It has been an ongoing tradition for 80 years now. When Ohio State defeats Michigan in football, Buckeyes players are given a “gold pants” trinket, to symbolize the win over their rivals. [ MORE: Watch Ohio State spring game at 1:30 ET Sunday on BTN2Go ] This past season, Ohio State defeated Michigan 42-28 in Columbus, marking the Buckeyes’ third consecutive win over the Wolverines. Tuesday, Thomas posted a photo of his gold pants on his Twitter account, @CantguardMike. The tweet reads “somewhere in my Letter of Intent it said ‘and you will win a pair of Gold Pants every
Troy Smith won the 2006 Heisman Trophy, and J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones combined to help lead Ohio State to the 2014 national title. [ MORE: Watch Ohio State spring game at 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday on BTN2Go ] On Saturday, at halftime of the team’s annual spring game, the decorated trio will compete in a QB Skills Challenge, @OhioStAthletics tweeted Tuesday. This will be fun. For what it’s worth, we haven’t seen Smith in action in a few years; his last NFL season was in 2010. Still, he completed 65.3 percent of his passes during his Heisman season. Barrett
(AP) Thanks to the College Football Playoff, bowl games paid more than a half billion dollars to conferences and schools last season, the largest payout ever and an increase of almost $200 million from the final season of the Bowl Championship Series. [ MORE: Watch Ohio State spring game at 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday on BTN2Go ] According to an NCAA report released Tuesday, the 39 postseason FBS games distributed $505.9 million to the participating conferences and schools. The schools spent $100.2 million to take part in bowl games. The revenue figures were reported by the bowls and the College
Ohio State hosts its annual Scarlet-Gray Spring Game at 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go. A lot has changed since the last spring game at Ohio Stadium, and here's a look back at all.
Urban Meyer will make $5.8 million in total compensation for 2015 and, with annual raises, will average at least $6.5 million per year over the next six years.
Athlon Sports recently asked Big Ten personalities, including a quartet of BTN employees, to rank the conference’s best football jobs. [ MORE: athlonsports.com: Ranking Big Ten’s best football jobs ] The top three positions, shall we say, will surprise nobody: 1. Ohio State; 2. Michigan; 3. Penn State. It wasn’t that close, either, as Ohio State, the reigning national champ, received all 11 first-place votes and Michigan garnered nine second-place nods; the other two second-place votes went to Penn State. Wisconsin and Nebraska rounded out the top five, while Michigan State, arguably the Big Ten’s most consistent program over the
The Ohio State football team hosted its annual Student Appreciation Day on Saturday, one week before the Scarlet-Gray Spring game, and it was a big success.
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.
The NFL Draft is just three weeks away, which means experts are putting the final touches on their 2015 mock drafts. ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. recently released his 4.0 mock draft, which features five Big Ten players in the first round. The first Big Ten star Kiper Jr. projects to be off the board is Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff, who he has going No. 6 overall to the New York Jets. “The new threats in the passing game are nice, but given the QB options on the roster, this team needs to be able to run
CBSSports.com is reporting that football conference title games will be deregulated in 2016. And, that’s OK. NCAA rules say a league must have at least 12 schools, and teams must play every other team in their division, if a conference wants to play a title game. The ACC, Big Ten, SEC and Pac 12 all have such a configuration, with two division winners meeting for the title. The Big 12 is the lone “major” league that lacks a conference title game, as it has only 10 schools. Now, the Big 12 and ACC want to change the rules—for different reasons,