South Florida and Cuba are separated by about 90 miles of water and 1,000 miles of culture. Penn State professor and professional trombone player Mark Lusk found that to be the case when he brought a group from the United States to the island nation for the first time in 2014. “It feels like you’re in a different dimension,” he said. “I never thought it would be that way.” “They picked us up in this old Ford 1950s truck with bench seats,” recalled Penn State graduate student Wesley Thompson, who went on that first trip. “The ride was just incredible
Rutgers interim coach Norries Wilson is new to the whole postgame press conference thing, and he made it clear late Saturday night. [ MORE: Week 3 scoreboard | Best of Week 3 | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Gerry DiNardo’s tweets | Week 3 picks revisited | See what Tom Dienhart learned | Week 3 award winners | New Week 3 uniform designs ] “OK, how do they do it here?” Wilson asked as he took his seat in front of the media following a 28-3 loss at
Perfect Iowa and Northwestern finally make a move in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. But the question is, can anyone ever catch Ohio State and Michigan State?
It's Sunday, and that means it's time for Gerry DiNardo's weekly Sunday Ruminations. The BTN analyst goes to Twitter every Sunday morning to give his 140-character analysis on what he saw in the Big Ten the previous day.
The latest Coaches Poll was released Sunday, and three of the four ranked Big Ten teams moved up following Week 3 victories. Michigan State moved up one, to No. 3, giving the Big Ten two of the poll's top three teams.
Gwen Westerman likes to tell stories. She just doesn’t do it with words. “I think there is a way of telling stories that doesn’t involve putting them in a book,” said Westerman, an artist who works with visual mediums like fiber and textiles. “This is a different format to share culture, history and tradition.” She was recently named as the University of Nebraska’s Great Plains Art Museum’s Artist in Residence, and the first part of her residency lasted for a week at the beginning of this month. She’ll continue the second half in mid-November, using the lobby of the museum
Here is what I learned on Saturday, a day when Northwestern and Iowa continued to dream big, Illinois had its balloon burst, Nebraska had its heart broken (again) and Ohio State, Michigan State and Minnesota won ugly.
Before we turn our attention to Week 4, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Iowa beat writer Scott Dochterman and Big Ten fans did with their Week 3 Big Ten predictions.
Week 3 was all about the ACC, as the Big Ten played five games vs. the eastern league. Final score: ACC 3, Big Ten 2. Northwestern (at Duke) and Iowa (Pitt) were the only two Big Ten teams to win. Illinois (at North Carolina), Nebraska (at Miami) and Purdue (Virginia Tech) all lost.
After subpar performances throughout Weeks 1 and 2, the Big Ten had a solid Week 3 showing. [ MORE: Get Week 3 scores, stats & AP recaps ] The conference finished 9-3 in non-conference action on Saturday, with Penn State topping Rutgers, 28-3, in the lone Big Ten game of the day. With 13 total games on the slate, there were plenty of outstanding individual performances as well. Here is a look at my top 10 performers from Saturday’s Big Ten football action. Did I miss one? Tweet it to me, @BTNSean. 1. Aaron Burbridge, WR, Michigan State. This guy