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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.
Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio joined “BTNLive” Tuesday night, and the head coach was much more talkative than the last time we saw him in front of the camera. Dantonio, of course, conducted a very short postgame press conference (Watch it) following Saturday’s lackluster victory over Eastern Michigan.
On Thursday, Dave Revsine and our analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith talked to Penn State’s Bill O’Brien during the latest episode of “#BTNLive” as Penn State prepares for Temple on Saturday. The Nittany Lions’ first-year football coach talked about many things, including the differences between preparing for games in the NFL and in college football. Part of the conversation focused on Penn State’s offense. “At the end of the day, there have been times when we run the ball pretty well,” O’Brien said. “We’ve shown signs of being able to run the football.” Watch the interview in this post.
“#BTNLive” went on a rather entertaining tangent Tuesday night. It all started during our interview with Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah, when BTN analyst Howard Griffith asked the running back about the haircut he’s rocking in his Huskers.com player profile. The dreadlocks are no more, clearly.
Did you catch “#BTNLive” on Tuesday night? If not, Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson and Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah joined the show. Robinson talked to the guys about preparing for Notre Dame, Saturday night’s opponent, and Abdullah told the crew how he’s been able to fill in for starter Rex Burkhead. Watch both interviews in this post.
#BTNLive is a new live one-hour radio show that started this week and it also airs as a TV simulcast twice a week on BTN. Featuring a variety of guests, our panel discusses the Big Ten topics of the day, and the first week of the show was a busy one. Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, Rick Pizzo and Gerry DiNardo are joined by guest Penn State great Ki-Jana Carter with reports from Chris Martin at Iowa-Iowa State and Rob Blackman at Purdue-Notre Dame.
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Venric Mark accounted for 281 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, including an 82-yard punt return, in Northwestern’s 42-41 win at Syracuse last week. His reward: A cool image of himself from the game on a wall of the Northwestern team room. Mark’s picture was placed on the wall because he won Northwestern Player of the Week, and each ensuing honoree will be added every week.
The Michigan-Michigan State rivalry is a heated one, to be certain, and the last thing it needed was fuel added to the fire. The rivalry may have been taken to another level Saturday night. You see, during Michigan’s 41-14 season-opening loss to reigning national champ Alabama, Michigan State players went to Twitter and tweeted critical comments about Denard Robinson and the Wolverines. Watch our #BTNLive crew discuss the issue now and see some of the tweets in this post.
There’s an interesting trend going on with star Big Ten football players. It all started when former Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure revealed in the days leading up to the 2011 NFL Draft that people had mispronounced his name all along. Enter the 2012 Big Ten season, and there are three more pronunciation changes: Wisconsin’s Montee Ball, Minnesota’s Troy Stoudermire and Purdue’s Kawann Short. Listen to Short talk with Dave Revsine about the pronunciation of his name on Tuesday’s “#BTNLive” now.
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Despite the result, last year’s Iowa-Iowa State rivalry game was one of the more exciting Big Ten games of the 2011 season. The two rivals meet again Saturday afternoon, and we’ll have it on BTN/BTN2Go. Iowa has won the last four games between the two rivals at Kinnick Stadium, however it’s Iowa State who brings the Cy-Hawk Trophy into Iowa City. On Tuesday night’s “#BTNLive,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz stopped by to discuss the new Cy-Hawk Trophy and Saturday’s game.
Remember last week when we displayed lots of our viewer’s Twitter tweets on TV? And we did it the week before, too. We did it all again on Friday and on live TV, too. Did we use your tweet or the tweet of someone you know? Look at the screenshots below. We’ve posted screenshots from the Nov. 25 show in this post.
On a special day and at a special time, we bring you the latest BTN Live at 3:30 p.m. ET today. We’ve reached Week 13, the final week of the regular season, so we’re asking our viewers to vote for their Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, in addition to their Week 13 picks. Cast your votes in this post, send your comments to our Twitter account, @BTNLive, or use #BTNLive, and tune in Friday afternoon to watch our show live.
It’s been an incredible few weeks in the Big Ten so with two weeks of football left before the Big Ten Football Championship on Dec. 3, our BTN Live crew wants to hear from you. Remember last week? We showed dozens of your Twitter tweets on TV. From bowl eligible teams to outstanding individual season, now tell us what you think. Vote in the polls in this post, send comments to us to our Twitter account @BTNLive or use #BTNLive, and tune in at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday to watch our show live.
On Thursday night’s edition of BTN Live our crew continued our ongoing coverage of Penn State and the dismissal of Joe Paterno. As we do each week on our weekly live one-hour show we spotlighted the best of your tweets from Twitter sent to @BTNLive and ran them on TV during our conversation. We post clips on BTN.com and archive full episode on BTN2go.com, but we know some people don’ see the show live on TV. So we did the next best thing and captured screen grabs. Who got their message on TV? Have a look inside.
As we barrel toward Week 11 of the Big Ten football season, our BTN Live crew offers up their weekly poll questions in this post. What was Week 10’s play of the week? What’s the most intriguing matchup of Week 11? Who will win the games? Remember how it works: You vote now in this post and share the link with friends, then watch our analysts react to he same questions and results. Got something to say o them directly? Get on twitter and send a tweet to @BTNLive now or during the show.
We use a number of Twitter messages from our viewers and fans on BTN Live, our weekly live TV show every Thursday night. We post clips of our shows on BTN.com and archive full episode on BTN2go.com, too. But we know the users who got their tweets mentioned don’t always get to see their work on TV live, so we did the next best thing and captured screen grabs. Did your message make it on TV? Have a look further down in this post. And be sure to follow @BTNLive on Twitter and stay in touch.
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On Thursday night’s episode of “BTN Live,” Dave Revsine, Glen Mason, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith covered a host of topics in 60 minutes, including interviews with Penn State’s Derek Moye and Illinois’ Whitney Mercilus. One key part of the show is “ReJoice Mail” where fans can call and give their reaction to any game, their team or a player. Check it out now and join in next time by calling (319) BIGTEN-1 and maybe your message will get on air.
Our live Thursday show kicks off at 8 p.m. ET and it’s full of opinions from our experts and our TV Views. For instance, we’re asking you to vote for your play of the week, breakthrough player of the week, the most intriguing match-up, and much more. Plus, if you’re on Twitter, we use your tweets on the air. Tweet to @BTNLive any day or night or use hashtag #BTNLive to get you tweet considered. And dive down into this post or our weekly poll questions!
On Thursday night’s episode of “BTN Live,” our experts covered a host of topics in 60 minutes and also produced a bonus Web-only video clip we call The Fifth Quarter. The crew discusses what the most important factor is in the Michigan State-Nebraska game and looked ahead to more of the biggest match-ups of the weekend. Track all of Saturday’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Watch The Fifth Quarter now!
You may know that BTN Live is on Thursday’s at 8 p.m. ET on Thursdays, but did you know they incorporate fan feedback throughout the show via Twitter? Watch the clip here from last week and see how they spotlight your best notes. Then follow @BTNLive and sound off on any issue. We even take your best voice messages and put them on TV – just call (319) BIGTEN-1 and leave your Rejoice Mail celebrating your favorite Big Ten team. Now, let’s get voting in the BTN Live polls lower in this post.
On Thursday night’s episode of “BTN Live,” our experts covered a host of topics in 60 minutes and kicked out another bonus Web-only video clip we like to call ” The Fifth Quarter.” This week, the BTN Live panel answers questions about Saturday’s big game in East Lansing between Wisconsin and Michigan State. Why is nobody talking about Wisconsin’s scoring defense? Can Michigan State pressure Badger quarterback Russell Wilson? Track all of Saturday’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard andwatch ” The Fifth Quarter” now!