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With the 2014 BTN bus tour in the rearview mirror, it’s time to take a look back at my team-by-team player on the rise. These are the players who have a bright future. They might not be a star or consistent regular this fall, but you should learn their names and get to like their games.
The BTN bus traveled almost 4,000 miles, beginning in Bloomington, Ind., on Aug. 4 and ending in Champaign, Ill., on Aug. 20. We have kicked the tires on all 14 teams one last time—watching practice, talking to players, talking to coaches–before the season kicks off next week. Deep breath!
What’s the best way to cool off on a hot summer day? How about having a freezing cold bucket of water dumped over your head, while also donating to a good cause?
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Notre Dame will wear its latest Shamrock Series alternate uniform Sept. 13 vs. Purdue, and Under Armour and the team unveiled the design Tuesday afternoon. See the new uniform the Fighting Irish will wear vs. the Boilermakers at Lucas Oil Stadium in this post.
Darrell Hazell announced Monday that sophomore Danny Etling will be Purdue’s starting quarterback. Etling, the incumbent after starting seven games in 2013, battled fellow sophomore Austin Appleby for the starting gig in training camp.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is trying something new this year on our annual football tour. At each of the 14 practices across Big Ten country, Dienhart will pen a quick diary post. From Indiana, the first stop, to Illinois, the 14th and final stop, our expert will provide plenty of fun behind-the-scenes updates.