A series that covers the true revolutionaries, Game Changers explores how innovators from Big Ten universities — students, faculty and alums — are inventing or reinventing their chosen fields. It’s a tall order: Come up with a platform that dramatically changes the manner in which students, professors and computers communicate; fuses chemistry and digital design so people visualize molecules in a whole new way; and is accessible anywhere, on any device. That’s exactly what Rutgers University alum Kevin Theisen accomplished when he founded iChemLabs, a software company that allows users to virtually mock up complex chemical structures. Growing up in
The opening day of the NFL Draft saw three former Big Ten standouts get selected. [ MORE: Three former Big Ten players selected in Round 1 ] Brandon Scherff was selected No. 5 overall by the Washington Redskins, while Trae Waynes went No. 11 to the Minnesota Vikings and Melvin Gordon No. 15 to the San Diego Chargers. Former and current Big Ten football players were active on Twitter throughout the draft, sending congratulatory tweets to their former teammates. Check out all the top Twitter reactions from the first round of the NFL Draft here. Brandon Scherff: *** Trae Waynes:
The first day of the Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament is in the books. In the opening game of the evening, top-seeded Johns Hopkins scored the final four goals to top Penn State, 14-9. The second game saw No. 3-seeded Ohio State beat No. 2 Maryland by a final score of 9-6. The Buckeyes will take on the Blue Jays in the Big Ten men’s final at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday. Catch up on all of Thursday’s Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament action below. JOHNS HOPKINS 14, PENN STATE 9: RECAP | VIDEO Top-seeded Johns Hopkins used a four-goal
Three former Big Ten standouts were selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night in Chicago, paced by former Iowa tackle Brandon Scherff (No. 5, Washington).
The opening day of the Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament featured two outstanding games. Northwestern started the day with an impressive 13-9 win over Michigan. Ohio State followed that up with a commanding 17-7 victory over Rutgers. The Wildcats will advance to Friday’s semifinals where they will take on Penn State at 5:30 ET. Ohio State will follow that with a semifinal matchup against Maryland. Catch up on all of Thursday’s Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament action below. NORTHWESTERN 13, MICHIGAN 9: RECAP | VIDEO Northwestern shook off a sloppy start and held off a pesky Michigan squad to claim
By many measuring sticks, Rutgers’ Big Ten debut was a success in 2014. Credit coach Kyle Flood. [ MORE: Miss Rutgers’ spring game? Watch the replay on BTN2Go ] The fourth-year boss of the Scarlet Knights guided the program to an 8-5 overall record and a 3-5 Big Ten mark that saw Rutgers beat Washington State, Navy, Michigan, Maryland and North Carolina, among others, en route to taking RU to a bowl for the third season in a row. The 44-year-old Flood has a 23-16 mark as the coach of the Scarlet Knights as he looks to push the program
Now that we know who will be back for the 2015-16 season, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina combined to release a super-early power rankings.
BTN’s Mike Wolf and Courtney Connor preview the Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament in this week’s Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Report. Maryland won the regular season Big Ten title and top overall seed, while Penn State will be the No. 2 seed. Both teams earned a first-round bye and open the tourney Friday. The four other teams will begin tourney play on Thursday, with No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 3 Northwestern (3 p.m. ET) and No. 5 Rutgers vs. No. 4 Ohio State (5:25 p.m. ET). Find links to watch Thursday’s quarterfinals on BTN Plus, our subscription platform, and Friday’s semifinals
No Big Ten school has produced defensive backs like Ohio State over the past 10 years. Since the 2005 draft, the Buckeyes have had 12 defensive backs taken with a league-high three of those coming in the first round–Donte Whitner in 2006; Malcolm Jenkins in 2009; Bradley Roby in 2014. Nebraska is right behind Ohio State with 11 picks, including two first-rounders: Prince Amukamara in 2011 and Fabian Washington in 2005. [MORE: Read all of our Big Ten NFL Draft coverage. ] The Big Ten has had 70 defensive backs picked, with 10 first-round selections, over the last 10 years. Michigan
With the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft set to kick off tonight, several Big Ten players are expected to hear their names called in the opening round, including the likes of Brandon Scherff, Trae Waynes and Randy Gregory. This year’s Big Ten draft class is loaded with talent, but how does it stack up to recent Big Ten classes? Here is a position-by-position breakdown of the top Big Ten prospects in this year’s NFL Draft and a look at how they compare to the past four Big Ten NFL draft classes. Top-ranked Big Ten prospects in this year’s draft