Last week, I posted an article on the top 5 defensive trios in the Big Ten. The list consisted of the top DL-LB-DB trio in the conference, and was highlighted by Ohio State.
Once again, the Summer of Jim Harbaugh continues to roll on. [ MORE: Check out all of our Jim Harbaugh news ] This time, the new Michigan football coach has taken his (Twitter) act abroad. Harbaugh is visiting France, and he tweeted a couple pictures of his visit to a local McDonald’s. Odd? Most definitely. But then one reads the text of his tweet (“Le Big Mac and Royal with Cheese please.”), and he/she can’t help but respect the Pulp Fiction reference. Soon enough, Harbaugh and the Wolverines will kick off the 2015 season. Until Thursday, Sept. 3, when Michigan
Recently, when the United States fields a women’s team in the World University Games, it brings home the gold. [ MORE: Read usab.com’s full championship game release ] It did so for the sixth consecutive time Monday, as the U.S. topped Canada, 82-63, in the Gold Medal Game in Gwangju, South Korea. The U.S., which also won gold in 2001, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, was led by Northwestern head coach Joe McKeown. “It’s a great honor to represent the USA and to be able to coach this group,” McKeown said to usab.com. “To see them gel together in a
Every member of the U.S. women’s national team will get a Sports Illustrated cover, the publication announced Monday. [ SEE COVERS: Ali Krieger | Alyssa Naeher | Carli Lloyd | Jill Ellis ] That means ex-Penn State standouts Ali Krieger and Alyssa Naeher and former Illinois coach Jill Ellis will grace a cover of the most prestigious sports magazine. So will ex-Rutgers star Carli Lloyd, the Golden Ball winner, who played for the Scarlet Knights before they entered the Big Ten. There are 25 covers in all, which will hit newsstands later this week, and SI says they will vary
With the Orlando and Utah summer league seasons complete and the Las Vegas Summer League now underway, let's take a look at former Big Ten players' statistics.
At 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go, we will replay Northwestern’s memorable 34-20 win over Mississippi State in the 2013 Gator Bowl. This was a historic win for Pat Fitzgerald’s program, as the Wildcats put an end to the nation’s longest postseason losing streak. Heading into the game, Northwestern hadn’t won a postseason game since 1949. Kain Colter threw for 76 yards and rushed for 71 yards, while the Wildcats picked off four Mississippi State passes in the victory. Here is a breakdown of Northwestern’s victory. Top moment: Quentin Williams picked off Tyler Russell’s pass and returned it for a
A series that covers the true revolutionaries, Game Changers explores how innovators from Big Ten universities — students, faculty and alums — are inventing or reinventing their chosen fields. Louis Pasteur. Jonas Salk. Kristin Comella? It’s perhaps a bit premature to say that this Ohio State graduate should be mentioned in the same breath as those giants of medical science. But the work she’s doing with stem-cell therapies just might end up having an impact on the same scale. Comella currently serves as chief scientific officer at Bioheart Inc., which is focused on discovering and developing stem-cell therapies for the
Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo has seen more than his share of clutch performances and high-pressure situations. But even in his biggest games, there have been breaks in the action. In real emergencies, there are no timeouts, no commercials. That lesson — along with several others — was driven home for Izzo and other MSU coaches during a rather unusual team-building exercise at an annual Athletics Department retreat in early June. The coaches went through a simulation at MSU’s College of Human Medicine involving an emergency procedure with a critically ill “patient.” Izzo, Mark Dantonio (football), Tom Minkel
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums and faculty are taking to work. Deontae Moore didn’t necessarily set out to become a leader and an example for others to follow. But that’s how it turned out for this Northwestern University graduate and native son of Chicago’s South Side. It all started when Moore, who grew up in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, graduated from Urban Prep Academy, a network of three all-male charter high schools
Former Michigan State star Draymond Green answered questions from the media on Thursday during a press conference to address his newly signed five-year, $82 million contract with the Golden State Warriors. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten pros coverage ] During the press conference, Green was asked about the impact Michigan State’s Tom Izzo has had on him, both as a player and as a man. “That’s the thing I love about Coach Izzo is, him raising you into a man when you get to his program is 10 times more important than what type of basketball player