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BTN Big 10K Selects Kyle Schwarber as Grand Marshal

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

@BTNStatsGuys: 5 things to know about Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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

16 Big Ten players land on SI 'Top 100 College Football players'

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

BTN analysts react to testimony Joe Paterno knew of abuse in 1976

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

PSU president addresses newly unsealed court documents

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

Big Ten NBA names react to Tim Duncan's retirement

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.

Clothes Call: Ranking the top 10 Big Ten football uniforms

Uniform rankings are a summer staple. It makes sense. After all, people love uniforms, plus it seems like no two fans feel the same way about a design. Check out Brent Yarina's top 10 Big Ten football uniforms inside.