Penn State Director of Athletics Dave Joyner joined the BTN telecast during Saturday afternoon’s Indiana-Penn State men’s basketball game to talk about the hiring of football coach James Franklin. Franklin, the former Vanderbilt coach, replaces Bill O’Brien, who left after two season to become the head coach of the Houston Texans. Watch the interview in this post.
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Penn State acting athletic director Dave Joyner said the school was going to move quickly to fill its coaching vacancy, and he wasn’t kidding. The school will hold a 4:15 p.m. ET press conference on Saturday to introduce Vanderbilt’s James Franklin as the next Nittany Lions head football coach.
Big Ten Hockey is here and BTN’s first “Frozen Friday” kicked off with a bang! Ohio State junior forward Ryan Dzingel put his name into the record books, scoring the first hat trick in a Big Ten men’s ice hockey game.
Friday featured a doubleheader of Big Ten hockey games on BTN. Ohio State kicked off the night with a 5-3 win over Michigan State, while Wisconsin followed with an impressive 5-2 victory over Michigan in the second game of the evening. Catch up on all the action in this post.
Mac Bennett, professional DJ. The Michigan men’s ice hockey captain likes the sound of that, but never imagined it was possible. Bennett, who is a senior defenseman at Michigan, arrived in Ann Arbor with plans to major in psychology. It was then when he linked up with former teammate Scooter Vaughan, who would DJ local parties when he wasn’t out on the hockey rink. Vaughan began to work with Bennett and teach him some of his tricks and how to properly mix tracks.
OK, Big Ten Nation: If you could pick one player to take a last-second shot, who would it be? I polled seven Big Ten writers. And, here were their choices. Looks like the guy to pass to is … Michigan’s Nik Stauskas.