Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums and faculty are taking to work. At one point or another in their careers, most people can relate to the sentiment captured so memorably by country singer Johnny Paycheck: “Take this job and shove it.” Very few of them, though, are the bosses of successful companies that they’ve built up themselves. Yet that’s precisely the situation Indiana University alumnus Stuart Nitzkin found himself in back in 2009. He’d
Despite 7.1 innings of stalwart pitching from sophomore Mike Shawaryn, Maryland fell to Virginia, 5-3, Friday evening in Game 1 of the NCAA Super Regionals at Davenport Field.
Harbaugh playing Peru ball (video) A post shared by @marksnyder1 on Jun 5, 2015 at 9:51am PDT Jim Harbaugh was a popular topic on social media Friday, and, naturally, it had something to do with his trademark khakis. [ MORE: Check out all of our Gone Viral posts ] Sort of. While conducting his second satellite camp in Prattville, Alabama, where the temperatures reached the 90’s, the new Michigan football coach decided to go topless. So, there was Harbaugh, running drills with high-school football prospects, wearing nothing but his usual hat and khakis. h/t: freep.com And here’s how Harbaugh was dressed at the beginning
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. Nov. 7, 2009. A familiar scene: A group of guys watching the Penn State/Ohio State football game. Some were rooting for the Nittany Lions, while others were cheering on the Buckeyes. A few just grumbled in the background that the SEC was the better conference overall. But this wasn’t at a sports bar or a backyard party. It was inside a tent
The NBA Finals is set to begin tonight as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will battle in what has become one of the most-anticipated matchups in recent history. [ MORE: Ex-Michigan State star Draymond Green opens NBA Finals tonight ] This got me thinking about the best Big Ten tournament championship games. The conference title game was introduced in 1998, and has featured several outstanding matchups. A total of six different schools have won the tournament, led by Michigan State and Ohio State, both of which hold four titles. Here are my top 5 Big Ten tourney title
The national runner-up Michigan softball team returned home Thursday afternoon to a welcome back celebration at the Wilpon Softball Complex, home of Alumni Field.
he college football season is still a good three months away, but that isn't stopping publications from releasing their 2015 previews. Athlon Sports posted their picks Thursday.
Rafael Gaglianone is one of the best kickers in the nation. [ MORE: Video: Remember when Dare Ogunbowale posted this trick kick? ] The Wisconsin rising sophomore nailed 19-of-22 (86 percent) field goals last season, including the overtime-forcing and game-winning field goals in the 2015 Outback Bowl vs. LSU. Yeah, but can he make trick kicks? You better believe it! On Wednesday afternoon, Gaglianone tweeted a video of him drilling a field goal with the holder holding the ball down with his nose. Watch the video in the tweet above. h/t: Yahoo! Sports
The 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft starts at 6 p.m. ET Monday, and several Big Ten players and signees can expect to be selected in the three-day event.
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