Happy National Championship Monday! Before Wisconsin takes on Duke at 9:18 p.m. ET tonight in the national title game, let’s take a look at the top Big Ten links. As you might suspect, Wisconsin’s win over unbeaten Kentucky on Saturday set the sports world on its ear. The Wildcats’ march toward a 40-0 season and national title were halted by a plucky Badgers’ team that will meet Duke tonight for the crown. Wisconsin has made good on its promise to improve on last season, which ended with a Final Four loss to UK. But, why be satisfied? Why not win
One of the most heartbreaking things parents can experience is when one of their children goes through terrible physical pain and they can’t do anything about it. But a father-daughter research team with strong Northwestern ties may have found the key (and rhythm, and notes) to alleviating pain in young patients after they go through medical procedures. Santhanam Suresh, the Arthur C. King Professor of Anesthesiology at Northwestern and the chair of pediatric anesthesiology at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, joined forces with his daughter Sunitha, who majored in biomedical engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering
Two nights after ending No. 1 overall seed Kentucky's pursuit of perfection in the national semifinals, the Badgers get to take on another perennial power, Duke, in the national final.
In Maryland’s first season in the Big Ten Conference, the Terrapins women’s basketball team advanced to the Final Four. But the road ended Sunday night as Maryland fell to perennial power UConn, 81-58. Brionna Jones led the Terrapins with 14 points. Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and Morgan Tuck added 24 for UConn, who are now one win away from a third straight national championship. UConn will face Notre Dame for the title on Tuesday night in a rematch of last season’s championship game. Lexie Brown added 12 points for Maryland. Maryland’s Brown had some extra support at the game as
In the eyes of Dana Priest, longtime reporter for the Washington Post and journalism professor at the University of Maryland, endangered species aren’t limited to the animal kingdom. She believes journalists around the world are falling victim to predatory forces capable of causing their extinction, too. With that in mind, Priest set out to enlighten her students about the world’s growing number of imprisoned reporters by giving them an assignment in her “Journalism in Peril” course last fall. “I was thinking very hard of ways to teach a number of things at the same time,” Priest says. “How do I
It takes a lot to take down college basketball's premier program, but Wisconsin did it. It takes a lot to beat a team that features nine McDonald's All Americans, but Wisconsin did it. Find out how it did it inside.
The scene greeting Wisconsin as it returned to its hotel room late Saturday night, hours after knocking off Kentucky and advancing to the national final, was something else.
Wisconsin hasn't played in the national final since 1941, so pardon the Badgers if they were a little bit excited following Saturday night's win over No. 1 overall seed Kentucky.
How does a team celebrate its first national title game berth in nearly three quarters of a century and halting a possible historic undefeated season? By dancing. And dancing some more.
What a night. Wisconsin got revenge, halted Kentucky’s potential historic undefeated season, and now is just 40 minutes away from its first NCAA title since 1941. [ MORE: Twitter: Badgers react to win | Video: Fans greet Badgers at hotel ] The Badgers, who lost to the Wildcats in last year’s Final Four, handed No. 1 overall seed its first loss of the season in a 71-64 victory in the national semifinals Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction to Wisconsin’s win below. The star: Frank Kaminsky continued to be the “man.” It