Who is your choice for Big Ten Coach of the Year? Fran McCaffery? Tom Crean? Greg Gard? Lots of good options. I asked several people who cover the league for their choice as the season is about to draw to a close. Chad Leistikow, Des Moines Register: Right now I’ve got Iowa’s Fran McCaffery with a slight lead, but he’s got to show he can finish off what the Hawkeyes have started. I think McCaffery’s case is helped by the unwarranted low expectations placed on Iowa to start the season (picked ninth in the league by a BTN panel, which
In today's Big Ten news digest, our writer wonders: If Indiana wins the Big Ten, could Yogi Ferrell be the league's Player of the Year? Also, Michigan State's Tom Izzo isn't worried about the Hall of Fame, we have a deeper look at the additions to Nebraska's football team, and one NFL GM is gushing over Ohio State's draft class. Let's get to the latest headlines ...
Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus is about an hour’s drive from the bright lights of Broadway. And though it’s not quite “The Great White Way,” it’s a place where some of musical theater’s stars of tomorrow can get an early glimpse of the determination and grit behind the glitter and glamour. Alistair Williams, director of the Rutgers High School Musical Theater Academy, says it can be a rude awakening for the area high school students who go through the university’s program. By learning from industry professionals involved with the Academy, they get a sense of the drive, talent and sacrifice
There were two Big Ten men's basketball games on the schedule Thursday night. Check out the best moments from the action in this post!
Here is a look at an all-Big Ten team made up of two-star and unranked players.
Jerry Kill is gone. The Tracy Claeys era has begun. And, change is brewing … it has been for several months. The program is on solid footing, having been to a bowl each of the last four seasons. But the staff has been altered with a new offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and offensive line coach. Still, there is momentum coming off a bowl win that capped a disappointing 6-7 season. Claeys let go offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Matt Limegrover and quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski. Jay Johnson was hired from Louisiana-Lafayette to run the offense and coach quarterbacks, while Bart Miller was
When asked if Michigan State is a Final Four team, Michigan State's Matt Costello said, "I think it is a national championship-caliber team. We have all the pieces, inside game, outside game, unselfish, running game. The only thing we are lacking is consistency." Spartans face Penn State this Sunday on BTN/BTN2Go. Read our entire Q&A with Costello.
In Thursday's Big Ten headlines digest, we''ve got the following stories: Jerry Kill won't have a role with the Minnesota athletic department. Ever wonder which Big Ten players ran the fastest 40-yard dashes at the NFL Combine since 1999? Michigan Jim Harbaugh responded to another SEC coach. And here's one idea for streamlining the football recruiting process. Read on.
The ultimate aim of education shouldn’t be to teach students how to memorize information. It should also help broaden their horizons and prepare them to lead and improve human society. Based on that standard, it appears that the exchange program run by the University of Nebraska’s Institute of Civic Engagement is a success. The State Dept.-sponsored program, the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI), invites 20 students annually from Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe to Nebraska’s campus in Lincoln for a five-week crash course in democracy, citizenship and civic engagement. The participants are chosen by the embassy in
Big Ten fans were treated to one of the best finishes of the season in Wednesday night’s Minnesota vs. Ohio State women’s basketball game. With the game tied, 76-76, and 15 seconds remaining in the game, Minnesota’s Rachel Banham missed a shot, but Jessie Edwards got the rebound and the putback to give Minnesota the lead as time expired. Check it out at the top of this post. After a lengthy review, the refs determined that there was 0.5 seconds left on the clock, meaning Ohio State would have a shot to tie it or win it. OSU ran an