ROSEMONT, Ill. – A global education experience. That’s a mouthful. And that’s also the goal of Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany for every student-athlete. Live it, learn it, know it. A procession of league athletic directors paraded in front of the media the last two days at the Big Ten’s headquarters and was peppered with myriad questions. What’s going on with the upcoming TV contract negotiations? Are there too many hoops games? Did the College Football Playoff work? Is the graduate transfer rule flawed? [ MORE: Grad transfer rule comes under scrutiny at AD meetings ] And on it went,
ROSEMONT, Ill. — During the recent meeting of Big Ten athletic directors, many topics were discussed. And one of the more prominent issues was that of graduate transfers. [ MORE: Q&A: Ohio State AD Gene Smith touches on several hot topics ] Is the concept working as intended? It’s a unique rule that has become a major part of the college sports landscape in recent years. A player earns his degree and still has a year of eligibility left. He then has the option to transfer to finish his athletic eligibility at another school. The catch: The athlete must be
#GoBucks A post shared by The Ohio State Football (@ohiostatefb) on May 19, 2015 at 9:16am PDT Ohio State has one of the most successful programs in college football history, winning a total of eight national championships. [ MORE: Gene Smith talks Braxton Miller, CFP, graduate transfer rule & more ] The well-known national champions wall inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center serves as a reminder of that success, honoring past OSU national title teams. Well, it looks like there’s some new hardware added to the wall. @theohiostatefootball, which is the official Instagram account of the Ohio State football team,
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith looked relaxed taking questions at a meeting of Big Ten athletic directors. Get Smith's take on several hot topics inside.
On Thursday, we saw a young Ohio State fan’s homework assignment go viral after he changed the 50 states to “49,” in addition to putting an “X” through the state of Michigan, and the Buckeye symbol in Ohio. [ MORE: Young Ohio State fan gets creative on geography homework ] The young fan’s father posted a photo of his son’s homework on Twitter, which can be seen in the photo above. It received more than 100 combined retweets and favorites, as well as being published on several popular sports sites. Well, it looks like some Michigan fans responded by getting
The letters keep rolling in. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart reaches into his email inbox and answers some of your more pressing queries.
They start them young in the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry. Most of us knew this, but there was yet another example Thursday afternoon, in the form of a kindergartner's geography homework.
Anytime Gene Smith wants to relive Ohio State’s memorable 2014 national championship run, he has the doll for it. The Ohio State athletic director tweeted a picture Wednesday afternoon of a 16-piece matryoshka laid out on a desk. The biggest doll is in an Ohio State uniform and holding the inaugural College Football Playoff trophy, followed by Oregon, Ohio State’s national title game opponent. The dolls continue to get smaller in the opposite order of the 2014 schedule, all the way down to Navy, the Buckeyes’ 2014 season-opening foe. All of the dolls, decked out in the uniform/helmet combination the
With former Big Ten standout coordinators Pat Narduzzi and Tom Herman now head coaches, it's time to take a look at the conference's assistants who could be next to become head coaches.
We are one week removed from the 2015 NFL Draft, which means it’s already time to look ahead to next year. [ MORE: Big Ten stars take top three spots in ESPN’s mock draft ] As 2016 NFL mock drafts begin to emerge, it is clear that the Big Ten should be well-represented in next year’s three-day event. In fact, we have been tracking several big-name publication mock drafts, including ESPN’s, which had a total of nine Big Ten stars going in the first round. I teamed up with BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart to craft a list of who