The NFL draft has been good to Penn State the last 10 years, as the Nittany Lions have produced 36 picks. That total is more impressive when you consider Penn State had no picks in 2005. The program has lived up to its billing as “Linebacker U,” producing nine picks at that storied position in State College, Pa. No other position has produced as many NFL picks over the last 10 years for PSU. The Nittany Lions also have been fertile on both lines and in the defensive backfield. The offensive skill spots? Not so productive. There are several Nittany
The Michigan-Michigan State rivalry has developed into one of the most heated in-state rivalries in college football today. While Michigan owned this rivalry early on, it is the Spartans who have been dominant on the gridiron as of late, winning six of the last seven meetings between these schools. Well, it looks like this rivalry just added another chapter. Michigan State’s Spartan bronze statue, which sits square in the middle of campus, was given a Michigan makeover late Wednesday night. From the looks of it, the statue was pained Michigan blue, with a maize Block M in the middle of
Update on Penn State's and Ohio State's offensive line. A look at football helmet safety ideas. Where will star running back Tevin Coleman land? And a crazy mascot story involving a horse. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart scooped up the top Thursday headlines and offers them up ... right here.
It wasn’t a big shock to hear that Nebraska’s Terran Petteway is declaring for the draft. “I want to start off by thanking the city of Lincoln and state of Nebraska for all of the love and support that you guys have shown me over the last three years,” Petteway said in a statement. “This is a bittersweet moment for me because Lincoln has become a second home to me, but in the same instance has helped me grow as a man and ballplayer, and I love y’all.” It’s a tough blow for a Cornhusker program that’s coming off 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. The story about the great scientist Isaac Newton discovering gravity when an apple fell from a tree and hit him in the head is almost certainly not true, or at least heavily embroidered. But it’s become so popular in part because it gets at another truth: Incredible scientific breakthroughs can happen at seemingly random and odd times and places. Kechun Zhang, chemical engineering and materials science professor at the University of
Michigan shut out in-state rival Michigan State 10-0 in a Big Ten softball game on Wednesday at Ole College Field. However, this wasn’t any ordinary college softball game. Michigan sophomore pitcher Megan Betsa struck out six MSU batters on her way to pitching a no-hitter against the Spartans. Betsa (18-4) allowed one walk on her way to completing her second collegiate no-hitter. The Wolverines return home for their next five games, kicking off the homestand with a three-game weekend set against Indiana, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday.
Big Ten baseball fans were treated to an incredible play on Tuesday when Ohio State third baseman Nick Sergakis made an outstanding stop down the line and threw out a runner from one knee. [ MORE: Ohio State’s Nick Sergakis makes phenomenal throw on one knee ] Well, fans got to see another eye-popping play on Wednesday, but this one came against a Big Ten team. Indiana and Evansville were tied at 1-1 in the fifth inning when IU sophomore Craig Dedelow crushed a ball to deep left on the first pitch of the at-bat. As the ball cleared the
Illinois head basketball coach John Groce announced Wednesday that sophomore forward Austin Colbert (Chesapeake, Va.) is no longer with the program. Colbert will transfer at the conclusion of UI spring semester classes. “After meeting with Austin, he and I agree that it is in his best interest to pursue a fresh start and continue his education and basketball career at another institution,” Groce said. “We are appreciative of the effort Austin gave during his time at Illinois, and we will fully support him and his family throughout the transfer process.” Colbert appeared in 25 games this past season, averaging 1.7
This week, the 14 Big Ten football coaches and a player from each team are fielding questions from reporters around the country. On Wednesday, reporters spoke with West Division coaches and players. Check back on Thursday to hear from players and coaches from the East Division. Illinois: Tim Beckman and Wes Lunt Indiana: Kevin Wilson and Jason Spriggs Iowa: Kirk Ferentz and Drew Ott Maryland: Randy Edsall and Andrew Zeller Michigan: Jim Harbaugh and Joe Bolden Michigan State: Mark Dantonio and Shilique Calhoun Minnesota: Jerry Kill and Briean Boddy-Calhoun Nebraska: Mike Riley and Jordan Westerkamp Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald and
Fran and Margaret McCaffery presented a check for $34,044 to representatives from the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Wednesday afternoon at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.