During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. Many student-athletes deal with emotional and mental-health problems due to the intense pressure of being top performers. They often remain silent about their struggles for the same reason. That was the case for both Kally Fayhee, former captain of the University of Michigan swim team, and Will Heininger, who played football for the Wolverines. But today, they’re sharing their experiences to support
Four Big Ten teams were selected to the 2015 NCAA Softball Tournament, as announced on the NCAA Selection Show Sunday night. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern will represent the conference in this year’s bracket, which will get underway on Thursday with regional action. Michigan will host the Ann Arbor Regional as the No. 3 seed. Michigan advances to its 23rd NCAA Tournament, having appeared in every event since 1995. The Wolverines, who have advanced to 10 Women’s College World Series in program history, enter NCAA play having won the Big Ten
The Illini erupted for their most runs in a game since 2000 en route a 28-13 come-from-behind win over Rutgers on Sunday. The victory marked Illinois' 24th consecutive win, the nation's longest active streak.
Northwestern turned a three-goal deficit into a five-goal victory in defeating Notre Dame, 16-11, on Sunday at Lakeside Field, 16-11. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] With the victory the Wildcats advance to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals where they will play rival Maryland at noon ET Sunday. Before the Wildcats could punch their ticket to an 11th straight quarterfinal appearance, they needed to get through a defensive-minded and stingy Notre Dame squad. The Fighting Irish used that defense to cause a series of turnovers to go on a 3-0 run and take a 6-3 lead with 5:50
No. 7 Penn State used 14 Emi Smith saves and a trio of hat tricks to beat No. 8 Virginia, 13-11, in an NCAA Second Round contest Sunday at Klöckner Stadium. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] The Nittany Lions head to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the third time in four years under head coach Missy Doherty. “It was a great team effort today,” said Doherty. “I think Emi stood on her head today making unbelievable saves. Every game is different: sometimes our offense takes over, sometimes out defense takes over, today Emi kind of took over.
Led by four-goal performances from Kelly McPartland and Megan Whittle, the top-seeded Terps dominated UMass, 19-8, in the NCAA Championship second round Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] “This is an exciting time of year,” head coach Cathy Reese said. “This is what we work all season for, is to put ourselves in a position to have the opportunity to compete in the NCAA tournament. Today’s game was awesome. I thought our girls played really hard across the field.” The team’s 18 goals were the Terps’ most in an outing this season. The Minutewomen came
A series that covers the true revolutionaries, Game Changers explores how innovators from Big Ten universities — students, faculty and alums — are inventing or reinventing their chosen fields. Just five years ago, they were three fresh-faced graduate students in Madison, entering their project in the University of Wisconsin’s Climate Leader Challenge (now called Global Stewards Sustainability Prize), a program run by the school’s Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment. Today, Claus Moberg, Jami Morton and Matt Luedke are among the most celebrated young entrepreneurs in the country. Their company, SnowShoe, is changing the way the physical world communicates
Bryan Cole and Joe LoCascio combined for five goals to lead the 6th-seeded Maryland men’s lacrosse team to an 8-7 victory over Yale in the First Round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament Saturday afternoon at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. With the victory, the Terps advanced to their seventh NCAA Quarterfinal in the last eight years, and will face the winner of 3rd-seeded North Carolina and Colgate next Sunday in Annapolis, Md. Maryland finished the game on a four-goal run after trailing, 7-4, early in the fourth quarter. The run began with goals by Cole, LoCascio and Matt Rambo,
The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team is moving on to the quarterfinals of the 2015 NCAA Championship after defeating No. 5 seed Duke, 16-11, Saturday in the first round.
Michigan junior Sierra Lawrence has developed into one of the top outfielders in the Big Ten conference. She showed the college softball world just how talented she is on Saturday night in the Big Ten Softball Tournament championship game. With Nebraska trailing Michigan 2-0 in the bottom of the second inning, Huskers senior Steph Pasquale drove a pitch to deep center. The ball looked like it was a sure bet to clear the center field fence, but then Lawrence jumped up and made an incredible catch, robbing Pasquale of a home run. Best of all: The reaction of Michigan pitcher