Indiana senior Samantha Schmidt brought home a big victory for the Hoosiers this summer when she won the national writing championship at the 2015 Hearst Journalism Awards in June. And with five of the eight finalists in the writing category, the IU Media School had a great overall showing in the competition. Through her work at the Indiana Daily Student, Schmidt has already built a reputation as someone who is not afraid of a difficult story. She’s also shown the best way to tell a good story is by building relationships. BTN LiveBIG recently caught up with the Plymouth, Minn.,
To commemorate this Independence Day, BTN LiveBIG is looking back on some of the incredible stories we’ve shared recently. Read the articles below to learn more about the interesting, important work that your fellow Americans (and Big Ten students, alums and faculty) are doing. Rutgers students put in long-term effort to help Jersey Shore recover from Hurricane Sandy Northwestern alumnus launches start-up business incubator for veteran entrepreneurs Michigan State alumna shows perseverance as she breaks a swimming record and beats breast cancer Penn State grad and Marine vet intends to make his mark in journalism Illini Paralympian Josh George rises above
Happy Fourth of July, Big Ten fans! With it being the day of the Red, White and Blue, we thought we’d take a look at some of the recent patriotic Big Ten football uniform designs. See them below!
At 8 p.m. ET Friday on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Illinois’ 31-26 win over Wisconsin in the 2007 Big Ten regular season. Rashard Mendenhall rushed for a game-high 160 yards and two touchdowns to lead Illinois past the No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers. Juice Williams added 121 yards through the air, as well as 92 yards on the ground. The victory gave the Fighting Illini their first 3-0 start in the Big Ten since 1990. It also marked the program’s second straight victory over a ranked team, as they defeated Penn State, 27-21, in the previous week. Here is a breakdown of
Throughout the year, members of the Buckeye Nation hit the road to have fun, soak up different cultures and serve communities around the world. But no matter where they go, they’re never far from O-H-I-O. On its website, The Ohio State University compiles photos of students, alums, faculty and fans showing school spirit by doing the famous cheer from Disney World to Düsseldorf. The LiveBIG team picked out some of our favorite recent ones from that collection, and we’re sharing them with BTN readers. Engineering students Cameron Duffner (“H”) and Charlie Goettler (front row, right), worked on a project to keep insulin
The Ohio State University Marching Band will lift off next fall for a trip to London, taking its groundbreaking field performances abroad for the first time on Sunday, Oct. 25.
Mohamed Sanu is a pretty good NFL wide receiver. Did you know the former Rutgers star wide receiver could kick in a pinch, too?
At 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Ohio State’s memorable 42-39 win over rival Michigan in the final game of the 2006 Big Ten regular season. This game was tabbed by many as being the “Game of the Century,” as it featured the No. 1 Buckeyes vs. the No. 2 Wolverines, the first No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in the rivalry. Troy Smith was outstanding, passing for 316 yards and four touchdowns in the victory. Ohio State improved to a perfect 12-0 with the win, and the Buckeyes punched their golden ticket into the BCS title game. Here
Even though the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan haven’t definitively ended, the aftereffects are already being felt as thousands of soldiers return home with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) caused by improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. The U.S. Department of Defense reports that TBIs, described as “the signature injury” of those wars, have afflicted some 320,000 veterans since 2000. Members of the U.S. Armed Forces who’ve sustained these wounds, which are often caused by simple, low-grade explosives, usually face either a long, hard road to recovery or a lifetime of infirmity. But University of Nebraska engineers are working to better understand
Former Connecticut guard Terrence Samuel has signed with Penn State, Patrick Chambers announced Wednesday afternoon. Samuel played two seasons for the Huskies, including the 2014 national championship team, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2015-16 campaign, per NCAA transfer rules. Samuel saw action in 65 career games, averaging three points and 1.7 rebounds per game. “We are excited to add someone with Terrence’s background to our program,” Chambers said in a school release. “He played two seasons at a very high level and has seen action in a national championship game – that experience