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. When new and potentially catastrophic contagious diseases like West Nile Virus and swine flu periodically emerge, research scientists and medical practitioners alike scramble to figure out the best ways to contain and end these epidemics. However, discussions about how these illnesses start and spread have generally ignored the issue of climate change. Until now. Daniel Brooks, an ecology professor and senior research fellow at the University of Nebraska, has spent the
The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket was released Sunday night. See the full bracket and find out how to watch all 13 games inside.
"BTN Live" will announce the 2015 All-Big Ten Men's Basketball Teams and individual award winners at 6 p.m. ET Monday night. See BTN.com's teams and honors inside.
And just like that, the Big Ten regular season is over. The final week provided plenty of dramatics, despite Wisconsin entering the week owning a share of the Big Ten crown. The Badgers wrapped up the outright title, their first since 2008, in Tuesday night’s win at rival Minnesota. Now, it’s off to the Big Ten tourney, which starts Wednesday at the United Center. Before we focus all of our attention on the tourney, here’s my recap of the week that was. Biggest surprise: Purdue. No one saw the Boilermakers finishing 12-6 in league action after a sluggish effort in
BTN Live will announce the All-Big Ten teams at 6 p.m. ET Monday. Before the honors become official, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart and Sean Merriman combined to offer 10 names worthy of first-team honors.
What a season! The regular season came to a close Sunday, and we were treated to a pair of entertaining games. Catch up on all three of today’s game on our Big Ten scoreboard. [ MORE: View the official Big Ten tournament bracket ] D.J. Newbill hit a deep buzzer-beating 3-pointer to avoid overtime and send Penn State to a 79-76 victory at Minnesota, No. 5 Wisconsin rolled Ohio State, 72-48, in Columbus to finish Big Ten play 16-2, and No. 9 Maryland edged Nebraska, 64-61. Looking for the final Big Ten standings? We have those right here. National polls?
Sunday night marked Dez Wells’ final regular-season game in a Maryland uniform. And, as he’s done so many times in his career, the Terrapins star gave fans a reason to get up and cheer in the 64-61 win at Nebraska. Of course, it happened on a dunk. And, of course, it happened on one of Wells’ signature power flushes. This time, he used a pretty crossover before taking flight to make it even better. Few, if any, Big Ten players dunk with more power than Wells. He’s been showing it all year, and this wasn’t the first time he did
Lexie Brown scored 19 points, and No. 4 Maryland beat Ohio State 77-74 Sunday night to capture the Big Ten tournament title and cap a perfect run through the conference.
The 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships ended in a tie for just the sixth time Sunday afternoon, with Big Ten dual champ Iowa and Ohio State sharing the hardware. [ MORE: Iowa, Ohio State share championships crown ] Check out our favorite USA Today Sports photos below.
Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio State honored their men’s basketball seniors on Sunday with special ceremonies, the latest in the annual series of Senior Days. [ MORE: Relive all of our Senior Day video coverage ] BTN carried Minnesota and Nebraska’s pregame festivities live on BTN2Go. Unfortunately, for the seniors, the Golden Gophers, Cornhuskers and Buckeyes all lost in their final home games. But several of the seniors had strong performances, none bigger than Minnesota’s Maurice Walker, who scored 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the Gophers’ last-second loss to Penn State. ***