With the annual BTN summer bus tour complete and the season kicking off Thursday night, it's time for BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's preseason Big Ten Power Rankings. See the full list inside.
Six Big Ten teams in the preseason AVCA poll was great. Seven teams in the first regular-season poll is even greater. Yes, half of the Big Ten teams are represented in the latest AVCA poll, highlighted by No. 1 Penn State, released Monday. The reigning national champion Nittany Lions went 3-0 last week to remain atop the poll. The other Big Ten teams ranked include: No. 4 Nebraska, which received one first-place vote, No. 6 Illinois, No. 13 Wisconsin, No. 19 Michigan State, No. 22 Ohio State and No. 24 Purdue, which debuts in the poll after winning its first
The Big Ten Network bus has screeched to a halt. The football tour is complete. Over, finished, gone, done, out. But, the memories from the 14-stop trip burn on forever.
On Thursday night, “BTN Live” rolled out the 2015-16 Big Ten women’s basketball schedule, and we’ve laid it out for you below. Be sure to watch “BTN Live” weekdays at 6 p.m. ET for a comprehensive look at the Big Ten stories of the day. Looking for your school’s conference schedule? Click on the hyperlink below. Illinois Indiana Iowa Maryland Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue Rutgers Wisconsin Here’s the full 2015-16 Big Ten women’s basketball conference schedule: Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Thursday December 31, 2015 Michigan State at Ohio State Columbus,
The Big Ten Conference announced the men’s and women’s basketball schedules for 2015-2016 this week. Here’s the conference slate for the Purdue men. See the complete master schedule for the entire Big Ten men’s basketball season here. Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Tuesday December 29, 2015 Purdue at Wisconsin Madison, WI Saturday January 2, 2016 Iowa at Purdue West Lafayette, IN Thursday January 7, 2016 Michigan at Purdue West Lafayette, IN Sunday January 10, 2016 Purdue at Illinois Champaign, IL Wednesday January 13, 2016 Penn State at Purdue West Lafayette, IN Monday January 18, 2016 Purdue at Rutgers Piscataway,
On Thursday night, “BTN Live” rolled out the upcoming Big Ten men’s basketball schedule, and we’ve laid it out for you below. Be sure to watch “BTN Live” weekdays at 6 p.m. ET for a comprehensive look at the Big Ten stories of the day. Looking for your school’s conference schedule? Click on the hyperlink below. Illinois Indiana Iowa Maryland Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue Rutgers Wisconsin Here’s the full 2015-16 Big Ten men’s basketball conference schedule: Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Tuesday December 29, 2015 Michigan State at Iowa Iowa City,
The 2015 BTN camp tour is over after 17 days crisscrossing the interstates from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Piscataway, New Jersey. I still have not caught up with laundry and or reintroduced myself to my family, but I thought I’d offer one takeaway from every stop along the way. Here are my final thoughts from each stop: ILLINOIS Good energy at Camp Rantoul—along with some good teaching. QB Wes Lunt looked good, but coming up with explosive/big plays may be a challenge. The RB spot is especially worrisome. The d-line looks better equipped to stop the run. No more big plays.
The BTN bus tour continues the trek through Big Ten country. On Wednesday, we reached our 14th and final stop at West Lafayette, Indiana. [ MORE: See our team’s tweets from Purdue football practice ] Our crew got the chance to watch the Boilermakers practice on Wednesday. Here are five things I learned after watching the practice. 1. The offensive line should be good. No doubt, this is the best front in Darrell Hazell’s three seasons in West Lafayette. The unit his regime inherited was a disaster. This group has size, experience and depth; the bodies look better. And the
Wednesday marked the 14th and final stop of our 2015 BTN summer bus tour across Big Ten country. The final stop brought us to West Lafayette, Indiana, to watch the Purdue Boilermakers in action. Darrell Hazell enters his third season as Purdue’s head coach, looking to improve on last year’s 3-9 (1-7 in Big Ten) mark. Get host Dave Revsine, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo and BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s tweets from the Purdue practice below. @BTNDaveRevsine @GerryDiNardo @BTNTomDienhart
The countdown clock to the start of Big Ten football has reached eight days. As the opening week of games approaches, there are still plenty of questions surrounding Big Ten teams entering the 2015 season. Who will be the starting quarterback at Ohio State? How will Jim Harbaugh do in his first season? And who will take the wide open West Division? We’ve made predictions for many queries in our preseason Big Ten coverage, but let’s go ahead make some positional predictions. Here is one prediction for every position group heading into the season. QB: J.T. Barrett will win the