BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart went to Columbus and tweeted live from the stadium. Follow Tom here: @BTNTomDienhart. Or look in this post for a sampling of his tweets. The Big Ten Network will archive the game on BTN2Go. And it will be replayed Saturday at 11 p.m. on BTN TV.
BTN spoke to several familiar Gopher names during Saturday’s spring football game. Watch the videos here and inside this post. As for the game, a lone 21-yard field goal from Chris Hawthorne proved to be the difference as the Maroon eked out 3-0 win in a shortened spring game that featured a running clock and just two 25-minute halves.
You have questions, I have answers in this week’s mail bag, which is dominated by spring football questions. Why not? Ohio State, Penn State and Minnesota play their spring games this weekend. Wisconsin and Michigan State play April 28. Here we go.
The Big Ten Network had you covered for all three Spring Football games on Saturday. See what was going on at Ohio State, Penn State and Minnesota. We’ve posted a variety of interviews with Big Ten names attending these games, too. BTN also will have highlights and analysis from Saturday’s games at 7 p.m. ET on “B1G Tonight: Spring Football Edition” with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith.
Everything is new at Penn State. New coach, new schemes, new hopes, new era. It’s exciting … and a little scary for a program that was led the past 46 seasons by Joe Paterno. What’s gonna happen? I talked to Bill O’Brien as spring drills were coming to end with the Nittany Lions’ spring game this Saturday.
Spring drills are winding down, with Ohio State, Penn State and Minnesota conducting games this Saturday, so here are my newsy links for today. Wisconsin and Michigan State will finish April 28. I will be at the Ohio State game and there are two things I’m most interested to see. On offense, Urban Meyer has said he wants to throw the ball. How will quarterback Braxton Miller look? Which receivers are stepping up? And on defense, the linebackers lagged in 2011. The defense needs better play to take the next step in its development.
Is there a hotter or better program in the Big Ten right now than Wisconsin? The Badgers are coming off back-to-back Big Ten championships and Rose Bowl appearances. And the good times are primed to continue to roll as Bret Bielema enters his sixth season in Madison with lots of mojo.