Hey, Rick Neuheisel thinks Rutgers in the Big Ten has a chance to be “really special.” Could RU be the next TCU? Hmmmm. I’ll just say this: There is a lot of potential for Scarlet Knights’ football. “Other than TCU, I don’t think there’s a team out there or a program out there that has benefited more with all this conference realignment than Rutgers,” Neuheisel said on SiriusXM College Sports Nation last week. “Whoever was behind the move to get them into the Big Ten, they should build a statue, because this has a chance (to be successful) should they
Few college graduates go on to design the alumni center for their alma mater. But that’s just one of many things that makes Maryland alumnus Hugh Newell Jacobsen unique. Jacobsen, who graduated from the University of Maryland in 1951, is one of the most celebrated architects and designers in the United States today. His career spans more than a half century, and the majority of the work he’s done has been through Jacobsen Architecture, his firm in Washington, D.C. Jacobsen’s designs aren’t flashy or ostentatious. Instead, he takes a simple, “light touch” mindset that accommodates the environments of the respective
From the Garden of Eden to strange black monoliths, human beings have long sought explanations of their origins. Purdue researchers recently made a breakthrough on a major piece of the human ancestry puzzle. Using a combination of radioisotopic dating and a gas-filled magnet detector, the team was able to accurately date a well-preserved skeleton of Australopithecus prometheus, an early forebear of modern-day Homo sapiens. A crew that included Purdue professors Mark Caffee and Darryl Granger and former postdoctoral researcher Ryan Gibbon determined the Australopithecus fossil, dubbed “Little Foot,” is about 3.67 million years old. That’s older than the estimated age
Yogi Ferrell is one of the best basketball players in the Big Ten. Fans know him, recognize him and often seek him out for a picture and/or an autograph.
When it comes to fashion, Iowa City might not be in the same league as New York, Paris and Milan, but for one day out of the year, it struts and sashays with the best of ‘em. For more than five years, students at the University of Iowa have put on an annual fashion show that champions multicultural perspectives on campus. The “Walk it Out: Around the World” event celebrates diversity, empowers students and provides financial support for worthy causes. Here’s a collection of photographic highlights from the 2015 show: May-Gar Sagar (Class of 2016) models a South Asian-inspired piece. Walk
Happy World Emoji Day, Big Ten fans. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] Yes, it’s a real thing. Just check out the #WorldEmojiDay hashstag, if you don’t believe us. To celebrate the day, we tweeted one video for every Big Ten team, either men’s basketball or football, with at least one emoji in the text of each tweet. We hope you enjoy the emojis – and the videos. Check ’em out below:
Which five personalities should represent your Big Ten school? Check out BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman's five picks for all 14 teams inside.
At 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Michigan’s 27-25 victory over Wisconsin during the 2008 Big Ten football season. This was Rich Rodriguez’s first Big Ten win as the Wolverines head coach. More importantly, Michigan’s 19-point win victory marked the Wolverines’ biggest comeback win in the history of the Big House. Brandon Graham had three sacks and forced two fumbles as Michigan’s defense held Wisconsin to just six points in the final two quarters of play after trailing 19-0 at the half. Here is a breakdown of Michigan’s win over Wisconsin. Top moment: John Thompson corralled a tipped
Green Bay Packer or Cincinnati Bengal, former Ohio State star LB A.J. Hawk can't escape the American Century Golf Tournament fan who, for whatever reason, enjoys being tackled.
It’s been driving rapid job creation and an investment boom for a few years now in the Midwest. And experts say it has the potential to make the U.S. energy-independent within the next couple of decades. But when it comes to shale gas, there’s a major catch. The process for extracting it from the ground — known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” — contaminates millions of gallons of water each year, pumps toxic gases into the air and even has the potential to cause earthquakes. So far, though, rising energy demand has trumped those concerns, said Fengqi You, an assistant