Big Ten title game participants Ohio State and Michigan State lead the conference, at No. 6 and No. 8, respectively, while Wisconsin (No. 14) and Nebraska (No. 22) also are ranked. See the full poll in this post.
CHICAGO – With BTN’s eighth annual football bus tour hitting the road, the network kicks off its football coverage with the season debut of BTN Live on Monday.
The Big Ten East is a beast. Or at least that’s the perception.
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