Football

Dienhart: Week 9 Big Ten Previews

The Big Ten championship game won’t be played until December 3 in Indianapolis. But a de facto Legends Division game may be taking place at Nebraska this weekend. Michigan State plays at Nebraska in a game that will go a long way toward determining who will win the Legends Division. The Spartans are the lone unbeaten team in the division. The Cornhuskers have one loss—and likely can’t afford another. Bottom line:  A win by Michigan State would give it a virtual stranglehold on the Legends Division race.

Read More »

Find out more about: ,

BTN Live: Get Your Voice Heard Tonight

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.

Read More »

Step Into My Office: Coach Wilson

On last week’s Step Into My Office, Mike Hall sat down with Purdue coach Danny Hope and the week before that it was Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. And remember that if you get BTN2Go.com, you can watch all of the episodes right here. At 9 p.m. ET Thursday on BTN, Hall takes you behind the scenes with Indiana’s Kevin Wilson. Hall, who can be found on Twitter, @BTNMikeHall, filed a couple bonus Web-only video clips from his visit to Bloomington. He also wrote a little about what it was like to hang with Wilson, whose Hoosiers host Northwestern at noon ET Saturday on BTN. Watch a bonus clip now and see more at the bottom of this post, plus read Hall’s comments.

Read More »

Find out more about:

Dienhart's Mailbag: You Ask, He Answers

Have a Big Ten football question you want answered? I’m Tom Dienhart and I want you to fire off an email to me. This is a great place for us to interact with each other, sharing our passion for all things Big Ten as the season prepares to hit the home stretch. This week, readers want to know if Purdue will qualify for a bowl, what the tiebreaker procedures are for divisional play and how Russell Wilson was able to be eligible right away at Wisconsin, among other subjects.

Read More »

Find out more about:

One-on-One: Kirk Cousins, Michigan State

Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins has a sense for history. He knows his 44-yard desperation touchdown heave to Keith Nichol with four seconds hanging on the clock was an instant classic. The epic play that knocked off an unbeaten and top-10 ranked Wisconsin team will go down in Big Ten lore. And the play will loom even bigger among Michigan State fans if Cousins and the 2011 Spartans are able to deliver the school its first trip the Rose Bowl since the 1988 season. I caught up with Cousins earlier this week to get his thoughts on his epic pass—as well as a few other subjects.

Read More »

Find out more about: ,