Every Thursday I take a look at each of the six Big Ten men’s lacrosse teams and give an overall assessment of their season with a quick look ahead to the weekend. Johns Hopkins faces Penn State, Maryland heads to Rutgers and – wait for it – Michigan goes up against Ohio State. Johns Hopkins (4-6, 1-1 Big Ten) The Blue Jays lost a tough one to Ohio State by a final of 15-12. The game was really the first big Big Ten game: two teams vying for conference position with a huge feather in the cap to the winner
Did you know the Big Ten has more recent Final Four appearances and a more diverse collection of teams in the Final Four over the last two decades than anyone else? We talk about that story and catch up on some football headlines in Thursday's Big Ten links.
A series that covers the true revolutionaries, Game Changers explores how innovators from Big Ten universities — students, faculty and alums — are inventing or reinventing their chosen fields. Someday, the scourge of malaria among African children will be more or less wiped out. And when that day comes, there’s a good chance we’ll have Michigan State professor Terrie Taylor to thank. For nearly three decades, she’s spent six months a year in Malawi treating the overwhelming number of kids who have the mosquito-borne blood disease. During most of that time, it was a struggle. But new discoveries stemming from
Illinois head football coach Tim Beckman announced Wednesday that sophomore wide receiver Mike Dudek, a 2014 freshman All-American, suffered a torn ACL during a non-contact drill at practice Wednesday morning at Memorial Stadium. “This is very disappointing for Mikey, his family and our football program,” Beckman said. “He’ll have the knee surgically repaired as soon as possible and the doctors feel like he could return to the field in October. Knowing how hard Mikey works, our biggest challenge will be to keep him on pace and not let him push it too hard and too fast.” A native of Naperville,
Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of Lacey Holsworth's death, and the Michigan State community is remembering the 8-year-old who died of neuroblastoma.
Nebraska will close out its first spring under new coach Mike Riley with its annual spring game Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go. Tom Dienhart caught up with the former Oregon State coach in this Q&A.
That was a fun run! The Big Ten put two teams in the Final Four for the first time since 2005 and played in the national final for the second time in three years. Relive our NCAA tourney coverage. And, here are some of our favorite Big Ten NCAA tournament photos, courtesy of @USATsportsImage.
Michigan State has been one of the Big Ten’s top programs in recent years, winning 11 or more games four times in the last five seasons. But the NFL draft doesn’t reflect that success. [ MORE: Check out Tom Dienhart’s Big Ten NFL draft snapshots ] Instead, it reinforces the notion that Mark Dantonio and his staff have few peers when it comes to developing talent to fit their system. The results are prodigious, with bowl wins in each of the last four years, as Dantonio routinely turns three-star recruits into five-star studs. This year’s draft, held April 30-May 2,
With the men’s basketball season in the books, BTN.com asked a writer from every school for his/her team’s player to watch in 2015-16. See all of the writers’ picks inside.
Here is a neat look at Wisconsin’s 17 consecutive NCAA trips. Since 1999, the Badgers have made eight Sweet 16 appearances, four Elite Eight trips, three visits to the Final Four, and one shot at the championship game. Very impressive. No more doubts on if this program has reached the “elite” level. It is there. *** Tom Izzo has had enough of opponents shooting more free throws than his Spartans. The loss to Duke in the national semifinal apparently was the last straw. “I’m going to drive it a little more, and then a little more after that, and then