You’ve waited for it, and the Big Ten prime-time schedule for the 2013 season is finally here. Well, at least the first part of it. ESPN/ABC has made its six prime-time picks for the upcoming season. One game already had been announced: Notre Dame at Michigan on Sept. 7. Here’s the full Big Ten prime-time schedule on ESPN/ABC: Sept. 7: Notre Dame at Michigan, 8 p.m. ET, ABC or ESPN or ESPN2 Sept. 14: Notre Dame at Purdue, 8 p.m. ET, ABC or ESPN or ESPN2 Sept.
Happy enough with a share of Big Ten title, Indiana turns Senior Night into a sideshow (Yahoo! Sports)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – They darn near pulled an all-nighter at Assembly Hall, capping off a marathon evening with what might have been an unprecedented event.? Tom Crean cuts down the net after Indiana clinched a share of the Big Ten title. (Credit: USA Today Sports) Well past midnight, following a game that started at 9 p.m. ET and a Senior Night ceremony that threatened to never end, the Indiana Hoosiers hauled out stepladders and cut down the nets. After a loss. In a nearly empty gym. Ever seen that before? Me neither. That was Indiana’s surreal, stubborn statement on the big picture of the season. The net-cutting followed a Big Ten championship trophy presentation, plus championship hats for the players. The Hoosiers had clinched a tie for the league title on Sunday, when Wisconsin and Michigan State both lost, and this was the first public opportunity to flaunt that fact.? …
ESPN Watch List safety Quin Blanding (Virginia Beach, Va./Bayside) is ready to make his decision. The 6-foot-2, 196-pound prospect, who competed in Gridiron Kings over the summer, is down to a final group of 10. And his declaration, he confirmed to ESPN, will come at 2:30 p.m. ET Feb. 27. “Yep, and it is the top 10 I posted,” he said. That group includes Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, NC State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Virginia and West Virginia.
Join ESPN RecruitingNation’s Kipp Adams, Jeremy Crabtree, Corey Dowlar and Greg Ostendorf at 11 a.m. ET Friday for a special edition of “On The Trail TV Live.” We’ll discuss the final edition of #BlueChipBattles, looking at the top 10 recruiting battles for the last 10 years, as well as the border wars being raged in the Southeast between Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Florida State and Ole Miss. Tweet questions to @RecruitingESPN or tune in for the live discussion.
On The Trail TV Live returns Friday at 11 a.m. ET to discuss all of the latest recruiting news from around the country. RecruitingNation’s Erik McKinney, BuckeyeNation’s Brad Bournival, HornsNation’s Will Wilkerson and GigEmNation’s Sam Khan will join RecruitingNation’s Jeremy Crabtree. Take part in the conversation by asking questions directly below and our experts will answer them throughout the show.
ESPN RecruitingNation’s Jeremy Crabtree and Derek Tyson bring you the latest news and notes from the Under Armour All-America Game’s media day. Join them for a live webcast at 1:30 p.m. ET. ESPNU will provide coverage of today’s practice beginning at 3 p.m. ET.
Join ESPN RecruitingNation’s crew of reporters following all the action and news from the second day of practice at the Under Armour All-America Game. You can watch all of the action on ESPNU starting at 3 p.m. ET. Make sure to tweet us your questions with #UAGame and we’ll answer them throughout the week leading up to gameday.
Phil Murphy talks to uncommitted inside linebacker Trey Johnson after the second day of practice at the Under Armour All-America Game. Johnson will announce his college decision at 5 p.m. ET Jan. 5 on ESPN. It’s down to Florida, Ohio State and Tennessee.
ESPN RecruitingNation’s Jeremy Crabtree and Derek Tyson bring you the latest news and notes from the second day of Under Armour All-America Game practice at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports. Join them for a live webcast at 3:15 p.m. ET before TV coverage kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
It never ends in the Big Ten, does it? The good news: We can talk about all the happenings later today. Want to weigh in on Bret Bielema’s stunning departure from Wisconsin to…