No one can accuse Big Ten football teams of scheduling cupcake after cupcake this September. The Big Ten will be involved in several important early season matchups. In fact, Athlon Sports put six games involving Big Ten teams on its list of the 10 most intriguing September non-conference matchups. Yes, that’s six of the 10 games on the list. Here are the ones that made the cut: Sept. 3 Michigan at Utah TCU at Minnesota Sept. 5 BYU at Nebraska Wisconsin vs. Alabama (Arlington) Sept. 7 Ohio State at Virginia Tech Sept. 12 Oregon at Michigan State See the full
To say Big Ten teams have struggled with the bullpen doors at Target Field during the five-day Big Ten tourney is an understatement. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney page | Watch #BTNStandout plays ] It happened again in Sunday morning’s tourney final, as Michigan reliever Mac Lozer struggled to open the door on his way to entering the game vs. Maryland. Lozer and the Wolverines finally solved the door, but not until left fielder Kevin White came to the rescue. White, from his left field position, ran into the door, which unjammed it and allowed Lozer to run
It’s been a long road back for Derrick Walton. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section! ] The other Michigan guard who missed much of last season, along with preseason first All-Big Ten honoree Caris LeVert, is doing things he couldn’t do for the last several months. For example, cutting and dunking. Walton, who missed Michigan’s final 12 games with a right foot injury, proved just how healthy he is in the videos posted above and below. Looking good! Walton’s return, along with LeVert’s, will bolster an already deep and talented Michigan backcourt.
One of the more impressive recent Big Ten streaks came to an end early Friday morning. [ MORE: FightingIllini.com: Relive Illinois’ winning streak ] With its 2-1 loss to Maryland in the second day of the Big Ten baseball tournament, Illinois had its Big Ten-record 27-game winning streak snapped. The streak started at 4:21 p.m. ET March 30, following the final out of a 13-9 win at Michigan State, and it lasted until 1:42 a.m. ET May 22, when Maryland closed out the Illini. Here’s a look at some fun numbers behind Illinois’ unforgettable 27-game streak. 3 – Months the
Wednesday night was all about David Letterman, and for good reason. It was the final “Late Show with David Letterman,” this after two-plus decades of making America laugh every weeknight at 11:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Taking Letterman’s place, of course, will be Stephen Colbert, a 1986 graduate of Northwestern’s School of Communication. Well, on the final show, before saying good-bye for one last time, Letterman wished the Northwestern grad the best of luck. “I’m very excited,” said Letterman in the video above about Colbert. “I think he’s going to do a wonderful job, and I wish Stephen and his
Big Ten baseball players enjoy videobombing coaches during dugout interviews. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney homepage ] We learned this during last year’s Big Ten Baseball Tournament, and now, it looks like the trend has continued. BTN’s Kevin Kugler and Danan Hughes caught up with Michigan State head coach Jake Boss Jr. in the bottom of the fourth inning during MSU’s game against Maryland on Wednesday night. During the interview, you can see Spartan players eating bananas and making some comical facial expressions with reference to the mustaches the team is sporting. Boss Jr.’s reaction to learning his
Every season, the Big Ten baseball tourney provides its share of laughs, from players showing their personality while announcing the lineup card to them videobombing in-game dugout interviews. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney homepage ] The fun in front of the camera came a day early this year. Tuesday, on the eve of the 2015 Big Ten Tournament, 24 Nebraska players got stuck in an elevator. Yes, they packed a couple dozen people in an elevator. Lucky for us, catcher Tanner Lubach filmed video proof of the mishap, to give everyone an idea of just what the scene
The Big Ten is home to the reigning national champ and the nation’s No. 1 coach, the latter according to SportingNews.com’s annual coach rankings. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, he of three national crowns, knocked Alabama’s Nick Saban from the top perch in the publication’s latest list, which ranks college football’s top 50 coaches. Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio isn’t too far behind, grabbing the No. 3 spot, just behind Saban. New Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh comes in at No. 6, giving the Big Ten half of the nation’s top six coaches. Not bad, huh? After Harbaugh, however, there is a long
#GoBucks A photo posted by The Ohio State Football (@ohiostatefb) on May 19, 2015 at 9:16am PDT Ohio State has one of the most successful programs in college football history, winning a total of eight national championships. [ MORE: Gene Smith talks Braxton Miller, CFP, graduate transfer rule & more ] The well-known national champions wall inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center serves as a reminder of that success, honoring past OSU national title teams. Well, it looks like there’s some new hardware added to the wall. @theohiostatefootball, which is the official Instagram account of the Ohio State football team,
Penn State's Anthony Zettel is ready for football season. Just check out the video inside of the first-team All-Big Ten defensive tackle tackling a tree.