Chicago Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber made quite a splash on Wednesday night when he crushed a two-run home run into the river during Chicago’s 4-0 wildcard win over Pittsburgh. He also had an RBI single, and it all brought back memories of Schwarber’s career at Indiana, where he starred at the plate and behind it. In 2012 BTN featured Schwarber and teammate Sam Travis, then known as the latest version of the “Bash Brothers.” “I’m going to crush the ball,” Schwarber told us then about his approach to hitting. “And that’s all you can really think when you’re up there.”
Why would 6-0 be so special to Northwestern? How many yards is Ezekiel Elliott averaging per rush for his career? And what is Michigan's defense doing that makes them special this season? With five ranked Big Ten football teams playing on BTN this Saturday, here are five facts you should know when you tune in to watch.
This is the first week of full-scale Big Ten action, with seven conference games. And the headliner is Northwestern at Michigan. But there are other enticing clashes. [ MORE: Week 6 scoreboard | Week 6 previews | Polls: Pick Week 6 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Q&A: Shilique Calhoun | Big Ten Mailbag | Leonte Carroo reinstated | BTN to air No. 1, No. 4 & No. 13-No. 18 this week ] Wisconsin at Nebraska is a meeting of desperate teams. Nebraska is
In 2015, Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has embraced change in college football and it's paying off for the Hawkeyes this season. "The big thing is before we change anything," Ferentz said recently, "we want to make sure we’re making the right changes." BTN.com's Tom Dienhart takes a look at the veteran football coach and his 5-0 Hawkeyes, and watch a one-on-one interview with BTN's Rick Pizzo.
Who has the easiest schedules among the 15 major college unbeatens to stay perfect? Have you seen Nebraska I-back Devine Ozigbo? Is Braxton Miller really Ohio State’s best H-back? BTN.com's Tom Dienhart scoured the headlines from the Big Ten beat writers on Thursday morning and assembled this roundup for all Big Ten football fans. Dive in for those stories and more.
One of the hardest things for children with autism to do is something most of us take for granted: clearly communicate thoughts and feelings. And Dr. Nimisha Muttiah, a speech pathologist, advocate, teacher and Penn State graduate, has traveled the world to give these kids the ability and confidence to express themselves. Two events in Muttiah’s life set her on a course for helping these children. The first was a trip she took to her home country of Sri Lanka after earning her speech pathology degree in India. While there, she observed just how much work needed to be done
Who wins Week 6 Big Ten football games? BTN.com's Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina, plus Michigan State beat writer, offer their picks inside. Pick your winners, too.
Illinois and Iowa are set to battle in a Big Ten West showdown on Saturday afternoon. However, that’s not the only battle going on between the two schools. [ MORE: Week 6 scoreboard | Week 6 previews | Polls: Pick Week 6 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Q&A: Shilique Calhoun | Big Ten Mailbag | Leonte Carroo reinstated | BTN to air No. 1, No. 4 & No. 13-No. 18 this week ] It looks like the University of Iowa Police and the
For the past five years Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith have battled each Saturday for the right to wear “The Belt,” the reward for picking the most winning games on BTN’s “Big Ten Football Pregame Show.” Now you can get involved, and even raise “The Belt” victoriously yourself. Here’s what you do: Watch Monday’s “BTN Live” to find out which games to pick. The show airs at 6 p.m. ET. Rank your confidence in your picks from 6 (most confident) down to 1 (least confident) Include your picks – with confidence points – in a video of 30 seconds or
There have been some impressive coaching jobs thus far in the Big Ten. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald all have coached lights out through five weeks.