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The Big Ten is home to one of sports’ top 10 most influential pro athletes. That’s the case, at least, according to the latest surveys from Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research that ranks the most influence among U.S. fans. For the curious parties, the study included each athlete’s N-Score, Nielsen’s measurement for a player’s endorsement potential.
The Big Ten continues to be a revenue leader among the nation’s conferences.
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It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to take a look at BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories and most-watched videos from the past week. See both lists in this post.
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Michigan has a lot to like about next season’s team which is in pursuit of the school’s first Big Ten title since 2004, but one glaring issues is the lack of a pass rusher. Who will it be?
The Big Ten softball season came to a close Sunday, and for the sixth consecutive season it was Michigan claiming the Big Ten crown. How much will the Wolverines’ dominance impact the All-Big Ten teams and superlative winners? That’s to be determined, but BTN analysts Garland Cooper and Tammy Williams offered their predictions on Sunday’s “Big Ten Diamond Report.” See the analysts’ winners in the video here.
President Barack Obama delivered the commencement speech Sunday at Ohio State’s graduation ceremony. Obama’s speech marked the third delivered by a sitting President at Ohio State, following George W. Bush (2002) and Gerald Ford (1974). Catch up on some of the highlights of his speech with tweets in this post. Plus, watch Obama’s 2010 commencement speech at Michigan.
Michigan State baseball beat Illinois on Sunday afternoon at McLane Stadium, 4-3, thanks to a three-run home run to left field by junior Joel Fisher. The Spartans (26-14, 9-6 Big Ten) were trailing 3-1 in the eighth before Fisher sent the seniors home with a win in the final home weekend at McLane. Illinois fell to 28-15 and 9-9 in the conference. Read full MSUSpartans.com recap and get all of Sunday’s scores and stats in this post.