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Tonight BTN/BTN2Go: Northwestern's 2013 Gator Bowl victory

At 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go, we will replay Northwestern’s memorable 34-20 win over Mississippi State in the 2013 Gator Bowl. This was a historic win for Pat Fitzgerald’s program, as the Wildcats put an end to the nation’s longest postseason losing streak. Heading into the game, Northwestern hadn’t won a postseason game since 1949. Kain Colter threw for 76 yards and rushed for 71 yards, while the Wildcats picked off four Mississippi State passes in the victory. Here is a breakdown of Northwestern’s victory. Top moment: Quentin Williams picked off Tyler Russell’s pass and returned it for a

BTN LiveBIG: Ohio State alumna puts 'heart' into medical research

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. Louis Pasteur. Jonas Salk. Kristin Comella? It’s perhaps a bit premature to say that this Ohio State graduate should be mentioned in the same breath as those giants of medical science. But the work she’s doing with stem-cell therapies just might end up having an impact on the same scale. Comella currently serves as chief scientific officer at Bioheart Inc., which is focused on discovering and developing stem-cell therapies for the

BTN LiveBIG: Michigan State coaches get new perspective on performing under pressure

Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo has seen more than his share of clutch performances and high-pressure situations. But even in his biggest games, there have been breaks in the action. In real emergencies, there are no timeouts, no commercials. That lesson — along with several others — was driven home for Izzo and other MSU coaches during a rather unusual team-building exercise at an annual Athletics Department retreat in early June. The coaches went through a simulation at MSU’s College of Human Medicine involving an emergency procedure with a critically ill “patient.” Izzo, Mark Dantonio (football), Tom Minkel

BTN LiveBIG: For Northwestern grad, all roads lead to home

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. Deontae Moore didn’t necessarily set out to become a leader and an example for others to follow. But that’s how it turned out for this Northwestern University graduate and native son of Chicago’s South Side. It all started when Moore, who grew up in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, graduated from Urban Prep Academy, a network of three all-male charter high schools

Former MSU star Draymond Green credits Tom Izzo for development

Former Michigan State star Draymond Green answered questions from the media on Thursday during a press conference to address his newly signed five-year, $82 million contract with the Golden State Warriors. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten pros coverage ] During the press conference, Green was asked about the impact Michigan State’s Tom Izzo has had on him, both as a player and as a man. “That’s the thing I love about Coach Izzo is, him raising you into a man when you get to his program is 10 times more important than what type of basketball player

If every Big Ten school had a team at The Basketball Tournament

Several former Big Ten basketball players are set to take place in the second annual “The Basketball Tournament,” which kicks off today with the South and West Regional rounds. A total of 97 teams will play in the tournament, with the winning team taking home a $1,000,000 grand prize. What a fun event, right? That got me wondering what a team for every Big Ten school would look like? In order to do this, I chose a group of five players from every Big Ten school who I think would make the best 5-on-5 team today. The conditions are that

Tonight on BTN/BTN2Go: Nebraska's 2010 win over Missouri

At 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Nebraska’s memorable 31-17 win over Missouri in the 2010 regular season. This game will be remembered for Roy Helu Jr.’s record-breaking rushing performance. The former Husker running back set a Nebraska record with 307 yards rushing while leading the Huskers to a win over Missouri. The Tigers were 7-0 heading into this game and ranked No. 6 in the nation. But Nebraska’s dominant performance put an end to Missouri’s winning streak and ended a 13-game losing streak against Top 10 teams. Here is a breakdown of Nebraska’s impressive victory. Top moment:

BTN LiveBIG: Purdue event helps girls' interest in STEM flower

Women have made great professional strides in the past few decades, to the point where they now comprise nearly half of the entire U.S. workforce and the majority of American college students. Still, when it comes to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), they have a long way to go. Today, women hold less than a quarter of all STEM jobs. Beth Holloway, director of the Women in Engineering Program and assistant dean of undergraduate education for the College of Engineering at Purdue University, is trying to change that. Tomorrow, Holloway and other Purdue engineering faculty and students