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. Shannon Strader’s path to health was not a smooth one. Throughout her teenage years, several doctors had attempted to discover the cause of the Wisconsin graduate’s health problems, the symptoms of which were constant pain, nausea and vomiting. Strader had been through several diagnoses since her early teens — none of which produced any significant results or relief from her ailments. It
Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock won’t be back with the Hawkeyes. The 6-3, 208-pound senior will be immediately eligible wherever he lands after he graduates in the spring. Speculation surrounding Rudock transferring had been growing since Kirk Ferentz announced that C.J. Beathard would be the No. 1 quarterback when spring drills opened. Rudock will have one season of eligibility left, and there are rumors that he has already visited Michigan. With Rudock gone, the backup quarterback spot will become a situation to watch. Redshirt freshman Tyler Wiegers is slated to be the No. 2 man. Behind him would be incoming freshmen
It’s becoming common knowledge throughout the college basketball world that Wisconsin sophomore Nigel Hayes is one of the Big Ten’s top personalities. [ MORE: Get all of our NCAA tournament coverage ] Just last week, he decided to have some fun with the NCAA Tournament stenographer by using a few words like “onomatopoeia” before answering a question in a press conference. Hayes was at it again Wednesday, the day before Wisconsin’s Sweet 16 matchup vs. North Carolina, and @BadgerMBB captured the moment. That’s Hayes making a funny face after learning he was using NBA star Kobe Bryant’s locker in the
It is no secret that Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh is quite a rock star on social media. In fact, the Wolverines’ head coach recently took to Twitter and threw out a complimentary tweet to Madonna, who is a Michigan native. [ MORE: Tune into Michigan’s Spring Football Game at noon ET on April 4 ] Harbaugh’s tweet is referring to Madonna falling down a small flight of stairs at the 2015 Brit Awards, which took place back on Feb. 25 at the O2 in London. BTN College Football Analyst Gerry DiNardo recently caught up with Harbaugh and asked him
Aaron Rodgers enjoyed his time with the Wisconsin basketball team during its Final Four run last season. It looks like he's ready to do the same again this year.
The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on the campus of the University of Iowa will play host to the 2015 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, which begins Thursday and concludes Saturday. Preliminary sessions begin at 11 a.m. CT each day, with nightly finals slated for 7 p.m. This year’s championships will feature 54 Big Ten student-athletes from nine different schools. Big Ten institutions have won 487 individual titles, including a conference-leading 167 crowns from Michigan student-athletes. Seven Big Ten squads are ranked in the top 25 of the latest national polls. Michigan appears at No. 5, followed by No.
When it comes to social media conversations pertaining to the college sports world, Facebook is undoubtedly a popular destination.
BTN.com senior editor Tom Dienhart writes that Wisconsin "has been one of the most remarkable athletic department rebirths in college sports history over the last 25 years."
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Tom Crean announced Wednesday that sophomore guard Stanford Robinson has requested a release from his athletic scholarship to transfer to an institution closer to his home where he can earn more playing time. Robinson will continue to have use of the team’s facilities and academic support during his remaining time at IU. “I respect Stan’s desire to contribute more on the court and understand that the opportunity to play closer to your family is something he would like to have happen,” said IU Coach Tom Crean. “I think he has grown a great deal and matured in the two years