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Big Ten links: Football title game vote coming at NCAA Convention

The 2016 NCAA Convention is next week, and a vote will be taken on the Big 12 and ACC's proposal to deregulate rules surrounding league title football games. What exactly does that mean? Also in Friday's Big Ten headlines, two Big Ten football players wrote public letters to fans but for different reasons. Plus, Ohio State is dealing with seeing nine players entered the NFL Draft. Catch up in this post.

Ohio State voted 'best game day atmosphere' in college football

What is your favorite place to watch a college football game? According to a group of recruits taking part in this weekend’s U.S. Army All-American Game, Ohio State has the best game day atmosphere in college football. The popular recruiting website, 247 Sports.com, conducted a poll of recruits at the high school all-star game. A total of 40 recruits were asked to choose the best game day atmosphere, and 10 of them went with OSU. Alabama came in second with nine votes, while Clemson and Texas A&M each received six tallies. Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Penn State each received

Dienhart: An early 2016 football Top 25? Yes, please!

AthlonSports.com has a very early football Top 25 for 2016. Yes, you knew it was coming because they come every year and we roll our eyes at them and then read them anyway because they're fun to talk about. The national title game for this season hasn’t even been played and college players still can declare for the NFL draft until Jan. 18. Regardless, early, early, early Top 25 lists wait for no one.

BTN's Shane Sparks: Big Ten's wrestling schedule heats up

Ohio State's Kyle Snyder will debut this season. Iowa won the Midlands again. Penn State is packed with talent. Plus a look at a few key upcoming conference showdowns. BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks has all this and more in hos weekly wrestling report.

Check out our top Big Ten hoops highlights from Super Wednesday!

Our first Super Wednesday of the Big Ten men’s basketball season was a success. Maryland cruised to an impressive 88-63 win over Rutgers in the first game of the evening. Ohio State followed that with a 65-56 victory over Northwestern. The Buckeyes have beaten the Wildcats in 28 of the last 29 meetings between the two teams. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Best of week that was | Win trip for two to the Big Ten tourney | Polls | Standings | Stats | Scores ] With both games on BTN, we were able

Court Pass tonight: See pregame live streams from the arenas

With the return of BTN’s Super Wednesday weekly men’s basketball doubleheader, we’re rolling out Court Pass on BTN2Go once again. This is where we turn the BTN TV cameras on at each Big Ten basketball venue 30 minutes before each Wednesday game on BTN and live stream the video via BTN2Go.com and the BTN2Go app. There are a few nifty parts to Court Pass on BTN2Go, including the fact that you can see both teams warm up, catch the atmosphere at the arena as fans get ready, and often hear the bands play before the games tip off. Also, every Court

Shelley Till: The Kelsey Mitchell Book of Excellence

Ohio State sophomore sensation Kelsey Mitchell has just earned her second national and Big Ten Player of the Week awards of the season. It’s an acknowledgement she didn’t even realize she’d received when I spoke with her. If I had to summarize Kelsey in one word, it would be humble. She is a person who cares greatly about her family and friends, is willing to sacrifice for the betterment of her team, and has one pretty incredible role model to emulate. Mitchell partially credits the early success of her team to its strong non-conference schedule, one in which she learned

Eighty former Big Ten standouts listed on NFL playoff rosters

The NFL playoffs are set, and former Big Ten standouts litter the 12 teams’ active rosters. A total of 80 players find themselves on active rosters, paced by Ohio State (14), and every Big Ten team has at least one representative. To be clear, the number does not include players currently on injured reserve or Maryland, Nebraska and Rutgers players who played before the schools entered the Big Ten. See the team-by-team breakdown below. ILLINOIS (4) Jeff Allen, OL, Kansas City Chiefs Whitney Mercilus, DE, Houston Texans Pierre Thomas, RB, Washington Redskins Tavon Wilson, DB, New England Patriots INDIANA (1)