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.
On the heels of Monday’s Big Ten Football Media Day sessions, we posted all of Tuesday morning’s press conferences. Be sure to tune in for more live coverage from “BTN Live” from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET, too. It will be streamed live via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices on BTN2Go. Just click this “watch live” link when the events begin or make sure you have the BTN2Go app. Here’s the updated Tuesday schedule (all times ET): Tuesday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.: BTN Live returns with live coverage of the coaches and their students visiting the set. Watch live
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart roamed the floor of the first day of the 2016 Big Ten Football Media Days in search of the best of the best, and here's what he found. Day 2 starts at 9 a.m. ET on BTN and BTN2Go with live press conferences by Lovie Smith (Illinois), Kevin Wilson (Indiana), Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), Paul Chryst (Wisconsin), DJ Durkin (Maryland), Kirk Ferentz (Iowa) and Urban Meyer (Ohio State).
Big Ten football coaches opened their Big Ten media day press conferences Monday by offering condolences to the Sam Foltz and Mike Sadler families, and to the Nebraska and Michigan State communities. [ MORE: Football world reacts to Foltz, Sadler deaths ] The Nebraska punter and former Michigan State punter died late Saturday night in a one-car accident returning from a kicking camp in Wisconsin. Foltz, the 2015 Big Ten Punter of the Year, was set to begin his senior season, while Sadler, who spent four seasons as the Spartans’ punter, was expected to start law school at Stanford. As
We've posted the press conferences from Monday's Big Ten Football Media Day in the YouTube player at the top of this post as well as on our YouTube page. BTN coverage runs from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday.