Four Big Ten teams held closed out their spring on Saturday, and five more do the same this weekend. As a result, there's a lot of football news in Tom Dienhart's Monday Big Ten links.
For Steve Katsaros, it all started with a nagging idea. Walking by a construction site one evening, he noticed a rope of construction lights all drawing power from a chugging, polluting generator. Immediately, a question came to his mind: Was it necessary? The next day, he went home and sketched a simple but elegant solution to the problem: a solar-powered light bulb. Four days later, the Purdue alum had a patent in hand. “Selling solar lights is how we’re going to change the world,” said Katsaros, who founded a company to market his invention. “It quickly became apparent that the
No. 3 Maryland is still perfect in Big Ten play, and it has Matt Rambo to thank. The sophomore registered the game-winner with 13 seconds left Sunday night to send the Terrapins past Rutgers, 9-8.
Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time for Big Ten spring football. Five Big Ten teams have hosted their annual spring game, including Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern, all of which took the field yesterday. Coming up Saturday, it’s Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue’s turns. Get link to watch your team’s game on BTN2Go. The following weekend, Iowa, Michigan State, Rutgers (Friday) and Wisconsin close out the Big Ten spring season. Catch up on the highlights and reaction to all of the completed spring games below. MARYLAND Senior wide receiver Marcus Leak hauled in
Two Big Ten standouts claimed individual national titles Saturday night at the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships in Norman, Oklahoma.
The Nebraska bowling team won its fifth national title Saturday night, topping Stephen F. Austin, 4-2, in front of a nationally televised audience. The Huskers, who also took the national crown in 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2013, have won five of the first 12 NCAA bowling titles. Nebraska’s championship marks the eighth won by Big Ten institutions this academic year, joining Michigan State women’s cross country, Penn State women’s volleyball, Ohio State football, Ohio State wrestling, Minnesota women’s hockey, Ohio State pistol and Ohio State synchronized swimming. Read the full huskers.com recap. We think you’ll enjoy the two GIFs below,
For nearly 70 years now, the Fulbright Program has given scholarships, international exposure and professional opportunities to some of the brightest minds among university students and faculty the world over. Historically, the Big Ten Conference has been well represented among Fulbright Scholars and Students, and this year is no exception. Five Big Ten universities had six faculty members apiece among U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 2014-5, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, which placed them in a tie for fifth-place among all U.S. research institutions. Additionally, eight Big Ten member schools landed in the top 25 for U.S. Fulbright Students
The Ohio State football team hosted its annual Student Appreciation Day on Saturday, one week before the Scarlet-Gray Spring game, and it was a big success.
Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern know how to put a bow on practice. They have a watermelon eating contest to mark the end of Camp Kenosha, and they have a dizzy bat race to signal the end of spring drills.
Minnesota took the field on Saturday for the team’s annual spring football game at TCF Bank Stadium. [ MORE: Get links to watch Big Ten spring football games on BTN2Go ] BTN aired the game live on BTN/BTN2Go. Watch the replay on BTN2Go! There were several impressive highlights in the game, and we have them all for you right here! Running back Rodrick Williams Jr. had the first big play of the day, breaking tackle after tackled on his way to a 12-yard touchdown run up the middle. Williams Jr. is expected to compete for the starting running back role,