Welcome to the penultimate Saturday of the regular season. And, it’s a Saturday filled with some big games, none bigger than Michigan State's visit to Ohio State.
A trio of legendary Nittany Lions, Joe Paterno, Chuck Fusina and Matt Bahr, will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame as part of the group’s 53rd annual ceremony. The induction celebration will take place on Saturday, October 24 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia. In addition to Paterno, Fusina and Bahr, Philadelphia Flyer Bernie Parent, basketball coach PJ Carlesimo, swimmer Kristy Kowal, Super Bowl-winning linebacker Neal Olkewicz, Pitt football coach Foge Fazio, college and NFL football player Bill Koman, college and NFL football player Eric Crabtree, golfer Chip Lutz and wrestler Gray Simons
The Big Ten East has some strong defensive lines. And none is stronger than Michigan State’s front, led by end Shilique Calhoun. Ohio State has perhaps the Big Ten’s best player on its line in end Joey Bosa.
There's never a dull day at the Big Ten Network offices, even in the offseason. On Monday, BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman had the chance to catch up with Penn State head coach James Franklin.
The Big Ten has never won more national titles in an academic year than it did in 2014-15. In all, Big Ten teams won 10 national titles, besting the conference's previous single-season record of nine in 1999-2000.
The Penn State football staff’s satellite camp schedule took James Franklin and company through Chicago on Monday. [ MORE: BTN.com plays fill-in-the-blank with James Franklin ] That being the case, the coaches spent a little time visiting the BTN studio. BTN.com caught up with second-year Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop to talk about several topics, ranging from Beaver Stadium White Outs to favorite people to follow on Twitter. See our full Q&A below: BTN.com: First off, that wasn’t a real tree Anthony Zettel tackled, was it? Bob Shoop: No, that was a real tree. It was funny, I saw
November opens with a full slate of seven Big Ten games—including one trophy battle. But it's Michigan State's visit to Nebraska that is the biggest game of the week.
The Illinois and Penn State men’s track and field teams paced the Big Ten at the NCAA Championships in Eugen, Oregon. The two teams tied for 10th place, registering 17 points, marking the former’s best finish since 1988 and the latter’s top since 1966. “We use a lot of words like great and tremendous and I think those all become understatements in a time like this,” Illinois coach Mike Turk said. “This is just a really special group of guys.” Read IlliniSports.com’s full recap. “To be able to finish in the top-10 is great for Penn State,” Penn State coach
Penn State redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Connor Darcey, 21, died in a car accident early Friday morning in Boston. Darcey, a Wellesley, Massachusetts, native, compiled a .553 save percentage and a 5-9 record in 2015, his first season as the starter. He was named to the inaugural Big Ten All-Tournament Team in May and claimed the conference’s first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor, following a 15-save performance in his first start Feb. 7 vs. Vermont. Penn State released the following statement Friday afternoon: Our hearts go out to Connor Darcey’s family, teammates, friends and everyone who knew him.
The Big Ten East is home to two of the conference’s top backfields at Ohio State and Michigan State. In fact, the Buckeye backfield may be the best in the nation. Quarterback issues loom at Michigan, Rutgers and Maryland, while Penn State, Indiana, Michigan and MSU need to solidify their running back spots. [ MORE: East OL | West OL | East WR/TE | West WR/TE ] Here is a ranking of the Big Ten East backfields. 1. Ohio State. Loaded. In fact, this may be the best backfield in the nation. It begins with running back Ezekiel Elliott, a