Jerry Kill is gone. The Tracy Claeys era has begun. And, change is brewing … it has been for several months. The program is on solid footing, having been to a bowl each of the last four seasons. But the staff has been altered with a new offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and offensive line coach. Still, there is momentum coming off a bowl win that capped a disappointing 6-7 season. Claeys let go offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Matt Limegrover and quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski. Jay Johnson was hired from Louisiana-Lafayette to run the offense and coach quarterbacks, while Bart Miller was
When asked if Michigan State is a Final Four team, Michigan State's Matt Costello said, "I think it is a national championship-caliber team. We have all the pieces, inside game, outside game, unselfish, running game. The only thing we are lacking is consistency." Spartans face Penn State this Sunday on BTN/BTN2Go. Read our entire Q&A with Costello.
In Thursday's Big Ten headlines digest, we''ve got the following stories: Jerry Kill won't have a role with the Minnesota athletic department. Ever wonder which Big Ten players ran the fastest 40-yard dashes at the NFL Combine since 1999? Michigan Jim Harbaugh responded to another SEC coach. And here's one idea for streamlining the football recruiting process. Read on.
The ultimate aim of education shouldn’t be to teach students how to memorize information. It should also help broaden their horizons and prepare them to lead and improve human society. Based on that standard, it appears that the exchange program run by the University of Nebraska’s Institute of Civic Engagement is a success. The State Dept.-sponsored program, the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI), invites 20 students annually from Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe to Nebraska’s campus in Lincoln for a five-week crash course in democracy, citizenship and civic engagement. The participants are chosen by the embassy in
Big Ten fans were treated to one of the best finishes of the season in Wednesday night’s Minnesota vs. Ohio State women’s basketball game. With the game tied, 76-76, and 15 seconds remaining in the game, Minnesota’s Rachel Banham missed a shot, but Jessie Edwards got the rebound and the putback to give Minnesota the lead as time expired. Check it out at the top of this post. After a lengthy review, the refs determined that there was 0.5 seconds left on the clock, meaning Ohio State would have a shot to tie it or win it. OSU ran an
We have a new favorite for your 2015-16 Big Ten Dunk of the Year! It came midway through the second half of Wednesday’s Iowa vs. Wisconsin game on BTN. With the game tied, 51-51, with just under nine minutes remaining in the contest, Wisconsin’s Khalil Iverson drove to the basket and threw down an incredible windmill slam over an Iowa defender. Check out the play at the top of this post. “This will solve the energy crisis,” said BTN’s Shon Morris in reference to the windmill dunk. Congrats, Mr. Iverson. You are officially a #BTNStandout!
Big Ten fans were treated to a pair of outstanding Big Ten men's basketball games on Super Wednesday.
They say time flies when you’re having fun, and this Big Ten Women’s Basketball season is no exception. With only one week left until the Big Ten tournament, here are my picks for Big Ten Conference awards: Coach of the Year: Ohio State’s – Kevin McGuff Coach McGuff has managed to stay afloat of the Big Ten with only one conference loss to Northwestern. Currently riding a Big Ten best 11-game win streak, the Buckeyes look to be clicking on all cylinders and poised to make a run at the Big Ten tourney crown. Player of the Year: Rachel Banham
As part of BTN’s celebration of Black History Month, Howard Griffith sits down for an interview with Ohio State AD Gene Smith, who shares what Black History Month means to him. Watch more BTN TV features here.
Kobe 11 PEs for Kentucky, Michigan State, Duke, and Oregon: pic.twitter.com/hoJfhMeeW0 — Heidi Burgett (@heidiburgett) February 24, 2016 It looks like the Michigan State Spartans will have some new, fresh Nikes to wear this season. Nike’s PR Director, Heidi Burgett, tweeted out a photo of specially designed Kobe 11 PEs for Michigan State, Kentucky, Duke and Oregon. Check out the photo at the top of the post. These are awesome and will likely be a big hit among the players. Unfortunately for fans, Burgett responded to a follower that the shoes will be “player exclusive,” meaning they will not go