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. Bruce McPheron, Ohio State’s interim executive vice president and provost, shared that factoid at the inaugural Buckeye Summit in mid-April. More than 600 researchers, students and alumni gathered in Columbus for the day-long dialogue about tackling the issue of food insecurity at home and abroad. Attendees participated in roundtable discussions and listened to presentations from keynote speakers. Additionally, 39 percent of the people
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.
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. [ MORE: Dienhart: Check out Illinois’ offseason to-do list ] Here is a look at the 2016 Illinois schedule. Toughest non-conference game: North Carolina’s visit on Sept. 10 will be a great test. Last year, the Illini waded into Kenan Stadium
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.
With satellite camps back on, Ohio State is planning to conduct one at south Florida power St. Thomas Aquinas. According to Cleveland.com, there have been other reports that Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh would like to attend the same day, but that’s not going to happen, as entertaining as that may sound. The only way Harbaugh or his staff is permitted at a satellite camp is if they are working it, and Ohio State isn’t going to welcome them into their own event for obvious reasons. *** Speaking of satellite camps, Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio wants a level playing field for
Iowa is coming off a season of glory in which it raced to a school-record 12-0 start before losing its final two games of the season in falling in the Big Ten title game and the Rose Bowl. Still, Kirk Ferentz has a lot to build on moving into his 18th year on the job.
The Rutgers University Department of Athletics, in partnership with Nike, unveiled an updated brand and identity system at the annual R Awards.
Stopped by the zoo today to say hello to 'Taylor' & 'Decker', the two clouded leopards that the @columbus_zoo named after me. Such a cool honor by some of my favorite people I've ever met. A post shared by Taylor Decker (@__taylordecker) on May 2, 2016 at 6:55pm PDT Former Ohio State standout Taylor Decker had his dream come true when he was selected in the first round of this past week’s NFL Draft. But during his time in Columbus, Decker had much more on his plate outside of football. He wasn’t a communications, marketing or business major. Instead, Decker