Today, Evanston. Tomorrow, the world. Mark Hersam, a materials science and engineering expert and longtime Northwestern professor, was recently appointed by the U.S. Department of State to a team of five U.S. Science Envoys. The people appointed to these exclusive posts develop partnerships, generate scientific collaboration and foster mutually beneficial relationships between the United States and other nations — things that fit well with Hersam’s own professional philosophy. “In my career to date, I have strived to expedite the transition of fundamental research to societal benefits through education, entrepreneurism and commercialization,” Hersam said. “I believe that these experiences can be applied
Illinois receiver Mike Dudek will miss a second consecutive season after again tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, coach Lovie Smith said Friday.
Michigan’s Kyle Connor fell just short of winning the Hobey Baker Award, which is given to the top NCAA men’s hockey player. Hardvard forward Jimmy Vesey won the award, which was announced during the NCAA Frozen Four championship in a live ceremony held at historic Tampa Theatre in Tampa, Florida and aired nationally on NHL Network. Despite not winning the Hobey Baker, Connor did receive an award on Friday. He was he recipient of the 2016 Tim Taylor Award, bestowed annually upon the best first-year player in NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey. Connor still enjoyed a record-setting season for
Who is the best quarterback in this year’s NFL Draft class? That has been a highly contested question as there isn’t a true “slam dunk” answer to that this year. Former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook is one of seven quarterbacks taking part in Jon Gruden’s QB Camp series this year. Gruden had some high praise for Cook, calling him “perhaps the best quarterback in this year’s draft.” “What stands out the most is his experience,” Gruden said about Cook. “He’s mature; he’s a fifth-year senior. He’s been in a pro-style system. He’s got size and athleticism, and he’s willing
The Minnesota Gophers will conclude their spring football season with the annual Spring Game at 2 p.m. ET Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go.
The SEC is afraid of Jim Harbaugh. It’s frightened, scared to death of the guy in the blue ball cap and khakis.
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In Friday's Big Ten news digest, our writer takes another spin around the football spring training camps with stories on Michigan's and Michigan State's linebackers, Wisconsin's receiver, and one story comparing J.T. Barrett to a former Big Tenn QB now in the NFL.
For these Iowa campers, no two days are ever the same. One day they might be observing red-tailed hawks in the wild and unraveling the intricacies of woodland ecology, and the next they might be off on a canoeing or rock-climbing adventure, or mastering the finer points of campfire cooking. The list goes on and on, and it’s all possible at the University of Iowa’s summer wildlife camps. “We combine the best of environmental education with recreational activities,” said Meredith Caskey, an assistant director of recreational services at the university. “I always say that we’re set apart from other camps
Indiana received some great news today when freshman standout Thomas Bryant announced he will return for his sophomore season and not declare for the NBA Draft.