The BTN bus has left Purdue practice, and now it’s time to share some nuggets I gathered while watching the Boilermakers. [ MORE: 5 things Tom Dienhart learned | Tweets from practice ] The Boilermakers have a nice collection of defensive tackles. Junior Jake Replogle is a playmaker on the interior. Fellow junior Ra’Zahn Howard has trimmed down and could be a force on the nose. Senior Ryan Watson moves well. Senior Michael Rouse needs a big send-off and looks ready. Purdue is using more “tempo” on offense as a way of keeping defenses off balance. And that tempo offense
The BTN bus tour continues the trek through Big Ten country. On Wednesday, we reached our 14th and final stop at West Lafayette, Indiana. [ MORE: See our team’s tweets from Purdue football practice ] Our crew got the chance to watch the Boilermakers practice on Wednesday. Here are five things I learned after watching the practice. 1. The offensive line should be good. No doubt, this is the best front in Darrell Hazell’s three seasons in West Lafayette. The unit his regime inherited was a disaster. This group has size, experience and depth; the bodies look better. And the
Wednesday marked the 14th and final stop of our 2015 BTN summer bus tour across Big Ten country. The final stop brought us to West Lafayette, Indiana, to watch the Purdue Boilermakers in action. Darrell Hazell enters his third season as Purdue’s head coach, looking to improve on last year’s 3-9 (1-7 in Big Ten) mark. Get host Dave Revsine, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo and BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s tweets from the Purdue practice below. @BTNDaveRevsine @GerryDiNardo @BTNTomDienhart
Ivan Applin is a 10-year-old boy from Toledo, and he is a huge Ohio State football fan. Applin recently underwent a cardiac catheterization, a procedure where a small wire-framed device, a Cardioform, is used to close holes in the heart. The surgery was due to a condition that creates holes in the heart and interferes with proper blood flow. It was scheduled to be held at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Like any individual, Applin had concerns before going through with the procedure. However, there was one specific question he had for doctors before the surgery. “Will
Our countdown to kickoff series continues, and today it’s all about the Big Ten East’s top uniform. [ MORE: Top non-conference game | Top under-the-radar game | East must-see game | West must-see game | East most underrated player | West most underrated player | East surprise team | West surprise team | East breakout player | West breakout player | East most exciting player | West most exciting player | East top newcomer | West top newcomer ] Such a topic almost always stirs good debate, and that’s especially the case when the talk centers around the Big Ten
The countdown clock to the start of Big Ten football has reached eight days. As the opening week of games approaches, there are still plenty of questions surrounding Big Ten teams entering the 2015 season. Who will be the starting quarterback at Ohio State? How will Jim Harbaugh do in his first season? And who will take the wide open West Division? We’ve made predictions for many queries in our preseason Big Ten coverage, but let’s go ahead make some positional predictions. Here is one prediction for every position group heading into the season. QB: J.T. Barrett will win the
The second episode of BTN's “Scarlet and Gray Days: Inside Ohio State Training Camp” airs at 7 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go. The show takes viewers behind the scenes at the national champion Ohio State Buckeyes’ training camp.
Junior quarterback Austin Appleby has won the starting job at Purdue. Third-year coach Darrell Hazell made the announcement after practice on Tuesday, selecting Appleby over redshirt freshman David Blough.
MINNEAPOLIS – Gopher Athletics today announced that the University of Minnesota has agreed to new contract terms for three of the athletic department’s head coaches – men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino, women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings and softball coach Jessica Allister. “We’re excited to announce new contract agreements for Richard, Marlene and Jess,” said Interim Athletics Director Beth Goetz. “All three are leading programs on the rise and developing their student-athletes both academically and athletically. We are proud to have them represent Gopher Athletics and the University of Minnesota and look forward to having them in maroon and gold for
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Hayden Rettig be under center for Rutgers’ season opener, Kyle Flood announced Tuesday. “Hayden Rettig will start our Sept. 5 game against Norfolk State,” Flood said in a team release. Rettig and Chris Laviano were battling for the starting job, but Laviano and four other players are suspended for the first half of the season opener due to a curfew violation, the team also announced Tuesday. Leonte Carroo, Kevin Marquez, Tim Gleeson and Ruhann Peele are the other four players the Scarlet Knights will be without for the first half. Rettig transferred to Rutgers after his freshman