Thursday marks the 25th anniversary of Penn State becoming an official member of the Big Ten Conference. To celebrate the occasion, Penn State assistant communication director Tony Mancuso (@GoPSUTony) wrote the story below. *** Just four months into his tenure as commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, Jim Delany recalls an idea brought to the table by former Illinois President Stan Ikenberry. It was October of 1989 when Ikenberry, who spent time as a senior administrator at Penn State earlier in his career, broached the thought of adding an institution to the Big Ten for the first time since Michigan
The final week before all-out Big Ten action typically features a less-than-stellar slate of games, and this year will be no different.
As it had been rumored, the Big Ten is changing the format of its annual football media days in an attempt to better facilitate media coverage. See all of the details inside!
The NBA Finals tip Thursday night in Oakland, California. If you haven’t been paying attention, it’s the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Golden State Warriors in what should be a memorable series. Superstars LeBron James and Stephen Curry are the biggest names in the matchup, but it’s a former Michigan State star who could be the wild card. Draymond Green, the 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year and a member of the 2014-15 NBA All-Defensive First Team, has developed into one of the game’s premier all-around players. In Golden State’s 12-3 postseason run to the Finals, Green is averaging a
Get ‘em while they’re hot: Michigan football season tickets. Oops. They already are sold out. The athletic department released information for two separate football ticket packages earlier this week, and also announced that full season tickets for the 2015 season are no longer available for purchase. The deadline to join the 2015 interest list passed April 30, Earlier in April, Mlive.com says interim athletic director Jim Hackett spoke about the return of Michigan’s season ticket waiting list, something that had been absent from the program for roughly seven years. All of the school’s 81 luxury boxes have been sold out,
It’s not hyperbole to say that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is gargantuan. For one thing, it’s the world’s largest machine, supported by the world’s largest computing grid. And the “centerpiece” of the LHC is a ring tunnel beneath the Franco-Swiss border that measures 17 miles in circumference and goes more than 500 feet below the surface in places. Constructed near Geneva, Switzerland, by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the particle collider took a decade to build before becoming operational in 2008. And Aaron Dominguez, associate dean for research and global engagement and a full professor of physics
Michigan's magical season came to an end on Wednesday night with a 4-1 loss to No. 1-ranked Florida in the championship game of the NCAA Women's College World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.
The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014-15 academic year. These standouts were chosen from a group of more than 350 students honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship. One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree, and two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected from each institution. All of the Sportsmanship Award winners have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these honorees must be in good academic standing and
This one is for all the marbles. The No. 3-ranked Michigan softball team will take on No. 1 Florida in a winner-take-all game in the NCAA Women's College World Series tonight at 8 p.m. ET at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The Big Ten office announced the dates and opponents for the 2015-16 hockey season Wednesday, featuring 20-game schedules for each of the six conference programs. The schedule concludes with the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, to be held March 17-19 at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn. [ View the 2015-16 Big Ten Hockey Schedule ] All six conference teams will open Big Ten play Dec. 4-5. The opening weekend will feature Michigan hosting Wisconsin, Minnesota welcoming Ohio State and Penn State entertaining Michigan State. The two-time defending Big Ten Champion Gophers will make their road debut