It sounds like a supervillain’s doomsday weapon: a device that’s over a kilometer in length and produces radioactive laser beams that are “more than a trillion times brighter than the sun.” In fact, it’s an XFEL (X-ray free-electron laser) machine, and it’s helping University of Nebraska professor Matthias Fuchs rock the scientific world with new insights into some of the most fundamental elements of our universe. “I feel I have new ideas that can be game-changing,” he said of his upcoming work. “I’m betting my career on that … I’m very confident it will work. There are issues, but I
College football is in full swing, which means it is time for ESPN football analyst Mel Kiper Jr. to begin releasing his NFL Draft Big Boards. While Big Ten names littered draft boards heading into the 2015 college football season, it looks like Kiper is taking a new stance, listing only one Big Ten player in the top 10 of his latest big board. That player is Ohio State DE Joey Bosa, who comes in at No. 2 overall on Kiper’s list. “Lining up all over, he’s going to be used in multiple ways by the Buckeyes staff this year,
Are you a fan of Big Ten football in-game video highlights? How about interviews from your favorite Big Ten basketball coaches? If so, we’ve got you covered, with our new BTN YouTube page. In the fast-paced world of sports and social media, BTN.com now offers in-game Big Ten highlights, interviews and features on our YouTube page, which can be seen here! When a huge play happens or a memorable moment occurs, BTN.com video editors will post and share the video right after they happen. Looking for your favorite play from Week 1 of the season, but don’t want to scroll
Wisconsin junior running back Corey Clement is expected to have sports hernia surgery and will miss approximately 4-6 weeks. Wisconsin’s official football Twitter account, @BadgerFootball, tweeted out the announcement Thursday afternoon. Clement has missed the Badgers’ last two games after playing sparingly in Wisconsin’s season-opening loss to Alabama. “Corey has been dealing with some issues since before the Alabama game,” Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said. “He has been undergoing treatment since that time and has seen some progress but not to the point where our medical staff is satisfied. So after consultation with our medical staff, Corey has decided to
From the player on the spot to the best coaching matchup, our Tom Dienhart gets you ready for Week 4 Big Ten football with his weekly Best of the Big Ten. Can you guess which team is on upset alert this Saturday?
Penn State’s offensive line improvement has been nothing short of amazing. It’s been a mixed bag in the running game for Michigan State so far this season. Purdue’s biggest weapon so far this season has been their ability to force turnovers. Get the stats behind these statement and a few others from the @BTNStatsGuys, then follow them on Twitter for more on game days.
Ohio State has a starting quarterback. Wisconsin may get Corey Clement back. And one writer has a name to be the next Illinois football coach, and it might surprise you. Read those stories and more in Thursday's edition of Big Ten links.
The origin of the name “Indiana,” which essentially means “Land of the Indians,” testifies to the fact that the area was once home to Native Americans. And in historical terms, that time wasn’t so distant: About two centuries ago, settlements of tribes such as the Shawnee and Miami could be found throughout most of the state. Today, Indiana University is providing resources and support to help Native American tribes — devastated by generations of war, disease and displacement — reconnect to their rich heritage. It’s something Benjamin Barnes, second chief of the Shawnee Tribe, experienced firsthand this summer. Barnes, IU’s
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Former Michigan basketball player and current Philadelphia 76ers guard Nik Stauskas is a man of many talents. The 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year can play basketball, obviously, but he also can do the weather in a pinch. Stuaskas got the opportunity to stand in front of the green screen while visiting Breakfast Television Vancouver on Wednesday morning. And, all things considered, he did pretty well. The best part? This moment was tough to top: “Fort, uh, what is that?” Stauskas asked, while delivering the current temperatures, listed in Celsius, about Ft. McMurray. “I’ve never heard of that before.” Stauskas