If you were to take a stroll down Baltimore Avenue in College Park, Md., circa 1896, you’d see plenty of animal-drawn carriages and carts, as well as folks on horseback. That’s not surprising. But one other striking thing you’d notice would be the number of people pedaling around on bicycles. From policemen to pleasure seekers, the bike traffic would be thick. That’s because the bicycle at that time had skyrocketed to a broad level of appeal not approached again until very recently. “As a novelty item, the modern bike offered a great deal of promise,” said Dr. Evan Friss, a University
Heading into Sunday's Big Ten showdown between Purdue and Iowa on BTN, men's basketball analyst Jon Crispin calls Iowa "one of the most consistent teams in college basketball." How can Purdue avoid another loss to Iowa this season? What must the Hawkeyes do to complete the regular season sweep? Come read what Crispin says.
Who gets your vote for the best player in Northwestern basketball history? We came up with a list of 12 Wildcat greats, and now it’s your job to rank them! Read each player’s bio below, then scroll down and rank them, 1-12. The results of this fan survey will be announced on TV’s “BTN Live” in February. We’re rolling out a survey per school throughout the coming weeks. Jim Burns 1964-67: Became Northwestern’s seventh All-American in 1966 and their fifth first-team All-Big Ten selection in 1967. Jim Burns enjoyed an outstanding senior season, leading the team with an average of 21.5
We have seen some loud alternate uniforms in the Big Ten over the past couple of seasons. Michigan State is taking the term “loud” to a whole new meaning on Saturday. According to the Spartans’ official basketball Twitter account, @MSU_Basketball, the Spartans will be sporting new “Mean Green” Nike Hyper Elite Disruption uniforms vs. No. 5 Maryland (6:30 p.m. ET). Check out the photo at the top of this post. The tweet set Twitter on fire, as fans shared their opinions on the new uniforms. MSU quarterback Damion Terry appears to be a fan of the new look. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/TuWJ5cHqsn
This week on " The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2016" at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, you'll meet Illinois junior Malcolm Hill. Also, see how Northwestern senior Tre Demps has his hands full both on and off the court. Over at Maryland, Duke transfer Rasheed Sulaimon has gone from being the enemy to a valued member of the Terrapins.
Iowa? Ohio State? Michigan? Some other team perhaps? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked a handful of football writers to make their incredibly early predictions on a 2016 Big Ten football champion. Here's what they said.
Sunday isn't all about the NFC and AFC conference championship games. There's also a top 25 Big Ten matchup to start your inevitable day in front of the TV, as No. 9 Iowa hosts No. 22 Purdue at 1 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. In this post, we look back at the last five Iowa-Purdue games, including their most recent meeting on Jan. 2, 2016.
BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks brings you latest on Big Ten wrestling and looks ahead to a few key matches this weekend. Plus, watch this week's BTN Wrestling Report video segment as Kara Lentz talks with Indiana's Nate Jackson as the Hoosiers get set to wrestle Michigan State, Friday at 7 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go.
Ohio State rolled out a 2015 football highlight reel. Michigan lands a familiar name on the College Football Playoff committee. There's another reason why Michigan State might not be doing so well on the basketball court. And has there ever been a better time to be an Iowa hoops and football fan? We recap the headlines from around the Big Ten in this collection of Friday links.
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. As the old saying goes, “Home is where the heart is” … but in today’s globalized, virtual world, is that still true? Do our ties to the communities we live in still run deep, and are they worth nurturing? For Jonathan Oppenheimer, a Master’s student pursuing a dual degree in social work and public policy at the University Of Minnesota Humphrey School