Day 1 of Big Ten media days came and went Monday, and here are several news and notes as we prepare for Tuesday's festivities.
CHICAGO — Kevin Wilson wasn’t at Big Ten media days, but he was a hot topic. Why not? The new Ohio State offensive coordinator may be the most important assistant coach in the Big Ten in 2017. Wilson was hired by Urban Meyer in the offseason to get the Buckeye offense back on track. And, in the process, get Ohio State back on top in the Big Ten. It’s hoped Wilson can restore the roar an offense that has lost its edge since coordinator Tom Herman left to coach Houston after a run to the 2014 national championship. Ed Warinner
With Big Ten football media days looming, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart shared 17 questions to ponder as we sit on the precipice of the season. Why 17? Because this is 2017.
The Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday the 42 students scheduled to attend the 2017 Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon, held Monday and Tuesday, July 24 and 25, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and Convention Center in Chicago.
Big Ten media days are in our rearview mirror. The last cliché has been uttered. The last photo taken. The last pitcher of water drank. So, what’s left? [ MORE: Best of Day 1 | Best of Day 2 | Big Ten player survey ] How about some bold predictions for the 2016 season? Sure. Let’s go! 1. Michigan will solve its quarterbacking—and then some. Just like last year, the Wolverines have a yawning hole at QB. Last season, Jim Harbaugh and Co., transformed Iowa cast-off Jake Rudock into a Cinderella by making him one of the most effective signal-callers
CHICAGO — The Big Ten’s best players were in Chicago on Monday and Tuesday for the annual Big Ten Football Media Days. [ MORE: Tom Dienhart’s Best of Day 1 | Best of Day 2 ] As BTN.com does every year, we conducted a player survey that included a respondent from all 13 schools in attendance (Nebraska did not attend the event due to punter Sam Foltz’s death). Here were the rules: Players’ answers were anonymous and they could not use their school for any answer. BEST HELMET Maryland – 6 Michigan; Ohio State – 2 Indiana; Iowa; Rutgers –
BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart roamed the Big Ten Football Media Day on Tuesday in search of the best moments, fashion statements and more. Here is what he found.
Wisconsin running back Dare Ogunbowale gave the annual players keynote speech at the 2016 Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon. Watch his speech and read a transcript.
We’ve got videos from both days of the Big Ten Football Media Days. Use the YouTube player below in this post or go to BTN’s YouTube page for all of them. On Twitter use #B1GMediaDay, and it’s a good idea to pick any one of the 14 school Twitter handles for more video, too. Reminder: BTN airs a “Kickoff Luncheon Special” Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET, re-airing at 7:30 p.m. ET. This is the Tuesday event where each head coach discusses the upcoming season. Wisconsin running back Dare Ogunbowale, the Badgers’ leading rusher in 2015, will speak on behalf of the
Following a report that detailed the idea of eliminating kickoffs, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart talked to a number of Big Ten names about the idea and player safety.