The NCAA announced its qualifiers for the 2015 NCAA Cross Country Championships to be held on Saturday, Nov 21, with four women’s programs and three men’s squads representing the Big Ten Conference in a race for national titles. Five individual participants from conference schools will also take to the Tom Sawyer State Park course in Louisville, Ky. The women’s squad at Michigan captured its 10th regional crown with six Wolverines garnering All-Region honors at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. Junior Erin Finn paced Michigan, finishing in fifth place with a 6K time of 20:44.3. Michigan will race at its 14th
Whether you root for Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, or another Big Ten school, the hashtag #ChadTough carries a meaningful message. The hashtag is in honor of Chad Carr, the five-year-old grandson of former Michigan coach Llyod Carr. Chad was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma (DIPG) brain cancer last September. It was announced on Wednesday that Chad had entered hospice care. Michigan’s football players are paying tribute to Chad this afternoon against Indiana by writing the hashtag #ChadTough on their helmets. Check out the photo at the top of this post. This is a beautiful move by the Michigan
Under sunny skies more than 42,000 fans watched No. 3 Iowa top No. 2 Oklahoma State 18-16 in Saturday’s outdoor wrestling match at Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium. The match was streamed live on BTN2Go (watch it here again) and the entire event will be replayed Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on BTN. Our broadcast includes in-match interviews with former Iowa coach Dan Gable as well as wrestling fan and BTN football analyst Matt Millen. The official attendance was announced as 42,287. Here’s the box score: 125 #4 Thomas Gilman (I) maj. dec. #7 Eddie Klimara (OSU), 9-1 * 4-0 133 #2 Cory
What an amazing day of Big Ten football! [ MORE: Week 11 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] In today’s early games, Northwestern beat Purdue 21-14, Michigan State dropped Maryland 24-7, and Ohio State beat Illinois 28-3. In the late afternoon games, Nebraska cruised by Rutgers 31-14, while Michigan won a double-overtime thriller over Indiana, 48-41. Iowa closed out the day with a memorable 40-35 victory over Minnesota. In this post we lay out all of the Big Ten games and post highlights from each. Our live college football scoreboards have all scores and stats. Check out
In the United States, we take our transportation infrastructure for granted. It’s not necessarily a big deal for us to travel, say, a hundred miles from where we live, no matter where that might be. But in many parts of the world, a trip of just a few miles is fraught with hazards, as roads and bridges are either in poor condition or non-existent. That means transporting food and medicine to those places — and allowing people to access schools and hospitals that aren’t close to where they live — can be problematic. That’s where Continental Crossings comes in. The
Wisconsin basketball fans were treated to a very special moment prior to the Badgers’ season opener on Friday night. [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] The 2014-15 Wisconsin men’s basketball team was honored as the Final Four banner was lifted into the Kohl Center rafters. Several young Wisconsin fans delivered the banner to center court as last year’s team members joined them for the presentation. We were able to get it all on camera. Check it out in the video at the top of this post. Great moment!
Michigan’s Aubrey Dawkins kicked off the 2015-16 Big Ten basketball season with a bang! [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] The Wolverines’ talented sophomore guard put on a dunk show in Michigan’s 69-41 victory over Northern Michigan on Friday night. The first must-see slam came midway through the first half, as Dawkins charged the basket and threw down a thunderous one-handed put-back dunk. Check it out here. But Dawkins wasn’t done there. Early on in the second half, Caris LeVert found a cutting Dawkins for a nice two-handed flush. Oh wait, there’s more! With just
Ohio State shut out Rutgers 4-0 and Maryland advanced after beating Indiana 3-2 on penalty kicks after two overtimes in the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament semifinals held Friday at Ohio State. Both winners advance to Sunday’s championship, which airs live at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. Here’s a look at the tournament to date. First round No. 9 Penn State def. No. 8 Michigan State, 2-1 (OT) Quarterfinals No. 2 Indiana def. No. 7 Wisconsin, 1-0 No. 3 Maryland def.. No. 6 Michigan, 5-2 No. 4 Rutgers def. No. 5 Northwestern, 2-0 No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 9. Penn State, 1-0 (OT)
Indiana is set to kickoff the 2015-16 college basketball season with a matchup against Eastern Illinois tonight at 7 p.m. ET on BTN Plus. [ MORE: Watch tonight’s Eastern Illinois vs. Indiana on BTN Plus ] Expect the Hoosiers to be sporting their traditional cream and crimson colors in tonight’s opener, but that won’t be the case in next week’s Maui Invitational. For the first two games of the tournament, Indiana will be wearing its new “Iced Out” uniforms by Adidas. According to Adidas, the uniforms feature a reflective finish that is highlighted when a camera hits the jerseys. Check
Iowa's Kirk Ferentz will be the Big Ten Coach of the Year. Minnesota was right to remove the "interim coach" tag from Tracy Claeys. Like it or not, this is an historic run by Ohio State. Read these takes and more in BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's last-minute prep for Saturday's football games.