In Thursday's spin around the headlines for Big Ten football, we look at a story that points out how Michigan's loss to Utah is looking better and better. Plus, who's running the offense at Ohio State? How serious is Wisconsin running back Corey Clement's injury? Look - great old pictures from the 1973 Penn State-Army game! Read these stories and more in our daily digest of Big Ten news.
This Saturday on BTN’s “Big Ten Football Pregame Show” at 10:30 a.m. ET, we air a special feature on Michigan wide receiver Amara Darboh, who was born in Sierra Leone, Africa just as that country’s civil war was escalating. Watch a small clip here, then tune in for the entire feature. We will also post the feature on BTN.com after it airs. In the first five years of Darboh’s life, more than 35,000 people were killed in that civil war, including Darhoh’s parents. A group of Darboh’s relatives escpaped with the boy travelling on foot to Gambia and Senegal before getting the
What is a day in the life of Mark Dantonio like? Michigan State football fans can find out as MSU recently released a video titled “What it Takes,” which can be seen at the top of this post. The video goes behind the scenes with Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio as he prepares for his team’s Week 4 matchup against Central Michigan. The all-access video shows everything from staff meetings, to media sessions, to a look inside player-only sessions. It concludes with highlights from the Spartans’ 30-10 victory over CMU this past Saturday. Check out the full video and also
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Who wins Week 5 Big Ten football games? The BTN.com team and Michigan beat writer Angelique Chengelis, this week's guest picker, have made their picks inside. Now, it's time for you to cast your winners!
The first full week of Big Ten action awaits in Week 5. And all eyes will be on two Big Ten West clashes. Iowa’s trip to Wisconsin and Minnesota’s journey to Northwestern will help set a framework for what looks like a wide-open Big Ten West clash. And Nebraska goes to Illinois in a battle between two West teams looking to get a foothold in the division.
Big Ten football is home to a lot more than just the nation’s top two teams. [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Week 5 previews | Polls: Pick Week 5 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Big Ten Mailbag | Q&A: Nate Sudfeld | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Best of non-conference play ] While No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Michigan State, among others, are delighting fans early on this season, the marching bands, per usual, are putting on incredible performances every Saturday. Below, we have collected the Week 4
The injuries on the Michigan State offensive line are mounting. And, it’s not a good thing, says Mike Griffith of Mlive.com. When the Spartans line up vs. Purdue, they will be missing two starters. That hasn’t happened since a 7-6 season in 2012. Tackles Jack Conklin, a flat-out stud, and Kodi Kieler will be MIA. Sophomore Dennis Finley will man left tackle with Conklin out. Donavon Clark is the right tackle with Benny McGown at right guard, typically Clark’s spot. O-line coach Mark Staten will have these guys ready. Trust me. *** I had a reader remind me this week
When it comes to wild, out-of-the-norm uniform designs in the Big Ten, Maryland tops the list. It looks like the Terps will have another new design this weekend, and as you would expect, it’s loud! The Terrapins, who will host Michigan at 8 p.m. ET Saturday night at Byrd Stadium, will be sporting hand-painted “Black Ops” helmets, as well as alternate black-on-black uniforms. Take a look at the video Maryland Football’s official Twitter account, @MarylandPride, tweeted out today. Here is a photo tweeted out by Maryland’s Assistant Director of Social Media and Branding. Personally, I think these new-look helmets are
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.