At 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Ohio State’s memorable 42-39 win over rival Michigan in the final game of the 2006 Big Ten regular season. This game was tabbed by many as being the “Game of the Century,” as it featured the No. 1 Buckeyes vs. the No. 2 Wolverines, the first No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in the rivalry. Troy Smith was outstanding, passing for 316 yards and four touchdowns in the victory. Ohio State improved to a perfect 12-0 with the win, and the Buckeyes punched their golden ticket into the BCS title game. Here
Even though the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan haven’t definitively ended, the aftereffects are already being felt as thousands of soldiers return home with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) caused by improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. The U.S. Department of Defense reports that TBIs, described as “the signature injury” of those wars, have afflicted some 320,000 veterans since 2000. Members of the U.S. Armed Forces who’ve sustained these wounds, which are often caused by simple, low-grade explosives, usually face either a long, hard road to recovery or a lifetime of infirmity. But University of Nebraska engineers are working to better understand
Former Connecticut guard Terrence Samuel has signed with Penn State, Patrick Chambers announced Wednesday afternoon. Samuel played two seasons for the Huskies, including the 2014 national championship team, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2015-16 campaign, per NCAA transfer rules. Samuel saw action in 65 career games, averaging three points and 1.7 rebounds per game. “We are excited to add someone with Terrence’s background to our program,” Chambers said in a school release. “He played two seasons at a very high level and has seen action in a national championship game – that experience
Only an "awkward" interview involving new Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh would get this much attention. Check out Harbaugh's response to Colin Cowherd calling the interview a "clunker" inside.
One year ago Wednesday, Maryland and Rutgers became official members of the Big Ten. To celebrate the anniversary, we’re taking a look back at the top moments from the conference’s 13th and 14th members in their inaugural Big Ten campaigns. We’ve spotlighted our top moments for each school, in alphabetical order, below: MARYLAND 1. Women’s lacrosse wins national championship. It’s really tough to top a national championship, and it’s even harder to top back-to-back NCAA crowns. The Terrapins went 21-1, with the lone loss coming to Ohio State in the inaugural Big Ten tourney, on their way to claiming a
At 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Rutgers’ 2014 home victory over Michigan. Gary Nova threw for a career-high 403 yards and three touchdowns to help the Scarlet Knights claim a 26-24 win, their first Big Ten triumph. The decision also sent the Wolverines to their first 0-2 Big Ten start since 1967. Here is a breakdown of the Scarlet Knights’ victory over Michigan. Top moment: Leading 26-24 with 3:07 left in the fourth quarter, Kemoko Turay elevated to block Michigan’s potential go-ahead 56-yard field goal. Top stat: Rutgers wide receiver Andrew Turzilli caught two passes, both touchdowns, for
Time for me to dig into my Big Ten Mailbag and answer some of your pressing queries as we prep the grill for a Fourth of July cookout.
Former Rutgers soccer star Carli Lloyd had a huge hand in helping the U.S. women’s national team advance to the World Cup final. Lloyd scored the first goal and assisted on the second to help the United States blank Germany, 2-0, in the semifinals Tuesday night at Olympic Stadium. Watch Lloyd’s goal by clicking the link the tweet above. The U.S. will play defending champion Japan in the World Cup final on Sunday in Vancouver. Read more about Lloyd at ScarletKnights.com. Lloyd’s college program is enjoying every moment of this, and for good reason.
With Bo Ryan about to ride off into the sunset, Tom Oates of Madison.com thinks that recruiting could be a tough sell for Wisconsin. That’s an impact of not knowing who will be Ryan’s successor. Badger coaches can’t tell recruits who will be their coach in 2016-17. The school needs to name assistant Greg Gard as Ryan’s heir. Why break from the Ryan family/mold? Hey, Tom Izzo was Jud Heathcote’s assistant. See where I am going with this? *** More Wisconsin from Oates … Here is a good look at what Bo Ryan has done at Wisconsin. And, Ryan has
Jim Harbaugh has yet to coach at game at the University of Michigan, but that doesn't mean he isn't one of biggest names in his home state.