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We had a special treat on Tuesday night’s #BTNLive. Illinois legend and NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus joined the show to talk about his playing career, the state of the game today, and much more. Watch our first segment with Butkus that aired on Tuesday’s show here, plus see the other two segments in this post.
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Illinois great and NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus joins #BTNLive at 6 p.m. ET tonight. Butkus, a 1963 and 1964 unanimous All-American, will offer his thoughts on Illinois’ Week 3 test vs. Washington (6 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go), the same team Butkus and the Illini beat in the 1964 Rose Bowl.
Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun likes to go by “Bane” on the football field. Dark Knight fans will know what that means. For the non-Batman fans out there, he was the villain in the latest film. To help achieve the alter ego, the Michigan State equipment team gave Calhoun a Justin Tuck-like facemask, one with several bars close together, like Bane’s.
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If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On Friday’s airing of #BTNLive, Rick Pizzo, Jim Miller and Brandon Williams discuss this question: Are you in favor of the new NCAA rules when it comes to helmet contact? Now it’s time for you to vote.
The upcoming Michigan-Notre Dame game has dominated headlines throughout the college football world this week. Leading up to the big game, #BTNLive had former Michigan standout Ty Law on the show Thursday. The guys asked the five-time Pro Bowler why this rivalry means so much to these two schools.
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With all the talk about the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry this week, #BTNLive had Michigan product and current Jacksonville Jaguars offensive weapon Denard Robinson join the show Wednesday. The guys asked Robinson to rank Michigan’s rivals – Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State – from 1-3.
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If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our TV show #BTNLive weekdays all season at 6 p.m. ET. On Wednesday’s show, our experts discuss this question: Which team does the ND-UM game mean more to? Vote via Twitter in this very post.
A quarterback question here. A quarterback question there. A quarterback question everywhere. The quarterback questions were aplenty during Mark Dantonio’s weekly media session Tuesday. As expected, the Michigan State coach politely refused to entertain the topic. The whole thing made for pretty great viewing.
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If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our TV show #BTNLive weekdays all season at 6 p.m. ET. On Tuesday’s airing of #BTNLive, our experts discuss this question: Should Michigan play Notre Dame in football every year? Vote via Twitter in this very post.
So, there’s this stat: Wisconsin never had three running backs rush for at least 100 yards in a single game before the 2012 Big Ten title game. Its now done it in two of its last three games, as a trio of Badgers reached the 100-yard mark in their 45-0 season-opening win over UMass. And both times, Melvin Gordon has led the assault. Watch our #BTNLive interview with Gordon now and see Bill O’Brien’s in this post.
If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: Which Big Ten team impressed the most in Week 1? The four answers: #BTNWolverines, #BTNWildcats, #BTNHoosiers, #BTNBadgers.
If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: Will Michigan State play in a New Years’ Day Bowl? Two answers: #NewYearsDayBowl or #NoNewYearsBowl
If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On Thursday’s show leading up to the season openers for Indiana and Minnesota, our experts discuss this question: Which team will finish the season with more wins: #BTNGophers or #BTNHoosiers?
On Wednesday night’s #BTNLive, Indiana coach Kevin Wilson and Michigan State star linebacker Max Bullough joined the show to preview Week 1 of the Big Ten football season. Wilson and the Hoosiers host Indiana State at 7 p.m. ET Thursday, while Bullough and the Spartans entertain Western Michigan at 8 p.m. ET Friday. Both games are on BTN/BTN2Go. Watch both interviews in this post.
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If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show “#BTNLive” weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On Wednesday’s airing of #BTNLive, BTN’s Rick Pizzo, Derek Rackley and Jon Jansen discuss this question: Who is the biggest defensive game changer in the Big Ten? You can choose anyone you wish, of course, but our panel has narrowed it down to four players:
Have you ever wondered how often NFL players get to watch their alma mater play on football Saturdays? Former Ohio State standout A.J. Hawk makes it a point to watch his Buckeyes whenever he has the chance to do so.
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If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive” *weekdays at 6 p.m. ET). On Tuesday’s airing of #BTNLive, our experts discuss this question: Who is the most exciting quarterback in the Big Ten right now?
BTN Kickoff Week begins tonight at 6 p.m. with our first #BTNLive, which airs Monday through Friday and also simulcast on FOX Sports Radio. Throughout the fall BTN personalities Dave Revsine, Mike Hall and Rick Pizzo will host the show with rotating analysts Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith, Glen Mason, Jon Jansen, Chuck Long, Stanley Jackson and others. On tonight’s show, Revsine, DiNardo and Griffith discuss the most compelling B1G matchup in week 1. Are you on Twitter? Check out tonight’s show question and vote tweeting.
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On Tuesday’s “#BTNLive,” we released the final Big Ten individual awards, and they were all about Ohio State and Penn State.
On Tuesday night’s “#BTNLive,” Nebraska linebacker Will Compton and Indiana running back Stephen Houston joined Dave Revsine, Howard Griffith and Chuck Long to talk about Saturday’s big matchups. Compton and the Legends Division-leading Huskers host Penn State, while Houston and the surprising Hoosiers welcome Wisconsin in one of the team’s biggest games in recent memory. Watch our chat with Compton now and catch Houston’s in this post.
On Tuesday night’s “#BTNLive,” Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby and Nebraska defensive end Eric Martin joined the show. Roby, of course, was just named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation’s top defensive back. Watch Roby talk about the honor and his Buckeyes now and check out our interview with Martin in this post.
We met him as Mon-TEE Ball. He corrected us this summer and said it’s Mon-TAY. Now, he’s back to Mon-TEE, the pronunciation we used last year when he tied the single-season FBS record for touchdowns (39) and was a Heisman finalist. To be clear, the whole thing is more superstition than anything. After a slow start, Ball is running like the Mon-TEE of old. So coaches and players joke they don’t want to see Mon-TAY again. Ball is just playing along.
Tonight on “#BTNLive” the radio show at 7 p.m. ET, BTN’s Rick Pizzo and Gerry DiNardo talk to Detroit News sports reporter Angelique Chengelis (@chengelis on Twitter) for a deeper look at the Michigan-Michigan State game. Also, former Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark discusses Penn State’s challenge at Iowa. “#BTNLive” is radio show Mondays through Fridays and airs as a TV simulcast Tuesdays and Thursdays. In this post, listen to all of the shows from this week and get the complete radio listings, too.
Like all quarterbacks, Michigan State’s Andrew Maxwell watches his share of game film. He’s taken in plenty on Iowa, this week’s opponent, and on Tuesday’s “#BTNLive,” host Dave Revsine asked him what he’s seen. Maxwell’s thoughts: “Iowa’s interesting to watch on film, because they don’t do many things, but what they do do they do very well.” The junior also showed a strong knowledge of Iowa’s defensive philosophy and recent lineage.
Tom Osborne has had what the soft-spoken former football coach might call “an eventful week.” On Tuesday the Nebraska legend announced his retirement as athletic director at the school where he racked up three national titles as the Huskers football coach. You can watch the video of his entire announcement over here and read what our Tom Dienhart had to write about Osborne, too. On Thursday, the 75-year-old former coach and administrator was a guest for a 15-minute interview on “#BTNLive.” Watch the entire conversation in this post.