Ohio State and Michigan State have been among the top college football programs in the nation over the past couple of years. In fact, the Buckeyes and Spartans have combined to go 74-9 over the past three seasons, with each school making an appearance in the College Football Playoff, and the Buckeyes winning the inaugural playoff in 2014. NFL.com College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread is the latest to recognize the job both Meyer and Dantonio have done at their respective schools, which includes developing a lot of NFL talent. Goodbread recently made up a list of the top 16
BTN aired a 30-minute “Ohio State Pro Day” show spotlighting the highlights as Buckeye players performed drills for NFL Scouts in Columbus on Friday. The show will air again – use our TVV schedule to find upcoming days and times. In this post, we’ve included a few interviews from the show. BTN’s Lisa Byington and Stanley Jackson talk to Jalin Marshall, Joey Bosa, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller. Here are those interviews from our YouTube page:
To the surprise of few, Ohio State reeled in the Big Ten’s top 2016 recruiting class. [ MORE: Twitter: Here’s how Big Ten teams announced 2016 recruiting classes ] Prior to Wednesday’s National Signing Day, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo visited Columbus, Ohio, to sit down with Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. DiNardo asked Meyer, who just finished his fourth season with the Buckeyes, about this recruiting class, recruiting in general and Ohio State’s nation-leading nine underclassmen who entered teh 2016 NFL Draft. Watch the full interview in the video above. Here’s our #SigningDayOnBTN interview with Meyer, too.
Chris Ash recently accepted the head coaching job at Rutgers, which left a void in Urban Meyer’s coaching staff. [ MORE: Full 2015-16 bowl schedule | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls, 1-40 | Big Ten bowl bags | Big Ten bowl factoids | Get all of our bowl coverage ] Now, it looks like that void has been filled. Former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano will replace Ash and work alongside Luke Fickell coordinating the Ohio State defense, coach Urban Meyer announced today. According to OSU’s Athletic Department, Schiano’s hire is pending completion of a background check and
There’s a new dance taking over the internet, and it’s known as “The Dab.” [ MORE: Week 13 scoreboard | Stats | Standings | Latest polls | YouTube highlights ] The latest to break out the dance… Urban Meyer. Following the Buckeyes’ commanding 42-13 win over rival Michigan in Ann Arbor, Meyer and the players broke out into an epic dance party. But as shocking as the final score was, nothing tops Meyer hitting “The Dab” in the locker room following the victory, Check it out at the top of this post. Props to OSU wide receivers coach Zach Smith
The latest in our series of “Big Ten Elite” shows airs Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. ET and it profiles Ohio State’s 2014 national championship football team. The 30-minute show talks to key members of that team as well as reporters who covered Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes as they captured the inaugural College Football Playoff crown. Did you know you can watch previous episodes of “Big Ten Elite” via BTN2Go? Use this page to find all of our episodes. Here are a few up there ready to be watched right now: 1989 Illinois men’s basketball 2013 Michigan State men’s basketball 1987 Indiana
This week on the season premiere of “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2015” at 9 p.m. ET we learn about the special friendship between Northwestern’s emerging star at linebacker Anthony Walker and his father. Also, see how Wisconsin’s Tanner McEvoy pulls off one of the toughest tasks in college football playing as a two-way starter. Plus, how are No. 1 Ohio State and No. 1 Michigan State dealing with the burden of high expectations? We’ll also have our usual cinematic highlights – this time from Northwestern vs. Michigan and Wisconsin vs. Nebraska. Are you on social media? Follow “The Journey”
In the new college football playoff era, conference perception is more important than ever before. As everyone knows, there's just four spots in a sport that fields five power conferences, not including independent Notre Dame or an undefeated non-BCS team.
So, it turns out, it was Ezekiel Elliott, not Urban Meyer, doing the photobombing Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium. [ MORE: Watch OSU usher recreate Miller spin move | Is OSU using QBs correctly? ] At first glance, it looks like Meyer, after completing his BTN postgame interview, photobombs his daughter Nicki’s on-field selfie with the star Ohio State running back. That’s how we originally reported it in this post and on social media. Not the case. Nicki tweeted Saturday night that the photobomber was, in fact, Elliott, despite the running back posing for the picture before the head coach
The Big Ten Network debuts “Scarlet and Gray Days: Inside Ohio State Training Camp” at 7 p.m. ET on Aug. 19 and our crew is sending back pictures ahead of the first show. Find a few of them in this post and look for more to come. The BTN originals (@BTN_Originals) program is an exclusive, behind-the-scenes series featuring the Ohio State Buckeyes training camp as they prepare for the 2015 football season. The in-depth, documentary style show will follow the reigning national champions over a portion of pre-season practice.