A college education is so much more than what one learns in the classroom. Extracurricular opportunities are integral to any student’s learning and professional development. Sometimes, those activities turn into a job. Or even a career. Scott Emalfarb studied sports marketing at the University of Illinois. He said that he was always interested in public relations and marketing, but his knowledge of the field really grew out of how he and his friends utilized their free time at school. “My friends and I started a promotion company where we threw hip-hop battles in Champaign,” Emalfarb said. “At first, it was
They didn't play in the regular season, but Michigan and Minnesota were the Big Ten's two top teams. Saturday night, in the Big Ten tourney final, it was No. 2 seed Minnesota topping No. 1 seed Michigan, 4-3, in a 10-inning marathon.
"Go make it happen." 🎙 @DangeRussWilson to #UWGrad Class of 2016https://t.co/l4D4dAltxX — Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) May 14, 2016 One-year Wisconsin standout and current Seattle Seahawks All-Pro signal-caller Russell Wilson delivered the commencement speech at Wisconsin on Saturday. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten pros coverage ] Here are some of the highlights from Wilson’s speech at Camp Randall Stadium: “If you’re dating a woman that’s way out of your league, ask her to marry you.” “If you’re playing (the) New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, and you’ve got 26 seconds left and you’re down by four and
Every spring since Urban Meyer took over, the team that loses the spring game is tasked with mulching the program's proud Buckeye Grove, which features nearly 200 trees, one for every Ohio State first-team All-American.
If you know softball, you know Sierra Romero’s name well. The star Michigan 2B is about to become a four-time All-American, and her all-around dominance makes her one of those “once-in-a-generation players.” “She’s going to go down as, arguably, the best player not just at the University of Michigan but in NCAA history,” Michigan coach Carol Hutchins said. BTN recently profiled Romero as part of its coverage of the 2016 Big Ten Softball Tournament. Learn more about Romero and her influence in the Mexican community in the feature above. *** And here are a couple Romero highlights from the 2015
When Caleb Lindhorst opened his eyes on one fateful day in January 2014, he didn’t know where he was. Or when. This University of Nebraska student’s last conscious memory prior to that moment was on the day after he’d finished his final exams — in the previous month. He was looking forward to getting some rest and relaxation over the winter break and spending Christmas and New Year’s Day with family and friends in his hometown of Lindsay, Neb., population 321. But it was not to be. That very day, Lindhorst was ejected from a vehicle that rolled over on
Anyone else have a selfie with smiling Harbaugh and Meyer?! Only at the @dickiev amazing event for pediatric cancer research! Go Blue and Go Bucks! And bless you, Dickie V!! A post shared by @chrisbfowler on May 13, 2016 at 6:56pm PDT Your eyes do not deceive you. Yes, that is a smiling Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh together, in a selfie taken by ESPN personality Chris Fowler. These are the kind of things that happen when the stars come together for a good cause. Meyer and Harbaugh, in addition to several other A-list personalities, were in attendance for Dick
The semifinals of the 2016 Big Ten Softball Tournament are set. It will be the top four seeds Saturday, as No. 2 Minnesota will face No. 3 Northwestern and No. 1 Michigan will take on No. 4 and host Penn State with a berth in Saturday night's tourney final on the line.
Change is the theme as James Franklin begins this third season at the helm of Penn State. The staff has been altered radically. Franklin fired offensive coordinator John Donovan and shockingly saw defensive coordinator Bob Shoop leave for Tennessee. And offensive line coach Herb Hand also high-tailed it, bolting for Auburn. Plus, a raft of players transferred after a season that ended with four losses in a row. Is this a cause for alarm? No matter your spin, there is no denying that 2016 is a big season for Franklin in Happy Valley. To fill the offensive coordinator job, Franklin
The honeymoon is over for Mike Riley. He knows that. Last year’s 6-7 debut was difficult to stomach, as the Huskers seemed to find a new way to lose each week. But on an up note, Nebraska finished with some momentum, going 3-1 in its last four games with a bowl win vs. UCLA in an otherwise vexing season. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s Nebraska offseason to-do list ] A challenging schedule awaits the Huskers as they look to move up the pecking order in the Big Ten West in search of the program’s first league title since 1999. Here