CHICAGO – The 2013 Big Ten Football season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to jump on the BTN bus and head out on the Big Ten Football Preview Tour.
It’s about time for me to kiss my son, Calvin; daughter, Veronica; and wife, Robin, goodbye. I also need to rub my dog Gizmo’s ample belly one last time before I finish packing my bags.
It’s always fun to offer bold predictions before football season kicks off. In the end, more times than not, the practice makes you look silly. Like, two years ago when I pegged Illinois’ Nathan Scheelhaase to be in the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year race. Whatever, it’s still entertaining. That being the case, I asked my Twitter followers for their 2013 bold predictions, and there were some bold ones.
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BTN/BTN2Go is airing the top 10 football games of 2012, and the countdown starts with Ohio State’s 21-14 overtime victory over Wisconsin. Watch the game at 8 p.m. ET tonight, and the next nine games at the same time through Aug. 11. Until then, relive the thrilling game in this post.
It’s road trip time! BTN is on its annual fall bus tour across Big Ten country. This year, Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Tom Dienhart, get started Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Indiana and finish up Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Iowa.
There are some ridiculous facemasks out there. Like this one, this one and this one. Ari Wasserman, of the Buckeye Sports Bulletin, was at Ohio State’s facility for an instructional clinic Thursday, when he noticed a unique Ohio State-themed facemask. Luckily, he tweeted a picture of it.