So many questions loom around Cardale Jones. Can he pass? Run? Take a hit? Who knows? But what a stage for discovery, playing in Indianapolis for the Big Ten title and a possible playoff spot. Bill Livingston of Cleveland.com says it basically boils down to this: OSU will be trying to scheme running plays to lessen the pressure on Jones. Wisconsin will crowd the line, daring Jones to throw. It is tough to run in those situations. To prep for Jones, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen looked at high school tape of the Buckeye sophomore. There just isn’t much OSU tape.
BTN/BTN2Go will provide live coverage of the Michigan press conference at 4:30 p.m. ET today. Watch it on BTN2Go. Following the press conference, BTN will have analysis from a variety of guests, including a number of former Michigan football players. Host Dave Revsine will be joined in studio by analysts Howard Griffith, Gerry DiNardo and Glen Mason.
The Big Ten is home to two of the three best college football towns, according to a recent usatoday.com College Football Fan Index. Madison (University of Wisconsin) tops the poll, followed by Austin (University of Texas), and Ann Arbor (University of Michigan) is No. 3. Here’s a snippet of what the site says about Madison: “What makes it so great? Let’s start with the fact that even when it’s cold and covered with snow, the city is picturesque. Located between Lakes Mendota and Monona, Madison has no shortage of great water views. There are also plenty of places to gorge.
BTN Live announced the 2014 All-Big Ten Football Teams and individual award winners Monday night. See all of the honorees inside.
On Monday, Wisconsin players Rob Havenstein, Marcus Trotter, Melvin Gordon and Ohio State players Doran Grant, Michael Bennett and Evan Spencer spoke with reporters about the upcoming Big Ten Football Championship on Saturday, Dec. 6 in Indianapolis. You can listen here. Don’t forget: BTN will present the exclusive, live announcement of both coaches’ and media All-Big Ten teams, as well as several Big Ten football awards during the BTN Live: All-Conference Selection Show at 6 p.m. ET tonight. The 10 individual position trophies that will be announced Monday include the Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year, Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year,
You have questions, and Tom Dienahrt has answers in his latest Big Ten Mailbag. Get his answers to your questions inside.
Ohio State students held a vigil Sunday night for walk-on senior football player Kosta Karageorge, whose body was found earlier in the day.
Big reports at Illinois and Indiana, where Tim Beckman and Kevin Wilson both will be back—Beckman for his fourth season and Wilson for his fifth. Good to hear. Beckman rallied the Fighting Illini to bowl eligibility. Wilson has the Hoosiers on the rise and may have stamped a postseason ticket if not for an injury to quarterback Nate Sudfeld. IU A.D. Fred Glass has thrown his support behind Wilson. *** Without a doubt, this wasn’t an easy sophomore season for Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg. He has tossed 15 interceptions and been sacked over 40 times. But he’s not gonna blame
BTN will present the exclusive, live announcement of both coaches’ and media All-Big Ten teams, as well as several Big Ten football awards during the BTN Live: All-Conference Selection Show at 6 PM ET tonight.
The Big Ten office released its Week 14 Big Ten Football Players of the Week on Monday, and the list includes two-first time honorees. See all of the winners below: Offensive Player of the Week: Gary Nova, Rutgers, Sr., QB Completed 28-of-42 passes for 347 yards and four touchdowns to lead Rutgers to a comeback win at Maryland Recorded a career-high 28 completions, moving into second in Scarlet Knights’ history with 680 career completions Produced his second game of 300 or more passing yards this season and seventh of his career Earns the second Offensive Player of the Week award