Mike Riley’s first spring game as Nebraska’s head football coach was a giant success. [ MORE: Watch replay of Nebraska spring game on BTN2Go ] The university announced that 76,881 fans attended the annual Red-White Spring Football Game on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska drew 61,772 fans at last year’s event, which ranked fifth among all schools in 2014. Alabama led the nation in spring game attendance last season, drawing a total of 73,506 fans. The Huskers topped that number by more than 3,000 fans Saturday. Check it out. According to BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart, who was in
Nebraska held its annual spring game Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Get all of the top highlights and interviews inside.
It was a gigantic first half for Marcus Leak in Maryland’s annual spring game Saturday afternoon. The wide receiver hauled in three touchdown passes, accounting for all three first-half touchdowns, and they were impressive ones, to boot. Leak started things off with a beautiful catch-and-run, dispatching several would-be tacklers on his way to the end zone. Watch Leak’s first TD grab in the video above. His second score was on a short reception, while the third came on a highlight leaping grab. Watch the second and third scoring receptions below. Leak finished the day with six receptions, 132 yards and
Northwestern held its final practice of the spring season Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go. Get all of the top moments from Lakeside Field inside.
The Purdue football team will have a new home uniform design to choose from this fall. The Boilermakers unveiled the new Nike alternate Saturday morning.
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. Editor’s Note: Throughout the universities in the Big Ten Conference, it’s a tradition for large groups of students to get together annually to dance the night (and day) away to raise money for pediatric cancer causes. While their dance marathons vary in size and atmosphere, the people who make them happen can probably relate to the experience of Kinan Tadmori, Rutgers student
Just because the 2014-15 college basketball season is in the books, that doesn't mean the excitement surrounding college basketball is over.
Digging through my mail bag, looking for questions and queries to answer with spring football in full gear and basketball now in our rear-view mirror. Keep those cards and letters coming.
Following his outstanding NCAA Tournament run, Wisconsin junior Sam Dekker has officially declared for the 2015 NBA Draft. [ MORE: With Dekker gone, what’s next for Wisconsin ] This comes as no surprise as Dekker was nothing short of outstanding in this year’s NCAA tourney, averaging more than 19 points and 5.5 rebounds in helping the Badgers top Kentucky and earn a spot in the national title game. Dekker started 81 games in his three years at Wisconsin, finishing 15th in school history with 1,363 points. He became just the eighth player in Wisconsin’s rich basketball history to total 1,000
It was no shock to see the report today that Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker is turning pro. He had to. His stock never will be higher after a breakout NCAA tourney in which he averaged 19.1 points and made 15-of-36 3-pointers in helping the Badgers reach the national championship game. Now what for Wisconsin? Bo Ryan never has finished lower than fourth place in the Big Ten since becoming Wisconsin coach in 2001-02. But he’ll face a roster with some yawning holes next season, putting that remarkable “top four” streak in jeopardy. In addition to losing Dekker, who had a season of