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Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has always said how proud he is of the support his program gets from former players.
When it comes to sports, Twitter is the ultimate breaking news source. It also serves as an outlet for great individual personalities, including Big Ten football players.
If you’re active on Twitter, you know about Twitter’s Mirror. It’s a fun experience that shows up at big events across the entertainment and sports industry. Photo subjects can even autograph their own pictures before they tweet them.
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Following his outstanding NCAA Tournament run, Wisconsin junior Sam Dekker has officially declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.
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According to multiple sources, Michigan has fired Brady Hoke after four seasons and a 31-20 record, including an 18-14 mark in Big Ten play. Get the top reactions on Twitter here!
How did social media react to the resignation of Dave Brandon as Michigan’s athletic director? Find out inside!
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In case you haven’t heard, perfect Nebraska faces reigning Big Ten champ Michigan State on Saturday night in a game many think could be a preview of the 2014 Big Ten title game.
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In the fast-paced world of sports and social media, BTN.com now offers in-game Big Ten highlights on Twitter. When a big play happens or a memorable moment occurs, BTN.com editors will post and share the video in a matter of minutes.
At halftime of Friday’s NCAA Tournament game between Nebraska and Baylor, Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini posted a tweet to Twitter that immediately caught fire. The Huskers trailed 29-16 at halftime in their first round game. Read the tweet in this post.
Bo Pelini’s popular faux Twitter account (@FauxPelini) took to social media today in honor of Valentine’s Day. The much-talked-about Twitter account kicked off the day with an apologetic tweet to Husker fans.
Outdoor hockey games are all the rage and the next one happens Friday night at Minnesota as part of our weekly Frozen Friday Big Ten men’s hockey doubleheader on BTN/BTN2Go (see the full TV schedule here). The Gophers take on Ohio State at 9 p.m. ET on a rink built in the middle of TCF Bank Stadium’s field.
News of former Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker’s death stunned Iowa and college football fans Monday. Parker, who also served as an assistant at Michigan State (1983-1994), Illinois (1977-79) and Minnesota (1972-76), coached at Iowa from 1999 to 2011. See some of the best Twitter reaction to Parker’s passing, both from former players and Iowa personalities, in this post.
Bo Pelini has surprised us a couple of times in the last year. It all started with Nebraska’s Harlem Shake video, and then there was the cell phone prank he played on his team. Neither compares to what the coach did during Monday night’s BCS title game. It’s true, Pelini tweeted at his popular faux Twitter account (@FauxPelini), asking for his faux cat back, the one featured in the account’s avatar.
For the first time since the 1987 season, Michigan State is the Rose Bowl Game champion. The Spartans rallied and held off Pac-12 champ Stanford, 24-20, Wednesday night in “The Grandaddy of Them All.” See the Twitter reaction to the Spartans’ win in this post.
For the first time since 2008, Illinois has Braggin’ Rights. The Illini held off rival Missouri, 65-64, in a thrilling back-and-forth affair Saturday at Scottrade Center. The win snapped the Illini’s four-game losing streak in the series and also marked the Tigers first loss of the season. See reaction to the victory in this post.
A Tuesday morning tweet from the Capital One Bowl’s official Twitter account surely got the attention of Wisconsin football fans across the country. The news? The officials for the Badgers’ New Year’s Day Bowl vs. South Carolina will come from the Pac-12. Yes, the same conference’s officials who played a role in the crazy Wisconsin-Arizona State finish.
Michigan State players and fans weren’t the only ones proud of their football team late Saturday night. Former Michigan State players were quite pumped about their team beating No. 2 Ohio State and earning the conference’s automatic Rose Bowl berth, too. See some of the Spartans product’s celebratory tweets in this post.
If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: Who will win the B1G Championship Game? The choices to vote are #BTNOSU or #BTNMSU
If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: Which unit has the edge on Saturday? Two answers available are #OSUOffense or #MSUDefense
The Big Ten title game is going to be great. Not only do you have 11-1 Michigan State vs. 12-0 Ohio State, you have Michigan State’s No. 1 defense vs. Ohio State’s No. 1 offense. There’s more intriguing storylines, too. Like, Ohio State can make the BCS title game with a win. That got BTN’s Mike Hall wondering if this was the biggest Big Ten game since Michigan-Ohio State in 2006.
Every Sunday during the Big Ten football season, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo heads to Twitter to offer his “Sunday Ruminations.” Get DiNardo’s Week 14 thoughts in this post. Also, don’t forget to follow @gerrydinardo.
If you’re on Twitter, then vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: When it comes to the BCS this season, what is the most likely scenario for Ohio State? We offer three scenarios: Play Alabama in BCS Championship (vote #OSUvsBama), play Florida State in BCS Championship (vote #OSUvsFSU), or miss the BCS Championship (vote #OSUNoTitleGM)
Every Sunday during the Big Ten football season, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo heads to Twitter to offer his “Sunday Ruminations.” Get DiNardo’s analysis of the Big Ten’s Week 13 performance in this post. Also, don’t forget to follow @gerrydinardo.
Tuesday night was Frank Kaminsky Night. The Wisconsin junior erupted for a program single-game record 43 points in a 103-85 victory over North Dakota at the Kohl Center. Kaminsky was on fire all night, making 16-of-19 attempts (84 percent), including all six 3-point attempts.