It was a fun day in the BTN.com department Tuesday morning. Two days before Michigan (at Utah) and Minnesota (vs. No. 2 TCU) kick off the 2015 season, we held our annual Big Ten fantasy draft.
Week 1 of the 2015 season is here. Finally, all of the talk, analysis and conjecture are finished. It’s time to put up or shut up on the field and throw away your preview magazines.
If you’re looking for an answer on Ohio State’s starting quarterback in Week 1 against Virginia Tech, well, you’re going to have to keep waiting. [ MORE: Rankings: Reigning national champ Ohio State tops preseason list ] However, we do know that both J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones are likely going to play in the opener, as well as every other game this season. Meyer said on Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches’ conference call that he “anticipates” playing both Barrett and Jones throughout the season. Of course, Barrett was the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback last season before being lost to a season-ending
The 2015 college football season kicks off Thursday night, so it’s time to get Russ Lande’s super-early top Big Ten NFL draft prospects. [ MORE: Pick Week 1 winners | Power Rankings | Best of Week 1 | Week 1 previews ] Lande shared his highly anticipated preseason list on Tuesday morning’s “BTN Football & Beyond.” To no surprise, Ohio State all-world defensive end Joey Bosa tops the list. Heck, Bosa comes in at No. 1 on his top prospects overall. It’s easy to see why so many experts predict Ohio State to defend its national title after one look
All eyes are on Ohio State as it opens the 2015 season as the first-ever unanimous preseason No. 1 team in the AP poll. [ MORE: Polls: Who wins Week 1 games? | Week 1 Big Ten previews ] The Buckeyes are coming off a 14-1 season, winning their last 13 games en route to claiming the national championship. Can the Buckeyes, who open at Virginia Tech on Monday, run the table this year and win it all once again? I asked some leading Big Ten writers for their opinion on if they think Ohio State can go unbeaten. Ryan
Who wins Week 1 Big Ten football games? See the BTN.com panel's picks, plus Illinois beat writer Bob Asmussen's, and vote for your 14 winners inside.
With the annual BTN summer bus tour complete and the season kicking off Thursday night, it's time for BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's preseason Big Ten Power Rankings. See the full list inside.
The Virginia Tech football team will wear a helmet decal to honor Alison Parker and Adam Ward, the two WDBJ7 employees killed in last week’s on-air shootings, vs. No. 1 Ohio State on Labor Day. The decal features maroon and turquoise ribbons, with Ward’s initials “AW” and Parker’s initials “AP” under each, respectively, placed on each side of a number 7, which represents the station’s channel. The maroon ribbon is for Adam, a Virginia Tech graduate and Hokies fan, and the turquoise signifies Alison’s favorite color. “It’s extremely important that the families and loved ones of Allison Parker, Adam Ward,
Read into it what you will: J.T. Barrett is one of Ohio State’s six captains, a group that does not include Cardale Jones, the team announced Friday. Barrett and Jones are battling for the much-talked-about starting quarterback position of the defending national champs. Both are fantastic talents, and both have well-known stories. Barrett, who filled in for an injured Braxton Miller last season, put up a record-setting season last year on his way to claiming Big Ten Quarterback of the Year, while Jones, following Barrett’s injury in the season finale vs. Michigan, led the Buckeyes to three memorable postseason victories
The Big Ten Network bus has screeched to a halt. The football tour is complete. Over, finished, gone, done, out. But, the memories from the 14-stop trip burn on forever.