Michigan State is the defending Big Ten champ, coming off the program’s first College Football Playoff appearance. The 2015 season marked the fifth time in the last six years that MSU won double-digit games. And the program has played in major bowls each of the last three seasons. No doubt, a strong foundation has been laid as Mark Dantonio enters his 10th season in East Lansing. But there is significant work to do before the season kicks off with a visit from Furman. Here is my look at Michigan State’s to-do list. 1. Pick a QB. Mark Dantonio hasn’t named
Allan “Bud” Selig, one of most accomplished alumni in the history of the University of Wisconsin, seems to have done about as much as a person can in one lifetime. He’s served in the U.S. Army. He’s sold cars. He’s owned a professional sports team. He’s been the Commissioner of Major League Baseball — and now, the first-ever Commissioner Emeritus in his “retirement.” And yet, until recently, he felt like his career wasn’t quite complete. Despite all his achievements, he hadn’t fulfilled a longtime dream, one that he brought to Wisconsin’s Madison campus as a freshman back in the early
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The list of players invited to the 2016 NBA Draft Combine has officially been released, and a total of 12 former Big Ten standouts appear on the 63-man list. Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell is also listed as an alternate. The combine is set to take place on May 11-15 in Chicago. Here is the list of the 12 Big Ten players invited to participate in the event, along with a look at their projected draft stock and a current NBA comparison. The 2016 NBA Draft rules allow underclassmen players to go through the pre-draft process all the way through the combine. Those
Jim Harbaugh’s debut was a smashing success. He inherited a 5-7 team from Brady Hoke and turned it into a 10-3 squad that punctuated the season with a domination of Florida in the Citrus Bowl.
Chris Ash arrived at Rutgers from Ohio State and immediately went to work to build up the Scarlet Knights program. With spring football behind him, he talked with BTN.com's Tom Dienhart about the challenges ahead. "We are at the bottom of the Big Ten looking up," Ash said. "We are on 'The Hunt.'"
A quarterback gets hurt at Ohio State. Michigan is planning satellite camps on a rival's turf. Also, a cautionary tale about sports and social media. Catch up with Friday's Big Ten news digest.
For Paul and Stephanie Jarrett, there’s no such thing as “too close to home.” The Nebraska natives both graduated from the University of Nebraska, which was also where they met. Now, this husband-and-wife duo runs their own company just two blocks from the Lincoln campus. That company is Bulu Box, a subscription-based business that sends its users monthly boxes containing various samples of supplements, vitamins, nutritious snacks and other products made to improve health in some way. The Jarretts came up with the idea for Bulu Box after running a half-marathon in San Francisco almost four years ago. “We finished
The 2016 Big Ten Men's Lacrosse semifinals kicked off Thursday evening on BTN. Connor Kelly scored a career-high four goals and Matt Rambo added three goals and two assists to lead the Terrapins to an impressive 16-9 win over Penn State in the first game. Adam Charalambides scored five goals as No. 2 Rutgers defeated No. 3 Johns Hopkins 14-12 in the second semifinal.
Amanda Turturro scored the overtime winner Thursday as Rutgers beat Ohio State 11-10 to advance in the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament. In the second quarterfinal, Northwestern dominated Michigan, 20-5. No. 4 Rutgers seed will take on No. 1 seed Maryland in the first of two semifinals games on Friday. The Wildcats will play against No. 2 seed Penn State. All of Friday’s games air live on BTN and online via BTN2Go. Full schedule with links below. For Rutgers, Turturro got her second hat trick of the season and scored the final two goals for the Scarlet Knights in the game. Rutgers