The Michigan State volleyball team (9-1) continued its home win streak with a 3-0 (26-24, 25-23, 25-18) sweep over Ball State on Friday night inside Jenison Field House. The win marked MSU’s fifth straight at home, and fourth straight in 2011. Senior Becca Zlabis and sophomore Kelsey Kuipers led MSU at the net with two solo blocks each. “The team did a real nice job tonight in making adjustments,” MSU coach Cathy George said. “When we began to struggle in the first and second sets, they rallied together to take care of business, the way a veteran team should.”
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The votes are in, and Iowa’s incredible comeback victory over Pittsburgh is the fans’ choice for our Big Ten Football Game of the Week, which airs at 8 p.m. ET Sunday. The Hawkeyes trailed by as many as 21, including 17 early in the fourth quarter, before rallying for the largest comeback in school history. Watch the game highlights now, read the game story, and don’t forget to tune in tonight for the exciting replay.
In 2009, the Big Ten Network brought you the inspiring story of Michigan State offensive lineman Arthur Ray Jr. – a blue-chip recruit from Chicago’s legendary Mt. Carmel High School who in 2007 was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left leg just weeks after signing with MSU.
In this episode of Big Ten’s Greatest Games we look back at when Notre Dame traveled to East Lansing looking to beat Michigan State in consecutive years for the first time since 1994. The game would turn out to be one of the most exciting finishes of the entire 2010 NCAA football season.
BTN’s Glen Mason interviewed Minnesota coach Jerry Kill on Friday afternoon and the two discussed Kill’s return after the Gophers coach suffered a seizure during last week’s football game. In the conversation Kill talks about the seizure, his hospital stay and what he told his team on Thursday when he returned to practice.
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The third week of the college football season kicks off at noon ET Saturday with a pair of games as Michigan hosts Eastern Michigan and Purdue faces Southeast Missouri State. BTN’s lineup continues at 3:30 p.m. with two more Big Ten home games. Minnesota and Indiana are both looking for their first wins of the season as they host Miami (Ohio) and South Carolina State, respectively. At 7 p.m. Illinois plays No. 18 Arizona State. All five games will air on the BTN to a national audience, so use our handy BTN GameFinder to find you TV information.
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Tonight on The Big Ten Pulse at 6:30 p.m. ET, Rick Pizzo, Brandon Williams and Tim Doyle roll up their sleeves and discuss the big Week 3 games, including a measuring stick game for Illinois, Michigan State’s tough road stretch starting in South Bend and Ohio State’s statement game at Miami. Also, we discuss this question: Is there such thing as too much of a good thing when it comes to great quarterbacking? All this and more. Follow @BTNThePulse on Twitter and come talk to us.