Penn State alum Josh Blair knows how hard it can be to squeeze time for serving others into a busy schedule. As a single father working a demanding corporate job, it was always a challenge to find even a couple of hours for charity work, even though it was one of his passions. Incidentally, charitable organizations face similar challenges. Because these institutions have to raise funds, manage personnel and cultivate their network, they spend a lot of time on things that are outside of their direct mission. Blair established Bridgilance to help some of those charities operate more smoothly, thus
The 2015 NBA Draft is fast approaching. As we get ready for Thursday's big day, let's have some fun by considering the best of the Big Ten's draft-eligible players.
Former Purdue quarterback and current NFL star Drew Brees has made a $1 million donation to the Purdue football program, it was announced Friday.
It isn't as easy as Kyle Schwarber is making it look. The former Indiana catcher went 4-for-5 in his first MLB start Wednesday night, and he followed that up by belting his first home run Thursday night.
With just under a month until the MLB All-Star Game, it's time to check in on how former Big Ten players are performing.
There is no linebacking corps in the Big Ten East that can match Ohio State’s unit in the East. But there is a lot to like about some of the linebacking units in the Big Ten West.
BTN is airing 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014, as part of our new “Big Ten Classics” series. Tonight’s game, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, is Michigan’s dramatic 35-31 win over Notre Dame in 2011. This game will be remembered for Denard Robinson’s late heroics. The former Wolverine QB led a late drive with 30 seconds left, which was capped by a 16-yard touchdown pass to Roy Roundtree with two seconds remaining to lead Michigan to a memorable 35-31 win over Notre Dame. The Wolverines trailed 24-7 late in the third quarter before scoring 28
The Lansing State Journal is counting down the Top 50 Michigan State football players in history. No. 50: Denicos Allen. *** No shock here: Michigan expects an eight-year high in season ticket sales this season. Having seen season ticket sales drop in recent years, Michigan is rebounding thanks mostly to the hiring of Jim Harbaugh and a 2015 schedule featuring home games against both Michigan State and Ohio State. “We had to get the revenue moving line back up,” Hackett said. “One of our core strategies was getting a special football coach.” *** Good story from Sam McKewon of Omaha.com
Thanks to advances in treatment, HIV and AIDS don’t instill the same dread that they did in the 1980s and early 1990s, when those diseases were largely misunderstood and spreading rapidly. But they’ve hardly gone away: Today, more than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. And with the pace of new infections continuing at a rapid clip here and throughout other parts of the world, it’s as important as ever to find a way to knock HIV out cold. Fortunately, Northwestern University researchers are in the early stages of creating a new
Several former Big Ten basketball players have their eyes set on the $1 million purse at the second annual The Basketball Tournament on July 10-Aug. 2.