A grassroots push to get ESPN’s “College GameDay” to Bloomington for Indiana’s Big Ten opener vs. Ohio State has begun. First, the Hoosiers must win at Wake Forest this Saturday. If that happens, Indiana may have a shot—albeit a tiny one–to be epicenter of the college grid world for one day. And that would be amazing. *** The Big Ten has said it wants member schools to play at least one foe from a Power Five league each year. Cool. And, it turns out, some teams not in Power Five leagues would qualify as being “Power Five.” Confused? Don’t fret.
It’s time for BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart and web editor Sean Merriman to release their updated Big Ten Player Rankings.
The Big Ten is starting to come into focus as we enter the fourth week of action. Ohio State and Michigan State are 1-2 in the AP poll. And Northwestern, Iowa and Indiana have been early surprises, as each is 3-0. But what team has been the most impressive so far?
It’s Big Ten Animated GIF Tuesday once again. We’d call it B.T.A.G.T. but no one would know what that means, and pronouncing it could be harmful. If you’re new around here, look back at our work from Week 1 and Week 2. It didn’t win one single Emmy but we don’t do this for trophies. We do it for the kids. This is where we also remind you that BTN is on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with in-game highlights all season long. And we love to play on Vine and Instagram, too. And Snapchat (bigtennetwork). Here are links to collections of available
Darrell Hazell announced Tuesday that David Blough will replace Austin Appleby as Purdue’s starting quarterback. [ MORE: Week 4 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] “We are going to make a quarterback change,” Hazell said to open his weekly press conference, “and that is going to happen this week.” Purdue (1-2), coming off a 51-24 loss vs. Virginia Tech, hosts Bowling Green at noon ET Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go. “I know that the guys will be ready to adjust,” Hazell said. “There’s still a great energy with our
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.
It's time for BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart to reach into his Big Ten Mailbag. The season is three weeks old. And, Ohio State already is nagged by a big problem. He address that … and much more.
OK, yesterday marked the two-month warning bell for the Michigan State at Ohio State game. I know what you are thinking … that’s WAY too much time between now and then to be talking about that game. SO much can happen over the next 60 or so days. Point taken. But that won’t stop me from cranking up the hype machine right now. Will both teams make it to 10-0 before meeting? *** Good analysis of the offensive struggles at Minnesota from SBNation. At some point, doesn’t Minnesota have to do something different? I mean, c’mon. The definition of insanity
No surprise here: Tom Brady (Michigan) highlighted former Big Ten players in Week 2 NFL action, throwing for 466 yards and three touchdowns. Watch the top Big Ten highlights inside.
For the past five years Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith have battled each Saturday for the right to wear “The Belt,” the reward for picking the most winning games on BTN's "Big Ten Football Pregame Show." Now you can get involved, and even raise “The Belt” victoriously yourself.