Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. Lily Mank never had to stop to smell the roses. She was most likely planting them. “Just look at my name,” said the 2015 University of Wisconsin graduate who specializes in therapeutic garden designs. “It was only natural that I gravitated towards nature.” At an earlier point in her life, Mank considered a career in pre-med — for about a split-second. “It didn’t feel exactly right for
ESPN Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman recently released his updated NBA Mock Draft 5.0, which includes three Big Ten players in the lottery.
Purdue head football coach Darrell Hazell announced that junior quarterback Danny Etling has asked for and been granted a release. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s Purdue schedule analysis ] “We appreciate all the hard work and dedication that Danny has put into the Purdue program,” Hazell said. “We wish him nothing but the best in his future both on and off the football field.” Etling appeared in 13 games for the Boilermakers over the past two seasons, making 12 starts. He passed for 2,490 yards, had a 55.5 completion percentage (238-429) and threw 16 touchdown passes. Read more at Purduesports.com.
Matthew Dellavedova's ascent got BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman thinking about the top reserves in recent Big Ten history.
Pretty much any preseason college football writeup is going to favor Ohio State. Athlon Sports’ early 2015 All-Big Ten Team is no exception. [ MORE: How many Big Ten stars made Phil Steele’s All-American Team? ] The reigning national champs have 19 players listed on the publication’s four teams, released Thursday, including nine (4 offense; 5 defense) first-teamers. Running back Ezekiel Elliott and defensive end Joey Bosa highlight the Buckeyes’ selections. Those two deserve to make every Big Ten first team, no matter the outlet. As expected, fellow Big Ten East power Michigan State has the second-most players (11), including
Not only were 53 players selected Monday-Wednesday, but Illinois, Maryland and Michigan State all had a school-record number of student-athletes picked in the three-day event.
A very abbreviated week of action with just five games. Why? Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue and Michigan all are off. [ MORE: Best of Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 ] Maryland and Penn State have a burgeoning rivalry. And last year’s meeting in State College helped fuel it. Maryland was hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty before kickoff when its three captains refused to shake the hands of the three Nittany Lion captains gathered at midfield for the game’s coin toss. Maryland went on to
Yesterday, we took a look at the Big Ten East receivers and tight ends. Now, we’ll check out the Big Ten West, where the jury remains out on several corps.
John Clay was, well, John Clay, and J.J. Watt was making J.J. Watt-like plays. Relive Wisconsin's 2009 Champs Sports Bowl win over Miami at 8 p.m. ET Thursday on BTN/BTN2Go.
Quarterback play has been an issue for Purdue for a few seasons. Who is the best option in 2015? Austin Appleby? Danny Etling? David Blough? Elijah Sindelar? Would Darrell Hazell consider a rotation? “No,” said Hazell. “No. Absolutely not.” Appleby figures to be the guy, but he may be little more than “pedestrian.” Ditto Etling. Would the staff have the guts to turn over the reins to a greenhorn like redshirt freshman Blough or true freshman Sindelar? I have my doubts, seeing as how this is a critical season for Hazell who needs to produce more in his third season