Decades ago, before there were collective bargaining agreements, television rights mega-deals and a galaxy of corporate sponsorships, players in the National Football League worked in other vocations during the offseason. Auto dealerships, real estate offices, corporate jobs — they went wherever they could leverage name recognition (even just a little bit) and make a buck for the half a year they weren’t playing football. And if they were lucky, those part-time gigs turned into full-time jobs when their playing days ended. Most NFL players now earn sizeable salaries, relatively speaking, both in comparison to their pro football forebears and today’s
Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker scored 16 points apiece, leading No. 4 Wisconsin to an 81-58 victory over Northwestern on Sunday night.
Former Ohio State running back Raymont Harris found an SEC toughest conference t-shirt on deep discount in New Orleans.
The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team won four straight matches to erase a 14-6 deficit and defeat No. 7 Ohio State, 18-14, on Sunday afternoon in front of 6,558 fans at St. John Arena. “It came down to the wire and it came down to us or them,” said UI head coach Tom Brands. “We won six, but they had a guy score big bonus points. We want to score points the entire match. We want to put points on the board.” #1 IOWA 18, #7 Ohio State 14 125 — #4 Thomas Gilman (IOWA) dec. #8 Nathan Tomasello
Cardale Jones has had plenty of motivation in his first two career starts. He'll have even more vs. Oregon, as he tweeted that his uncle has less than two weeks to live.
The calendar has flipped to January, and that means it's time for the NFL playoffs. See some of the Big Ten's top Wild Card highlights in this post.
Stuart Scott, a longtime SportsCenter anchor, died Sunday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 49.
Sunday featured six Big Ten’s women’s basketball games, including No. 20 Iowa winning at No. 16 Rutgers, 79-72. In the win vs. the Scarlet Knights and former Iowa coach C. Vivian Stringer, Iowa’s Melissa Dixon became the program’s all-time 3-point leader. There were a couple of intrastate rivalries Sunday, too, as Michigan topped No. 24 Michigan State, 74-65, and Purdue rolled past Indiana, 86-64. Catch up on all of Sunday’s action below. IOWA 79, RUTGERS 72: BOX | AP RECAP Melissa Dixon scored 21 points, hitting six 3-pointers to give her the school record, leading No. 20 Iowa to a
Few pictures will please Ohio State fans more than the one former Buckeyes WR Joey Galloway recently posted on Twitter.
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. Purdue University’s history as an innovator in aerospace education goes back nearly a century. The School of Engineering, which was created in 1921, offered classes in aeronautical engineering from the start. In 1934, it opened the nation’s first college-owned airport, and Amelia Earhart joined the faculty the following year to counsel women on careers in aviation and serve as a technical advisor