Week 3 hasn’t even kicked off, so any Heisman Trophy talk this early in the season is pure speculation. But with Denard Robinson’s signature moment on national television last week against Notre Dame, is the Michigan quarterback in the discussion? And if so, can he stay in the race throughout the season? Those are just a couple of the topics “Big Ten Football & Beyond” addressed Wednesday night on BTN. Watch now as Teddy Greenstein talks about Robinson.
Our Student U initiative opens the door for young Big Ten broadcasters to report from their campuses and call games live for the Big Ten Digital Network. You can learn more about it here. In this video Big Ten Student U Reporter Sophia Perri introduces the new faces of the Penn State 2011 Men’s Soccer Team.
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In the second webisode of “BTN Soccer Report,” host Kevin Egan is joined by Chicago Fire Goalkeeping Coach Aron Hyde. The two break down the Women’s Preseason Coaches Poll, which predicts Penn State to win the trophy, and Aron gives his Big Ten predictions and offers up his player to watch. Watch the webisode right now. Also, don’t forget to check out our Olympic Sports TV schedule, which includes three Big Ten women’s soccer games Sunday afternoon.
Tuesday night on “The Next Level,” Rick Pizzo, Jon Jansen and Brandon Williams interviewed Nebraska standout linebacker Lavonte David. A junior college transfer a year ago, David tallied a Nebraska-record 152 tackles last season to put himself on the NFL radar. But what about his size? At 6-1 and 225 pounds, NFL scouts reportedly question whether he can be an NFL linebacker. What does Davis think about that? “Personally, I think my size can perform at the next level,” he told our crew. Watch the entire interview now.
So our new show “BTN Live” airs at 7 p.m. ET Thursday on BTN, and as you can tell from the name, it’s a live show from our BTN studios. All season long, they’ll be spotlighting tweets (follow @BTNLive now if you don’t already), Facebook comments, call-in messages, and poll results. That’s where you come in right here and right now. Answer the poll questions below, and we’ll use the results on Thursday’s show. Also, make sure to watch the show to see if your tweet, comment or message makes the show.
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The 2011 NFL season got off to a great start this past weekend, and former Big Ten stars played a big part in the terrific opening act. All season long, use our Big Ten NFL Stat Tracker to see how former Big Ten players performed each week. Simply click on a player’s name, and the link will lead you to his NFL.com game log. Every Tuesday morning, Brent Yarina will single out the Big Ten’s best performances, plus link to their NFL.com highlights. See the Week 1 winners inside and watch “The Next Level’s” NFL recap now.
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