In the writings of Mark Twain, one of the activities Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn enjoyed most was doing a little fishing down on the mighty Mississip’. But Tom and Huck might have been flabbergasted if they’d seen one of the ways University of Iowa students are catching fish down on that “Big River.” It’s called electrofishing, and it involves a special boat operated by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that sends electrical currents into the water, temporarily stunning the fish and allowing them to be netted, weighed, measured and released. Electrofishing is just one method students use to
Big Ten football media days is here, and that means football season is just around the corner. As BTN.com does every year before the annual summer event in Chicago, we wanted to share our preseason All-Big Ten team.
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes is a jack of all trades. He can play basketball, he can win over just about any press conference, and he isn't afraid to try his hand at rapping. Listen to his first single inside.
IndyCar driver Graham Rahal will be easy to spot this weekend in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] That’s because the New Albany, Ohio, native will be sporting the sweet Ohio State-themed helmet pictured above. The helmet is inspired by the design Ohio State wore in the inaugural College Football Playoff, complete with the championship trophy decal on the back. “It is beyond awesome,” Rahal told dispatch.com. Catch Rahal, and his “awesome” helmet, in the Honda Indy 200 at 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday on CNBC. Read more
So awesome seeing this unfold today. #Titans RB David Cobb meeting his idol Eddie George @dcobb27 @eddiegeorge2727 A post shared by Audra Martin (@audra.martin) on Jul 28, 2015 at 3:58pm PDT David Cobb and Eddie George have a few things in common. [ MORE: Like this story? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] They both played running back, while wearing No. 27, in the Big Ten, and they both were drafted by the Tennessee Titans franchise. On Tuesday, Cobb, the former Minnesota running back, met George, his idol and the 1995 Heisman Trophy winner. Watch the meeting of
The changes around Michigan’s football program continue to evolve in the first year of the Jim Harbaugh era. Yesterday, it was announced that the program will be ditching the “Legends” jersey program. This came three weeks after Michigan announced it will leave Adidas and join Nike next summer. Now, it looks like the school’s football tickets will have a throwback look to them. The tickets are designed to resemble those from the 1927 season. Check out the tweet from @umichwd on top of this post. This is pretty neat. What do you think, Michigan fans? H/T: collegespun.com
A new college football season is about to start. Before your Big Ten team kicks things off, here's a look at all of the number changes since last fall.
One of the tougher stats to predict every season is interceptions. [ MORE: Sacks leader? | Get all of our preseason coverage ] Consider this: Former Michigan CB Blake Countess followed up his 2013-leading six-interception campaign with zero picks last season. Or this: Darqueze Dennard, a first-round pick in 2014, finished two off the pace in his final season, and Trae Waynes, a first-round pick in 2015, finished three off the pace last season. Who will lead the Big Ten in interceptions this fall? See what our BTN.com team says below: INTERCEPTIONS 2014 leader: William Likely, CB, Maryland & Ohio
The Big Ten will hold its annual media days this Thursday and Friday. Writers, broadcasters, pundits and fans will descend on Chicago. And here is a look at 10 storylines that figure to emerge.
At 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go, we are replaying Rutgers’ 26-24 victory over Michigan in the 2014 Big Ten football season. This game belonged to Rutgers senior quarterback Gary Nova. The former Scarlet Knight signal-caller threw for a career-high 404 yards and three touchdowns as Rutgers picked up a monumental win in front of a sellout home crowd. Andrew Turzilli caught two touchdown passes and Kemoko Turay blocked a Michigan field goal attempt with 3:01 remaining to help secure the win for the Scarlet Knights. Here is a breakdown of Rutgers’ win over Michigan. Top moment: Rutgers defensive end