Urban Meyer wants to name a starting quarterback by the middle of Ohio State's training camp (pssst, Ohio State's spring game is on BTN/BTN2Go Saturday). And there's a QB battle at Rutgers, too. And where dopes Jake Rudock fit in at Michigan? We take a spin around Friday's Big Ten headlines.
The NFL draft kicks off on Thursday, April 30 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.
It was just three weeks ago when the Ohio State football team received their first national championship rings. [ MORE: Watch Ohio State’s spring football game Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go ] Well, it looks like the Buckeyes’ newest national title rings have arrived. As expected, their new rings are very impressive, and look even more shiny than the first ones. OSU tight end Jeff Heuerman tweeted a photo of his ring, which can be seen above. Ohio State, which hosts its spring game Saturday, April 18, opens its national title defense on Monday, Sept. 7 at Virginia Tech, the lone team
This week, the 14 Big Ten football coaches and a player from each team are fielding questions from reporters around the country. On Wednesday, reporters spoke with West Division coaches and players. Check back on Thursday to hear from players and coaches from the East Division. Illinois: Tim Beckman and Wes Lunt Indiana: Kevin Wilson and Jason Spriggs Iowa: Kirk Ferentz and Drew Ott Maryland: Randy Edsall and Andrew Zeller Michigan: Jim Harbaugh and Joe Bolden Michigan State: Mark Dantonio and Shilique Calhoun Minnesota: Jerry Kill and Briean Boddy-Calhoun Nebraska: Mike Riley and Jordan Westerkamp Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald and
In J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller, Ohio State has a trio of quarterbacks that is second to none. [ MORE: Watch Ohio State spring game at 1:30 ET Saturday on BTN2Go ] Let’s see, for starters, all three won a national championship ring last year. That’s impressive. There’s so much more. The trio has combined to go 36-3 (.923) the last three seasons, not including Kenny Guiton’s two starts in 2013, all while tossing 80 touchdowns, compared to 25 interceptions, and running for 38 scores. Want more? They’ve combined for three top 10 Heisman Trophy finishes (Miller No.
Prolific. There is no other way to describe Ohio State’s performance in the last 10 NFL drafts. It’s a proverbial football factory in Columbus. But, I think we already had an inkling of that.
Ohio State baseball topped Louisville 2-0 on Tuesday night on a game on BTN/BTN2Go, and Buckeyes third baseman Nick Sergakis’ play in the second inning was an eye-catching part of the win. Watch Sergakis dive to snag the hot smash down the line and throw the runner out from one knee. Ohio State got its first win over a top five team since 2009. “They call it the ‘hot corner’ for a reason,” Sergakis said after the game. “Louisville is a team that has some pretty good wheels up and down the order so I knew I had to get rid
Three games into the Big Ten season, and Maryland has continued to dominate the league. The Terrapins are the nation’s only unbeaten team and have not played a game within five goals since conference play began. However, Maryland is not the only unbeaten team in Big Ten play, as the Terps have company in the form of the Nittany Lions atop the standings in this week’s “Stick Check.” Check out the BTN lacrosse schedule, as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule to see when your team will be featured on the network. Can Penn State keep pace? In an
It has been an ongoing tradition for 80 years now. When Ohio State defeats Michigan in football, Buckeyes players are given a “gold pants” trinket, to symbolize the win over their rivals. [ MORE: Watch Ohio State spring game at 1:30 ET Sunday on BTN2Go ] This past season, Ohio State defeated Michigan 42-28 in Columbus, marking the Buckeyes’ third consecutive win over the Wolverines. Tuesday, Thomas posted a photo of his gold pants on his Twitter account, @CantguardMike. The tweet reads “somewhere in my Letter of Intent it said ‘and you will win a pair of Gold Pants every
Troy Smith won the 2006 Heisman Trophy, and J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones combined to help lead Ohio State to the 2014 national title. [ MORE: Watch Ohio State spring game at 1:30 p.m. ET Saturday on BTN2Go ] On Saturday, at halftime of the team’s annual spring game, the decorated trio will compete in a QB Skills Challenge, @OhioStAthletics tweeted Tuesday. This will be fun. For what it’s worth, we haven’t seen Smith in action in a few years; his last NFL season was in 2010. Still, he completed 65.3 percent of his passes during his Heisman season. Barrett