Tyron Cooper wears several hats at Indiana University. As an assistant professor in the Department of African-American and African Diaspora Studies, Cooper is tasked with academic responsibilities in the classroom. But on top of that, he connects the school’s — and the state’s — rich musical heritage with African-American styles as director of the IU Soul Revue. A collegiate ensemble steeped in the traditions of Black musical performance, Soul Revue is a throwback to classic R&B, soul and funk genres. The group has opened for a number of top headliners, including James Brown, The Temptations, The Emotions, Con Funk Shun
Big Ten TeamTix is back, and if you’re a Big Ten football fan, you must check it out. Team Tix is a way to reserve a ticket for the 2015 Big Ten Football Championship in Indianapolis for as little as $10 today. If your team makes it, you are obligated to purchase each face-value priced ticket associated with each of your reservations. But if your team doesn’t make it, you only forfeit your reservation fee. Tickets can be reserved right here right now using the ticket reservation system launched by the Big Ten in partnership with Forward Market Media (FMM) and BTN. Powered
Three of the Big Ten's talented running backs finished atop the Big Ten scoring list last fall. Who will take the scoring title in 2015? See our panel's picks inside.
The setup is like something from a James Bond movie: A mysterious visitor arrives in an African nation to conduct a major arms deal. But little do the local warlords know that he’s planning to thwart their violent ways with a clever scheme. Just call him Thum. Peter Thum. This graduate of Northwestern’s Kellogg Business School is no secret agent, though. Thum is a social entrepreneur who owns and operates a company called Fonderie 47, which takes illegally purchased firearms, melts them down, and transforms the raw materials into high-end jewelry. The idea came to Thum during a 2008 trip
Current Big Ten players got the chance to assemble their all-time Big Ten team. Who did they select? Find out inside this fun post!
There's no better time than media days to take a look at all of the new Big Ten designs we'll see on the field this fall. Take a look at all of the announced changes inside.
Every year at Big Ten media days, BTN.com conducts an anonymous player survey that asks one player from each team the same questions. This year, we asked questions ranging from "most exciting player" to "best visitor's locker room."
We had the Twitter Mirror (@TwitterMirror) at Big Ten media days Thursday and Friday in Chicago. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten media days coverage ] If you didn’t follow along at @BigTenNetwork, the players and some of the coaches sure seemed to enjoy the red carpet treatment. Whether it be players, coaches or mascots, every team had some representation on the Twitter Mirror. And a lot of them felt pretty comfortable in front of it, evidenced by the GIFs below. The best one? My personal favorite was Penn State defensive lineman Anthony Zettel. See some of my
Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld and Ohio State’s Joshua Perry each delivered a speech at the annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon in Chicago. Watch Perry’s speech in this post. On Saturday, BTN will air a Kickoff Luncheon Special at 7 p.m. ET, hosted by Dave Revsine. “Although sports is a big part of what we do,” Perry said,” We are much more than just athletes.” Perry added, “We have a voice, and we use our voices for good.” Share Perry’s speech via Twitter below.
Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld and Ohio State’s Joshua Perry each delivered a speech at the annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon in Chicago. Watch both Sudfeld’s and Perry’s speeches in this post. On Saturday, BTN will air a Kickoff Luncheon Special at 7 p.m. ET, hosted by Dave Revsine. We also have look back at previous Kickoff Luncheon speeches, too. Sudfeld traveled to Uganda as a 14-year-old and saw the poverty in that country. He recently returned last spring to do humanitarian work, and he spoke Friday of how it impacted his life. “Why do I have so much?” Sudfeld told the crowd. “And