Everyone, it seems, enjoys mock drafts. And it’s easy to see why. Not only do they create interest and offer predictions, but they often elicit passionate responses. You know the complaints and arguments: that guy’s too high, this guy’s better than that guy, etc. Well, we thought it would be fun to do a 2012 Big Ten football mock draft. How does it work? We invited a writer from all 12 Big Ten teams to conduct the six-round draft, consisting of QB, WR, RB, TE, Defensive player and K. We didn’t include offensive linemen (sorry!) because they aren’t stat-collectors, and
We’re excited to announce a new way to reserve a ticket for the 2012 Big Ten Football Championship for your team for as little as $10 today. If your team makes it, you are obligated to purchase each face-value priced ticket associated with each of your reservations. But if your team doesn’t make it, you only forfeit your reservation fee. Tickets can be reserved at BTN.com/TeamTix, a new ticket reservation system launched by the Big Ten in partnership with Forward Market Media (FMM) and BTN. Powered by FMM’s proprietary software platforms, fans can go to purchase, for as little as
Get ready, Big Ten campuses: Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith are coming to town as part of BTN’s annual Summer Football Tour. This year, we’re pleased to announce every team gets an hour-long show. Another new wrinkle this year: BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart will be aboard the bus, too. You can follow Dienhart on Twitter (@BTNTomDienhart) for all of his updates throughout the tour. See our show schedule in this post. Speaking of Twitter, don’t forget to follow our on-air talent for updates and behind-the-scenes coverage of the entire tour. You know the accounts, @BTNDaveRevsine, @GerryDiNardo, @HowardGriffith.
It’s the Monday following Big Ten Media Days, we’re getting closer and closer to the college football season, so there’s plenty of terrific Big Ten web links from around the web. Get all of Monday’s top clicks in this post. [BTN.com: Watch all of our Big Ten Media Days video] I have said on many occasions that I think Ohio State may end up with the best record in the Big Ten. And this is one of the reasons why. Not only are the Buckeyes uber-talented, but they also will be a motivated team knowing the regular season is all
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.