At this point in his life, JJ Watt doesn’t really need more publicity. The Houston Texans defensive end and Wisconsin alum has achieved larger-than-life status. Watt is the star of this season of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” and he’s probably the most well-known player in the NFL after Tom Brady. Today, the media discusses his love life and the celebrities he hangs out with as much as whether or not he’ll lead the Texans to the top of the division this year. But behind the flash and fame that surrounds his life today, this son of Waukesha, Wis., is guided by
You have questions, I have answers in this week’s mail bag. The best thing of all: It’s game week, as many of your questions point toward an interesting opening of the season that includes several tilts that will play a role in shaping the Big Ten’s perception on a national level. Read them all and send fresh comments and questions at the the bottom of this post. Is this the year Minnesota takes home The Little Brown Jug, Floyd of Rosedale and Paul Bunyan’s Axe? – Ryan I think Minnesota has a good chance to pull off the trifecta. The Gophers
Good news for Big Ten fans: BTN2Go is now available on Roku players and Google Chromecast so you can watch the Big Ten Network TV and online programming through those device. This give Big Ten fans access to more than 1,000 live events and on-demand programming through BTN and BTN Plus. To review: The Roku player is a popular streaming platform for delivering entertainment to the TV. Roku streaming players and the Roku Streaming Stick are made by Roku and sold through major retailers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the
This isn’t just the opening week of the season for the Big Ten. It’s also a defining week for the conference. The Big Ten can set a strong tone by winning some key clashes, including Ohio State at Virginia Tech.
Excited for kickoff this week, Big Ten fans? The BTN B1G "Traditions" promo videos should get fans even more excited. See your coach's promo inside.
Finally, it is game week! Hallelujah! Even better: The opening week of action is filled with some interesting clashes headlined by Ohio State’s visit to Blacksburg, Virginia, to play Virginia Tech.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.
It was a fun day in the BTN.com department Tuesday morning. Two days before Michigan (at Utah) and Minnesota (vs. No. 2 TCU) kick off the 2015 season, we held our annual Big Ten fantasy draft.
Week 1 of the 2015 season is here. Finally, all of the talk, analysis and conjecture are finished. It’s time to put up or shut up on the field and throw away your preview magazines.
Kickoff week is here. Michigan (at Utah) and Minnesota (vs. No. 2 TCU) kick off the Big Ten football season Thursday night, and the games continue every day through Monday night.