It’s been reported and talked about it a lot since it became official. The shot clock in men’s college basketball is going from 35 seconds to 30 seconds this season. [ MORE: Follow Jon Crispin on Twitter (@BTNJonCrispin)! ] How will the five-second change impact the game, the players and the coaches? BTN analyst Jon Crispin and his brother Joe Crispin, both former Penn State basketball players, take a look at what the shortened shot clock will do to the game below. JOE CRISPIN In all my years as a professional, I never heard a single player say, “Man, I
Which Big Ten football team has been the most impressive through seven weeks of the college football season? That is one of several questions we ponder as we head past the midway point of the season. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN,.com web editor Sean Merriman hand out some superlatives heading into this week’s Big Ten action. Joined by several national college football writers, here’s where Dienhart and Merriman stand heading into Week 8 of the college football season. BEST GAME: Michigan State 27, Michigan 23. Were there more exciting games from start to finish? Yes, probably. But good luck finding
With the Big Ten Conference's Independent Medical Spotter system in it's first year, BTN Senior Writer Tom Dienhart checks in to see what the conference has learned about spotting injuries in football games. What is the exact process? Who are the spotters and what have they seen through 42 non-conference games and 20 conference home games so far? Read Dienhart's update here.
The 2015 college football season has reached the midway point, meaning midseason All-America teams are being released at a rapid pace. BTN.com took a look at four of those All-American teams on Wednesday, listing all of the Big Ten honorees from ESPN, CBS, Sports Illustrated and USA Today. The biggest takeaway from the All-American teams: Penn State star defensive end and former walk-on Carl Nassib is receiving the attention he deserves. The same goes for guys like Wisconsin’s Joe Schobert, another former walk-on, and Iowa’s Desmond King, a Detroit native who wasn’t offered by Michigan and Michigan State. So, we
Best game? Best matchup? Player on the spot? How about an upset alert? Heading into a five-game Big Ten Week 8, BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart prepares you for another football Saturday.
Thursday morning brings stories on Brady Hoke's take on Michigan's last play last Saturday, a little bit of possible tension between Pit and Penn State, Maryland's handshake plan for this weekend, and Urban Meyer's thoughts on Rutgers WR Leonte Caroo. Plus, Purdue seeks approval on a new football complex. Read it all in this post.
Who wins Week 8 Big Ten football games? The BTN.com team and Nebraska beat writer Tom Shatel have made their picks. Now, go ahead and cast your winners inside.
The college football season has reached the midway point, meaning midseason All-America teams are the hot topic entering Saturday’s action. [ MORE: Week 8 scoreboard | Week 8 previews | Polls: Who wins Week 8 games? | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Mailbag | Q&A: Chris Laviano | Barrett named Ohio State starter | Watch Mark Dantonio dance | Watch OSU student do jump pass vs. Barrett | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls ] The midseason teams are plentiful. No surprise, right? Below, I took a
A truncated week of action with just five games, as Iowa, Michigan, Purdue and Minnesota are off. The big news: Ohio State has a new starting quarterback in J.T. Barrett.
Week 7 of the Big Ten football season was filled with plenty of outstanding individual performances. Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott had another great week, but was it enough to keep him in the top spot of our player rankings? [ MORE: Week 8 scoreboard | Week 8 previews | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Barrett named Ohio State starter | Watch Mark Dantonio dance | Watch OSU student do jump pass vs. Barrett | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls ] Let’s find out! It’s time