Since 1999, film buffs of all kinds have gathered annually in spring at the historic Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Ill., for Roger Ebert’s Film Festival — otherwise known as Ebertfest. This year’s event, which concludes today, has involved hundreds of University of Illinois students and faculty. Each year, the Department of Media and Cinema Studies recruits more than 300 students to volunteer for a variety of roles, and a substantial percentage of them participate through an internship program created specifically for the event. In return for their efforts, they get valuable exposure to the artistic and business sides of film and help
There were five Big Ten spring football games Saturday, including reigning national champ Ohio State taking the field for the first time since winning the crown. Relive our favorite moments and plays.
BTN host Mike Hall traded in his suit and tie for a zebra shirt and black cap Saturday for the Penn State Blue-White Spring Game at Beaver Stadium.
Spring football games are all about moments like the one we saw prior to the annual Penn State Blue-White Spring Game on Saturday afternoon. Watch the moment inside.
There is a reason Ohio State coaches, players and fans refer to Cardale Jones as "12 Gauge." His 74-yard throw during a halftime contest should only make the nickname more popular.
Everyone wants to know who Urban Meyer and Ohio State will start at quarterback in 2015. [ MORE: Watch replay of Ohio State spring game on BTN2Go ] The options are terrific, and one can make the argument there is no wrong choice. If former Ohio State star Troy Smith had the option of a healthy J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller, who would he pick? That’s one of the several questions Lisa Byington asked the 2006 Heisman Trophy winner during halftime of Ohio State’s spring game Saturday afternoon. His answer: “The guy that has the majority of the
To say Ohio State fans are excited about the 2015 season is an understatement. The national spring game record 99,391 fans at Saturday's Scarlet-Gray Game is your proof.
It was a day full of spring football on BTN/BTN2Go Saturday afternoon. There were five games in all, including Ohio State and Penn State. Ohio State, the reigning national champ, highlighted the day’s festivities with a national spring game record 99,391 fans at Ohio Stadium. A couple other highlights: Cardale Jones threw a football 74 yards in a halftime Quarterback Skills Challenge, and Penn State fans gave Devon Still a warm ovation during the coin toss. Catch up on all of the day’s top highlights in the videos below. ILLINOIS [ MORE: Watch replay of the Illinois spring game on
Purdue center A.J. Hammons says he will return for his senior season, after helping the Boilermakers return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012.
Turns out, Purdue’s new gray alternate uniform won’t be the lone design it debuts in 2015. The Boilermakers unveiled a new white alternate helmet in the tweet above during Saturday afternoon’s spring game at Ross-Ade Stadium. What do you think, Big Ten fans? Like gray uniforms, white helmets are becoming more and more popular. Illinois, Indiana and Northwestern have added a white option to their combinations in recent years, while Minnesota wore one in its bowl game two years ago. This much is certain: The players and recruits will like this new lid, especially the gold details on the facemask.