Our Big Ten football experts take a look at national football landscape and put Big Ten football stories in perspective. Join Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET.
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.
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.