Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. Ohio State student DaVonti’ D. Haynes has seen many memorable things in the few years he’s spent in Columbus. But the one thing he knows he’ll never forget is meeting the 8-year-old whose mother overdosed in front of her son. “He was in third grade,” Haynes recalled. “His mother was in bed with the little boy when she died. I met this
Fans were not shy about expressing their opinions on the slow pace and tempo of men’s college basketball games this past season. Now, it looks like changes are in the works, and college basketball could have a different look next year. The men’s basketball rules committee met on Friday and announced that it would recommend a number of changes in men’s college basketball, including shortening the shot clock from 35 seconds to 30. @Marchmadness, which is the official NCAA March Madness Twitter handle for all things Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball, tweeted out the list of proposals on Friday afternoon.
On Thursday, we saw a young Ohio State fan’s homework assignment go viral after he changed the 50 states to “49,” in addition to putting an “X” through the state of Michigan, and the Buckeye symbol in Ohio. [ MORE: Young Ohio State fan gets creative on geography homework ] The young fan’s father posted a photo of his son’s homework on Twitter, which can be seen in the photo above. It received more than 100 combined retweets and favorites, as well as being published on several popular sports sites. Well, it looks like some Michigan fans responded by getting
The letters keep rolling in. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart reaches into his email inbox and answers some of your more pressing queries.
There is much anticipation and excitement surrounding Jim Harbaugh’s first season at Michigan. Can he return the program to the postseason after it missed a bowl last season? More vital: Can he someday make the Wolverines a national power again?
Happy Friday! In today's Big Ten links we look at one athletic director's stance on the idea of freshman ineligibility, a few notes on basketball and football team schedules, and a story on how loaded Big Ten men's basketball could be next season.
Claims regarding the impending demise of newspapers aren’t taken lightly at Northwestern University, a school known for having one of the country’s top journalism programs. Students and faculty at NU are developing creative solutions that will revolutionize the ways we consume the news. One of the best examples of their commitment to journalism’s future is Northwestern’s Knight Lab. A joint venture between the Medill School of Journalism and the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science that started in 2010, the Lab develops user-friendly software programs that enable journalists to tell their stories with more precision, depth and clarity. According
Illinois’ magic number was two heading into Thursday. Following an Iowa loss at Rutgers and a 6-3 win over Nebraska on Thursday evening, the Fighting Illini have reached that magic number.
Purdue’s Kyle Johnson had himself a day on Thursday. The Boilermakers’ junior center fielder had two hits, one of which was a two-run single in a 8-2 win over Penn State. However, it was his highlight-reel catch in the top of the fourth inning that really caught everyone’s attention. With Purdue holding onto a 3-0 lead, Johnson made an incredible diving catch, ranging to his right and robbing Penn State’s Tyler Kendall of an extra-base hit. Check out the video of Johnson’s great catch. This is what we call a true #BTNStandout!
Indiana Men’s Basketball announced today that sophomore Devin Davis and senior Hanner Mosquera-Perea have been dismissed from the program effective immediately for not living up to their responsibilities to the program. Indiana released a statement on Tuesday stating they had been made aware that Davis was cited by IUPD for possession of marijuana in an Indiana dormitory room on Monday evening. Davis was immediately suspended from all team activities. The program also said that Mosquera-Perea was present at the time of the incident but was not charged by IUPD. Mosquera-Perea was arrested in Bloomington in February on preliminary drunk driving