In Thursday's Big Ten links, we present an update on the NCAA bracketology (because the tourney is coming at us fast). Also, various outlets and reporters tell us about Michigan DB Jabrill Peppers, the QB race at Northwestern, Nebraska's Mike Riley, and more.
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. In its quest to eradicate healthcare disparities throughout the Detroit area, the University of Michigan’s Rural Innovations in Medical Engineering (RIME) program took the long way home. The student-run initiative was started with the intention of creating affordable and holistic diagnostic technology for use in rural areas overseas. To gauge their preliminary findings and uncover other opportunities for medical interventions, the group
Big Ten hoops fans were treated to a pair of outstanding men's basketball games on Wednesday.
If every college football head coaching job became available tomorrow, which would be the most desirable? ESPN.com’s Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) recently headed a project, which ranked each of the 65 college football jobs at the Power 5 level. He released them in three categories: Bottom of the barrel jobs, middle of the road jobs, and top 24 jobs. According to the article, the list includes factors such as location, administrative stability, support from those bosses, facilities, recruiting base, path to conference titles/playoff, sense of tradition, fervor of fan base, too much fervor from a fan base, etc. Our friends over
We recently asked Big Ten beat writers covering NCAA bubble teams for their respective team's most important player in search of an NCAA tourney berth. See their answers inside.
Our producers here at BTN.com wanted to get a closer look at some of the star women basketball players around the Big Ten, so we started a new series of interviews called “Court Convo.” We’re excited to post the fourth one here. In this edition, BTN’s Taylor Rooks chatted with Iowa’s women’s basketball senior guard Samantha Logic about a few things including, how she feels about being named finalist for the 2015 Nancy Lieberman Award for the second straight year, game-day rituals, and life on the Hawkeyes basketball team. We’ll be posting others for the rest of the 2014-2015 season! In case you’ve missed the
In this week’s “5 Things I Know” with BTN women’s basketball analyst Stephanie White, we take a look at a few recent thrillers, the race to the end of the regular season this weekend, and more as the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament is only one week away. Here’s what White talked to us about this week: 1. Some big thrillers This time of the year teams are making that push for seeding and postseason bids, and we saw some ultra-competitive, down-to-the wire finishes. Michigan at Minnesota was an exciting game of runs that took two overtimes to decide. The
Ameer Abdullah won four events at the NFL Scouting Combine last week in Indianapolis, a performance that no NFL prospect could top, according to The Wall Street Journal.
After a great #SWT2015, the tributes keep pouring in for @Sadler_3, this time from his friend @FauxPelini pic.twitter.com/qi3mHCPkdl — West MI Spartans (@WMISpartans) February 25, 2015 @FauxPelini is at it again. The parody Twitter account of former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini sent viral buddy Mike Sadler a congratulations letter for his stellar Michigan State career and academic laurels. On Tuesday night, Sadler (@Sadler_3) was named @WMISpartans‘ top student-athlete, so @FauxPelini decided to send him a fun note. Read the full note in the tweet above. These two made headlines last season for engaging in entertaining Twitter back-and-forths. Remember this? The
Two seasons, four wins. That’s it. No one said Darrell Hazell had an easy job, but it’s time to show a pulse after getting one Big Ten win in two seasons. This is Year Three. The roster is improving, but there still are glaring needs—especially from a speed standpoint. [ MORE: View Tom Dienhart’s other Big Ten spring previews ] Here are three key areas Purdue needs to focus on this spring. 1. Find playmakers. This offense lacked significant, steady explosion with speedy running backs Akeem Hunt and Raheem Mostert—two go-the-distance talents. Now, both are gone. Who will stretch defenses