With news that Illinois has fired athletic director Mike Thomas, the Big Ten now has two schools being led by interim ADs. [ MORE: Illinois fires director of athletics Mike Thomas ] Minnesota is being spearheaded by interim A.D. Beth Goetz after Norwood Teague was let go in August. Paul Kowalczyk is filling in for Thomas at Illinois. And both schools also have interim football coaches in Tracy Claeys at Minnesota and Bill Cubit at Illinois. The turnover at athletic director has been rapid in the Big Ten, as five of the current ADs have been hired since 2010. Once
Illinois has fired athletic director Mike Thomas as it prepares to release the final report from its investigation into mistreatment of football and women's basketball players.
Big changes this week in the bowl projections of Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com, as the Big Ten went from eight bowl teams last week to 11 this week. [ MORE: Best of Week 10 | Week 10 scores | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 10 picks revisited | Week 10 award winners | Dienhart: Iowa isn’t going away, America | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Watch Nebraska celebrate in locker room | New Week 10 uniform designs | Mini LEGO stadiums
Why did Jim Harbaugh go for two points early in the third quarter when his team was up 25 points? Was it because the RU players talked some trash in the tunnel at halftime? *** Speaking of Michigan, you had to be impressed with Michigan QB Jake Rudock vs. Rutgers. That may have been his best game yet coming off an effort at Minnesota in which he got banged up and knocked from the game. He showed toughness on a TD jaunt early on vs. RU, making the dash to pay dirt even though he was sore and knew he
Five Big Ten women’s soccer teams will compete in the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, it was announced on Monday. Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers all earned berths to the national tournament, which begins on Friday. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Minnesota makes its ninth appearance in the tournament after finishing the season with an 11-6-3 overall record. The Golden Gophers will host South Dakota State in the first round on Friday. Northwestern, which finished the season with a record of 13-5-2, makes its third appearance in the NCAA Championship, and
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. A star you can fit in your pocket is the sort of idea that only exists in children’s poems or love songs. But at the University of Nebraska, this fanciful metaphor has become something of a reality. Nebraska’s Extreme Light Laboratory built a powerful (yet very small) laser that can operate on a scale that’s difficult for ordinary people to fathom. When
There were three Big Ten men's basketball exhibition games Sunday, and we have collected some of the top highlights from Illinois, Ohio State and Purdue's wins inside.
Iowa shoots up my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, to No. 2. In fact, a case could be made for the Hawkeyes being No. 1.
Two Big Ten teams will compete in the NCAA Field Hockey Tournament, it was announced on Sunday night. Maryland and Michigan earned berths to the 16-team tournament, with both teams opening play on Saturday, Nov. 14. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] Maryland is making its 27th NCAA Tournament appearance, including its 21st straight, dating back to the 1995 season. The Terrapins will take on Princeton in the opening round in Syracuse, N.Y. Maryland won the outright Big Ten Championship for the second straight season and won the Big Ten Tournament Championship. Michigan will take on Wake
Lots to digest … like this: Is Iowa the best team in the Big Ten? And, the Football gods are indeed just. Ask Nebraska.