CHICAGO – The Big Ten Network will debut an original program in August with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes series featuring the Ohio State Buckeyes training camp as they prepare for the 2015 football season. The in-depth, documentary style show will follow the reigning national champions over a portion of pre-season practice. One of the nation’s premier programs, Ohio State marches toward Week 1 at the forefront of the college football conversation. On the heels of defeating the Oregon Ducks in the first College Football Playoff National Championship Game, OSU will begin its title defense by seeking a win in their opening
If you’re active on Twitter, you know about Twitter’s Mirror. It’s a fun experience that shows up at big events across the entertainment and sports industry. Photo subjects can even autograph their own pictures before they tweet them. We rolled the Twitter Mirror out on the first day of Big Ten Football Media Days, and we got some great shots. Find some of them them in this post and then follow @BigTenNetwork and see them all on Twitter today for more pictures of Big Ten football players and coaches. Have a look at a few of Thursday’s top shots.
Friday is a big day for Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld and Ohio State linebacker Joshua Perry. [ MORE: Watch Drew Ott eat raw egg | Watch Shilique Calhoun play reporter ] The two Big Ten stars will speak on behalf of the players at the 44th annual Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon. The responsibility is a large one, for obvious reasons. It’s a daunting one, too, especially coming on the heels of memorable speeches from Kirk Cousins, Denard Robinson, John Urschel and Ameer Abdullah. BTN will air the Kickoff Luncheon at 7 p.m. ET Saturday. I asked the two speakers
A total of 21 Big Ten football players gathered at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place on Thursday for the opening day of Big Ten media days. [ MORE: Watch Drew Ott eat raw egg | Watch Shilique Calhoun play reporter ] Players from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin were in attendance. I went around and asked one player from all seven schools to give me a true freshman who has stood out to them thus far, and who could potentially make an impact. Here’s what I got. Mason Monheim, LB, Illinois: Gabe Megginson. He’s a
Here’s Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s full media conference from Big Ten Football Media Days. Tune in Friday at 9 a.m. ET to watch the remaining seven football coaches meet with the press live on BTN/BTN2Go. BTN/BTN2Go will provide more than 13 hours of live coverage, more than double last year’s total, at the 2015 Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon, presented by Allstate and BMW, Thursday and Friday at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.
Ohio State announced today the suspensions of four key players for the season opening game at Virginia Tech on Sept. 7. Junior defensive end Joey Bosa, sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall, senior receiver Corey Smith and junior H-back Dontre Wilson have been suspended for violating department of athletics policy. The Buckeyes will miss the foursome, as Bosa, Marshall, Smith and Wilson are expected to play key roles this season for a team projected by most to be No. 1 in the nation. Bosa is the preseason Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Some feel he may be the No. 1
The much-anticipated preseason Amway Coaches Poll was released Thursday morning. Reigning national champ Ohio State tops the poll, while Michigan State and Wisconsin land at No. 6 and No. 18, respectively.
Big Ten football media days is here, and that means football season is just around the corner. As BTN.com does every year before the annual summer event in Chicago, we wanted to share our preseason All-Big Ten team.
IndyCar driver Graham Rahal will be easy to spot this weekend in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] That’s because the New Albany, Ohio, native will be sporting the sweet Ohio State-themed helmet pictured above. The helmet is inspired by the design Ohio State wore in the inaugural College Football Playoff, complete with the championship trophy decal on the back. “It is beyond awesome,” Rahal told dispatch.com. Catch Rahal, and his “awesome” helmet, in the Honda Indy 200 at 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday on CNBC. Read more
So awesome seeing this unfold today. #Titans RB David Cobb meeting his idol Eddie George @dcobb27 @eddiegeorge2727 A post shared by Audra Martin (@audra.martin) on Jul 28, 2015 at 3:58pm PDT David Cobb and Eddie George have a few things in common. [ MORE: Like this story? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] They both played running back, while wearing No. 27, in the Big Ten, and they both were drafted by the Tennessee Titans franchise. On Tuesday, Cobb, the former Minnesota running back, met George, his idol and the 1995 Heisman Trophy winner. Watch the meeting of