Good piece from Sam McKewon of Omaha.com, who says the Big Ten is hoping for a better non-conference showing early on in 2015 than it had in 2014. While the Big Ten finished strong last year, it struggled outside the league early in 2014. Remember Sept. 6, when in three high-profile, nationally televised games — Michigan State at Oregon, Michigan at Notre Dame and Virginia Tech at Ohio State — the league took it on the chin with three losses? This year, the Big Ten can score some big credibility points over Labor Day weekend, when there are myriad big
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums and faculty are taking to work. The numbers are staggering: One out of every three women and one out of two men will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime. “Sixteen-hundred people will die from cancer today; 1,600 tomorrow,” said Dr. Sung Poblete, a Rutgers alumna and president and CEO of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). “Cancer is a very humbling disease. The only way
What, you thought Sam Dekker would be too big to do household chores after being selected in the NBA draft? [ MORE: Five ex-Big Ten stars taken in 2015 NBA Draft ] Nope. Three days after the Houston Rockets selected Dekker with the No. 18 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the former Wisconsin star was mowing his parents’ yard. Dekker’s mom, Carol Dekker, was nice enough to tweet picture proof of it. What a good son! Only question is, how many times will Dekker return home during the NBA season to lend a hand around the house. As expected,
Former Indiana star Jordan Hulls and his groomsmen wore candy stripe pants for his wedding.
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. Taylor Yocom has gone global. The young artist and recent University of Iowa grad has fans from all across the world, thanks to her series of black and white close-up photographs called “Guarded.” “I always wanted my art to empower,” she said. “Just today, I got an e-mail from a woman in South America who told me that my idea is being
Five former Big Ten standouts were selected in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night. See where the Big Ten's top undrafted players will be playing in the NBA Summer League inside.
When broaching the sensitive subject of healthy eating and body weight with their children, parents often feel like they’re biting off more than they can chew. To explore this subject further, a team from the University of Minnesota published a study that examines how parents talk to their adolescent children about eating and weight, and how that differs based on a household’s status as food-secure or -insecure. And that, in turn, can have some interesting downstream effects on people’s health throughout their lives. “It isn’t always easy for parents to know what to do or say,” said Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, a
The phrase “Gran Fondo,” which means “big ride” in Italian, has been applied to mass-participation cycling events all over the world. But when it comes to impact, bike rides don’t get much bigger than the one Michigan State will be holding tomorrow. The MSU Gran Fondo started in 2013 as a collaboration between cycling enthusiasts in Western Michigan and the university’s College of Human Medicine. The third-annual event happening this weekend will start and end in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. Multiple routes are available to accommodate riders of varying skill levels, groups and families, and distances range from as few
The 2015 NBA Draft is in the books, and it was a notable one for the Big Ten. For starters, Wisconsin had two first-round picks in the same draft for the first time in program history.
BTN is airing 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014, as part of our new “Big Ten Classics” series. Tonight’s game, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, is Maryland’s memorable 20-19 victory over Penn State last season. This game was a huge statement for Maryland’s football program, as it marked the Terps’ first-ever win at Penn State and only the second win in the series. The victory also made the Terps bowl eligible. In addition to all the outstanding storylines, the game itself was one to remember. Trailing 19-17 late in the game, Maryland put together a