It’s the final Saturday of the Big Ten spring football season, and there’s a quartet of spring games on BTN and BTN2Go. Today’s schedule: 1 ET: Wisconsin (watch on BTN2Go); 2 ET: Iowa (watch on BTN2Go); 3 ET: Michigan State (watch on BTN2Go); 7 ET: Rutgers (watch on BTN2Go). Busy during your team’s spring game? Don’t worry, a replay will be available at the BTN2Go link above. You can also get live spring game highlights and interviews on your school’s BTN school account: @IowaOnBTN; @MichiganStOnBTN; @RutgersOnBTN; @WisconsinOnBTN. Get all of our earlier spring football coverage, plus watch spring football highlights.
Many of us can recall sitting in a classroom, impatiently tapping a pencil on the top of our desk, barely paying attention as a teacher droned on about something we neither understood nor expected to use outside of the school. Well, a group of researchers at the University of Illinois is working on something that could capture the imaginations of similarly spaced-out students. Professor Robb Lindgren and graduate student Sam Wang, working with colleagues from Vanderbilt University and the University of Central Florida, developed a program of mixed-reality technologies that’s intended to improve comprehension of complex ideas — particularly in
Big Rings commemorating our historic 2015 season | #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/y2ISjmyd8P — Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) April 22, 2016 Now that’s a nice looking ring! The Iowa Hawkeyes’ football team received these great looking rings in honor of their outstanding 2015 season. In addition to making their first Rose Bowl appearance in 25 years, the Hawkeyes also had an undefeated regular season (12-0), won the Big Ten West division, and made their first appearance in the Big Ten championship game. Iowa Football’s official Twitter account, @HawkeyeFootball, posted the photo at the top of this post. Tune into BTN2Go tomorrow at 2 p.m.
One doesn’t need to know much about the Running Man Challenge meme to enjoy it. There have been several entertaining entrants, and one of the latest might be the one of the best yet. It belongs to the Rutgers football team. Head coach Chris Ash tweeted the video from Rutgers practice Friday. It starts with what looks like will be the program’s Ring of Honor, only then the players and coaches bust out into the Running Man dance. Watch it in the video above.
The best way to describe Northwestern’s NFL draft success the last 10 years? Modest.
It’s time for Michigan State to reload coming off a monster season that saw the program win double-digit games for the fifth time in the last six years en route to earning a playoff bid.
Friday's Big Ten news digest has more on spring football stories heading into the final week of games in the conference. Michigan State, Wisconsin, Rutgers and Iowa all hold their their on-campus exhibitions this Saturday.
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. It’s hard not to fall in love with a dog like Mr. Moo. The stout, good-natured puppy greets people with a friendly vibe that wins them over instantly. But he had a problem, one that’s fairly common in his fellow canines as well as their two-legged companions: cleft palate. This condition causes part of the roof of a person’s (or animal’s) mouth
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith announced that graduate transfer Hardy Nickerson, the son of Fighting Illini defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson, will join the program.
Few Big Ten schools can match the production that Nebraska has had in the NFL draft the last 10 years. The Cornhuskers have had 36 picks—almost four per draft. And the program also has had three first-rounders. The most prolific position has been defensive back with nine selections. The offensive line, defensive line and linebacker (each with six picks) also have been productive positions for producing pros in Lincoln. Nebraska will add to its impressive array of NFL draftees in 2016, with offensive tackle Alex Lewis, defensive tackles Vincent Valentine and Maliek Collins and fullback Andy Janovich most likely to