The highly respected Phil Steele released his 2013 Initial Power Ratings on Friday, and the list is certain to get the attention of Big Ten fans. For starters, Big Ten preseason favorite Ohio State lands at No. 4, behind reigning national champ Alabama, Oregon and Texas A&M. Ohio State fans won’t like that. Nebraska? The reigning Legends Division champ comes in at No. 27, and is the fifth (!) Big Ten team.
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We sent BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart on the BTN Football Tour to provide analysis from every Big Ten camp. He’s done so through the first three stops. With a day of travel planned Friday, well, he couldn’t stop the analysis. This time, Dienhart provided witty and entertaining play-by-play of the tour bus’ mechanical troubles, right outside State College, Pa.
When it comes to traveling, Jim Delany is the best. The Big Ten commissioner hitched a ride on the BTN bus during the first three stops—Indiana, Ohio State and Penn State–of our tour of training camps.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – There was a lot to like about Ohio State today. Many NFL teams concur, as there were close to a dozen on hand at Wednesday’s practice to watch the second-ranked Buckeyes work out.
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A month ago, pictures surfaced of Ohio State football jerseys that featured Buckeye Leaves on the back of the collar. There was some question about the authenticity, though, and at the time a school spokesman told BTN.com that the team had no updates regarding uniforms.
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Stop No. 2 on the BTN fall tour took us to Columbus, Ohio, to check out Big Ten preseason favorite Ohio State, which has national title aspirations following last year’s 12-0 first season under Urban Meyer. Our guys watched practice Wednesday morning, and we’re posted their best tweets in this post.