We’re one week closer to the college football season, folks. If you’re counting at home, it’s five weeks away. This past week, the Big Ten held its annual Big Ten Media Days and there was plenty of news emerging from Chicago. Check out BTN.com’s top 10 stories from the week that was in this post. 10. FAQ: Penn State football players’ options The NCAA’s sanctions against Penn State rocked the program. And the effects will be felt for years. Scholarship cuts, postseason bans … the list went on. Another aspect of the penalties will allow any player on the Penn
Isn’t late July great? Football is in the air, with kickoff a little more than a month away, and all the teams – even the perennial cellar dwellers – are tied for first place. Coincidentally, when coaches descend upon media days, everyone’s very excited. The Big Ten is no exception. According to The Wall Street Journal, Big Ten coaches uttered some form of the word “excited” 43 times during Thursday’s question-and-answer session at Big Ten Media Days. See who used “excited” the most in this post. [WSJ.com: I can’t tell you how excited I am] [BTN.com: Watch all of our
We capped off our coverage of the two-day Big Ten Media and Kickoff Luncheon with the 90-minute TV show Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon Special, with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. It included various interviews and analysis from the event in Chicago. Watch a number of video clips from that Friday night show in this post. Also, see Denard Robinson’s speech to the crowd, learn more from Friday’s media sessions, find out about all the Big Ten uniform changes here, and see what your Big Ten mascots were up to lately. All of our coverage can be found
Bill O’Brien created quite the stir when he hinted at possible Penn State uniform changes during Thursday’s first session of Big Ten Media Days. With the recent changes going on at Penn State, it seems plausible that the team would entertain such a decision. Earlier this week, I proposed the question in a post. And on Friday, I asked Penn State’s Jordan Hill and John Urschel about the rumor. See their response in this post, plus get a look at all the Big Ten uniform and helmet changes. Urschel’s response to Penn State possibly changing its uniform: “Anything involving the uniforms,
Don’t envy everything about Wisconsin’s Ricky Wagner. Yes, the left tackle is one of the Badgers’ perennial can’t-miss Big Uglies, but he and the rest of the Big Ten offensive linemen have their work cut out for them in 2012. They have the conference’s talented crop of defensive linemen to thank for that. Despite losing names such as Whitney Mercilus, Devon Still and Jerel Worthy to the NFL, the Big Ten’s defensive fronts are heavy on starpower. Seriously, check out some of the names that were at the annual Big Ten Media Days: Illinois’ Michael Buchanan (13.5 TFL, 7.5 sacks),
We posted all available video from Thursday press conferences and now present the entire collection to in this post. It includes all 12 football coaches talking about their football teams and taking questions from reporters. Don’t forget: BTN airs a 90-minute Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon Special at 8 p.m. ET, hosted by Dave Revsine, with analysis from BTN’s Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. Watch it live on BTN/BTN2Go.
BTN/BTN2Go aired five hours of live televised coverage of the 2012 Big Ten Media Day, including press conferences of all 12 head football coaches. Watch those conversations now and track all of the news in BTN.com’s special Big Ten Media Day section. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and web editor Brent Yarina filed reports all day, and we posted photos and more video, too. Dienhart and Yarina will report again from Friday’s media events. Follow them on Twitter at @BTNTomDienhart & @BTNBrentYarina. Also Friday, BTN airs a 90-minute Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon Special at 8 p.m. ET, hosted by
We’re clipping video from all four hours of our BTN coverage of the Big Ten Media Day and posting it below, as well as in other posts. We posted all available video throughout Thursday and now present the entire collection to in this post. Don’t forget: Also Friday, BTN airs a 90-minute Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon Special at 8 p.m. ET, hosted by Dave Revsine, with analysis from BTN’s Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. Watch it live on BTN/BTN2Go.
The first session of the 2012 Big Ten Football Media Days is in the books. Catch up on all the happenings from Thursday’s festivities at the Hyatt McCormick Place with my media day notebook in this post. Also, check out my interview with former Michigan walk-on and current standout Jordan Kovacs. And don’t forget that we’re back at it again Friday morning. Have a question you want me to ask you favorite Big Ten player or coach? Tweet it to me (@BTNBrentYarina). BLEEDING BLUE AND WHITE: Penn State senior Michael Mauti loves Penn State. He, along with fellow senior Michael Zordich,
CHICAGO – BTN today revealed its game broadcast teams and studio talent for the 2012 football season. The network’s football schedule will feature more than 40 games, extensive pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage on Saturdays and football-themed studio shows every weeknight. For the sixth straight year, Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will anchor the network’s game-day studio coverage on Big Ten Football Saturday, and will contribute to additional studio shows during the week. [BTN.com: Track Big Ten media days with BTN’s coverage] BTN’s broadcast teams for football telecasts include Eric Collins (play-by-play) and Derek Rackley (analyst); Kevin Kugler