On Wednesday’s episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2015” at 9 p.m. ET tonight, it was a special Thanksgiving for Michigan State’s Shilique Calhoun as he prepared to play his final game in East Lansing. Did you know two former in-state high school rivals are closing out their careers on the same team? Meet Northwestern’s Dean Lowry and Dan Vitale. Also, take a trip back in time to 1969 and the legendary Michigan vs. Ohio State game and compare it to this year’s version of The Game. We also have game treatments from all the drama in the Big Ten East division. Are
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. We’ll also have our usual cinematic highlights from Michigan-Michigan State. Are you on social media? Follow “The Journey” on Twitter
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.
When his playing days are over, there’s no doubt a future in front of the camera awaits Shilique Calhoun. [ MORE: Watch Iowa DE Drew Ott eat raw egg at media days ] The Michigan State defensive end showed it at last year’s Big Ten media days, interviewing teammates and rivals, and he was up to the same thing Thursday. Calhoun, mic in hand, visited Mark Dantonio’s roundtable to ask his coach an important question, and he briefly interviewed himself at his podium. Check it all out in the video above. h/t: mlive.com
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.
Michigan State star defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun is returning to the Spartans for his senior season, he officially Sunday.
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.
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. With the Spartans holding a 38-17 lead over the Boilermakers late in the third quarter, Calhoun blew past a blocker and suplexed Purdue running back Akeem Hunt to the ground. A penalty was not called on the play. Michigan State held off Purdue, 45-31. This is not the first time Calhoun has made a tackle like this one. He made a similar tackle on Eastern Michigan QB Rob Bolden in MSU’s 73-14 win over
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. See our other 2014 predictions: Tom Dienhart: Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State. The last Big Ten quarterback selected in the first round? It was Penn State’s Kerry Collins in 1995. It’s fitting that the next could be another Nittany Lions signal-caller. “Hack” is just a sophomore, but he’s already special and has