Our countdown to kickoff series continues, and today it's all about the Big Ten East's most intimidating player. See the BTN.com panel's selections inside.
University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas dismissed head football coach Tim Beckman on Friday, citing preliminary results of an external review into allegations involving the program. The school will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. ET Friday to discuss the decision, and BTN/BTN2Go will air the full thing.
It’s the last Friday before the 2015 college football season kicks off, so it’s only normal for one to have his/her attention on something other than work. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] Thanks to @GopherSports, Minnesota fans – and maybe all Big Ten fans – have a fun Frogger-inspired game, called “Go Gopher Go!,” to get in the way of work productivity. The goal of the game? To get Goldy past TCU defenders and jump on Goldy’s slide and push-up plank en route to scoring a touchdown. Users have five lives to
The Iowa football team released a hype video for its new blackout uniform, to be worn vs. Big Ten West rival Minnesota. Check out the video in this post.
There are too many new uniforms across the college football landscape to count. [ MORE: See all of the new Big Ten football designs ] Still, NFL.com recently accepted the daunting task of ranking the best of the best new threads. And, of importance to Big Ten fans, the conference earned the ranking’s No. 1 spot, which went to Michigan State’s Mach Speed design. It is not know when the Spartans will debut this slick new design, however NFL.com suggests it should be in the home opener vs. reigning national runner-up Oregon on Sept. 12 at Spartan Stadium. Not a
Life as a professional athlete can be transitory, a blur of different uniforms, cities and faces, which makes it difficult to get attached to any particular place. But Philadelphia Eagles free safety and former Buckeyes football star Malcolm Jenkins manages to make real, lasting connections no matter where he goes. That’s due in large part to the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, which he started with his mother, Gwendolyn, to give back and help youth in communities he’s been part of throughout his life. The organization sponsors scholarships and hosts events in Piscataway, N.J., Columbus, New Orleans and Philadelphia. Jenkins is quick
If football season is nearing kickoff, it must be time for the latest Madden NFL player ratings. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] Released Tuesday, Madden NFL 16’s ranking is Big Ten-heavy at the top, featuring two of the game’s top four players, while another is tied with six players for the No. 5 spot. Former Wisconsin defensive lineman and current Houston megastar J.J. Watt earned one of the game’s three 99 ratings, along with New England TE Rob Gronkowski and Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers, to pace the Big Ten. Ex-Iowa offensive
Another day, another Big Ten starting quarterback has been named. According to @NU_Sports, the official Twitter account of Northwestern athletics, head coach Pat Fitzgerald has announced redshirt freshman Clayton Thorson will be the team’s starting quarterback. Thorson beat out senior Zach Oliver and sophomore Matt Alviti for the job. The 6-4, 220-pouner was a three-star prospect and the No. 29-ranked quarterback in the 2014 national class rankings, according to Scout.com. The Wildcats open the season Saturday, Sept. 5 vs. No. 21 Stanford.
Our countdown to kickoff series continues, and today it’s all about the Big Ten West’s top uniform. [ MORE: Top non-conference game | Top under-the-radar game | East must-see game | West must-see game | East most underrated player | West most underrated player | East surprise team | West surprise team | East breakout player | West breakout player | East most exciting player | West most exciting player | East top newcomer | West top newcomer | East top uniform ] Few topics create more debate than uniforms, and that’s particularly the case in the proud Big Ten,
Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan football team love the program’s proud history, and for good reason. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] Harbaugh played quarterback for Bo Schembechler at the nation’s winningest program, so the first-year coach is no stranger to taking a page out of the legendary coach’s book. For example, Harbaugh has brought back Schembechler’s more narrow block “M” hat. He’s also all about his former coach’s “The Team, The Team, The Team,” saying. So much so, the personalized Coke cans in a fridge at Michigan read “Team.” And, of course,