Latest Football Tour News

BTN Football Tour: Relive all of our 2013 coverage

It’s one of our favorite annual traditions. Every summer, after each practice on our 12-stop trek across Big Ten country, the player represented on our tour bus signs his likeness. It makes for a tremendous photo op – not to mention a really cool memento from our travels. See a photo of all the players signing their likeness and relive all of our tour coverage right here.

Read More »

Find out more about:

Twitter: Our guys' tweets from Purdue practice

Monday brought the BTN Football Tour to West Lafayette, Ind., which gave us the opportunity to visit with new head coach Darrell Hazell and take in Purdue camp. Our guys live tweeted from the practice, and we posted some of the best tweets in this post. Reminder: Watch the Purdue Preview Show at 8 p.m. ET Monday, Aug. 19 on BTN/BTN2Go.

Read More »

Find out more about: ,

Video: Watch BTN Football Tour interviews

If you missed it over the weekend, the BTN Football Tour made stops at Michigan and Michigan State on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Get Tom Dienhart’s thoughts from Michigan and Michigan State, plus read all of our tour coverage here.

Read More »

Find out more about:

Dienhart: This Michigan State team is motivated

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Spartans looked impressive in practice Sunday, though they may be showing some “camp legs.” Still, this is an impressive-looking team that is loaded with athletic ability. More vital: It’s a motivated team coming off a 7-6 season. It was a spirited workout that moved efficiently. Mark Dantonio wasn’t as hands-on as some other head coaches I have seen, opting to rove from spot to spot.

Read More »

Find out more about:

Twitter: Our guys' tweets from Spartans camp

The BTN Football Tour is in East Lansing, Mich., today to check out Mark Datonio’s Michigan State Spartans. Our guys are taking in practice right now, and we’re posting their best tweets in this post. Reminder: Watch the Michigan State Preview Show at 8 p.m. ET Saturday, Aug. 17 on BTN/BTN2Go.

Read More »

Find out more about: ,

Dienhart: 'Best is yet to come for this program'

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan is the pick of many to win the Legends Division this season. And, after watching the Wolverines practice today, I can see why. Michigan looked good, easily passing the eyeball test.

Read More »

Find out more about:

Twitter: Our guys' tweets from Michigan camp

Stop No. 4 on the BTN Football Tour took us to Ann Arbor, Mich., to see Brady Hoke’s Michigan Wolverines. Our guys watched practice Saturday afternoon, and we’ve compiled some of their best tweets in this post. Reminder: Watch the Michigan Preview Show at 8 p.m. ET Aug. 16 on BTN/BTN2Go.

Read More »

Find out more about: ,

'Johnson Rod' reference? Dienhart wins Twitter

We sent BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart on the BTN Football Tour to provide analysis from every Big Ten camp. He’s done so through the first three stops. With a day of travel planned Friday, well, he couldn’t stop the analysis. This time, Dienhart provided witty and entertaining play-by-play of the tour bus’ mechanical troubles, right outside State College, Pa.

Read More »

Find out more about: ,

Dienhart: Penn State's Ferguson 'may be the guy'

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The BTN Football Tour took us to Penn State camp Thursday. My first thought: Bill O’Brien runs a great practice. No doubt who is in charge here, as O’Brien is a commanding presence on the field who is organized and intense. The front-line players are very nice. The depth? Meh.

Read More »

Find out more about:

Twitter: Our guys' tweets from Penn State camp

The BTN Football Tour has reached Penn State, stop No. 3 of 12 across Big Ten country. Our guys, Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Tom Dienhart, took in Thursday’s practice, and they tweeted their thoughts throughout the session. Get the best tweets in this post.

Read More »

Find out more about: ,

Q&A: Thanks for joining us on the bus, commish!

When it comes to traveling, Jim Delany is the best. The Big Ten commissioner hitched a ride on the BTN bus during the first three stops—Indiana, Ohio State and Penn State–of our tour of training camps.

Read More »

Find out more about: , ,

Dienhart: Thoughts from Ohio State camp

COLUMBUS, Ohio – There was a lot to like about Ohio State today. Many NFL teams concur, as there were close to a dozen on hand at Wednesday’s practice to watch the second-ranked Buckeyes work out.

Read More »

Find out more about:

Photo: OSU gives Delany helmet full of Buckeye stickers

Fact: Jim Delany is going to leave the 2013 BTN Football Tour with quite the stash of Big Ten memorabilia. One day after receiving a personalized No. 25 jersey and a (new) throwback helmet from Indiana on the trip’s first stop, the commissioner received an Ohio State helmet – decorated with 25 Buckeye stickers – Wednesday.

Read More »

Find out more about: ,

Twitter: Our guys' tweets from Ohio State practice

Stop No. 2 on the BTN fall tour took us to Columbus, Ohio, to check out Big Ten preseason favorite Ohio State, which has national title aspirations following last year’s 12-0 first season under Urban Meyer. Our guys watched practice Wednesday morning, and we’re posted their best tweets in this post.

Read More »

Find out more about: ,

Dienhart: Thoughts from Indiana practice

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Optimism is high at Indiana as it enters its third season under Kevin Wilson. Most of the key parts of a top offense are back, and the Hoosiers have eight home games—the first five at home. That’s why some think this program may be headed to its first bowl since 2007. Here’s what I learned watching practice today in Bloomington.

Read More »

Find out more about: