The 2016 ESPY Awards took place Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The annual awards ceremony was filled with memorable moments, including a touching speech from TNT analyst Craig Sager, who was honored with this year’s Jimmy V award. In honor of the ESPY Awards, I went ahead and made up a Big Ten-themed award list of my own, honoring the top performances of the past academic sports year in Big Ten athletics. Here is what I got. Did I miss one? Tweet me your thoughts, @BTNSean. All opinions welcomed! BIG TEN AWARD WINNERS Best Male Athlete: Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
The Big Ten Network today announced Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber as the grand marshal of the BTN Big 10K. Schwarber will join thousands of Big Ten fans and runners on Aug. 6, 2016, for 10K and 5K runs, as well as a football-themed tailgate party afterwards. “It will be a blast to relive my Big Ten days at one of Chicago’s best summer tailgates,” said Schwarber, who was an All-American baseball player at Indiana University. “I can’t wait to see Big Ten and Cubs fans hit the city streets to represent their schools and support Special Olympics Chicago.” Schwarber
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Next up on our annual summer football, we're headed to Rutgers. Before we head to watch Chris Ash's first team practice, here are five fun facts about the Scarlet Knights entering the 2016 seaso
It’s that time of year when fun-filled college football lists flow through your Twitter timeline like running water. Tuesday, Sports Illustrated finalist its list of the Top 100 Players in College Football. A total of 16 Big Ten players were included on the list, highlighted by Michigan CB/LB Jabrill Peppers at No. 5 and Iowa’s DB Desmond King at No. 7 overall. Michigan defensive back Jourdan Lewis (14) and Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett round out the list of Big Ten players in the Top 20. Who get’s your vote for the top Big Ten player this year? Tweet me
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New court documents unsealed Tuesday in a Philadelphia court indicate former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno ignored complaints of a sexual assault committed by Jerry Sandusky in 1976. [ MORE: AP: JoePa ignored ’76 Sandusky complaint | Read PSU president’s release ] Paterno, who died in early 2012, had said that the first inkling he had that Sandusky might be abusing children occurred in 2001, two years after the defensive coordinator left Penn State. We asked BTN analysts for their reaction to today’s news, which you can read below. Gerry DiNardo “It’s hard to imagine that this scandal could
Tuesday, Penn State president Eric Barron shared a message with the Penn State community regarding the release of information by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas that includes formerly sealed testimony by alleged victims of Jerry Sandusky. [ MORE: Read full Penn State response at pennstate.edu ] Here is Barron’s full message: Today, information is being released by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas related to a lawsuit between Penn State and its insurer, Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association. For its part, the University does not plan to provide additional comment on these matters, as this information has largely already been covered
College football officials from the Big Ten, MAC and Missouri Valley Conference gathered in Chicago this past weekend for the annual College Officiating Consortium Summer Clinic.
Tim Duncan played 19 seasons, won five NBA titles, and never missed the postseason. The all-time NBA great officially called it a career Monday. See how former Big Ten stars reacted to the news inside.