BTN continues its coverage of Big Ten men’s and women’s gymnastics at noon Saturday with the telecast of the men’s dual between Ohio State and Penn State. In all BTN is televising 11 gymnastics events in 2015. In addition, the network returns four-time Olympic and six-time National Champion Shawn Johnson for her second year as a BTN analyst. Johnson took the nation by storm during the 2008 Summer Olympics, when she captured four medals, including gold on the balance beam and three silver medals in the team, all-around and floor exercise events. She is the 2007 Individual World Champion in
Fans of “BTN Live” know the show airs weekdays at 6 p.m. ET and that you can follow the show on Facebook and Twitter. On Thursday’s show, BTN aired a portion of Dave Revsine’s interview with Wisconsin’s men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan and we’ve posted the full interview here today. It’s an insightful chat with the coach of the No. 4 men’s basketball team in the country. Ryan touches on a variety of topics, quoting Frank Sinatra and touching on the impact of AAU basketball on young players. The Badgers next play Northwestern at 5:30 p.m. ET on BTN – watch
Happy Friday! In today's review of Big Ten headlines, we found stories on Ohio State's new offensive coordinator, what it means to flip in recruiting, and an interesting look at Wisconsin eight - yes, eight - quarterbacks. Read all of these stories and more in Friday's Big Ten links.
The University of Minnesota is known for producing innovative, essential work in agriculture — a bit odd for a school that has a gopher, a notorious farm pest, as a mascot. Today, alumni, professors and students are contributing immensely to this field and, in the process, helping keep the world fed even as new problems continually emerge. “The challenges are pretty clear,” said James Bradeen, head of UMN’s department of plant pathology. “We have a growing world population, a changing climate. With that comes changes in [food] production patterns.” Fortunately, he added, Minnesota is “a place filled with people who
C. Vivian Stringer became the winningest coach in Big Ten history when Betnjiah Laney had 16 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 21 Rutgers beat 19th-ranked Nebraska 46-43 on Thursday night. Stringer earned her 177th career Big Ten win, passing former Penn State coach Rene Portland for No. 1 on the conference’s victory list. Stringer won 169 of those games when she was coaching at Iowa. – Associated Press
Jesse Delgado (125), Illinois’ two-time defending national champion, is back from an injury that sidelined him for two months. In this week’s “BTN Wrestling Report,” host Kara Lentz is joined by BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks to talk about Delgado’s return. Sparks also talks about the race for the Big Ten Championship and what’s ahead this weekend. Catch Sparks matside when No. 6 Penn State hosts No. 1 Iowa on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET live on BTN/BTN2Go. View the full InterMat team rankings here, and see how the Big Ten landed an impressive 11 teams in the Top 25. On Twitter? Interact with us
Jarrod Uthoff had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Iowa scored the final 12 points of the first half en route to a 72-54 victory over Michigan on Thursday night. With no games Friday night, let’s look ahead to Saturday’s schedule – including two games on BTN/BTN2Go. IOWA 72, MICHIGAN 54: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP The Wolverines (13-10, 6-5), playing without injured guards Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton, did not score for the final 6:58 of the half, and the Hawkeyes (14-8, 5-4 Big Ten) led 31-21 at halftime. Mike Gesell finished with 14 points for Iowa, and Aaron White added 13. Aaron White sends in the
National signing day for football has become a major happening as Big Ten football programs join the rest of the nation's teams to officially welcome their signed football recruits. But once the dust settled and the lists were set, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart pulled together a few more of the interesting notes from around the Big Ten.
The Hockey City Classic college hockey doubleheader at Soldier Field on Saturday includes two games: Michigan State vs. Michigan at 8 p.m. ET ahead of Miami (Ohio) vs. Western Michigan at 4 p.m. ET. The Michigan-Michigan State game airs live on BTN/BTN2Go. MSU (10-11-2 overall, 4-3-2-2 Big Ten) and Michigan (15-8, 7-2) play for the second time in the last nine days. Michigan State won the first game, 2-1. Read one preview of the outdoor game at MSUSpartans.com and read more at MGoBlue.com. Last year’s Hockey City Classic was held at Minnesota when the Gophers beat Ohio State 1-0 at TCF
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