On this Wednesday, June 3, it’s National Running Day. So we reached back into our archives to find one of the most memorable runs in BTN history. Watch this remarkable race video from 2008 and then read our recent Q&A with the Minnesota runner who pulled it off. “After I fell, it was as if a vacuum had sucked all the energy out of the place,” the runner remembers. “Then, as I started to gain momentum, it was like a crescendo of noise and excitement, all the way to the finish line.”
Find out more about: Big Ten Q&A, BTN Big 10k
In Wednesday’s Big Ten links, we take a look at a story on the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame ballot, another story on why one former football coach doesn’t have a stake in his old team roster’s academic success, and a handful of other headlines from around the Big Ten. Dive in.
The 2015 Michigan softball team will have the chance to “sprinkle the cheese” one last time this season.
After an exciting comeback victory over UCLA to advance to the Final Four, Fighting Illini Men’s Golf fell to USC in the Semifinal round of Match Play at the 2015 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. The Trojans took the match 3-1-1 to advance to the Final round. The Illini have qualified for NCAAs in each of the past eight seasons, and conclude this year with eight tournament victories, the most for any Illini team in program history.
Former Maryland football standout Shawne Merriman saw the smiles and heard the “Lights Out” cheers as he walked by the field, on his way to deliver a pregame speech to the Terrapins’ baseball team.
Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced Tuesday the names on the 2016 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports
In the final of a three-part series, Tom Dienhart takes a look at his five most underrated Big Ten non-conference games. Check out the full list inside.