From the cornfields of Nebraska to the vineyards — yes, vineyards — of New Jersey, agriculture is big business in B1G country. So it’s appropriate that Big Ten students will be serving as National Collegiate Agriculture Ambassadors through the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization. The National FFA Organization is committed to providing support to students who want to pursue a career in the broad field of agriculture, which includes biology, chemistry, veterinary science and engineering in addition to traditional farming. It created the Agriculture Ambassadors program for college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students who want to promote
Sunday's Illinois-Vanderbilt Super Regional game two was postponed due to severe weather in Champaign and rescheduled for Monday (June 8) at 3 p.m. CT.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and in the case of the University of Wisconsin’s Cool Science Image Contest, some of those words are going to be a bit lengthier than usual. The university launched this event four years ago with two goals in mind: showcase the artistry of scientific work, and educate the entire student body and faculty on important concepts in various technical, complex disciplines. Judges whittled the 115 submissions in this year’s competition down to a dozen winners — 11 still images and one video — to highlight the marriage of scientific imaging, art and science
Reigning national champ Vanderbilt downed Illinois, 13-0, in Game 1 of the Champaign Super Regional on Saturday night. Illinois will look to stave off elimination at 9 p.m. ET Sunday.
Penn State fans should love the name LaVar Arrington is going to name his fourth child. The former star Penn State linebacker recently announced on Instagram that he will name his daughter Penn.
Virginia scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally past Maryland, 5-4, in Game 2 of NCAA Super Regional action at Davenport Field. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tournament bracket ] The Terps (42-24) finished the season with a school record 42 victories. Robert Galligan delivered an inspiring performance on the mound, pitching 7 2/3 innings in long relief to give the Terps an opportunity to force a third game. Maryland led 4-2 entering the ninth inning, thanks to RBIs from LaMonte Wade, Kevin Martir, Nick Cieri and Anthony Papio. However, the Cavaliers plated three
Fresh off its first regional championship, Illinois eyes its first Super Regional championship and College World Series berth. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tournament bracket ] The Illini are two wins away from Omaha, home of the College World Series, and only Vanderbilt, the reigning national champ, stands in the way. The good news: Illinois hosts the best-of-three series at Illinois Field, where it is a program-best 25-2 and has rattled off 19 consecutive victories, the longest active streak in NCAA. Things get started with Game 1 at 8 p.m. ET. In Super Regional history, the first game has
Everyone knows Cardale Jones has a strong and accurate arm on the gridiron. But what about on the diamond? See Jones' ceremonial first pitch at the Cleveland Indians' game Friday night inside.
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums and faculty are taking to work. At one point or another in their careers, most people can relate to the sentiment captured so memorably by country singer Johnny Paycheck: “Take this job and shove it.” Very few of them, though, are the bosses of successful companies that they’ve built up themselves. Yet that’s precisely the situation Indiana University alumnus Stuart Nitzkin found himself in back in 2009. He’d
Despite 7.1 innings of stalwart pitching from sophomore Mike Shawaryn, Maryland fell to Virginia, 5-3, Friday evening in Game 1 of the NCAA Super Regionals at Davenport Field.