Kandis Elliot has devoted her career to making science more beautiful — and accessible. As emerita senior artist at the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Botany, she spent decades illustrating plants and animals to educate and delight the public. But her latest project may be her most ambitious. Elliot created a series of life-size posters of all of the 183 fish species found in Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers and streams. And she predicted big things for this project. “It’ll make a splash,” Elliot said. As you might imagine, it isn’t easy to find good visual representations of that many species of
Maryland has seen enough from Randy Edsall, who was fired today. The move had been widely speculated for days, as the Terrapins have struggled mightily in Edsall’s fifth season in College Park, Maryland.
Ohio State remains on top of my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, but it can hear Michigan’s footsteps. Oh, and don’t forget about Michigan State and Iowa, which are lurking.
Five Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AP and Coaches Poll, released Sunday. [ MORE: Week 7 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Best of Week 6 | Power Rankings | Latest polls | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Week 6 picks revisited | Week 6 honorees | Maryland fires Randy Edsall | What our expert learned | Week 6 uniforms | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Find your team’s homepage ] The biggest movers were Iowa (No. 17/No. 17), which moved up at least five spots in both polls, and Michigan (No. 12/No. 14),
The Michigan bandwagon is officially a runaway train. Will the party every stop? Is this the best team in the Big Ten East? Is this a … playoff team? The possibilities seemed endless for the Wolverines.
Another Saturday, another heart-breaking loss for Nebraska ... and another dominating effort by Michigan. This time, Northwestern felt the wrath of Jim Harbaugh’s Sharpie and khakis. Next up: A visit from Michigan State, which survived and advanced at Rutgers. Oh, and don’t forget about No. 1 Ohio State, which may have turned a corner offensively.
It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for Gerry DiNardo’s weekly Sunday Ruminations. [ MORE: Week 6 scores | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Best of Week 6 | Power Rankings | Latest polls | Bowl Projections | Week 6 picks revisited | Week 6 honorees | Maryland fires Randy Edsall | What our expert learned | Week 6 uniforms | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Find your team’s homepage ] The BTN analyst goes to Twitter every Sunday morning to give his 140-character analysis on each Big Ten team. What did DiNardo glean from Week 6 Big
Minnesota true freshman running back Shannon Brooks is a name Big Ten fans will want to remember. [ MORE: Week 6 scores | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Best of Week 6 | Power Rankings | Latest polls | Week 6 picks revisited | Maryland fires Randy Edsall | What our expert learned | Week 6 uniforms | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Find your team’s homepage ] Just ask Jerry Kill. “Shannon Brooks is going to be a heck of a back,” Kill said. “He reminds me of Marion Barber. He is fast, and he hits the
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. A stressful career running his own architecture firm in Boston left Indiana University lecturer Jon Racek in need of a recharge. Frustrated, he headed to Thailand for six months and discovered, by accident, his new passion: playgrounds. Today, Racek is founder and executive director of Play360, an organization that not only helps build playgrounds in underdeveloped countries, but also teaches people how
Before we turn our attention to Week 7, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Michigan State beat writer Joe Rexrode and Big Ten fans did with their Week 6 Big Ten game predictions.