Domestic violence impacts thousands of people across the country every day — so many that there often isn’t enough space in shelters to accommodate victims who need temporary refuge. Major off-the-field controversies involving some of the sport’s more prominent players have put a spotlight on that subject during this football season. And one of the NFL’s biggest stars is leading an effort to address the problem. Russell Wilson, a University of Wisconsin graduate and quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks team that’s playing in its second-straight Super Bowl tomorrow, started the Pass the Peace initiative through his Why Not You Foundation.
A total of 13,603 fans packed the arena to see the 100th all-time meeting between the Hawkeyes and Gophers. Catch up on all the action inside this post!
Jess Settles takes a look at Purdue's resurgence, the art of rebounding and D'Angelo Russell's incredible week.
Finally, after six losses in a row, Penn State has some momentum. It is much-needed. On Wednesday night, the Nittany Lions took down visiting Minnesota, 63-58, with Brandon Taylor—the team’s second-leading scorer–out with a knee injury. Before that, Penn State toppled Rutgers, 79-51, to earn its first Big Ten win of the season. Now, the Nittany Lions will play at Illinois on Saturday with a modest two-game winning streak and a bit of swagger. One player who deserves credit for the mini-surge is senior guard D.J. Newbill, the hub of this team that began the season with a 12-1 mark
Iowa WR Tevaun Smith set out to break Odell Beckham Jr.'s Guinness record of most one-handed catches in a minute. Check it out in this video.
The debut for James Franklin had its ups and downs. The Nittany Lions opened the season 4-0 and then went in a 2-6 funk to end the season before rallying to beat Boston College in overtime in the Pinstripe Bowl. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at the Top Five Penn State players who must be replaced in 2015.
The Big Ten suffered some key attrition with players declaring for the 2015 draft, which will be April 30-May 2 in Chicago. Tom Dienhart ranks the 11 Big Ten players who have declared for the NFL Draft.
Interesting take from Bleacher Report that says the Big Ten needs to fight back on recruiting rules that favor the SEC. The author of this piece, Greg Couch, says unofficial visits hurt Big Ten schools, who can’t get as many from top players as SEC schools on those “unofficials” because of proximity. Unofficial visits aren’t paid for by the school, so it’s cheaper for a recruit in the south to drive to many SEC schools than it is for them to fly to a Big Ten one. The story quotes BTN’s very own Gerry DiNardo, too. “The Big Ten can advocate for
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. “It’s a really great experience being able to run a marathon, but when you’re doing it for something even bigger than yourself, it’s a rewarding feeling.” Those are the words of University of Iowa senior Natalie Northup, logistics chair for Dance Marathon the Marathon (DMM). DMM is a branch of the University of Iowa Dance Marathon, a student organization that raises money
Both Sam Thompson and Marc Loving were responsible for highlight-reel dunks in the Buckeyes' 80-56 blowout win over Maryland on Thursday night.