The Michigan football team will wear an all-white road uniform in its final season with adidas, according to thewolverine.com senior editor Chris Balas. The Wolverines, who will switch to Nike’s Jordan brand in 2016, usually wear a white jersey and maize pants on the road. The team has yet to confirm the new uniform. A nod to the team’s 1974 road uniforms, Balas reports that first-year head coach and former Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh requested the design. It’s a nice look, one few Michigan fans figure to dislike. Adidas has struggled with Michigan’s road uniform in recent years, especially in
Twitter got to verifying Friday, with just under three weeks left to kickoff, and all 14 Big Ten football teams now have the blue check. [ MORE: View our full football tour schedule ] It might sound like a small thing, but it’s kind of a big deal on the popular social media platform. If you don’t think so, just take a look at the football teams’ official accounts. Four teams already have tweeted about becoming verified as of publish time. @GopherFootball had a lot of fun with it, putting the check mark on several pictures of key 2014 plays.
Which college football team earns the title of being the “best college football team” in your home state? [ MORE: Big Ten East must-see game | Big Ten West must-see game ] That’s the question our friends over at CBS Sports posed to their followers today, along with an outstanding map graphic, which shows their picks. The list is based on teams they believe are playing the best right now, as oppose to which programs have had the most all-time success. A total of nine Big Ten teams are represented on the map. Of course, keep in mind there are
Friday marked the fourth stop on our annual summer football tour across the Big Ten. [ MORE: 5 things Tom Dienhart learned | Fun nuggets from Minnesota ] Stop No. 4 of 14 had us visiting Minneapolis, Minnesota, to watch Jerry Kill’s team. We actually had the opportunity to catch a pair of practices, both Thursday night and Friday morning. Get BTN analyst analyst Gerry DiNardo and BTN host Dave Revsine’s tweets from the practices below. @GERRYDINARDO *** @BTNDAVEREVSINE
The BTN bus is headed to Madison, Wisconsin, to watch the Badgers practice Saturday morning. See what BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart will be watching inside.
The BTN bus just left Minnesota practice, and now it’s time to share some fun nuggets I gathered while I watched the Golden Gophers practice the last two days. [ MORE: 5 things Tom Dienhart learned | See our team’s Minnesota tweets ] Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys raved to me about CB Eric Murray. Claeys went so far as to say Murray is by far the best player in the secondary and the best he has coached. “The guy has the intangibles that make him special. He’s the total package,” Claeys said. The young talent is impressive on this roster.
The fourth stop on our annual summer trek across the Big Ten brought us to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where we watched the Golden Gophers practice twice. See what Tom Dienhart learned inside.
The third installment in our four-part Big Ten football preview series asks a beat writer from every school for his/her team's most indispensable player.
Illinois offensive lineman Pat Flavin is used to protecting the passer, not being the passer. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] Never was that more evident than following Illinois practice Thursday at Camp Rantoul. The Illini broke out a dunk tank, and for Flavin’s toss he decided to play some quarterback. He barked out a strong cadence, accepted the snap, took a three-stop drop, checked his receivers and let it rip. The toss was off target, however it still managed to dunk the person in the tank. Based on the laughs at the
The Team. The Team. The Team. #GoBlue A video posted by Michigan Athletics (@umichathletics) on Aug 14, 2015 at 8:03am PDT Michigan has released several videos this summer in anticipation of the 2015 season. Earlier this week, it was a “tradition” video. [ MORE: Visit our Big Ten hype video library ] The theme of the latest video: “The Team, The Team, The Team.” The video stems from Bo Schembechler’s famous “the team” speech, which Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh often references when talking about playing under the legendary coach. This video features wide receiver Jehu Chesson, who is expected to