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.
Ohio State is coming off a national championship season. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at the grind the Buckeyes are about to go through as every opponent looks to take Ohio State down in 2015.
Here’s Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s full media conference from Big Ten Football Media Days. Tune in Friday at 9 a.m. ET to watch the remaining seven football coaches meet with the press live on BTN/BTN2Go. BTN/BTN2Go will provide more than 13 hours of live coverage, more than double last year’s total, at the 2015 Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon, presented by Allstate and BMW, Thursday and Friday at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.
Ohio State football fans won't want to miss the Ohio State Fair this summer. A 2,000-pound butter sculpture featuring a life-sized Urban Meyer will be on display Wednesday through Aug. 9 at The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair in Columbus.
Who is the best coach in college football today? It’s the million dollar question, one that doesn’t necessarily have one correct answer. But while numerous college football minds argue their points, I’m going to settle this the old-fashioned way and let the numbers do the talking. I considered a list of the guys who many believe to be the top coaches in college football and calculated numbers based on five important categories (1. winning percentage; 2. first-place finishes; 3. bowl record; 4. 10-plus win seasons; 5. national championships). I based those categories over the past FIVE seasons (2010-14), for the
How would Urban Meyer fare on the softball diamond? How about former Ohio State quarterback and current ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit? [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section ] We’re about to find out. Both personalities are included on the rosters for the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 12 at Great American Ball Park, one of the many events surrounding the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. The full roster, which is subject to change, can be found here. There’s a lot of great names on the roster, including MLB Hall of Famers, but
Rain pounded the Midwest this past week, and Urban Meyer’s basement is the proof. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section ] Meyer’s wife, Shelley Meyer, tweeted pictures of the damage to the their $1.45 million house Sunday morning. Making the inconvenience all the more frustrating, the first picture she shared, the one above, was a playful response to a newscaster’s tweet about an upcoming segment on how to prevent basement flooding. This is no fun. Silver lining? Now the Meyers have an excuse to replace the old-school TV with a more modern one. h/t: elevenwarriors.com