Automotive visionary Henry Ford could see the future. The founder of the Ford Motor Company understood how assembly-line production of vehicles would forever change the transportation landscape. Accordingly, he helped launch the first revolution in automotive mass production more than a century ago. But what would Ford think of auto developers at the University of Michigan who are now attempting to fill the roadways on campus with cars created from 3D printers? The sound you just heard might be the late Ford rolling over in his grave. “We actually work with the Ford Motor Company, so hopefully he’s more applauding
BTN’s annual summer football camp tour is back as we visit all 14 Big Ten training camps and count down the days to #KickoffOnBTN. Watch “BTN Live” weekdays at 6 p.m. ET for various camp coverages, and find the daily show on Facebook and Twitter. Also, follow BTN on social media for bonus coverage from the road, too. That includes: Pictures & videos on BTN’s Instagram page Camp updates via BTN’s Facebook page Camp reports from BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) Find us on Snapchat at bigtennetwork for stories from each stop Occasional live video reports from various stops via
It’s a nearly universal experience for new college students — the “sticker shock” from buying textbooks for their upcoming semester. (“I have to pay $75 for a used geology textbook? Are you kidding me!?!?”) But that reaction may be less prevalent in the future, thanks to the Open Textbook Library and a growing national network of institutions to support it. Spearheaded by David Ernst, chief information officer at the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development and director of the school’s Center for Open Education, the Open Textbook Library marries two phenomena of modern technology. The first is
The 2015 BTN bus tour is officially underway. We will trek to all 14 schools to watch a practice and talk to coaches and players, getting one last time to “kick the tires” on each team before the season kicks off. The tour heads West first. And stop No. 1 is Illinois, which will be working out off campus in nearby Rantoul, Illinois, where the Fighting Illini will practice 14 times on the former Chanute Air Force Base. The squad lovingly refers to it as “Camp Rantoul.” Here are three things I’ll be looking for as I watch Tim Beckman’s
Jackson Thomas doesn’t just hear music. He feels it. Ask him why choir music is so appealing and the University of Nebraska graduate goes to his happy place. “It’s not only about the music,” he said. “It’s about the community of sitting in a room and listening to a choir hit the heights. At the tender age of 23, Thomas is making beautiful music with the KC VITAs Chamber Choir, a choral ensemble he recently founded in Kansas City. The VITA in its title stands for Vibrating Internal Thyroarytenoids (the muscle that helps support vocal function). Founding this choir is the
There is plenty of hype surrounding the Michigan football program heading into the 2015 season. However, if you are in need of a little something extra to get you excited, we've got you covered!
The last time we saw Ezekiel Elliott he was running all over teams like Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon. Will the Big Ten's returning leader in touchdown runs finish atop the leaderboard this fall?
CHICAGO – BTN kicks off its 2015 football coverage with the season debut of BTN Live on Monday, as the ninth annual football bus tour departs for all 14 Big Ten campuses. BTN Live, airing at 6 PM ET Monday through Friday and simulcast on select Fox Sports Radio affiliates, will include analysis and interviews from the various campuses over the duration of the bus tour. Complete tour details can be found on Facebook, Twitter and BTN.com. BTN Live throughout the month of August is presented by Culligan. Also included in BTN’s studio coverage this season is B1G Football and
Michigan Stadium is reducing its seating capacity in 2015, however it will remain the nation’s largest stadium. The athletic department announced Friday morning that the Big House’s new official capacity is 107,601, a decrease of 2,000. Penn State’s Beaver Stadium is the second-largest stadium with a capacity of 106,572. The iconic 88-year-old venue lowered seating capacity in an effort to increase its accessibility and configuration adjustments for major non-football events. ADA accessibility will be the biggest changes fans notice, as seats were eliminated to widen aisles and install hand railings around the entire bowl, with the exception of the student
The University of Minnesota announced Friday morning that it has accepted the resignation of athletics director Norwood Teague. Teague, 48, was hired in April 2012, replacing Joel Maturi; he hired men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino and women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, among other hires. Teague came to Minnesota from VCU, where he spent six seasons and hired Shaka Smart, now the head coach at Texas. Minnesota president Eric W. Kaler held a press conference Friday afternoon to address the resignation. Watch his opening remarks in the video above. Friday morning, Teague filmed this statement. Here’s a quick look at Minnesota’s