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BTN LiveBIG: Maryland professor abuzz about honeybees

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 are taking to work. Three things almost everyone knows about bees: They make honey, they live in hives, and they can ruin a summer picnic. Not as many people are aware of the crucial role that honeybees play in maintaining agriculture. But Dennis vanEngelsdorp, professor of entomology at the University of Maryland and director of its Honey Bee Lab, is doing what he can to highlight their relationship

Check out our top individual stars from Day 2 of Big Ten tourney

Which players compiled the top performances at the Big Ten tournament on Thursday? There were plenty of impressive individual efforts in the day’s four games, and you can see our team’s All-Thursday team below. Sean Merriman Aubrey Dawkins, Michigan. This guy has been the Wolverines’ best player as of late, and he was outstanding again on Thursday. Dawkins scored a game-high 18 points in 24 minutes while leading Michigan to a commanding 73-55 win over Illinois. James Blackmon Jr., Indiana. This freshman standout had arguably his best game of the year in Indiana’s 71-56 victory over Northwestern. He poured in

2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament: Best of Day 2

CHICAGO — Four more games down, and we’ve reached the Big Ten tourney quarterfinals. It’s going to be a fantastic Friday of hoops, with No. 9 Michigan vs. No. 1 Wisconsin, No. 13 Penn State vs. No. 4 Purdue, No. 7 Indiana vs. No. 2 Maryland and No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Michigan State. The latter two games are on BTN/BTN2Go, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. Here’s the link to watch Indiana-Maryland, and here’s the link for Ohio State-Michigan State. Get my Best of Day 2 below. Biggest surprise: It’s Penn State. No one saw this coming. Pat

Dienhart's rapid reaction: Ohio State holds off Minnesota, 79-73

CHICAGO — No. 6-seed Ohio State held off No. 11-seed Minnesota, 79-73, in the Big Ten tournament Thursday night at the United Center. The victory sets up a quarterfinals matchup with No. 3-seed Michigan State. The two teams have combined to win the last five Big Ten tourneys. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction to Ohio State’s win. Star player: D’Angelo Russell. This is a role he’s familiar with. The freshman totaled 23 points on 7-of-16 shooting with three 3-pointers and six free throws in a win that will send the Buckeyes on to face No. 3 Michigan

Big Ten tourney Day 2 recap: Get a complete look at Thursday’s games

We’re reached the quarterfinals, and it will be No. 9 Michigan vs. No. 1 Wisconsin, No. 13 Penn State vs. No. 4 Purdue, No. 7 Indiana vs. No. 2 Maryland and No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Michigan State on Friday. Catch up on all of Thursday’s Big Ten tournament action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Thursday resulted included No. 9 Michigan rolling past No. 8 Illinois, 73-55, No. 13 Penn State stunning previously surging Iowa, 67-58, No. 7 Indiana breezing by No. 10 Northwestern, 71-56, and No. 6 Ohio State holding off No. 11 Minnesota, 79-73. Don’t forget

Photo: Patrick Chambers excuses Penn State fans from work Friday

We're sure watching #PSUMBBatWork was super fun, but @Coach_Chambers has you covered if you'd rather play hooky tmrw. pic.twitter.com/crQmXJyi0S — Penn State Hoops (@PennStateMBB) March 13, 2015 Good news, Penn State fans: You are excused from work Friday. If you get in trouble with your boss, well, just show them the picture in the tweet above. That’s right, head coach Patrick Chambers signed this excuse for absence from work letter so that you can watch Penn State’s Big Ten tourney quarterfinals matchup vs. Purdue from the comfort of your home. The Nittany Lions, fresh off a tourney-opening win over Nebraska,

Dienhart's rapid reaction: Indiana takes down Northwestern

CHICAGO — No. 7-seed Indiana took down No. 10-seed Northwestern, 71-56, Thursday night at the United Center. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] The Hoosiers, who lost to Northwestern in the season’s only meeting, dominated this one from start to finish en route to advancing to play No. 2-seed Maryland on Friday. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction to Indiana’s win. Star player: James Blackmon Jr. looked like a freshman All-American, tallying 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting (5-of-10 from 3-point range). He also had six rebounds and seven assists. Top stat: 56, points allowed

Big Ten tournament Cinderella? That would be No. 13-seed Penn State

CHICAGO — D.J. Newbill pumped his first, let out a huge smile, and struck a Superman-like pose to the United Center crowd. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney central page ] The Nittany Lions are the 2015 Big Ten tournament’s Cinderella. Sure, some people had Penn State winning its tourney opener vs. struggling and No. 12 Nebraska. No one, outside of maybe Patrick Chambers, his players and Penn State fans, figured the Nittany Lions would beat fifth-seeded Iowa, which was riding a six-game winning streak. But they did. It wasn’t pretty at times. In fact, it was downright ugly

Dienhart's rapid reaction: No. 13 Penn State stuns No. 5 Iowa

CHICAGO — Iowa entered the Big Ten tourney winners of six consecutive games and as a popular sleeper pick to win the 18th annual event. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney central page ] No. 13 seed Penn State would have none of it, stunning the fifth-seeded Hawkeyes, 67-58, on Thursday at the United Center. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s rapid reaction to the upset below. Star player: Gotta go with Penn State’s D.J. Newbill. He hit 7-of-14 shots (2-of-3 3-pointers) for a team-high 18 points. And he hit some big shots at key junctures of the second

Video: Watch the 'Journey' profile of Penn State's D.J. Newbill

D.J. Newbill and his Penn State teammates are making a run in this year’s Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament as the senior Nittany Lion doesn’t want to see his college basketball career end just yet. Last week on”The Journey” BTN profiled Newbill and went back to his Philadelphia roots. It was a touching profile and you can watch the entire segment here. The No. 13-seeded Penn State advances to play Purdue on Friday in the men’s tourney. On Thursday, Newbill scored 18 points, and Penn State shut down Iowa in the second half of a 67-58 victory. On Wednesday, Newbill scored 26 points, Shep