It’s been driving rapid job creation and an investment boom for a few years now in the Midwest. And experts say it has the potential to make the U.S. energy-independent within the next couple of decades. But when it comes to shale gas, there’s a major catch. The process for extracting it from the ground — known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” — contaminates millions of gallons of water each year, pumps toxic gases into the air and even has the potential to cause earthquakes. So far, though, rising energy demand has trumped those concerns, said Fengqi You, an assistant
How big of a deal is Cardale Jones? Big enough, UFC star Ronda Rousey took the time to respond to several of the tweets the Ohio State quarterback sent her way during the ESPYS on Wednesday night.
The Big Ten announced Thursday that Dave Revsine will serve as master of ceremonies for the 2015 Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon presented by Allstate and BMW, which will be held Friday, July 31, in Chicago.
The team announced Thursday morning that they are removing players' surnames from their jerseys to pay homage to the history of the program and return to the tradition that represented Penn State for 125 years.
At 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Purdue’s 38-36 victory over Michigan during the 2009 Big Ten season. Joey Elliott threw for a career-high 367 yards and two touchdowns to lead Purdue to a memorable 38-36 comeback win at Michigan, its first win in Michigan Stadium in 43 years. Speaking of Elliott, the former Purdue quarterback will live tweet during our re-air of the game. Follow along at @joeyelliott14. Back to the action: Ralph Bolden rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns, and added a 35-yard touchdown catch on the fourth play of the game. Here is a
An ever-present symbol of Penn State University, Mount Nittany also serves as a gateway of sorts to a mountain wilderness that covers much of central Pennsylvania. The Life Lion emergency care team at PSU’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center recently ventured into that wilderness to undertake some very unique professional development exercises. Participants in this training program responded to a variety of simulated medical emergencies in the great outdoors, ranging from hunting accidents to snake bites. According to Jeff Lubin, associate professor of emergency medicine and Life Lion division chief at Penn State Hershey, the purpose of the program was to get medical first-responders
Devon Still delivered a moving speech while accepting the Jimmy V. Perseverance Award on behalf of his daughter Leah, 5, at the ESPYS on Wednesday night.
Mike Thomas has announced that Dan Hartleb has agreed to a five-year contract extension, keeping him at Illinois through the 2020 season. The contract is pending University of Illinois Board of Trustees approval.
The Big Ten will feature plenty of top-end talent this fall, a fact backed up by Athlon Sports’ top 50 players for 2015. Eleven Big Ten names make the list, including the No. 1 (Ohio State DE Joey Bosa) and No. 2 (Ohio State QBs Barrett/Jones/Miller) players. The next Big Ten player on the countdown? It’s another Buckeye, as running back Ezekiel Elliott checks in at No. 12. Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook, at No. 14, is Athlon Sports’ first non-Ohio State Big Ten player. See all of the Big Ten players on the list below. Click here to read
There has been plenty of talk at today’s SEC Media Day about Alabama’s Sugar Bowl loss to Ohio State. Well, a pair of fans showed up to remind Alabama coach Nick Saban of Alabama’s 42-35 loss to the Buckeyes. The two fans, who are reportedly from Birmingham, Alabama, showed up to Wednesday’s SEC Media Day session dressed in Ohio State national champions shirts. While at first glance you would guess these two were huge OSU fans, they could actually be Auburn fans. One of them is sporting an Auburn hat and a pair of Auburn shorts. In other words, these