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Which Big Ten rivalry is the most intense? Michigan vs. Ohio State, right? That would be the popular answer, but, according to Joe Rexrode, retired Big Ten official Bill LeMonnier takes Michigan vs. Michigan State. Read the full story here.
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Now, we know what college football teams will be playing for in the 2014 season, the first of the new College Football Playoff system. On Monday, the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy was unveiled. See pictures of it in this post.
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@ESPNCFB made Michigan State fans’ day Wednesday afternoon, all with one tweet. The handle tweeted a graphic that broke down Michigan State and instate rival Michigan’s success since 2008. This was the text that accompanied the tweet: “Has Michigan State passed Michigan as the top CFB program in the Great Lakes State?”
Penn State recruit Adam McLean, a defensive tackle out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, is excited about becoming a Nittany Lion. So much so, the Quince Orchard High School standout was spotted with the Penn State logo shaved into his head. It’s only a matter of time before Beaver Stadium is home, Adam. See photos in this post.
One of the many perks of going to school at Northwestern is its proximity to Lake Michigan. The Wildcats know this, and they recently went to the University’s north beach for a team-building exercise. The weather, foggy and cool, was perfect for the strenuous activities the players were put through – everything but going into the water, that is. Watch the video in this post.
Last month, Purdue demolished the south end zone bleachers at Ross-Ade Stadium. It is unknown what the finished project will look like, but the school Tuesday released renderings of a new South End Zone Patio, a temporary addition while the major renovation is designed and completed.
Former Minnesota and NFL tight end Ben Utecht, 33, is losing his memory as a result of concussions. A singer since his retirement in 2009, Utecht recently dedicated a song to his wife and three daughters. It’s called “You Will Always Be My Girls,” and it’s an emotional song about a possible time when Utecht will no longer be able to remember his family. Watch the video in this post.
Which college football team has the most loyal fan base? According to a recent businessinsider.com ranking, it’s Nebraska, the team with a sellout streak that dates to the Kennedy administration. Three other Big Ten fan bases made the cut: Ohio State (No. 3), Michigan (No. 6) and Penn State (No. 9).
Wonder which Maryland football player you are, Terps fans? There’s a quiz for that. On the recently launched 2014marylandfootball.com, the site features a five-question quiz that uses your answers to questions like “Which children’s TV character best describes you?” to pair you with a current Terp. Give it a try!
Maryland is throwing a party today to celebrate its move to the Big Ten. One of the highlights of the festivities is ice cream. Not just any ice cream, though; we’re talking about the school’s new “B1G ice cream.” What flavors make up the delicious treat? What does it taste like? Find out in this post.
A United flight, from Chicago to Orange County, California, made an emergency landing in Kansas on Sunday night after a slide deployed mid-air. This is newsworthy for obvious reasons, but it’s also relevant because former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez and his girlfriend, ex-Nebraska volleyball player Kelsey Robinson, were on the flight.
Big Ten mascots, including newbies Testudo and the Scarlet Knight, are on the loose in the nation’s capitol to celebrate Maryland and Rutgers’ move to the Big Ten, which become official Tuesday. See some of our favorite pictures from the mascots’ visits to the White House, Washington Monument and so much more in this post.
It’s tough to argue against Ohio State having some of the nation’s most passionate fans. We have seen Buckeye enthusiasts do the O-H-I-O chant all over the world, including OSU product and current Cleveland Indian Nick Swisher, who did it after drilling a walk-off grand slam less than two weeks ago.
Minnesota wide receiver Logan Hutton is a redshirt senior with four career receptions. Up until Friday, his two-point conversion vs. Western Illinois in 2013 (pictured above) was his calling card. Not anymore. From this day forward, Hutton will be known as the Minnesota receiver who did a backflip while catching two footballs. Seriously. See it in this post.
We’ve seen an Ohio State fan go out of his/her way to prove he/she isn’t a Michigan fan. And, now we’ve seen an Ohio State fan boldly go out of his/her way to prove he/she is a Buckeye fan – in the state of Michigan, no less. Check out the picture of a Michigan vanity plate that reads “URBNMYR” in this post.
Ever wonder what goes into putting one of those B1G logos down on a football field? It isn’t as simple as one person and a can of spray paint. Rutgers uploaded a short video to its YouTube page of the logos being installed at High Point Solutions Stadium, and it’s a detailed process. Watch the video in this post.
The 2014 NBA Draft is Thursday night, and all of the expected lottery picks are in New York city getting ready for the big night. Former Big Ten stars Gary Harris (Michigan State), Adreian Payne (Michigan State), Nik Stauskas (Michigan) and Noah Vonleh (Indiana) are among the list of headliners in NYC.
Legends and Leaders are no more. It was a fun three seasons, but now we turn the page to the East and West. In remembrance of the Legends and Leaders, which formed with Nebraska’s arrival prior to 2011, we’re highlighting our top players from the period (2011-13). Up next: BTN.com’s All-Legends Offensive Team.
Legends and Leaders are no more. It was a fun three seasons, but now we turn the page to the East and West. In remembrance of the Legends and Leaders, which formed with Nebraska’s arrival prior to 2011, we’re highlighting our top players from the period (2011-13). Up next: BTN.com’s All-Leaders Defensive Team.
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Big Ten Player of the Year. NBA All-Rookie First Team. GQ model. Tattoo aficionado. Make no mistake, former Michigan basketball player Trey Burke is a star on and off the court. Burke recently sat down with Bleacher Report to show off his collection of tattoos and talk about the significance of his ink. Watch the full video feature in this post.
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Legends and Leaders are no more. It was a fun three seasons, but now we turn the page to the East and West. In remembrance of the Legends and Leaders, which formed with Nebraska’s arrival prior to 2011, we’re highlighting our top players from the period (2011-13). First up: BTN.com’s All-Leaders Offensive Team.
Michigan’s official Twitter account, @umichfootball, tweeted out a link of the Wolverines’ updated 2014 football roster earlier today. Most noticeable on the roster is that redshirt junior cornerback Blake Countess will wear No. 2 this season. He previously wore No. 18.
Athlon Sports is doing a series of college football stadium rankings, and it was time to consider the Big Ten homes Friday. Ohio Stadium took the top spot, garnering nine of 12 first-place votes, while Memorial Stadium (Nebraska) came in second. The voters included 10 Big Ten personalities, including BTN’s Gerry DiNardo, Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina, and a pair of Athlon experts. See the full results in this post.
The next presidential election isn’t scheduled to take place until November, 2016. However, a pair of Nebraska seniors are already throwing their names into the mix… Sort of.