If we’ve learned anything since Jim Harbaugh took over at Michigan, it’s that we pay attention when the coach speaks and tweets. Speaking in front of about 200 high school coaches Thursday in Detroit, Harbaugh gave Big Ten football fans, particularity ones in the state of Michigan, reason to listen. When discussing the current pecking order of teams in the state, Harbaugh said this about rival Michigan State: “We know we’re not the biggest guy on the block. Michigan State’s bigger than us on the block.” “Rightfully so. They have done a tremendous job, and (I) respect the job that
We’re approaching the summer, folks, which means the rankings are out in full force. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten mascots coverage ] There are even lists that rank college mascots. As part of its 15 for ’15 series, NFL.com posted its ranking of college football’s best mascots Wednesday afternoon. Only two Big Ten mascots made the cut, believe it or not. The good news? Brutus the Buckeye did come in at No. 2. Here’s what the publication says about Ohio State’s iconic mascot: “Brutus is one of the more recognizable mascots in the country, and for good
ESPN's John Goodman released his latest preseason men's college basketball poll, and six Big Ten teams land in the top 25. Maryland comes in at No. 1, a popular pick among experts.
Victor Oladipo spent the day Wednesday at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington D.C. [ MORE: Read washingtonpost.com’s feature on Oladipo’s day ] Oladipo’s older sister, Kendra, who became deaf in second grade, is a substitute teacher at the school, so the former Indiana star and current Orlando Magic guard paid the school a visit. According to the Washington Post link above, Oladipo talked to students for a half-hour, took questions from the kids and posed for photos. He also talked about post-NBA life, saying that he wanted to start a basketball camp for deaf youth. An
Mlive.com has 10 things Michigan State fans can look forward to in 2015. I am intrigued by who will start at tailback. Mike Griffith of Mlive.com says Gerald Holmes and Madre London battled for the pole position coming out of spring drills, and incoming freshman LJ Scott is expected to enter the competition the moment he steps on campus. Delton Williams remains suspended indefinitely, so who starts in the opener is one of the more compelling questions. *** The honeymoon for new Nebraska coach Mike Riley continues. Backslaps for everyone in Lincoln! But know this: The first game is Sept.
Two years into the job at Purdue, Darrell Hazell is 4-20 overall and 1-15 in the Big Ten. It’s time to show some progress in 2015.
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. Imagine you rip open the envelopes of all your monthly energy bills — gas, HVAC, hot water and electricity — and they all say “Amount Due: $0.” Sounds impossible? It could be a reality soon, thanks to recent energy-efficiency advances in home construction. And a group of several bright young engineering, architecture and design students at the University of Minnesota is leading the
Alternate uniforms and concept designs have become a huge craze throughout college football. Just three months ago, we saw the staff over at bigrednation.com tweet out some images of four different Nebraska helmet concepts. Now, it looks like there are some new Nebraska concept helmet designs to check out. @J_mueller36 tweeted out the photo on top of this post. According to his Twitter bio, Mueller is a Student Equipment Manager at Nebraska. Some of these are pretty sharp. I really like the Herbie Husker design on the shiny red helmet (bottom left). Remember, these are concept designs, meaning Nebraska won’t
Los Angeles and Chicago – Former college football All-American, four-time NFL Super Bowl champion linebacker and experienced broadcaster Matt Millen returns to the FOX Sports family of networks as the lead game analyst for the Big Ten Network, working alongside play-by-play announcer Kevin Kugler. Additionally, he appears in FOX Sports 1’s Los Angeles studio as both a college football and NFL analyst for the original news programs AMERICA’S PREGAME and FOX SPORTS LIVE. A four-year letterman at defensive tackle for Penn State from 1976 to 1979, Millen was a member of Nittany Lions teams that posted a combined a 37-11
Maryland head baseball coach John Szefc will serve a two-game NCAA suspension because of his ejection from Sunday’s Big Ten tournament title game. Szefc was ejected during the top of the seventh inning by home plate umpire Jim Schaly in Maryland’s 4-3 loss to Michigan. “I apologize for my actions during Sunday’s game and I regret that I won’t be able to lead the team at the start of regionals.” Szefc said in a team release. “I take full responsibility for my behavior and will accept the two-game suspension. Though I’m disappointed I won’t be in the dugout for our