Most football players growing up in Ohio don’t dream of wearing the Maize and Blue, but for Jordan Kovacs, the Big House was home. Getting “home,” however, was a somewhat lengthy trip.
Friday’s Big Ten Football report with Mike Hall, Rosevelt Colvin and Tony Banks, saw one athletic director and several coaches check in. Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez, Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and Ohio State’s Luke Fickell all joined the show. Dive inside to watch all the interviews now. What other great stuff is coming up on TV? Oh, a Big Ten Icons episode on Bo Schembechler, a new show called BTN LiveBig, and big Saturday of football coverage including Minnesota at Michigan. Get TV info and times on our Big Ten scoreboard.
Tonight on The Big Ten Pulse our Rick Pizzo, Derek Rackley and Tim Doyle answer the question: Should the Nebraska-Wisconsin winner be a National Championship contender? Plus, our “Impulses” segment touches on the Taylor Martinez/Russell Wilson matchup, the Northwestern-Illinois and Denard Robinson rushing skills vs. his passing skills. And in “Word Games” we look at Michigan State-Ohio State getting the silent treatment, the Nebraska fan who became a Badgers booster and how a quarterback can affect Big Ten teams heading into conference play. Follow us on Twitter @BTNThePulse.
With Big Ten play set to begin this weekend a number of media outlets are sizing up their local teams and looking ahead at the inaugural season of Legends & Leaders divisional play culminating with a Big Ten Football Championship. In this post find just a few morning links to a handful of Friday stories.
Just about every Wisconsin Badgers fan knows how Russell Wilson wound up leaving North Carolina State for the Big Ten school in Madison, but here’s a pretty good story from USA TODAY’s Kelly Whiteside on the background. It gets into how Russell Wilson had to make a choice but also how N.C. State had to make a choice, too.