When speaking to Darrell Hazell, it’s impossible not to be impressed with the third-year Purdue boss. Tough, unflappable, focused, goal-oriented and positive … always positive, even though Hazell has exactly one Big Ten victory in two seasons in West Lafayette. No matter, when Hazell says he is on track to succeed, you believe him.
The Big Ten has had its share of quality tight ends in recent years. And the NFL has taken notice.
Big Ten schools on Thursday announced football games to be televised in primetime by ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 during the 2015 season. Minnesota and Ohio State lead the way with three night games on those networks, while Michigan State boasts a pair of primetime matchups. Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State and Rutgers will each take part in one night contest on those networks. The Big Ten non-conference home schedule will feature two primetime games on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. Minnesota hosts TCU to kick off the season at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN on Thursday, Sept. 3, and Michigan State faces
Big Ten fans have seen a number of outstanding plays on the diamond this season. On Wednesday, it was Cody Strong’s turn to join the fun. [ MORE: Check out other #BTNStandout plays ] With Purdue holding onto a 6-0 lead and one out in the ninth inning, Strong tracked down a fly ball to shallow right field and made an outstanding over-the-shoulder catch to help preserve the shutout. Check out the highlight in the video above. Can you say, “Web Gem!”
Former Purdue standout and 2012 Big Ten Baseball Player of the Year Kevin Plawecki made his much-anticipated MLB debut Tuesday night.
There was a lot of spring game action across the Big Ten over the weekend. Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue all hosted spring games Saturday, leaving four Big Ten teams still in action.
There were five Big Ten spring football games Saturday, including reigning national champ Ohio State taking the field for the first time since winning the crown. Relive our favorite moments and plays.
It was a day full of spring football on BTN/BTN2Go Saturday afternoon. There were five games in all, including Ohio State and Penn State. Ohio State, the reigning national champ, highlighted the day’s festivities with a national spring game record 99,391 fans at Ohio Stadium. A couple other highlights: Cardale Jones threw a football 74 yards in a halftime Quarterback Skills Challenge, and Penn State fans gave Devon Still a warm ovation during the coin toss. Catch up on all of the day’s top highlights in the videos below. ILLINOIS [ MORE: Watch replay of the Illinois spring game on
Purdue center A.J. Hammons says he will return for his senior season, after helping the Boilermakers return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012.
Turns out, Purdue’s new gray alternate uniform won’t be the lone design it debuts in 2015. The Boilermakers unveiled a new white alternate helmet in the tweet above during Saturday afternoon’s spring game at Ross-Ade Stadium. What do you think, Big Ten fans? Like gray uniforms, white helmets are becoming more and more popular. Illinois, Indiana and Northwestern have added a white option to their combinations in recent years, while Minnesota wore one in its bowl game two years ago. This much is certain: The players and recruits will like this new lid, especially the gold details on the facemask.