The Big Ten saw three schools make coaching changes after last season, with Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska all bringing in new leaders. But other schools didn’t stand pat, making significant changes to their staffs. Here’s a look at the six key coaching changes made on existing staffs after 2014. 1. Ohio State: Tim Beck, co-offensive coordinator: When offensive coordinator Tom Herman took the Houston job, Urban Meyer scored a home run when he landed this former Nebraska play-caller. Beck is a Youngstown, Ohio, native who is well-connected in Ohio and Texas recruiting circles. And he’s smart. Beck will double as
So, @RandyGregory_4 knocked the #SportsScience tackling dummy's head off. Never been done before. pic.twitter.com/1EdjiqPoUw — Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 5, 2015 It is no secret that former Nebraska standout Randy Gregory is a hard hitter. The 6-6, 235 pound DE/LE prospect is projected to be a top 10 selection in the upcoming NFL Draft. But what he did during a recent shoot of ESPN’s Sports Science is truly incredible. During a test on the show, Gregory hit the tackling dummy with such force that he knocked the dummy’s head off, which has never been done before. At this year’s NFL
BTN TV’s features team recently took a deep look at the rise of Stephanie White, the former Purdue women’s basketball player who now coaches the WNBA’s Indiana Fever. White, a BTN women’s basketball analyst, got some help along the way from former Purdue and WNBA coach Lin Dunn. Watch the full feature in this post, read some of White’s work for BTN.com here, and check out previous features from our TV team here.
The 2015 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament continued on Friday with four entertaining games, highlighted by Northwestern’s impressive 62-57 win over Rutgers. In other action, No. 1 seed Maryland eliminated Michigan State, 70-60, Iowa topped Nebraska, 74-65, and Ohio State held on to beat Minnesota, 83-71. Looking for the 2015 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket? We have that right here. Also, here’s a look back at Thursday’s four games. Catch up on all four of Friday’s games here. MARYLAND 70, MICHIGAN STATE 60: BOX | RECAP Sophomore Lexie Brown scored 27 points to lead top-seeded Maryland past Michigan State
Take a spin around Friday's Big Ten headlines starting with Wisconsin's impressive run to the regular season title. Also, we've got a great story on how Iowa's Aaron White revived the Hawkeyes and a few more updates on a handful of Big Ten football teams. Spring football games are less than a month away. Read on.
Law enforcement strategies such as use of force and militarization of the police have drawn negative attention in the news over the last few years, and especially in recent months due to well-publicized cases like that of Eric Garner. William Terrill, a criminal justice professor at Michigan State and former military police officer, understands the challenges that people who make a living keeping the peace have to deal with. And he believes at least some of those issues could be resolved by placing a greater emphasis on higher education. He’s spent much of his career examining the correlation between the level
The 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships start today in Columbus, Ohio. You can watch all of the action on BTN2Go. Before the action starts, check our our preview.
Sam Dekker is making sure his name is mentioned when talking about the top dunkers in the Big Ten this season. Holding onto a 27-15 lead over Minnesota midway through the first half, Dekker drove baseline and threw down a thunderous one-handed slam over the outreached arm of Minnesota’s Joey King. “Bringing down the barn, big fella,” said ESPN’s Rece Davis, following the incredible dunk. Dekker finished with 20 points as Wisconsin clinched the Big Ten regular season title outright with a 76-63 victory over Minnesota. With the victory, the Badgers secure the No. 1 seed in next week’s Big
The snow version of the College Football National Championship Trophy! #GoBucks #buckeyes pic.twitter.com/FxsuJPfhyH — The Buckeye Nut (@TheBuckeyeNut) March 4, 2015 It’s been a long, cold winter in the Midwest and throughout Big Ten country. With winter comes snow, and with snow comes snowmen, snow angles and snow sculptures. One Ohio State fan put together a must-see snow creation of this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship trophy, which of course, belongs to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Check it out in the photo on top of this post. Can anyone sculpt a Big Ten Championship trophy? If so, send me
There is one Big Ten men’s hoops game tonight: Wisconsin at Minnesota (7 p.m. ET). Much of the talk during the final week of the regular season revolves around the expanded Big Ten tourney field, and, in particular, the coveted double-byes. The top four teams receive double-byes into next Friday’s quarterfinals at the United Center. Big Ten champ Wisconsin and Maryland have clinched double-byes, but who can claim the remaining two? BTN researcher Harold Shelton lays out the possible scenarios below after Wednesday night’s action. 1. Wisconsin (14-2): at Minnesota; at Ohio State Already clinched double-bye Can clinch #1 seed