Big Ten Football Report

Big Ten Football Report

Big Ten Football Report: For the best year-round coverage of Big Ten football, turn to the Big Ten Football Report. During the season, check in for the latest on your Big Ten football team on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.

Football Report: Borges & NFL Combine

On Tuesday night’s Big Ten Football Report, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart joined Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith to discuss the most intriguing secondary in the Big Ten, among other things. Also, Chris Martin and draft expert Russ Lande provided a report from the NFL Combine and Griffith sat down with Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges, who enters his second season in Ann Arbor. Watch our interview with Borges now and get your combine updates in this post.

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Football Report: Watch Part II of Beckman interview

Tuesday night on Big Ten Football Report, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith analyzed the Big Ten defensive lines and Chris Martin told you who he thinks will stand out at this week’s NFL Combine. We also aired Part II of DiNardo’s conversation with new Illinois head coach Tim Beckman. This week, Beckman talked about the influential coaches in his life. Watch the interview now and catch Part I in this post.

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Football Report: Dienhart joins the show

Tuesday on Big Ten Football Report, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart joined Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith on the weekly show. The crew tackled plenty of topics, including the NCAA Rules Committee proposing to move kickoffs to the 35-yard line and the Football Bowl Association considering increasing the number of wins for bowl eligibility, from six to seven. Watch the video now to see what our guys think about the issues and cast your vote on both in this post. Also, watch DiNardo’s interview with new Illinois coach Tim Beckman inside.

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Football Report: DiNardo sits down with Beckman

Tonight on The Big Ten Football Report, BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart joined host Dave Revsine and analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith to give you their takes on the latest football news. Our crew took a look at the top linebackers returning for next season. Plus, they discussed the impact on a couple possible rule changes. And DiNardo sat down with new Illinois head coach Tim Beckman to talk about his plans for the Illini. Watch the interview now and see a clip from the show in this post.

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Watch Urban Meyer Interview, Bonus Content

On Tuesday’s Big Ten Football Report with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith, we aired the second part of DiNardo’s two-part interview with new Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. Also on tonight’s show, our crew gave an update on Big Ten players at the Senior Bowl. The folks over at SeniorBowl.com have complete rosters – one for the North team and one for the South team. There are Big Ten players on both squads. Watch our Meyer interview now and also check out great bonus content in this post.

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Watch our 1-on-1 interview with Urban Meyer

BTN took you on a tour of the Ohio State football coach’s football office last week, and the tour guide was no other than new Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer himself. Meyer gave BTN’s Gerry DiNardo an up close and personal look during DiNardo’s visit to Columbus (watch that full tour in the video clip in this post). Right now, check out DiNardo’s one-on-one interview with the new Ohio State head coach.

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Jay Paterno will not be back at PSU

(AP) Jay Paterno is leaving Penn State’s coaching staff after spending 17 years as an assistant under his father, Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno. The younger Paterno worked the last 12 seasons as the quarterbacks coach. His departure was expected after the school last week named New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien to succeed JoePa as head coach. “I wish the program the best of luck in carrying on the academic and athletic excellence that have been a hallmark of this university for decades,” Jay Paterno said in a statement. Read the full AP story and check out Paterno’s blog post.

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Football Report: Go inside Urban Meyer's office

On tonight’s Big Ten Football Report, we aired an all-access feature where newly hired Urban Meyer gave us a tour of his office at Ohio State. BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo interviewed Meyer during the behind-the-scenes piece. Also, you can catch DiNardo’s interview with Meyer on next week’s Football Report.

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Football Report Brings Big Ten Bowl Updates

On tonight’s Big Ten Football Report, our Rick Pizzo, Gerry Dinardo and Howard Griffith get you updated on the latest in college football, including the NCAA sanctions on Ohio State and how the penalties will impact the Buckeyes moving forward. Also, we look ahead to the bowl games and the most intriguing story lines, including a look at Marcus Coker’s suspension for the Insight Bowl. Our handy bowl game schedule with TV and game times is right here, too.

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Big Ten Football Report: Year in Review

Tonight on our special “The Big Ten Football Report: Year in Review” at 10 p.m. ET, our BTN football crew looks at the following how the conference’s quarterbacks defined the destiny of many of the Big Ten’s top teams in 2011. Also, we’ll put in perspective the events at Penn State this season and how the program looks to move forward. Wisconsin’s Montee Ball joins us to talk about his Silver Football award-winning season and we present “Twelve for 2012,” our choice for one breakthrough player from each Big Ten team next season.

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Football Report: Montee Ball's Heisman outlook

The Big Ten Football Report airs tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET and our crew takes a deep look at Wisconsin’s Montee Ball, one of five finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Tune in tonight as we present a ultimate season highlight reel and discuss his chances of winning Wisconsin’s’ third Heisman, and watch Ball’s Tuesday appearance on The Big Ten Pulse in this post. Also, click inside to vote for your favorite action photo of Ball from the past season.

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Football Report: Watch at 10:30 p.m. ET

On tonight’s Big Ten Football Report at 10:30 p.m. ET our crew interviews Indiana coach Kevin Wilson and brings updates from Northwestern and Minnesota. Also, we’ll examine today’s Nebraska-Iowa game before looking ahead to Saturday’s Wisconsin-Penn State showdown.

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Legends & Leaders Races Heat Up

We could know a whole lot more about the Big Ten divisional races after Saturday’s six Big Ten football games, but then there’s also a chance that the races could come down to the final weekend, too. Looking for the tie-breaking rules? We got them. We also have the latest Big Ten standings and the BCS standings. Plus, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart has been previewing Saturday’s games all week with his game breakdowns, Big Ten picks, our reader mailbag, and a few things you may want to keep an eye on.

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Football Report: Watch the Interviews

On Friday night’s episode of The Big Ten Football Report Friday our crews pulled off another round of interviews with Big Ten coaches and players. Our crews talked with Nebraska’s Bo Pelini and Ohio State’s Luke Fickell while BTN studio host Mike Hall interviewed Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson and Illinois’ Ron Zook. Be sure to bookmark our BTN Video page for these kinds of videos all year long.

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Friday's Report Spotlights Players, Coaches

Friday night’s episode of The Big Ten Football Report at 8 p.m. ET is packed with interviews leading up to Saturday’s games, just like the video of the chat Dave Revsine had with Penn State’s Derek Moye on Thursday night in this post. On Friday our crews will talk with Nebraska’s Bo Pelini, Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio, and Ohio State’s Luke Fickell while studio host Mike Hall will chat with Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson and Illinois’ Ron Zook. We’ll also have a segment with BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart, who will break down the divisional races in the Legends and Leaders divisions.

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Football Report Interviews

In case you missed Friday’s Football Report, Mike Hall, Tony Banks and Rosevelt Colvin previewed this weekend’s upcoming games.  BTN LiveBIG host Dhani Jones joined them to look at the matchup between the Spartans’ defense and the Cornhuskers’ offense.  The guest list was also extensive – including an interview with Wisconsin’s Montee Ball and segments with Michigan state defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, Illinois offensive coordinator Paul Petrino and Nebraska radio football color commentator Matt Davison.

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Get ready for tonight's Football Report

This week’s guest list for The Big Ten Football Report at 7 p.m. ET includes: Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, Illinois offensive coordinator Paul Petrino, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball and Nebraska radio football color commentator Matt Davison. We’ll also welcome into the studio BTN LiveBIG host Dhani Jones, who will breakdown the matchup between the Spartans’ defense and the Cornhuskers’ offense.

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Coaches To Appear on Football Report

On the next Big Ten Football Report on Friday at 7 p.m. ET we roll out the red carpet for our Big Ten football coaches as we prepare for Saturday’s Big Ten slate. Our own Mike Hall chats with Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema, Michigan’s Brady Hoke, and Minnesota’s Jerry Kill and checks in with Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald. On top of all of that, the show will air a great feature on Joe Paterno and the 10th anniversary of the Penn State coach Bear Bryant’s coaching victory record. Watch a preview video clip here.

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Coach Paterno to appear on Football Report

Tonight on the Big Ten Football Report at 7 p.m. ET our crew of Mike Hall, Rosevelt Colvin and Tony Banks previews the first weekend of all divisional games with a host of interviews and analysis. We’ll be talking to a handful of head coaches including Penn State’s Joe Paterno, Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio, Illinois’ Ron Zook, and Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz. Plus, BTN LiveBIG host and Michigan product Dhani Jones (@DhaniJones) joins us in studio to talk with Banks about the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry and what it means to them.

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Report: NU's Fitzgerald talks Wolverines

On Friday’s Big Ten Football Report, our Tom Hart caught up with Pat Fizgerald the day before his Wildcats welcome the Wolverines to Ryan Field. Watch the video here, dive in for more football video, and get ready for another big day of Big Ten football.

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Football Report: Get the latest on all 5 games

Mike Hall, Rosevelt Colvin, and Tony Banks are getting ready for tonight’s Big Ten Football Report at 7 p.m. ET, which will set you up for Saturday morning. Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald joins us for an interview while we also take reports from Bloomington setting up Saturday’s Illinois-Indiana game.  Banks rates Illinois’s A.J. Jenkins and Colvin talks about Illinois’ defense making the Illini real contenders in the Leaders Division.

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Get Prepped for our Football Report

Friday’s Big Ten Football report with Mike Hall, Rosevelt Colvin and Tony Banks, saw one athletic director and several coaches check in. Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez, Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and Ohio State’s Luke Fickell all joined the show. Dive inside to watch all the interviews now. What other great stuff is coming up on TV? Oh, a Big Ten Icons episode on Bo Schembechler, a new show called BTN LiveBig, and big Saturday of football coverage including Minnesota at Michigan. Get TV info and times on our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Football Report: Hoke, Bielema Interviews

Michigan football coach Brady Hoke talked with Eric Collins from Ann Arbor about where Michigan stands right now. Watch the BTN interview now and jump inside for our preview of the game, which airs on BTN at noon ET. And Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema doesn’t want to overlook South Dakota one bit.

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Hoke, Bielema to appear on Big Ten Football Report

Tonight at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Football Report we interview Michigan’s Brady Hoke and Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema and talk about their big games on Saturday.  Also, Rosevelt Colvin takes a look at Michigan’s opportunistic defense while Tony Banks gives a scouting report on San Diegio State’s star running back Ronnie Hillman and breaks down Ohio State’s Braxton Miller.

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Minnesota's Kill Talks to BTN's Mason

BTN’s Glen Mason interviewed Minnesota coach Jerry Kill on Friday afternoon and the two discussed Kill’s return after the Gophers coach suffered a seizure during last week’s football game. In the conversation Kill talks about the seizure, his hospital stay and what he told his team on Thursday when he returned to practice.

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