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The search is on for a mascot at Illinois. Spike Albrecht talks about coming to Purdue. Looks like one Big Ten QB will redshirt. And here’s another reason for Michigan State football players to carry a chip on each of their shoulders. And what’s going on over at the Big 12 Conference? Catch up in Thursday’s Big Ten news digest.
This week both Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament semifinals air live on BTN TV as does the entire Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament. Get dates and times plus links to watch all BTN tourney lacrosse games live on BTN2Go.
If you took all the children in Ohio who don’t have regular access to food and brought them to Columbus, you would be able to fill Ohio Stadium six times over and still have a line outside.
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Before he takes the field for every football game, Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton taps the “DKH” tattoo on his left bicep five times. Why? BTN.com’s Sean Merriman explains in this story about the special bond of one brotherhood.
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Tumult has defined Illinois in the last 10 months. The program is on its third head coach in less than a year as the Fighting Illini search for just their fourth bowl since 2007. But hope is running over with the hiring by new A.D. Josh Whitman, who subsequently tabbed former NFL coach Lovie Smith to run the program.
The Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament field is set and the action starts Thursday with both semifinals live on BTN TV and BTN2Go. Maryland battles Penn State at 5:30 ET followed by Rutgers vs. Hopkins at 8 p.m. BTN lacrosse analyst Mark Dixon takes a closer look at both matchups.
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