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CHICAGO – BTN kicks off its 2015 football coverage with the season debut of BTN Live on Monday, as the ninth annual football bus tour departs for all 14 Big Ten campuses.
On Wednesday night’s “Big Ten Football & Beyond,” our crew discussed player safety, with an emphasis on Daydrion Taylor’s vicious hit on Bob Stephenson 15 years ago. The play ended both players’ careers, and BTN analyst and sideline reporter Jon Jansen, who played in the 1997 Michigan-Penn State game, joined the panel to give his thoughts on the hit and its aftermath. Watch the video here.
On Wednesday’s “Big Ten Football & Beyond,” BTN’s Gerry Dinardo, Chris Martin, Dave Revsine are joined by the Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein to discuss exactly what’s at stake when Michigan State takes on Notre Dame this Saturday. Our experts will also discuss how does Notre Dame’s move to the ACC affects the national college football landscape and how that impacts the Big Ten.
Tonight on the season debut of “Big Ten Football & Beyond” at 6:30 p.m., Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Chris Martin, Teddy Greenstein, and Yahoo! Sports columnist Pat Forde team up to talk about the first big week of college football. Among the questions they’ll be debating: Which #B1G team has the most to gain with a win this weekend and why? You tell us on Twitter and use #BTNBeyond, and we’ll air the best answers.
On tonight’s Big Ten Football & Beyond, at 10:30 p.m. ET, our guys will announce the conference’s offensive and defensive players of the year, in addition to the coach of the year, who will join us for an interview. Who is he? Watch to find out. We’ll also give our thoughts on the first year of divisional play and on whether LSU vs. Alabama is the right matchup for the BCS title game. See what else our guys will be discussing on tonight’s show in this post.
At 6 p.m. ET Wednesday, Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Chris Martin and Teddy Greenstein bring you Big Ten Football & Beyond. On tonight’s show, our crew debates whether Michigan State, which wrapped up the Legends Division last week, should have a different approach for this weekend’s game. The guys also will answer which game they’d watch if both were on at same time they couldn’t flip channels: Ohio State-Michigan or Penn State-Wisconsin. See what else we’ll be talking about in this post.
The Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein and Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples join Dave Revsine, Chris Martin, Gerry DiNardo at 7 p.m. ET tonight to discuss the Penn State head coaching position. Plus, what really needs to happen for the Big Ten to get two teams into BCS bowl games.
Dave Revsine, along with analysts Gerry DiNardo and Chris Martin, hosted a 90-minute special Wednesday on the ongoing Penn State scandal. The crew discussed the latest developments and offered their thoughts on what Penn State and Joe Paterno, who announced he will retire at the end of the season, should do next. SI.com’s Andy Staples and the Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein also made their weekly appearances, plus Revsine interviewed D.J. Dozier, Adam Taliaferro and Michael Haynes. Watch our analysts’ take now and see all our video clips from the show in this post.
On Wednesday night’s 90-minute special edition of Big Ten Football & Beyond, BTN host Dave Revsine interviewed former Penn State football players D.J. Dozier, Adam Taliaferro and Michael Haynes to get their reaction to the Penn State scandal and their thoughts on their former coach Joe Paterno. Watch our interview with Dozier now and see the Taliaferro and Haynes interviews in this post. Watch all of our other video from Wednesday night’s show here.
On Monday’s Big Ten Breakdown, at 7 p.m. ET, Howard Griffith breaks down the offensive line’s role in Wisconsin RB Montee Ball‘s success and Chris Martin shows us how Iowa’s defense shut down Denard Robinson and Michigan. The crew also will take a look at MarQueis Gray‘s progression the last couple of weeks, plus Northwestern’s do-it-all star Kain Colter will join us to talk about his team’s upset win at Nebraska.
On Wednesday’s Big Ten Football & Beyond, at 7 p.m. ET, Dave Revsine and the usual cast of characters will discuss how divisions have changed the Big Ten, offer the latest news on realignment, evaluate how the conference’s four new head coaches have done and give nonconference scouting reports on Boise State and South Carolina. Following Beyond, at 8, don’t miss Purdue hosting Illinois in live volleyball action.
On tonight’s Big Ten Football & Beyond, at 7 p.m. ET, Dave Revsine and his cast of characters discuss what they learned about Wisconsin and Michigan State following last week’s unforgettable finish, analyze the latest developments in realignment and break down Saturday’s highly anticipated matchup between Nebraska’s offense and Michigan State’s defense.
It’s a dream battle. Wisconsin’s prolific offense, ranked No. 1 in points per game and touchdowns, versus Michigan State’s defense, ranked No. 1 in total yards and passing yards. Something’s got to give when the sixth-ranked Badgers travel to the 16th-ranked Spartans on Saturday night. Which dominant unit has the edge? How can Michigan State stop Wisconsin’s white-hot offensive attack? And how will Wisconsin account for Michigan State’s physical and aggressive defense? Watch as our Big Ten Football & Beyond analysts, Gerry DiNardo and Chris Martin, break down the week’s, and possibly the season’s, most intriguing Big Ten matchup now.
At 7 p.m. ET Wednesday on Big Ten Football & Beyond, Dave Revsine and company break down the fallout from last week, including which loss was more disappointing, Michigan or Illinois’, and which win was more meaningful, Ohio State or Michigan State’s? Gerry DiNardo and Chris Martine will break down the highly contested matchup between Michigan State’s top-rated defense and Wisconsin’s top-rated offense, and we’ll discuss the current two-quarterback epidemic that has been employed at seven of the Big Ten schools this season. Also, Andy Staples will join us for the latest news in expansion and realignment, plus the crew will give its latest Heisman top 5.
When Big Ten Football and Beyond airs every Wednesday at 7 PM ET, viewers may not realize that creating Beyond, as it is known in-house, is a 36-hour process to produce slightly less than one hour of actual show content. Show producer Paul Cordell oversees the entire process from start to finish in coordination with host Dave Revsine and analysts Gerry DiNardo, Chris Martin, the Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein, and Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples, as well more than a dozen of other production staffers.
On the next episode of Big Ten & Beyond at 7 p.m. Wednesday, BTN’s Gerry DiNardo and the Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein debate who is the second-best team behind Wisconsin. Do you have any thoughts on the matter? Leave your comments (and your supporting arguments) in the comments at the end of this post. What else will the show focus on? Jump down this post for more.
Wednesday night on “Big Ten Football & Beyond,” BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo broke down Michigan’s improved defense, which has gone from the worst unit in program history to a strong group in just one season. A year ago, the Wolverines defense compiled all-time worst numbers in points per game (35.2), total yards (450.8), passing yards per game (261.8) and yards per play (6.1). In Year 1 under defensive coordinator Greg Mattison – at least through the first five games – those numbers look like this: 10.2 ppg, 316.2 total yards, 176.8 passing yard and 5.2 yards per play. That’s a very quick turnaround. How’d they do it, Coach? Watch now as DiNardo breaks it all down.
“Big Ten Football & Beyond” analyzes the latest news around the Big Ten and the nation at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday on BTN. Join Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Chris Martin, Teddy Greenstein and Andy Staples as they discuss the wide open Legends Division following Wisconsin’s rout of Nebraska, the Ohio State turmoil and dissension and the latest realignment rumors. Our crew also will break down Michigan’s much-improved defense, its up-to-date Heisman candidates, plus an under-the-radar selection, and offer up its scouting reports on undefeated Stanford and Clemson.
At 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Chris Martin and Teddy Greenstein, of the Chicago Tribune, bring you “Big Ten Football & Beyond.” Our crew will break down the keys to Nebraska-Wisconsin and offer up its nonconference superlative winners and top 5 Heisman candidates, plus SI.com’s Andy Staples will give the latest on realignment. At 8 ET, Northwestern hosts No. 12 Purdue in live volleyball action. Watch now as Kara Lentz brings you the latest “Big Ten Blast,” with updates on D’Anton Lynn and Jerry Kill’s statuses.
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Saturday will be a historical day for Big Ten football. Not only does Nebraska play its first Big Ten game, but the conference also hosts its first divisional matchups – Minnesota at Michigan and Penn State at Indiana. Track all of Saturday’s Week 5 action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Get ready for the games with Dave Revsine’s latest installment of Numbers and Brent Yarina’s Week 5 Preview. Also, use our GameFinder to make sure you know where to find your BTN game. Have you seen the anticipation for the Nebraska-Wisconsin tilt on Twitter? Check out a collection of the best tweets. We also have a deep archive of Big Ten stats. Dive in. Speaking of stats, here’s how Big Ten products fared in Week 3 of the NFL. Looking for some of the latest Big Ten links? Here you go.
Wednesday on “Big Ten Football & Beyond,” our team tackled the latest developments in conference realignment, debated whether Illinois is the second best team in the Big Ten, scouted possible BCS matchups and offered its weekly Heisman Trophy candidates. Andy Staples, of SI.com, was in our studios for the show, along with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Chris Martin and Teddy Greenstein. Watch now as Staples discusses realignment and what Wisconsin needs to do to before it can be considered for one of the top two spots in his weekly power rankings.
Week 3 hasn’t even kicked off, so any Heisman Trophy talk this early in the season is pure speculation. But with Denard Robinson’s signature moment on national television last week against Notre Dame, is the Michigan quarterback in the discussion? And if so, can he stay in the race throughout the season? Those are just a couple of the topics “Big Ten Football & Beyond” addressed Wednesday night on BTN. Watch now as Teddy Greenstein talks about Robinson.
Four new head football coaches, including first-time coaches Kevin Wilson (Indiana) and Luke Fickell (Ohio State), made their Big Ten debuts in Week 1. Who had the most impressive first game? Was it Fickell, who became the first Ohio State coach to record a shutout in his debut since Woody Hayes? Was it Jerry Kill, who nearly led the Gophers to a win over USC at the Coliseum? Or was it Brady Hoke, who helped Michigan put away Western Michigan? Watch now as BTN analysts Gerry DiNardo and Chris Martin offer up their selections.
There’s a lot of noise outside the Big Ten of possible conference realignment, what with Texas A&M flirting with the SEC and rumors of the Pac-12 possibly raiding the Big 12. Our analysts, Gerry DiNardo, Chris Martin, Teddy Greenstein and Si.com’s Andy Staples, will discuss all the possibilities and let you know how they might affect the Big Ten at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday on “Big Ten Football And Beyond.” Watch now as BTN.com sat down with Greenstein for a quick preview. You can follow Greenstein on Twitter @TeddyGreenstein.
One of the biggest stories in college athletics this past year was Nebraska’s decision to move from the Big 12 to the Big Ten. But how did the Big Red make the transition to the Big Ten? Watch now and learn more about the timeline and how the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten.