No quarterback in NFL history has more Super Bowl wins than Tom Brady. And no quarterback has a larger Super Bowl ring than the former Michigan star. Brady and the New England Patriots received their mammoth Super Bowl XLIX rings at a dinner Sunday night. The ring, which the Patriots claim is the “largest Super Bowl ring ever made,” features 205 diamonds, 81 more than the team’s Super Bowl XXXIX ring. Consequently, it’s easy to spot the newest bling on Brady’s fingers in the photo above. It’s the one on his right middle finger, if you’re struggling to find it.
Quarterback questions loom at Northwestern and Purdue. And the jury is out on Iowa’s C.J. Beathard and Illinois’ Wes Lunt Still, there is a lot to like about some of the backfields in the Big Ten West.
BTN is airing 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014, as part of our new “Big Ten Classics” series. Tonight’s game, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, features a Big Ten clash between No. 14 Nebraska and Ohio State. Taylor Martinez totaled 293 yards and three touchdowns while leading Nebraska back from a 21-point second-half deficit to secure a 34-27 win over Ohio State. Not only was this Nebraska’s first home game as a member of the Big Ten, but it also went down as the biggest comeback in school history. Here is a breakdown of this
November opens with a full slate of seven Big Ten games—including one trophy battle. But it's Michigan State's visit to Nebraska that is the biggest game of the week.
Northwestern Vice President for Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips announced Sunday that Spencer Allen will take the reigns as the 26th head coach of the Wildcats baseball program. “To be named the head baseball coach and join the Northwestern University family is a tremendous honor and opportunity,” said Allen. “The combination of a highly regarded athletic department and a prestigious academic institution was very appealing to me. My family and I are extremely excited for this new opportunity at Northwestern. “Jim Phillips and the Northwestern staff devoted a great deal of his time to this search,” said Allen. “Their passion
Who will be the Michigan quarterback? It’s one of the Big Ten’s most vexing questions. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at that and more in today's Big Ten links.
“We say that we’re running a brain gym.” That’s Dr. L. Eugene Arnold, professor emeritus of psychiatry at Ohio State University, describing a large-scale study on treatment for young children and adolescents with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) being conducted at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. It’s a significant undertaking for Arnold, who has been on the Ohio State faculty for most of the past 35 years. The research he and his colleagues are performing is unique in that it employs sports-oriented techniques to counteract the condition’s effects in their young patients. “We are training them to use their
A new program at the University of Iowa has put out a statewide call for thinkers, creatives, inventors and entrepreneurs who want to see their fields of dreams become realities. And backed by a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the school appears poised to unveil a fresh crop of innovative technologies for the consumer marketplace. According David Hensley, the grant’s co-investigator, the I-Corps program will capitalize on Iowa’s strong track record for turning ideas on blackboards and in labs into successful commercial ventures. “In looking at a college campus and looking at the research that happens, it’s
The Illinois and Penn State men’s track and field teams paced the Big Ten at the NCAA Championships in Eugen, Oregon. The two teams tied for 10th place, registering 17 points, marking the former’s best finish since 1988 and the latter’s top since 1966. “We use a lot of words like great and tremendous and I think those all become understatements in a time like this,” Illinois coach Mike Turk said. “This is just a really special group of guys.” Read IlliniSports.com’s full recap. “To be able to finish in the top-10 is great for Penn State,” Penn State coach
A series that covers the true revolutionaries, Game Changers explores how innovators from Big Ten universities — students, faculty and alums — are inventing or reinventing their chosen fields. The causes of childhood obesity in America are numerous. As most parents are aware, steering kids toward healthy food options is a never-ending battle. Michigan State professor Lorraine Weatherspoon looked at the problem and helped shed light on something many parents may have missed: how unhealthy foods are being marketed to kids through online computer games. This isn’t about changing the symbols in “Candy Crush” to carrots and broccoli and calling