During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. You wouldn’t expect a mountain of a man — strapped into football hardware and ready to take on a rival — to look to a little girl for motivation. But this is no ordinary little girl. She’s Laila Walton, and she’s a Hawkeye Kid Captain. In 2014, Laila was diagnosed with hypokalemic periodic paralysis, a rare condition that results in episodes of
On Thanksgiving Day, minds turn to thoughts of a big meal, a big game and maybe a big nap. But Thanksgiving can be more than an annual celebration of feasting, football and nodding off in a comfy recliner. Across the Big Ten Conference, students, faculty and alumni are using food and farming as a means to effect social change. Focusing on issues ranging from hunger and malnutrition to urban blight and entrepreneurship, they’re creating innovative solutions that have big impact. Below are just a few of the many stories highlighting how it’s not just Thanksgiving at the schools of the
The final week of the Big Ten regular season is approaching. [ MORE: Week 13 previews | Week 13 scoreboard | Stats | Standings | Latest polls | Polls: Pick Week 13 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Best of Week 13 | Mailbag | Q&A: Greg McMullen | Week 12 award winners | YouTube highlights ] With seven exciting games on the slate this week, there should be plenty of outstanding individual performances. But who has been the most impressive Big Ten player thus far this season? After snapping a 15-game streak of 100-yard rushing games, does
Another week brought more exciting finishes in big ten play. In Columbus, Michael Geiger’s field goal gave Michigan State its second straight win in Columbus for the first time since 1951, ending the Buckeyes’ nation-long 24 game winning streak. And then in Madison, you had five turnovers, six Wildcat sacks, a pair of missed field goals, a running back spiking a football, three overturned touchdowns via replay and an education of the fair catch rule in a 13-7 Northwestern win; the Wildcats’ first victory at Camp Randall Stadium since the turn of the century. In other action around the league,
Who wins Week 13 Big Ten football games? See the BTN.com team's picks, including Wisconsin beat writer Jason Galloway, and cast your seven winners inside.
Thanksgiving is just hours away. Before you start thinking about the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and all of the other Thanksgiving staples, I wanted to share some of my latest Big Ten observations.
This is one of the most glorious weeks of the year: It’s rivalry week, with eclectic trophies and bragging rights up for grabs. Get Tom Dienhart's best of the week ahead inside.
It’s the final weekend of the regular season. And, a lot is on the line. Michigan State is trying to sew up the East Division, while four teams are fighting to get to win No. 6 and guaranteed bowl eligibility. Oh, and Urban-Jim Bowl I takes place. [ MORE: Week 13 previews | Week 13 scoreboard | Stats | Standings | Latest polls | Polls: Pick Week 13 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Best of Week 13 | Mailbag | Q&A: Greg McMullen | Week 12 award winners | YouTube highlights ] Here are some Week 13
The great Nick Baumgardner has five things to watch in “The Game.” One of them: How much will star Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers play on both sides of the ball? The answer: A lot. Why leave anything in the tank? *** This is interesting: Jim Harbaugh hasn’t been emphasizing recruiting in Ohio. Cleveland.com says Michigan has taken the Notre Dame approach: Grab some guys from the Midwest, then expand nationally by using the school’s brand. There’s a ton of talent in California, Texas and Florida, and Harbaugh certainly has the Urban Meyer-like rock star personality to expand Michigan’s scope. ***
Big Ten fans were treated to six men’s basketball games on Tuesday. [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] Indiana kicked off the day with an impressive 83-73 win over St. Johns. Northwestern also impressed with a 67-62 victory over Missouri, while Nebraska cruised by UAPB, 67-44. No. 2-ranked Maryland finished a jam-packed night of Big Ten basketball by blasting Illinois State, 77-66. In other Big Ten men’s hoops action, Penn State lost to Radford, 86-74, while Ohio State fell to Louisiana Tech, 82-74. With two games on BTN, and another one on BTN Plus, we