The countdown clock to the start of Big Ten football has reached eight days. As the opening week of games approaches, there are still plenty of questions surrounding Big Ten teams entering the 2015 season. Who will be the starting quarterback at Ohio State? How will Jim Harbaugh do in his first season? And who will take the wide open West Division? We’ve made predictions for many queries in our preseason Big Ten coverage, but let’s go ahead make some positional predictions. Here is one prediction for every position group heading into the season. QB: J.T. Barrett will win the
The second episode of BTN's “Scarlet and Gray Days: Inside Ohio State Training Camp” airs at 7 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go. The show takes viewers behind the scenes at the national champion Ohio State Buckeyes’ training camp.
As BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart noted in his “news and notes” piece from Ohio State’s practice on Monday evening, Miss Ohio 2015 Sarah Hider attended the Buckeyes’ practice on Monday evening. [ MORE: 5 things Tom Dienhart learned | See our Ohio State football tweets ] “She even wore a sparkly crown,” Dienhart notes. “She posed with players for photos afterward.” Need some evidence? Check out the photo Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson Sr. tweeted out at the top of this post. Hider also posted the following photo with Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer. One thing
The BTN bus has left Ohio State, and now it’s time to share some news, notes and nuggets from the Buckeyes practice. [ MORE: 5 things Tom Dienhart learned | See our Ohio State football tweets ] Tim Beck arrived from Nebraska and is co-offensive coordinator. He’ll work with offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, who will call the plays with Tom Herman off to coach Houston. Beck will work from the press box and Warinner will be on the field. Beck and Warinner worked together at Kansas under Mark Mangino, pushing the buttons on some explosive offense. The 2007 KU squad
The 12th stop on our annual summer BTN bus tour across the Big Ten brought us to Columbus, Ohio, where we watched the Buckeyes practice Monday night. [ MORE: Ohio State practice notebook | See our Ohio State tweets ] Here are five things I learned at Ohio State practice. 1. The receivers look good. This was one unit that suffered some significant attrition with Devin Smith and Evan Spencer gone. But the Buckeyes have a legit star/No. 1 in junior Michael Thomas, one of the nation’s most underrated wideouts. There also is sophomore Noah Brown, sophomore Terry McLaurin and
On Monday evening, the BTN bus stopped in Columbus, Ohio, to watch the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes. Check out our guys' tweets from the practice inside.
Four Big Ten players made ESPN’s preseason All-American Team, and all four are Ohio State Buckeyes. [ MORE: View ESPN’s preseason All-Big Ten team ] The defending national champions put running back Ezekiel Elliott, offensive guard Pat Elflein, defensive end Joey Bosa and safety Vonn Bell on the publication’s annual preseason list. The four players are the most of any team, one more than Southern Cal, which had one player on offense, defense and special teams. Here’s what ESPN’s Austin Ward (@AWardESPN) says about the four Buckeyes: Ezekiel Elliott “The star of the postseason a year ago, the junior is
Before Michigan (at Utah) and Minnesota (vs. TCU) kick off the 2015 season Thursday, Sept. 3, it's time to take our annual look at the Big Ten's 2015 schedule posters.
You have questions, and I have answers in my latest Big Ten Mailbag, this one from the Big Ten Network bus. Keep those cards and letters coming.
Several of the universities of the Big Ten are known for great engineering programs. Whether it’s computer science at Illinois, aerospace at Purdue or auto manufacturing at Ohio State, these and other schools in the conference attract students from around the world with dreams of becoming the next Steve Jobs, Neil Armstrong or Henry Ford. A recent international ranking of the best collegiate engineering/technology and computer sciences programs solidified the reputation of the Big Ten as a global STEM powerhouse. According to the Shanghai-based Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the conference is home to eight of the top 50 university engineering