January is here. College football has come to a close and your hometown NFL team has already been bounced from the postseason. So, what can you focus on now to get your daily dose of NFL and college football news?
Here’s a topic that is certain to get some reaction: Should student-athletes be able to transfer without penalty when their head coach leaves? That was the topic presented to BTN analysts Stanley Jackson and Stephen Bardo on Wednesday night’s #BTNLive, and their responses were very interesting. Watch the segment in this post.
Evanston’s Lincoln Elementary School has partnered with Northwestern for the “Gotcha Ball Kid Program” that rewards students’ good behavior with opportunities to be a ball kid at Northwestern men’s and women’s basketball games. When Lincoln students display exceptional sportsmanship, teamwork and respect, they receive a special purple Northwestern “gotcha” from a teacher or school staff member.
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January 15 is the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft. And, the Big Ten isn’t taking too many big hits, which would seem to bode well for the conference in 2014. Just four players have declared: Indiana WR Cody Latimer; Penn State WR Allen Robinson; Ohio State CB Bradley Roby; Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier.
Much has been made about Max Bullough’s decision to decline to address his Rose Bowl suspension at practices leading up to Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game. Bullough didn’t address the issue with media Monday or Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla., but our analysts recommend the Michigan State linebacker talk soon. Watch the report in this post.
Big win last night for Indiana over unbeaten Wisconsin. BIG win. This was the signature victory that had been lacking from the Hoosiers’ resume. It’s also a victory that may spark Indiana in what thus far has been a lackluster season. How big was the win for IU fans? They rushed the court. Seemed a bit excessive, but, what the heck.