When Roberta Rubin came to the University of Michigan, she had every intention of studying to become a physical therapist. But her experiences in Ann Arbor set her on a very different academic and career path. It began with a class she took on the works of Shakespeare. The Bard’s plays and poems inspired a deep lifelong passion for literature and books, and she’s since spent her life trying to spread that passion to as many other people as possible. Most recently, she’s been working hard to get the American Writers Museum off the ground as co-chair of its board
You may remember this past April when BTN featured former Michigan State standout Jack Conklin as he prepared for the 2016 NFL Draft. With no Division I scholarship out of Plainwell High School in Plainwell, Michigan, Conklin defied odds en route to becoming a premier offensive lineman at Michigan State and a first round NFL draft pick. Conklin was selected with the No. 8 pick in this year’s draft by the Tennessee Titans. He was the second offensive lineman off the board. Take a look back as BTN host Mike Hall profiles the former Michigan State walk-on-turned-star’s story, one that
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Which NBA owner is kicking himself for not drafting Draymond Green in 2012? One outlet gives us a nice update on former Wisconsin standout Chris Borland. Another outlets ranks the "best night game environments" in football, too. Catch up with Thursday's Big Ten news digest.
If you’re a subscriber on BTN Plus, you know that BTN Student U is the leading production branch of BTN’s Big Ten Olympic Sports coverage. These crews produce more than 1,000 live events each year. Student U cultivates real world experience for more than 500 students per year with events that stream live on BTN2Go or air on delay on BTN. Our team went ahead and compiled some of the best moments from 2015-2016. Have a look in the video above. BTN Plus programming includes non-televised games and events like these on BTN2Go with a purchase of a BTN Plus subscription.
From agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug to hockey legend Herb Brooks, the University of Minnesota has long been accustomed to making a big difference on the world stage. It’s a tradition they’ve continued well into the 21st century, in fields ranging from art and design to community development. See the BTN LiveBIG stories below to find out how Minnesota is leading the way toward a brighter future in the Twin Cities — and beyond: A Minnesota professor’s crusade to bring education to life Golden Gophers team up with heart patients for a day to remember Minnesota cultivates crop of the future
My Big Ten Mailbag is filling up. So, let’s answer some questions! Who is gonna win the East? Does Michigan have the best fleet of pass catchers in the Big Ten? Are we anointing Jim Harbaugh too quickly? Let’s go!! Who do you think will win the Big Ten East? – Steven Spivey It could be a terrific race, with Michigan State, Ohio State and Michigan the favorites. Michigan State is the defending champ, but it has lots of holes to fill—beginning at quarterback. Michigan remains a bit of a work-in-progress, which like MSU needs a new signal-caller. That brings
All 14 Big Ten teams are in action on the first Saturday in November. And, no doubt, a big focus will be on Columbus, Ohio, where Nebraska travels to play Ohio State. This is the month championship teams make a push. Who’s gonna step up? The Cornhuskers haven’t played the Buckeyes since 2012, with OSU taking a 63-38 win in Columbus. NU won the other meeting vs. Ohio State as a Big Ten school, taking a 34-27decision in 2011 in Lincoln. Here is a look at the Best of Week 10. Game of the week: Nebraska at Ohio State. Going
Let’s get things going with something simple and informative: A video from Campus Insiders ranks the Top Three Big Ten QBs. My top three, you ask? 1. J.T. Barrett; 2. C.J. Beathard; 3. Tommy Armstrong. Pretty simple. Sorry, Mitch Leidner. *** SaturdayTradition.com ranked the Big Ten coaches. Pretty predictable stuff. *** I promised you a Jim Harbaugh link each day. And, I continue to deliver. The latest: Captain Jim says the NCAA is making rules up as it goes along. Michigan is prohibited, by NCAA rule, from publicizing its appearances at camps. Per the Baltimore Sun’s Jake Lourim, Harbaugh said:
ESPN Senior Writer Mark Schlabach released his college football "Way Too Early Top 25" rankings today.