“On Wisconsin, On Wisconsin, Fight on for her fame…” The University of Wisconsin has an iconic fight song, one that fits nicely with the state’s single-word motto: Forward. And whether it’s the Badgers’ bulwark offensive line or vast ranks of Peace Corps volunteers, you can be sure that they’re moving things forward in Madison. Here are BTN LiveBIG stories that show how students, faculty and staff, and alumni continue to “fight on for her fame” in a variety of fields: The ‘historic’ life of MLB Commissioner Bud Selig Wisconsin leads the way in the art of glass Wisconsin’s Biotron
It's Father's Day, and that means it's time to honor all of the dads in our lives. The editors of The Journey, our award-winning series, dug through their archives to compile a father-child montage.
To most people, a small bead and fragment of metal found in Alaska just south of the Arctic Circle wouldn’t qualify as particularly significant. But for H. Kory Cooper, associate professor at Purdue, they reveal a world of historical possibility. Cooper, who’s part of Purdue’s Department of Anthropology and School of Materials Engineering, recently examined the metallurgical characteristics of these objects, with funding from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Polar Programs Arctic Social Sciences. They were originally discovered a few years ago by Owen K. Mason and John F. Hoffecker from the University of Colorado, in an area along
Don't forget, Big Ten fans: Father's Day is Sunday. To celebrate all of the Big Ten dads out there, BTN.com scoured social media for pictures of former Big Ten standouts with their children.
Student-athletes can usually look forward to a break from school and sports during the summer months. And while a handful of Huskers recently got a breather from lectures and practices, the work they performed instead was at least as challenging — and rewarding. About 20 student-athletes traveled to the small village of Las Pajas in the Dominican Republic for a few weeks out of last month to take part in the NoFilter program. Operated by Stacey Burling and Jordan Wilson, both Life Skills coordinators at the University of Nebraska’s Athletics Department, NoFilter started last year with a service trip to
Rebel. Prisoner. Leader. Nelson Mandela was all of these things and more. He led the fight against the injustice of the South African apartheid state and was jailed for nearly three decades because of it. Then, shortly after he was freed, he became the father of the “new” South Africa when he was democratically elected as president of the “rainbow nation.” Though he passed on in 2013, Mandela’s name and legacy endure both in his home country and around the world, thanks in part to programs like the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Several Big Ten universities are
It is not secret that Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett will be a Heisman Trophy contender heading into the 2016 college football season.
Just why do we think Jim Harbaugh holds these football camps? Tom Izzo talks Draymond Green. One Iowa writer goes looking for advice for Hawkeyes QB C.J, Beathard. These stories and more in Thursday's Big Ten news digest.
“We are … Penn State!” This simple chant is one of the most recognizable in all of college athletics. But it resonates far beyond sports. It’s a phrase that expresses the pride, resilience and achievement found in Happy Valley. Those qualities are regularly on display at Penn State, whether it’s during the frenzied, #FTK fun of THON every spring or inside of the futuristic home in the shadow of Beaver Stadium that’s seen by thousands of tailgaters each fall. Here’s a collection of recent LiveBIG stories that show the Nittany Lions’ roaring successes: Penn State football star makes sports safer, one
COMING 2018. Release: https://t.co/Dv51u7zKDm#B1GCats pic.twitter.com/r7sqDLdgGM — NU Men's Basketball (@NUMensBball) June 13, 2016 Welsh-Ryan Arena, the home of Northwestern University’s basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams, is set to receive a complete facility renovation, starting next year. Construction will begin at the conclusion of the basketball season in March 2017 with anticipated completion by fall 2018. The announcement of the renovation will be announced in a press conference on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. CT. It will be streamed live for free on BTN2Go. Click here to watch the live press conference. Northwestern vice president for athletics & recreation Jim Phillips, head men’s