Hundreds of former athletes have appeared on the Big Ten Network since it was launched back in August, 2007. But former Illinois defensive back Mike Hopkins was the first interviewee to answer questions from Space.
It’s that time of the week, time for four predictions, four thoughts, four truths, four jockstrap games and four factoids.
What type of entrance will Tom Izzo make at this year’s Midnight Madness? That’s the burning question on the campus of Michigan State leading up to tonight’s much-anticipated event.
Michigan State’s Sally Nogle isn’t just any athletic trainer. She’s one of the few female head athletic trainers in college athletics. In the latest edition of “Big Ten Women’s Sports Report,” Kara Lentz profiled Nogle and finds out how she worked her way to the top of her field.
Before the second half of the season starts, let’s take a snapshot of the Big Ten at the halfway mark. Following is my team-by-team report card with award winners for each squad as well as projected won-loss totals, among other juicy tidbits.