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
If you missed it, we had former Purdue standout and current Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel take over @BigTenNetwork for the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night. [ MORE: View Big Ten draft picks | See our NBA draft gallery ] Hummel, a three-time first-team All-Big Ten honoree, fielded questions during the first round and also offered his analysis. Among the questions sent his way were queries from former Purdue teammates Chris Kramer and JaJuan Johnson. See Hummel’s full @BigTenNetwork experience below: *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
The 2015 NBA Draft is underway, and we're keeping track of all of the the Big Ten selections. Don't forget, we had former Purdue standout Robbie Hummel take over @BigTenNetwork.
Former Purdue basketball player D.J. Byrd joined us at the Big Ten Network studio for the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night.
As expected, three former Big Ten stars were selected in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night. Here were the picks, in chronological order: D’Angelo Russell (No. 2, Los Angeles Lakers); Frank Kaminsky (No. 9, Charlotte); Sam Dekker (No. 18, Houston). [ MORE: Watch Branden Dawson’s reaction | Aaron White selection ] Aaron White (No. 49, Washington) and Branden Dawson (No. 56, New Orleans/traded to Los Angeles Clippers) were selected in the second round.
Frank Kaminsky was taken with the No. 9 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night. [ MORE: Track every Big Ten pick in the 2015 NBA Draft ] After the Charlotte Hornets selected “Frank the Tank,” the unanimous national player of the year opened up his suit coat to show off a couple of tanks. Check it out in the photo above. This isn’t the first time the inside of a former Big Ten player’s suit coat garnered attention at the NBA draft; in fact, last season Adreian Payne honored his late friend Lacey Holsworth, 8, who died
Frank Kaminsky is a man of many talents. He's smart, he's athletic, and he's got a terrific personality. Some NBA team is going to love the complete package they get tonight in the 2015 NBA Draft.