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Friday Sep 2
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Friday Sep 2
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3:00 PMLSU at IndianaWatch
4:00 PMPepperdine at MarylandWatch
7:00 PMGeorgetown at Rutgers Watch
7:00 PMIowa St. at NebraskaWatch
7:30 PMGeorgetown at MarylandWatch
8:00 PMSan Diego at WisconsinWatch
8:00 PMArizona St. at IowaWatch

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#BTNStandout: Ryan Brown sets Johns Hopkins goal-scoring record

Junior attackman Ryan Brown is a flat-out star on the lacrosse field. With just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter of Saturday’s Big Ten tournament championship game, Brown scored his 53rd goal of the year, which set the single-season goal-scoring record at Johns Hopkins. Brown has now scored in 31 consecutive games, which marks the longest goal-scoring streak in the nation. Brown and the Blue Jays went on to defeat Ohio State 13-6 en route to winning the Big Ten championship. Well done, Ryan!

Big Ten softball: Michigan tops Penn State, clinches share of Big Ten title

With its 9-1 victory over Penn State on Saturday afternoon, the Michigan softball team (47-6, 20-2 Big Ten) clinched at least a share of the Big Ten Championship and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. The Wolverines secure the 19th conference championship in program history and eighth consecutive title. Sophomore leftfielder Kelly Christner registered her second straight three-hit performance, going 3-for-4 with two runs batted in, to headline the Wolverine offense. Junior centerfielder Sierra Lawrence and sophomore third baseman Lindsay Montemarano both connected on two-run homers. Montemarano went 2-for-2 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch; she

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#BTNStandout: Purdue's Alec Olund lays out for highlight grab

This shouldn’t be the last time you see Alec Olund’s diving catch from Saturday afternoon. [ MORE: Check out other #BTNStandout plays ] Olund robbed Michigan State of a extra bases and a likely insurance run with a highlight-reel diving grab on the warning track, right before the hill in front of the fence, in right-center field. With the Boilermakers trailing 9-7 in the bottom of sixth, Olund sprinted to his left and laid out to end the inning. Best of all: The dust. Look at the cloud of dust Olund found himself in after making the grab. Good stuff.

Twitter: Ex-Nebraska DE Randy Gregory tweets about drop in draft

Randy Gregory was one of the top prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was invited to Chicago to attend the event in the Green Room, after all. [ MORE: Get our NFL draft coverage | View Round 2 & 3 Big Ten picks ] However, due to off-field issues, the 6-foot-6, 240-pound pass-rusher had a longer-than-expected wait to hear his name called. Thursday’s first round came and went without Gregory making the walk across the stage. On Friday, with the second round winding down, the Dallas Cowboys ended Gregory’s wait, taking the ex-Nebraska star with the 60th pick. Gregory,

Minnesota Vikings introduce ex-Michigan State CB Trae Waynes

The Minnesota Vikings introduced first-round pick Trae Waynes on Friday, one day after taking the former Michigan State cornerback with the No. 11 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. [ MORE: San Diego introduces ex-Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon ] Waynes, the first cornerback off the board and an All-Big Ten honoree in 2014, was introduced in a press conference in Minneapolis. The No. 11 pick signed autographs, posed for pictures with his new No. 26 jersey, and even held a Twitter Q&A with Minnesota fans. Check out more from Waynes’ arrival and introduction in Minnesota.

BTN LiveBIG: Purdue promotes the joys of engineering education among young students

If Tamara Moore, an associate professor of engineering education at Purdue University, had the power to do so, she probably would strike a certain four-letter word from the dictionary. That word is “nerd.” “Believe or not, I’ve heard that before,” Moore said, laughing. But Moore turns serious when she discusses how the U.S. public education system is shortchanging the future engineers of America. In a research paper published in March 2015 in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Moore and her colleagues report engineering education in public schools generally fails to clearly define and lay out engineering topics in