The building project continues for Darrell Hazell at Purdue. There was progress from Year One to Year Two, as the Boilermakers went from 1-11 overall (0-8 Big Ten) in 2013 to 3-9 (1-7) last season.
Tom Brady cannot stop. That’s the title of a profile in The New York Times Magazine issue that went out to print subscribers today. It’s a great description of the New England Patriots quarterback and University of Michigan alum who will lead his team tonight in the Super Bowl for the sixth time in his 15-season career. As the headline would indicate, the article — which is worth reading in its entirety — explores some of the ways in which Brady can’t stop: his commitment to physical upkeep, his study of the game and his obsession with winning. What it
Thirteen former Big Ten players are listed on Super Bowl XLIX rosters, highlighted by star quarterbacks Tom Brady (Michigan) and Russell Wilson (Wisconsin).
Domestic violence impacts thousands of people across the country every day — so many that there often isn’t enough space in shelters to accommodate victims who need temporary refuge. Major off-the-field controversies involving some of the sport’s more prominent players have put a spotlight on that subject during this football season. And one of the NFL’s biggest stars is leading an effort to address the problem. Russell Wilson, a University of Wisconsin graduate and quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks team that’s playing in its second-straight Super Bowl tomorrow, started the Pass the Peace initiative through his Why Not You Foundation.
Iowa WR Tevaun Smith set out to break Odell Beckham Jr.'s Guinness record of most one-handed catches in a minute. Check it out in this video.
The debut for James Franklin had its ups and downs. The Nittany Lions opened the season 4-0 and then went in a 2-6 funk to end the season before rallying to beat Boston College in overtime in the Pinstripe Bowl. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at the Top Five Penn State players who must be replaced in 2015.
The Big Ten suffered some key attrition with players declaring for the 2015 draft, which will be April 30-May 2 in Chicago. Tom Dienhart ranks the 11 Big Ten players who have declared for the NFL Draft.
Interesting take from Bleacher Report that says the Big Ten needs to fight back on recruiting rules that favor the SEC. The author of this piece, Greg Couch, says unofficial visits hurt Big Ten schools, who can’t get as many from top players as SEC schools on those “unofficials” because of proximity. Unofficial visits aren’t paid for by the school, so it’s cheaper for a recruit in the south to drive to many SEC schools than it is for them to fly to a Big Ten one. The story quotes BTN’s very own Gerry DiNardo, too. “The Big Ten can advocate for
What is your favorite Big Ten campus? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart provides his list of the top seven college campuses in the Big Ten. Check it out!
Ohio State is coming off a season for the ages, posting a 14-1 record en route to capturing the school’s first national championship since 2002.