As I travel on I-35 North toward Minneapolis to visit Golden Gophers’ camp, I decided to reach into my Mailbag as I eat breakfast bars masquerading as candy bars. The cards and letters are coming fast. More Red Bull!! On to the love letters … What does Ed Davis’ injury mean to Michigan State? – Matt This is a big loss for the Spartans, as they already were replacing CB Trae Waynes, FS Kurtis Drummond, LB Taiwan Jones and DE Marcus Rush. Now Davis, who Mark Dantonio said is one of the best linebackers the program has had under his
Is this the season Minnesota breaks through to a division title? Maybe. Here's what BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart will be watching Friday morning at Minnesota practice.
Wednesday marked the third stop on our annual summer football tour across the Big Ten. [ MORE: 5 things Tom Dienhart learned | Fun nuggets from Nebraska ] Stop No. 3 of 14 had us visiting Lincoln, Nebraska, to watch Mike Riley’s first Nebraska team. We actually had the opportunity to catch a pair of practices, both Tuesday and Wednesday night. Get BTN analyst analyst Gerry DiNardo and BTN host Dave Revsine’s tweets from the practices below. @gerrydinardo *** @BTNDaveRevsine
The BTN bus just left Nebraska practice, and now it’s time to share some fun nuggets I gathered while I watched the Cornhuskers practice the last two days. [ MORE: 5 things our guy learned at Nebraska | See our Nebraska tweets ] Former Husker offensive line coach Milt Tenopir was on hand on Tuesday in a scooter as he battles cancer. He built some legendary offensive lines in Lincoln from 1974-2002. De’Mornay Pierson-El wears three rubber wristbands for inspiration. Two show support for children he has met. The other—a black one—simply reads: “Prove Them All Wrong.” He is doing
The third stop on our annual summer trek across the Big Ten brought us to Lincoln, Nebraska, where we watched the Cornhuskers practice twice. See what Tom Dienhart learned inside.
Michigan State fifth-year senior linebacker Ed Davis suffered a season-ending knee injury midway through Wednesday’s first preseason practice in full pads. A post-practice MRI confirmed the injury will require surgery. “We’re so disappointed for Ed Davis, and his presence in the lineup will be missed,” MSU head coach Mark Dantonio said. “Ed is a tremendous playmaker and a solid leader. He will still have an important role on this team, and he might have the opportunity to qualify for a sixth year of eligibility. “Our program has faced adversity before, so now it’s time to adopt the ‘next man up’
Want to pump up a football team? Call the the marching band and have several members enter a team meeting while playing their instruments. That should do the trick.
The first installment of our four-part Big Ten football preview series asks a beat writer from every school for his/her team's potential breakout player. See their picks inside.
Tommy Armstrong is the most experienced and accomplished returning quarterback in the Big Ten West. [ GET TO KNOW: Drew Ott | Jordan Lucas | Nate Sudfeld & Joshua Perry | Mason Monheim | Joe Bolden | Leonte Carroo | Corey Clement ] A season ago, the Nebraska signal-caller threw for 2,695 yards and 22 touchdowns, both of which led the West. He also added 705 yards and six scores on the ground. Armstrong’s transition to new coach Mike Riley’s pro-style offense figures to be one of the more interesting storylines of training camp. Before we find out how he
Looking for the 2015 Big Ten East game that college football fans simply can't miss, no matter the excuse? To no surprise, it's Michigan State's visit to Ohio State.