Suzy Merchant and Jerry Kill both got their head coaching starts at Saginaw Valley State University, a Division II school located in Saginaw, Michigan.
Kelsey Amy was the 2012 Big Ten offensive player of the year in field hockey at Penn State and in addition to working at Nike, she also designs custom shoes. Watch our feature and see her artistic talent at work.
We profile Ohio State hockey player Chad Niddery, a Canadian native who held a very fascinating job off the ice. Here’s a hint: It involved coming almost face to face with a wild bear. Watch the full feature above.
This past week on “The Journey” our crew told the story of two brothers with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and their relationship to the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. No matter which Big Ten team you root for, this one is worth a watch. Jacob Jarvis, 14, and his younger brother Noah Studebaker, 7, each have the disease, the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood. Currently, there is no cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Jacob and Noah have been friends of Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and the Ohio State football team since July 2013, and they attend practices with their parents. “It
On BTN’s “Big Ten Championship Pregame Show” we revealed the Big Ten Football Images of the Year, which included Ameer Abdullah’s game winning TD against McNeese State and Melvin Gordon’s record-breaking performance against Nebraska. The segment also included an incredible original painting by Barrett Keithley who approached a blank canvas and created a masterpiece. Watch it all in this post.
Melvin Gordon is a likely Heisman Trophy finalist. What makes him so great? Howard Griffith recently sat down with him to watch some film.
The Big Ten Conference is home to volleyball powerhouses and Penn State and Wisconsin proved that when both made the 2013 NCAA championship game. On Sept. 24, those two squads faced each other for the first time since then. BTN’s Kara Lentz collected some of the sights and sounds from that match. This Friday, the “Big Ten Women’s Sports Report” took viewers behind the scenes with an in-depth look at a top volleyball match between these too. Heading into that match, the No. 3 Nittany Lions were on a nine-match winning streak that dates back to a straight-set victory against
BTN analyst Shawne Merriman travelled to East Lansing to spend some time with Shilique Calhoun and discuss the fine art of rushing the passer. What did Merriman learn? Watch the feature above.
Evanston’s Lincoln Elementary School has partnered with Northwestern for the “Gotcha Ball Kid Program” that rewards students’ good behavior with opportunities to be a ball kid at Northwestern men’s and women’s basketball games. When Lincoln students display exceptional sportsmanship, teamwork and respect, they receive a special purple Northwestern “gotcha” from a teacher or school staff member. The purple gotcha earns you a chance to be selected in a weekly raffle to serve as the ball kid. Mike Hall takes a closer look at the partnership in this BTN video feature.
On Friday night at 10:30 p.m. ET BTN airs “Big Ten Elite: 1979 Minnesota hockey” right after the Boston College-Minnesota men’s hockey game at 8 p.m. ET. Watch it to learn more about Minnesota coach Herb Brooks and one of the best college hockey teams ever to take the ice for Minnesota’s storied program. Brooks had a roster full of homegrown Minnesota players – several of whom would play key roles on the 1980 US Olympic hockey team – and the 1979 Gophers team skated to a third national title in a six-year span. This one-hour show includes extended interviews