The world’s largest student-run philanthropy is back at it, as Penn State’s annual “THON” kicked off late Friday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center. [ MORE: Watch the 2016 THON live stream | Follow @THON on Twitter! ] The event, which started in 1977 and raises benefits for pediatric cancer patients, features more than 700 students dancing for 46 consecutive hours, officially ending at 4 p.m. ET Sunday. Throughout the 46-hour marathon, Penn State athletic teams will rotate in to take part in raising money for the Four Diamonds Fund out of Penn State Hershey Medical Center. A year ago,
(AP) Jim Harbaugh has Michigan in the spotlight again. [ MORE: Meet No. 1 recruit Rashan Gary | Tom Brady at Signing of the Stars | Ric Flair at Signing of the Stars ] The Wolverines announced Friday their spring football game will be at night for the first time. The April 1 game will serve as the 15th and final practice for Harbaugh’s second spring with the Wolverines. This month, Harbaugh is taking his players to practice in Florida during spring break, a move NCAA President Mark Emmert does not favor. “They’re having a hard time being students and
Do your memories of summer camp include toasting marshmallows over an open fire, hikes in the woods and mosquito bites? How about dissecting an animal heart? If that last one throws people for a loop, they can be excused. That’s because up to this point, there hasn’t been a summer experience quite like C.A.M.P. A collaboration between the Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences and the Indiana University School of Medicine – West Lafayette, C.A.M.P. (Clinical Applications for future Medical Professionals) is an innovative undertaking designed to introduce young people to the possibilities of a career in health. Campers,
What is the most powerful fan base in college football? Collegespun.com recently published an article listing the 16 most powerful fan bases, and four Big Ten schools appear on the list. Factors that were taken into account while creating the list include program worth, program revenue, television contracts, social media followings, attendance and a number of others. Leading the way is Ohio State, which is listed at No. 1 overall. “Ohio State has always been among the strongest programs and fan bases in college football, but winning the 2014 national championship seems to have woken something up in the Buckeye
Fans have reason to cheer for Minnesota senior Joey King. BTN.com's Sean Merriman has the story here.
A familiar name to Big Ten basketball fans returns on this Saturday’s episode of the “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2016,” as we take you behind the scenes to watch former Ohio State star Evan Turner (remember this shot?) get his No. 21 jersey raised to the rafters at Ohio State. The show airs at 9 p.m. ET right after the Ohio State-Nebraska game. And we of course have our usual special game highlights. This week we were at Michigan vs. Ohio State game and Wisconsin vs. Maryland. Remember, if you miss the debut of the show, you can find
What Big Ten player is the most exciting? Who would you plunk down your hard-earned cash to watch? Who brings you out of your seat and makes you say “AHHHH!”? I asked some media members for their choice. Jess Settles, Big Ten Network: Denzel Valentine. Magic Johnson passes, hits H-O-R-S-E shots in big games, always a triple-double threat. Fearless. Marcus Fuller, St. Paul Pioneer Press: Most exciting to me is A.J. Hammons. In today’s world, the 7-footers are mainly shot blockers and rebounders. Or you’ll see them trying to be guards and hanging out on the perimeter. But Hammons is
The National Championship Dual series highlights this weekend as eight Big Ten teams host six Division I conference champions from around the country and two wildcards. In his weekend preview, BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks takes a closer look at No. 1 Penn State's matchup.
Illinois men’s basketball coach John Groce suspended Leron Black indefinitely after a Thursday night incident that led to Black’s arrest by police. According to this report by the Champaign News-Gazette, University of Illinois Police said Black, 20, was arrested for aggravated assault after he allegedly threatened a security employee of the Canopy Club, 708 Goodwin, U. In a Friday morning statement, Groce said, “We are aware of the incident involving Leron Black. He has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities as we await the legal process.” Black has missed 19 games this season with a knee injury. In his seven
Illinois announced Josh Whitman as the school's new Athletic Director on Thursday. Here is his entire opening statement as well as his answers to media questions.