Science-fiction films, shows and books have featured two-legged, human-like robots for so long that many people might think they’ve actually existed in reality for some time now. But while robotics advanced by leaps and bounds over the past several years, there was still the obstacle of bridging the gap between “the apparent simplicity of walking versus the true challenge of making it happen in a machine.” That’s according to Jessy Grizzle, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Michigan. “Nature endowed us with the ability to walk well, and when machines can’t, it seems very frustrating,” he explained. Yet
One week after we saw Northwestern break out some American Flag-themed helmets, it looks like the Wildcats will have a new look in Saturday’s matchup against Duke. [ MORE: It’s time to select your Week 3 Big Ten football winners ] Northwestern’s official Twitter account, @NU_Sports, tweeted out a GIF of the new-look helmets, which can be seen at the top of this post. From the looks of it, the Wildcats will go with their all white uniforms in a game many are referring to as the “Brain Bowl.” The Wildcats and Blue Devils are set to kickoff at 12:30
Jim Harbaugh is off to a 1-1 start in his first season as Michigan’s head football coach. After a hard-fought 24-17 loss at Utah in Harbaugh’s debut, the Wolverines bounced back with an impressive 35-7 blowout victory over Oregon State in Week 2. UNLV comes to Ann Arbor this weekend. A win would put the Wolverines above .500 for the first time since Sept. 23, 2014, nearly a full year ago. With that said, I proposed the following question to BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart: How many wins would it take to consider 2015 a “successful” year for Michigan? We
Plan ahead and use the popular TV GameFinder lookup tool in this post to find any available BTN televised games on your TV system. All five of BTN's televised games will be also be available live on BTN2Go. Get the links to these games in this post: UNLV vs. Michigan, Kent State at Minnesota, Troy at Wisconsin, Pittsburgh at Iowa, and Rutgers at Penn State.
Penn State needs to get Christian Hackenberg on track. Don’t you wonder when Michigan State will start to get more props? Nebraska QB Tommy Armstrong deserves more credit. These are just three of the ten thioughts BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes on the day before Week 3 football games kick off.
When it comes to sports, Twitter is the ultimate breaking news source. It also serves as an outlet for great individual personalities, including Big Ten football players. [ MORE: Week 3 schedule | Week 3 previews | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Latest polls | Big Ten Mailbag | Like GIFs? Click here! | Check out these Nebraska cleats | Pick your Week 3 winners | Get all of our Week 3 coverage ] But, which players are the best follows on Twitter? I asked one media member from every Big Ten school to give me
Thanks to our exclusive Field Pass cameras only available with BTN2Go, Big Ten fans will get an early live look at Penn State and Rutgers players warming up before their primetime matchup at 8 p.m. ET on BTN. Make sure you have our free app so you can watch, too.
Wisconsin RB Corey Clement could be out until the Badgers open their Big Ten season. Ohio State left a school's name off their trophy. A detailed look at Braxton Miller's transition. And no football ticket price increases any time soon for at least one Big Ten school. We touch on these stories and more in Friday's Big Ten links.
Throughout the state of Iowa, something interesting has been happening with farms over the past few years — they’re disappearing in the hundreds. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of farms fell by 500 in 2014 to a total of 88,000. This trend has leading minds in the Hawkeye state asking: How can we keep farmers in business? And the University of Iowa is working on one possible solution that has a real tongue-twister of a name: miscanthus. Miscanthus is a tall-standing perennial grass that’s grown in stature — both literally and figuratively — on Iowa’s campus.
The Woody Hayes Athletic Center, on the campus of Ohio State, features an incredible new trophy display. Included in the display is the must-see 2014 National Championship Trophy, which features a list of all 15 games from the Buckeyes’ 2014 title run. However, the trophy happens to be missing the name “Michigan” on it. If you take a look at the photo above, OSU’s opponent on Nov. 29 is listed as “TUN,” which of course stands for “Team Up North.” That is the term the Buckeyes use to refer to their Big Ten rival school. Should Michigan fans be surprised