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Nissan Heisman House Commercial features George, Smith, Woodson

Good news college football fans: In honor of the return of college football, Nissan’s popular “Heisman House” commercials are back! There are seven new spots featured, but one of them has a special place in the hearts of Big Ten fans, especially those who appreciate the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry. In the clip on top of this post, former Ohio State Heisman Trophy winners Eddie George and Troy Smith take their best shot at putting up a picture of an Ohio buckeye tree in the Heisman House. Then, former Michigan Heisman winner Charles Woodson one-ups them with a giant picture of

Five Rutgers football players suspended after arrests

The first football can’t be kicked off soon enough for the Big Ten as news out of Rutgers has five Scarlet Knight football players arrested in connection with a home invasion and assault. According to the story by Keith Sargeant of, the five current players charged in the attack are: Andre Boggs, Ruhann Peele, Nadir Barnwell, Razohnn Gross, and Delon Stephenson. Rutgers said the players have been suspended indefinitely. Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann announced the suspensions in a statement and added, “We continue to monitor the situation. We will have no further comment as this is a pending legal matter.” Recently, a

Apr 4, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh is seen during the Spring football game at Michigan Stadium.

Michigan's opener at Utah signals true start of the Jim Harbaugh Era

There was the hub-bub over satellite camps, an unabashed and odd affinity for Judge Judy, a fierce defense of “American Sniper” and, course, his khaki pants. It always seems to be about Jim Harbaugh’s khaki’s, doesn’t it? While following the daily Harbaugh media circus has been fun since his exulted arrival in Ann Arbor in late December as the anointed savior of this proud program, it’s finally time to get down to the business of playing football. Finally: The Harbaugh era kicks off tonight at Utah. Has there been a more anticipated debut in college football in the last 25

BTN2Go is now available on Roku Players, Google Chromecast

Good news for Big Ten fans: BTN2Go is now available on Roku players and Google Chromecast so you can watch the Big Ten Network TV and online programming through those device. This give Big Ten fans access to more than 1,000 live events and on-demand programming through BTN and BTN Plus. To review: The Roku player is a popular streaming platform for delivering entertainment to the TV. Roku streaming players and the Roku Streaming Stick are made by Roku and sold through major retailers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the

Illinois at Washington

Tom Dienhart's early Week 1 opinions, observations & hard takes

This isn’t just the opening week of the season for the Big Ten. It’s also a defining week for the conference. The Big Ten can set a strong tone by winning some key clashes, including Ohio State at Virginia Tech.

Video: Mekka Don releases new Ohio State 'Undisputed' hype video

Former Ohio State football player Mekka Don released a new hype video titled “Undisputed,” in honor of the 2015 undisputed national champion Buckeyes. He has previously released hype videos like, “The Silver Bullets Are Back,” and “Zone 6,” but this one could be the best of the bunch. The four minute video features the likes of former OSU Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George and 1990 heavy weight champion James “Buster” Douglas. There are also some great shots of OSU coach Urban Meyer, running back Ezekiel Elliott, and the iconic “Script Ohio” tradition. Check out the full video on top of

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Five facts to know heading into Week 1 of the Big Ten Football season

Like most of you, I’ve spent the summer months anxiously counting down the days to the college football season. And now, here we are just a few days away from what is surely to be an exciting ninth year of coverage here on BTN. It all starts on Friday with Illinois hosting Kent State, followed by Illinois State at Iowa on Saturday. With a new season of college football comes the opportunity of taking a deeper look into those unique and sometimes quirky statistical facts, which most fans may not be aware of. Here are five facts you should know

Scarlet and Gray Days: Inside Ohio State Training Camp Sets BTN Record

CHICAGO – Scarlet and Gray Days: Inside Ohio State Training Camp is the highest-rated August original programming in BTN history, according to Nielsen metered market data*. The Scarlet and Gray Days premiere on Aug. 19 set the BTN record, only to be eclipsed by the second episode which debuted Aug. 26 and saw a 19 percent increase in viewership. Episode three, the finale of Scarlet and Gray Days, airs tonight at 7 p.m. ET. Following the initial spike in viewers during episode one’s debut, college sports fans hungry for football in August continued to tune in. The repeat of Scarlet