ESPN is asking fans to rank their top games of the 2014 college football season. Two of the games involve Big Ten teams, and both happened during the conference’s successful bowl season. There is Ohio State’s victory over No. 1 seed Alabama in the 2015 Sugar Bowl, part of the inaugural College Football Playoff, and there is Michigan State’s thrilling comeback win over Baylor in the 2015 Cotton Bowl. Both games are extremely worthy of inclusion in this countdown. Go here to vote for Michigan State and Ohio State’s games.
At 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go, we are replaying Illinois’ memorable 28-21 win over Ohio State in the 2007 Big Ten football season. Juice Williams threw for 140 yards and four touchdowns, while adding 70 yards on the ground, as the Illini beat the top-ranked Buckeyes in Columbus. The triumph marked the program’s first road win over a No. 1 team and its first win over a top-ranked team in more than 50 years. Not only that, it snapped Ohio State Big Ten-record 20 game-winning streak. Illinois’ run game was near unstoppable, racking up 260 rushing yards against a
CHICAGO – With a new format for Big Ten Football Media Days in 2015, BTN and BTN2Go will provide more than 13 hours of live coverage, more than double last year’s total. Coverage will include the press conferences of all 14 Big Ten head football coaches, as well as remarks Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. [ MORE: Which players are attending media days? See here! ] From 1 PM ET through 3 PM ET on Thursday, July 30, BTN will televise remarks from Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), Tim Beckman (Illinois), Paul Chryst (Wisconsin), Randy Edsall (Maryland), Kevin Wilson (Indiana), Kirk
Hey, Rick Neuheisel thinks Rutgers in the Big Ten has a chance to be “really special.” Could RU be the next TCU? Hmmmm. I’ll just say this: There is a lot of potential for Scarlet Knights’ football. “Other than TCU, I don’t think there’s a team out there or a program out there that has benefited more with all this conference realignment than Rutgers,” Neuheisel said on SiriusXM College Sports Nation last week. “Whoever was behind the move to get them into the Big Ten, they should build a statue, because this has a chance (to be successful) should they
Few college graduates go on to design the alumni center for their alma mater. But that’s just one of many things that makes Maryland alumnus Hugh Newell Jacobsen unique. Jacobsen, who graduated from the University of Maryland in 1951, is one of the most celebrated architects and designers in the United States today. His career spans more than a half century, and the majority of the work he’s done has been through Jacobsen Architecture, his firm in Washington, D.C. Jacobsen’s designs aren’t flashy or ostentatious. Instead, he takes a simple, “light touch” mindset that accommodates the environments of the respective
From the Garden of Eden to strange black monoliths, human beings have long sought explanations of their origins. Purdue researchers recently made a breakthrough on a major piece of the human ancestry puzzle. Using a combination of radioisotopic dating and a gas-filled magnet detector, the team was able to accurately date a well-preserved skeleton of Australopithecus prometheus, an early forebear of modern-day Homo sapiens. A crew that included Purdue professors Mark Caffee and Darryl Granger and former postdoctoral researcher Ryan Gibbon determined the Australopithecus fossil, dubbed “Little Foot,” is about 3.67 million years old. That’s older than the estimated age
Yogi Ferrell is one of the best basketball players in the Big Ten. Fans know him, recognize him and often seek him out for a picture and/or an autograph.
When it comes to fashion, Iowa City might not be in the same league as New York, Paris and Milan, but for one day out of the year, it struts and sashays with the best of ‘em. For more than five years, students at the University of Iowa have put on an annual fashion show that champions multicultural perspectives on campus. The “Walk it Out: Around the World” event celebrates diversity, empowers students and provides financial support for worthy causes. Here’s a collection of photographic highlights from the 2015 show: May-Gar Sagar (Class of 2016) models a South Asian-inspired piece. Walk
Happy World Emoji Day, Big Ten fans. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] Yes, it’s a real thing. Just check out the #WorldEmojiDay hashstag, if you don’t believe us. To celebrate the day, we tweeted one video for every Big Ten team, either men’s basketball or football, with at least one emoji in the text of each tweet. We hope you enjoy the emojis – and the videos. Check ’em out below:
Which five personalities should represent your Big Ten school? Check out BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman's five picks for all 14 teams inside.