This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2015” at 10:30 p.m. ET, we visit Ann Arbor to experience the buzz before the Wolverines’ big in-state rivalry showdown with Michigan State and then all that happened after it. In profiling Michigan State’s Shilique Calhoun, we learn about his New Jersey roots and why he chose to return to school for his senior year. Also Wednesday, meet Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard and find out how he grew up around the music industry.
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The Big Ten office named its Week 4 Big Ten Football Players of the Week on Monday, following a 12-2 record Saturday in the final week of full-on non-conference play. See the award winners and watch select highlights inside.
Mark Dantonio has built Michigan State into one of the nation’s top football programs. The Spartans have the state-of-the-art facilities to back it up, too. Shilique Calhoun gave us a tour of the facilities Tuesday.
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When his playing days are over, there’s no doubt a future in front of the camera awaits Shilique Calhoun.
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The 2015 college football awards watch lists are in – all 16 of them – and the Big Ten is well represented. All 14 Big Ten teams had at least one player on one of the lists, and 13 had multiple representatives.
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Michigan State star defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun is returning to the Spartans for his senior season, he officially Sunday.
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BTN analyst Shawne Merriman travelled to East Lansing to spend some time with Shilique Calhoun and discuss the fine art of rushing the passer. What did Merriman learn? Watch the feature above.
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Michigan State DE Shilique Calhoun has developed a reputation as one of the top defensive linemen in the country. He’s also developed some nice wrestling moves.
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Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the BTN.com team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: East top pro prospect? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post.
Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the BTN.com team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: East scariest player? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post.
ESPN.com recently finalized a list of the top 100 players in college football this season. A total of 19 Big Ten standouts appear on the list, led by Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun, who comes in at No. 4. Here is a look at where all 19 Big Ten players appear and a short blurb from ESPN on each player near the top of the list.
Michigan State safety Kurtis Drummond knew he had to make a statement Monday at Big Ten media days. Meeting the media in Chicago with the reigning Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year (Shilique Calhoun) and Big Ten title game and Rose Bowl Game MVP (Connor Cook), Drummond didn’t want to go unnoticed. So, he rocked a suit – and shoes – that made people take notice.
Can you smell it in the air Big Ten fans? The 2014 college football season is just around the corner.
Earlier this week, Phil Steele released his 2014 Preseason All-Big Ten Team. Friday, it was time for his 2014 Preseason All-America Team. Twenty-one Big Ten players made the prestigious list, including three first-teamers: Ohio State DL Michael Bennett, Michigan State DL Shilique Calhoun and Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon. See all the honorees in this post.
Take a moment to open your Big Ten football history books and think back to some of the top position units that have defined the conference’s excellence. Think back to when Penn State first adopted the name “Linebacker U.” Or Purdue’s “Den of Defensive Ends.”
The first round of the NFL draft was Thursday night, so, to little surprise, the 2015 mock drafts have hit the internet. Lostlettermen.com posted its 2015 NFL Draft Big Board, and the site pegs five Big Ten players for the first round. Defensive ends Randy Gregory (Nebraska) and Shilique Calhoun (Michigan State) headline the Big Ten at No. 4 and No. 7, respectively.
Iowa, Michigan State and Rutgers wrapped up the Big Ten spring football season with spring games on Saturday. After 13 games, one practice and an infamous cat leading Nebraska onto the field, it’s safe to say that this year’s spring was a success. Many Big Ten teams faced questions heading into the spring, and a number of those questions were answered. So now we ask: Who are the top players in the conference heading into the 2014 Big Ten football season?
National Singing Day was Wednesday, and that means we now know where the nation’s top players will be playing college football. The Big Ten has secured plenty of big-name recruits over the years, but have they all lived up to the hype?
Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun likes to go by “Bane” on the football field. Dark Knight fans will know what that means. For the non-Batman fans out there, he was the villain in the latest film. To help achieve the alter ego, the Michigan State equipment team gave Calhoun a Justin Tuck-like facemask, one with several bars close together, like Bane’s.
The Big Ten office announced its Week 2 Players of the Week on Monday. The recipients: Jeremy Gallon (Offense), Shilique Calhoun (Defense), Marcus Jones & Akeem Hunt (Special Teams) and Corey Clement (Freshman). Read more about each player and see one of their highlights in this post.