50 Years Later, Iowa's Nelson Gets Degree

Don Nelson has accomplished plenty as either a basketball player or basketball coach at the high school, college and professional level, but he’s about to do something he’s never done before. He’s about to earn his college degree from Iowa. The 71-year-old basketball legend will go through commencement at Iowa next weekend and fulfill his late mother’s wish to get his college degree. The Quad City Times has the entire tale right here, and it’s a good one.

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Wildcat Players + Special Need Kids = 'Buddy Ball'


Northwestern Buddy Ball Game Feature

Here’s a feature story from BTN that may make you stop, think and then decide you’re going to go out today and just make someone’s day. Northwestern’s baseball team hosts a group of friends to play “Buddy Ball” at the baseball field on the Evanston campus each spring. What is “Buddy Ball” exactly? For starters, it’s a day when local children with special needs get the chance to play a couple innings of baseball with the Wildcats.Watcy the video here to see what it’s all about.

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Twitter Tips: Meet Experts Tracking Your Team

Social media on the Internet goes hand in hand with sports, whether it’s getting newsy updates on your teams or talking to other fans and experts during live events. Spend a little time on our Social Media page to see what BTN has been doing. Most recently we collected our favorite Twitter accounts and shared them with you. BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina on Twitter) broke out our favorites by school and asked readers to add any others in the comments section of each post.

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Sunday's Baseball Roundup

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Nebraska at Indiana - Baseball Highlights

It’s another busy Sunday of Big Ten baseball. No. 11 Purdue baseball exploded for 10 runs in the ninth inning, recording 12 consecutive productive plate appearances in the frame, to overcome a five-run deficit and stun No. 14 UCLA, 15-11. Look back at all the games on the live national scoreboard, and read this post for recaps, videos and links.

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BTN Profiles Ohio State Softball's Alicia Herron


Alicia Herron Feature

In the latest Big Ten player profile from the Big Ten Network, we meet Ohio State Buckeyes softball shortstop Alicia Herron, who lost her mother Janet Herron a year ago to gastric cancer. Herron’s mother was Alicia’s biggest fan attending every game and practice during her high school career. “She was really proud of us having a focus on something,” Alicia Herron said.

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