In front of the 166th consecutive sellout crowd at the Nebraska Coliseum, No. 4 Nebraska volleyball knocked off top-ranked UCLA in five (25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 19-25, 15-13). BTN’s aired the event, one of four volleyball matches on Saturday night. Watch the UCLA and Nebraska volleyball highlights now and jump inside for more video from from BTN.
This Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, BTN airs our “Big Ten Football Preview: Legends Division” show as our analysts take a close look at the division race. Then on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, they do it again with the “Big Ten Football Preview: Leaders Division” show. Both are one-hour shows and each one features a deep look at the six teams in each division. If you can’t watch it live, set your DVRs. We want you to be ready for kickoff next week.
BTN’s live event action kicked off on Friday night with a trio of volleyball games and a women’s soccer game between national powers Stanford and Penn State. Watch the exciting soccer highlights now and jump inside for more video from from our BTN Student U production teams.
Before Nebraska and Saint Louis faced each other in their season opening volleyball match Friday, the Huskers and their home crowd observed a moment of silence in honor of former Saint Louis volleyball player Megan Boken. The 23-year-old native of Wheaton, Ill., was shot and killed in her car Saturday in St. Louis. The game was carried on the Big Ten Digital Network and you can watch the moment in the video in this post.
Another BTN summer football tour is in the books. On this year’s trek across the Big Ten landscape, we logged 3,035 miles in the span of 17 days, according to the always accurate @BTNStatsGuy. And at each of the 12 stops, the exterior of our tour bus received a significant upgrade, in the form of 12 autographs – one from each of the players spotlighted on the sides of the bus. See a picture of your team’s representative signing his likeness in this post, plus watch our tour interview with him.
The image above is of Le’Veon Bell hugging his mother moments after Michigan State’s heartbreaking loss to Wisconsin in last season’s inaugural Big Ten title game. It’s a moment Bell treasures, and it’s one he’ll certainly never forget. That’s because Bell had the image tattooed on his left arm, with the Bible verse Jeremiah 1:5 under it.
If you haven’t checked out ESPN.com’s 50 in 50 series, do yourself a favor and click that link. The feature ranks the nation’s 50 most successful men’s basketball programs of the last 50 years, and it includes half of the Big Ten teams. Indiana leads the Big Ten, at No. 7, while Michigan State (No. 11), Michigan (No. 13), Ohio State (No. 15), Purdue (No. 20) and Illinois (No. 33) round out the conference’s representatives.