If there is one Purdue player who needs to have a big season, it is wideout Danny Anthrop. He’s the one proven playmaker for an offense in desperate need of playmakers. Anthrop is coming off a knee injury that ended his 2014 season early. For what it’s worth, the wideoout professed his health to me in Chicago. He could have a very big season. *** Tom Shatel of Omaha.com likes the Big Ten’s scheduling concepts that eschewing playing FCS foes. This will make the Big Ten more attractive to TV networks with fewer mismatches—and it no doubt will strengthen all
Ryan Santoso has a big foot, arguably the biggest in the Big Ten. [ MORE: Like this story? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] The Minnesota kicker made a 52-yarder vs. Purdue last season, and booted a 56-yarder in the spring game in April. So, really, the 60-yarder he made – with no pass rush, snap or hold – during the team’s video shoot Monday should surprise nobody. Still, it’s impressive and pretty cool.
Wow… 🔥💯🏈 #GoBucks @braxtonmiller92 with @repostapp. ・・・ Messing around on the field catching punts w/ @c_farris57 he is sooooo dramatic 😒. Snagged the sixth one though. A post shared by The Ohio State Football (@ohiostatefb) on Aug 3, 2015 at 1:54pm PDT Braxton Miller’s move from quarterback to wide receiver was one of the most-talked-about topics atlast week’s Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. [ MORE: Like this story? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] How he will be able to catch passes and run routes were the biggest questions surrounding the move. Well, the first part of
Late last week, I asked seven Big Ten players to give me a true freshman who has stood out to them thus far, and who could potentially make an impact in the upcoming 2015 season. Here is part two of the piece, featuring the picks for Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue and Rutgers. Jehu Chesson, Michigan: Alex Malzone, QB. He’s a cool kid. When he first came on campus, he already possessed a lot of things I personally look for in a freshman, especially when it’s a guy who’s going to be throwing me the ball. I look
Digging around my email on a hot summer night, enjoying some of the correspondence from devoted visitors to BTN.com. I have gotten a lot of negative responses for a recent story I penned about Connor Cook being the best player in the Big Ten. Cook isn’t even the best player on his own team. Other than your obvious disdain for Ohio State, how can you be thinking this? – Nathan Point taken. The Big Ten has several good candidates for “best player.” Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott, any Buckeye quarterback, OSU defensive end Joey Bosa. Maybe Wisconsin running back Corey
Who will lead the Big Ten in touchdown passes this fall? The answer could come down to the victor of the Ohio State quarterback competition. See our team's predictions inside.
Drew Ott was a popular subject Thursday afternoon at Big Ten media days. Now, get to know the Iowa DE a little better with the fun feature inside.
Who is gonna win the Big Ten West? It’s a question that popped up in conversations among media members in the hallways of McCormick Place, home of the recent Big Ten media days.
That concussion incident involving Michigan QB Shane Morris last season vs. Minnesota has resulted in the Big Ten implementing a new protocol in handling injuries. “This has been a work in progress for a couple years,” Big Ten coordinator of football officials Bill Carollo said Friday at the conference’s football media day. “Maybe the situation at Michigan accelerated it, but player safety is paramount as far as we’re concerned. I think this is a step in the right direction.” The step will allow a certified athletic trainer — positioned in the replay booth with personal replay equipment — to have
A.J. Taylor, a four-star 2016 athlete out of Kansas City, Missouri, announced his verbal commitment to Wisconsin on Saturday in a creative way. [ MORE: Like this story? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] Using a large Monopoly game board, appropriately called “Collegeopoly: A.J. Taylor Edition,” Taylor, in front of family and friends, announced his choice. Taylor verbally committed to the Badgers over several other schools, including Big Ten foes Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska and Northwestern. Randy Withers, publisher of KansasGridiron.com, shared Taylor’s announcement via Twitter (@RandyWithersKC). Follow him to see how it all went down. Taylor can’t