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Here is what I learned on Saturday, a day when Northwestern and Iowa continued to dream big, Illinois had its balloon burst, Nebraska had its heart broken (again) and Ohio State, Michigan State and Minnesota won ugly.
The first stop on our annual summer trek across the Big Ten had us in Rantoul, Illinois, to watch the Illini practice Monday. [ MORE: View our tour schedule |
Just a few years ago, Wes Major didn’t know he could fly. The Wilmington, Del., native lost the use of his legs in a motorcycle accident at the age of
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big
BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart called up the coach of the only football team to beat Oregon this season in order to find out what needs to be done to berat the Ducks again. That coach’s name will be a familiar one for Big Ten fans – it’s Rich Rodriguez of the Arizona Wildcats.
The Badgers are in control of their Big Ten Volleyball title hopes. Who will challenge Wisconsin going forward? Find out inside!
Minnesota is a program on the rise as it enters its fourth season under Jerry Kill. The Golden Gophers have seven starters back on offense and six on defense. At
RENSSELAER, Ind. – It’s all about improving for Purdue, which is coming off a rough 1-11 season that saw the team struggle in just about every phase of the game.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – I was eager to check out this Maryland squad to see if my high thoughts were merited. I wasn’t disappointed. This is a veteran squad that’s
The hits just kept on coming for the Purdue defense last season en route to one of the worst performances in school history and a 1-11 record. The final numbers
Linebackers are the heart and soul of any good defense. Speed, strength, athletic ability, toughness … they must embody all of it. And no Big Ten team has a better
Big Ten football fans have plenty to be excited about at the NFL draft. By almost every expert’s estimation, there should be at least five Big Ten prospects selected in
With Big Ten spring practices finished, it’s time for my annual tradition of naming an All-Spring Team. These are players who made moves in the spring as surprise players—or vets
Rutgers is ready to turn the page on a 2013 season that began with the promise of a 4-1 start but melted into a 6-7 finish. The program seemingly has
Grant Fehr saw a lot of himself in Connor Long. Connor displayed an outgoing personality, but he was unsure what he wanted to do with his life. One difference was
Is there a more hip and social media savvy coach than Penn State’s James Franklin? Nope. Oh, but there are pros and cons. He discusses it here. Franklin’s embrace of
Purdue University graduates have walked on the moon, worked in the Mir Space Station, and flown the Shuttle. They also have contributed many others who work at NASA or in
Weekends like this one have me considering whether it’s just better to disregard the non-conference season entirely. Because despite the last three months, there was a lot of reverting to
CHICAGO – A new season of the television series BTN LiveBIG debuts Jan. 8, with stories about the community of Big Ten students, faculty and alumni who are making a
It’s still early, but it can be instructive to look at how Big Ten teams have performed relative to preseason expectations. With so few games of consequence being played this
Kickoff is just hours away. BCS No. 2 Ohio State and BCS No. 10 Michigan State each has a lot on the line in the third annual Big Ten championship
Michigan has a big game against Minnesota on Saturday. The Wolverines have had two weeks to prep, two weeks to tweak things and show the world those wins over Akron
With kickoff less than a week away, coupled with the fact Northwestern and Wisconsin both just unveiled new alternate helmets, it’s time to take one last look at all the
As Kirk Ferentz enters his 15th season in Iowa City, he finds himself looking to get his program back on track. The Hawkeyes’ win total has gone from 11 to
CHICAGO – There’s no better time or place to get an up-close look at the latest changes to Big Ten uniforms and helmets than at the annual Big Ten Kickoff