This is a feel-good story that all Big Ten fans can appreciate. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Polls: Pick Week 9 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten paces Power 5 in bowl teams | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Megan Shufflebarger was shopping at Target with her daughter Kinley, looking at toys for her upcoming third birthday. Purdue freshman running back Tario Fuller came over and asked Kinley what her favorite doll was. She showed him the doll
Northwestern’s football team is on a bye week, which means players get a small break from the usual weekly grind. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Polls: Pick Week 9 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten paces Power 5 in bowl teams | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Well, the Wildcats took advantage of their Friday bye week practice, having a little bit of Halloween fun. Head coach Pat Fitzgerald and the players got together to plan a surprise
What do coaches talk to their players about before a big game? Now you can find out! Thanks to our exclusive Field Pass cameras only available with BTN2Go or via our YouTube page, Big Ten fans will get an early live look at both Wisconsin and Rutgers players and coaches before Saturday’s game at noon ET on BTN. This Field Pass link is also the same link you can use to watch the game live on BTN2Go. The YouTube stream will expire before the game and will only show the pregame activities. Here’s how you can see the action! One hour before noon
Nike released a new two-minute commercial on Thursday, which features numerous professional athletes going up against each other in a snow football game. Four of those athletes have Big Ten ties: Draymond Green (Michigan State), Le’Veon Bell (Michigan State), Ndamukong Suh (Nebraska), and Carli Lloyd (Rutgers). Watch the incredible commercial at the top of this post. Nike also released a “Behind The Scenes” feature from the commercial. In one segment, they ask Green if he could hit one person with a snowball, who would it be? Green’s response: “It would definitely be a Michigan fan.” Check it out at the
It’s the last Saturday in October tomorrow. That means it’s time to take one last deep breath as we point toward the finish line. And, already, before the first Thanksgiving turkey is cooked, the Big Ten has three job openings. I look at coaching tumult and other topics in my Hard Takes. It has been a strange year for coaches in the Big Ten. Three schools have seen coaching changes before Halloween. It began with the stunning firing of Illinois’ Tim Beckman a week before the season started, and then Maryland canned Randy Edsall following the Oct. 10 game at
Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. is out for Saturday, so who steps in? What does Northwestern need to do in the bye week? Tom Izzo has high praise for a new big man - high, high praise. And did you read this story about how Jerry Kill's generosity with children suffering from seizures changed one boy's life? Tom Dienhart gives you one more spin around the Big Ten headlines on this Friday before Week 9 games kick off Saturday.
How much does “innovation” cost? Many people would guess well into the millions — or even billions — of dollars. And much of the time, they’d be right. But sometimes it costs little more than the spare change you can dig out of your couch cushions or the floorboards of your car. At the University of Michigan, a new program called Innovate Brew is bringing together faculty from various disciplines, from aerospace engineering to social justice policy, to discuss what they’re doing and share ideas over a cup of coffee. Innovate Brew is an initiative housed under the university’s larger
The Iowa Hawkeyes kicked off the Big Ten exhibition season with an impressive 99-73 win over Sioux Falls on Thursday night.
College basketball season has arrived! [ MORE: Get the full Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition schedule ] With the Big Ten hoops exhibition season underway, teams are in the midst of completing all their preseason media responsibilities. The Rutgers men’s basketball team recently took its 2015-16 team photo, and head coach Eddie Jordan and the staff had 12-year-old Sean Moffitt, of North Brunswick, New Jersey, pose in the photo. Born with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, Moffitt signed a national letter of intent on his “draft day” last year at the Rutgers Athletic Center. Read ScarletKnights.com’s full story on Moffitt. Well done,
We have reached the midway point of the 2015 season and very little has gone as planned. Look back at the preseason poll released in August and it is nothing like the current standings through ten matches of conference play. The nation’s toughest volleyball conference has always been unpredictable, but now a scrambled Big Ten title race features none of the preseason top four in the No. 1 spot. That position is held by a team that did not even reach the postseason a year ago — Hugh McCutcheon’s 10-1 Golden Gophers. A season after dropping out of the Top