Last year, 13-year-old Christina Blumstein had just returned home with her parents to their home in Old Bridge, N.J., following a summer trip to Long Island when something went horribly wrong. Though she’d felt fine moments before, she was hit with a sudden, intense pain. “Christina started screaming that somebody was stabbing her in the head with a knife,” her mother, MaryAnn Blumstein, said. Moments later, the girl slid into a coma caused by a massive stroke. An ambulance arrived shortly after that to rush her to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for emergency treatment. “Christina was very ill and
What is a day in the life of Mark Dantonio like? Michigan State football fans can find out as MSU recently released a video titled “What it Takes,” which can be seen at the top of this post. The video goes behind the scenes with Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio as he prepares for his team’s Week 4 matchup against Central Michigan. The all-access video shows everything from staff meetings, to media sessions, to a look inside player-only sessions. It concludes with highlights from the Spartans’ 30-10 victory over CMU this past Saturday. Check out the full video and also
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Who wins Week 5 Big Ten football games? The BTN.com team and Michigan beat writer Angelique Chengelis, this week's guest picker, have made their picks inside. Now, it's time for you to cast your winners!
The first full week of Big Ten action awaits in Week 5. And all eyes will be on two Big Ten West clashes. Iowa’s trip to Wisconsin and Minnesota’s journey to Northwestern will help set a framework for what looks like a wide-open Big Ten West clash. And Nebraska goes to Illinois in a battle between two West teams looking to get a foothold in the division.
Big Ten football is home to a lot more than just the nation’s top two teams. [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Week 5 previews | Polls: Pick Week 5 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Big Ten Mailbag | Q&A: Nate Sudfeld | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Best of non-conference play ] While No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Michigan State, among others, are delighting fans early on this season, the marching bands, per usual, are putting on incredible performances every Saturday. Below, we have collected the Week 4
With the Big Ten men’s hockey season approaching, BTN talked at length with six head coaches and one player from each Big Ten men’s team. We’ve got all of the interviews in this post. If you’re on Twitter, get updates from each team with the following accounts: @B1Ghockey @HockeyOnBTN @umichhockey @MSU_Hockey @GopherHockey @OhioState_MHKY @PennStateMHKY @BadgerMHockey Here are a few handy links for the upcoming season: NCAA.com: Men’s hockey rankings BigTen.org: Overall men’s standings GopherSports.com: Team page MGoBlue.com: Team page MSUSpartans.com: Team page OhioStateBuckeyes.com: Team page GoPSUsports.com: Team page UWBadgers.com: Team page And now, the preseason video interviews are below.
On Sept. 30, BTN Originals breaks new ground with the second installment of their one-hour series “B1G Close Up” – which will feature the Sept. 23 volleyball match between Wisconsin and Penn State. Wisconsin entered the match ranked No. 16, looking to take down No. 1 Penn State. The Nittany Lions volleyball team has built a dynasty in State College, winning six of the past eight National Championships and four in a row from 2007-2010. In the three days leading up to the match, BTN’s cameras were embedded with each program, providing viewers an unparalleled glimpse into two perennial volleyball
It's still the offseason in the NBA, and Nik Stauskas remains busy trying to raise money and awareness for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). He recently was on TSN's "Off the Record," drilling 3-pointers with random items, including a football, cabbage and watermelon.
It’s going to be tough to top Stephanie White’s first season as a WNBA coach. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] The former Purdue star and current Indiana Fever head coach guided her team to the WNBA Eastern Conference crown Tuesday night, becoming the first rookie coach to lead a team to the finals. White’s Fever topped the New York Liberty, 66-51, in the winner-take-all Game 3 to advance to the best-of-7 WNBA Finals vs. the Minnesota Lynx, starting Sunday afternoon. The 1999 Big Ten Player of the Year and leader of the