Every week during the 2015 football season, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and a Big Ten beat writer make their Big Ten game predictions.
Sometimes the best and most entertaining content from Big Ten media days comes weeks, if not months, after the actual event. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Polls: Pick Week 9 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten paces Power 5 in bowl teams | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Big Ten Football Media Days was July 30-31 in Chicago, and on Tuesday, four days before Halloween, CBS Sports shared a fantastic topical video feature from the annual summer event.
This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2015” at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, we profile Penn State senior defensive tackle Anthony Zettel, and on one day our crew followed Zettel pursuing his favorite hobby. “His golf game, it kind of brings out the funniest parts of Anthony,” one teammate says. “But he’s also extremely overly obnoxious and competitive.” For instance, before teeing off, Zettel announces his presence to anyone within earshot. “You guys want to watch this drive?” Zettel asks the other golfers. “It’s going to be spectacular.” Later, after a partner hits, Zettel makes another crack. “Nice,”
Every year around this time, I put my thinking cap on and come up with a list of the top QB-WR duos in the Big Ten. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten paces Power 5 in bowl teams | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] There are plenty of good options to chose from this season. In fact, three Big Ten quarterbacks have already surpassed the 2,000-yard mark heading into Week 9 of the season. A
James Franklin says he's staying at Penn State. Franklin insisted he's not leaving despite a report by CBSSports.com that he's interested in the Miami job after Al Golden was fired on Sunday.
The 2015-16 NBA season tips off Tuesday night. Thirty-two former Big Ten players, not including three former Maryland stars, are listed on NBA rosters, according to NBA.com team pages.
Week 9 is another light menu, with just five games for a second week in succession. Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern and Ohio State are off this Saturday.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.
Eight weeks down, and bowl eligibility is a popular topic. As we enter the final week of October, no Power 5 conference has more bowl-eligible teams than the Big Ten (6).
From a Big Ten vantage point, not much changed in Jerry Palm's latest bowl projections. Palm still has Ohio State as the No. 1 seed in the playoff, taking on No. 4 Clemson in the Orange Bowl.