Who’s the best linebacker in the Big Ten? Is it Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier? Michigan State’s Max Bullough or Denicos Allen? How about one of Iowa’s guys: James Morris, Anthony Hitchens or Christian Kirksey? Maybe Illinois’ Jonathan Brown, Penn State’s Glenn Carson or Northwestern’s Chi Chi Ariguzo?
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By now, Big Ten football fans know all about John Urschel’s affinity for math. After all, the Penn State senior guard earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics in three years, a master’s in math the next year and now is working on his second master’s (math education). But did you know he used to love Barney, too? Yes, THAT Barney.
My mailbag is getting full as the season hits the halfway mark. And, many of my letters are from antsy Michigan fans and happy Michigan State fans. By the way, only three more weeks until they play! So, let’s dig right in and answer some questions.
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Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a video of a Michigan fan surprising his dad with tickets to the Ohio State-Michigan game.
In the latest “BTN Soccer Report,” host Kevin Egan recaps the third week of Big Ten soccer action, including Sunday’s double-overtime decision between Ohio State and Michigan State. Also, Wisconsin defender A.J. Cochran talks with Kevin about his season so far and former Northwestern star Matt Eliason stops by the show to talk about his time as a Wildcat.