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Ohio State wears 'GH' decals to honor Dave Dickerson's sister

Ohio State associate head basketball coach Dave Dickerson missed Saturday’s game at Connecticut due to the death of his sister, Gloria Heyward. To honor Heyward, the Buckeyes wore “GH” patches on their jersey and the Ohio State coaching staff donned “GH” pins on their suit coats. Dickerson, the former coach at Tulane, came to Ohio State in 2010 and was promoted to his current position in 2011.  

BTN LiveBIG: Wisconsin gets all of its students in the game

At the University of Wisconsin, everybody plays. That’s the philosophy of the Division of Recreational Sports, which works with the kinesiology department to integrate athletic opportunities for students of all abilities. They created Badgers ADAPT, a program that provides adaptive and Paralympic sports, events and activities. Their most recent event earlier this month drew hundreds of students, volunteers, caregivers and other community members. “It’s a big collaboration between us and kinesiology, and the community,” said Tori Landron, coordinator of Competitive Sports for the Division of Recreational Sports. “Their outreach is something that’s very important to us. The target is the

NCAA Volleyball Tournament: Huskers, Gophers advance

Here’s a look at Friday night’s action in the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament: Nebraska swept BYU 3-0 (26-24, 25-17, 25-23) and Minnesota topped Illinois 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-17). Wisconsin fell to Florida, Ohio State lost to Washington, and Hawaii knocked off Penn State. On Saturday, Minnesota faces Hawaii and Nebraska faces Washington. The winners advance to the Final Four. Track the entire NCAA Women’s Volleyball action by using the NCAA.com scoreboard. The fourth-seeded Nebraska volleyball team moved within one win of Omaha by sweeping 13th-seeded BYU, 26-24, 25-17, 25-23. The Huskers improved to 29-4 with the win and advanced to a regional final for the

Greg Schiano joins Ohio State coaching staff

Chris Ash recently accepted the head coaching job at Rutgers, which left a void in Urban Meyer’s coaching staff. [ MORE: Full 2015-16 bowl schedule | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls, 1-40 | Big Ten bowl bags | Big Ten bowl factoids | Get all of our bowl coverage ] Now, it looks like that void has been filled. Former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano will replace Ash and work alongside Luke Fickell coordinating the Ohio State defense, coach Urban Meyer announced today. According to OSU’s Athletic Department, Schiano’s hire is pending completion of a background check and

Debate it: Way-too-early picks to win the Big Ten in 2016?

The 2015 Big Ten football season is in the books. With Michigan State defeating Iowa in the conference championship game just six days ago, Big Ten fans will have to wait another two-plus weeks for bowl games to get underway.

BTN's Shane Sparks: Cliff Keen review, Burroughs wins honor

It’s great to be a Jordan! Ohio State’s Micah Jordan along with three-time World Champion and Olympic Champion Jordan Burroughs (a Nebraska product) earned sprinkles on their ice cream this week. I startw ith that in this week’s Wrestling Report. Ranked No. 16 heading into the Cliff Keen Invitational, Micah Jordan claimed the title at 141 pounds with wins over top 10-ranked Solomon Chishko of Virginia Tech in the semi-finals and then No. 13 Todd Preston of Harvard in the finals. The Buckeye jumped eight spots to crack the top 10 in the rankings in a weight class that I

Top Twitter reactions to Spike Albrecht ending basketball career

Spike Albrecht’s Michigan basketball career is over. [ MORE: Relieve these Spike Albrecht plays ] Albrecht announced today he has elected to step away from the court for the remainder of the season due to injuries. Albrecht has battled a genetic hip condition for almost two years and has struggled to return to full health this season. “This has been the toughest decision I have ever had to make,”Albrecht said. “After taking a hard look at what is best for me, and this team, I will be stepping away from the game that has meant so much to me.” Albrecht,

Relive these plays as Michigan's Spike Albrecht ends his career

Michigan's Spike Albrecht is done with college basketball after the senior guard announced Friday will concentrate on rehabilitation after his bilateral hip surgery last summer. We collected a few of his better plays from last season in this post.

BTN LiveBIG: Rutgers grad grows a 'food community' in the Garden State

Growing up in suburban New Jersey, Alec Gioseffi always had a passion for both food and the outdoors. He started working in restaurants at 15, but also traveled as a competitive snowboarder when he was young and continued to globetrot while enrolled at Rutgers University. Now, he’s found a way to bring his passion home, starting Cooperative 518, a farming co-op and community-sponsored agriculture (CSA) outfit just 15 minutes away from his undergrad haunts. “Food was always a big part of my life,” he said. “When I was traveling a lot, I was always paying attention to the different cultures

Top highlights from Thursday's Big Ten basketball games

There were two Big Ten men’s basketball games on the slate Thursday night. [ MORE: Check out our college basketball scoreboard ] Penn State began the night with an impressive 81-67 win over Canisius, while Iowa followed with a heartbreaking 83-82 loss to in-state rival Iowa State. There were several outstanding plays in Thursday’s games, and we were able to capture the best of the best. Here is a look at some of the top highlights from Thursday’s Big Ten men’s basketball action. Jarrod Uthoff ties a career-high with this shot Josh Reaves with the steal and the one-handed slam