Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. Heading to the University of Iowa four years ago, Allison Kindig was like most other undergraduate students — unsure about her life’s direction, but excited about what the future held in store. As she prepares to graduate this spring with a degree in engineering, Kindig can look back at her academic career so far and say she’s accomplished her goal — and
With Maryland preparing for a Women's Final Four game against UConn, BTN women's basketball analyst Stephanie White takes a look at what the Terrapins need to do to win and advance to the championship game.
Michigan hasn’t won the Big Ten since 2004, but the program still has churned out some top talent over the past 10 seasons. [ MORE: Check out Tom Dienhart’s Big Ten NFL draft snapshots ] The Wolverines have had a storied reputation for producing offensive linemen and receivers—and that bears out in the numbers from the past 10 NFL drafts. Michigan has seen seven offensive linemen and seven wideouts picked. But where are all of the quarterbacks (one) and running backs (two)? The 2015 NFL draft should see tight end-turned-receiver Devin Funchess go high. And linebacker Jake Ryan looks like
This weekend in Big Ten men’s lacrosse play, it’s Penn State at Maryland on Saturday followed by Rutgers at Michigan and Johns Hopkins at Ohio State on Sunday. Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too. Here’s my look ahead at these three games with a focus on all six men’s teams. No. 19 Johns Hopkins (4-5, 1-0 Big Ten) The Blue Jays got off to a good start in conference play with a 9-7 win over Rutgers. The win ended a two game skid for Hopkins, who
When Maryland women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese talked to Mike Hall on “BTN Live” this week, she outlined the differences between this year’s team and last year’s team as the Terapins head into a Sunday Final Four matchup against UConn. “We know what to expect,” Frese said before going on to add, “”What’s different is that no one expected this team to be here this season.” Frese talks in depth about this weekend’s Women’s Final Four. Watch the entire interview in this post. The Terrapins play UConn at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Who has the best shot to get to the title game: Wisconsin or Michigan State? How do you defend Duke big man Jalil Okafor? Thoughts on Iowa QB Jake Rudock going to Michigan? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes on those reader questions and more in this week's mailbag. Read on.
In Thursday's Big Ten links, we take a look at a number of basketball and football stories. Wisconsin looks loose headed into the Final Four. Michigan State shares some things in common with last year's NCAA champs. Maryland's Melo Trimble is staying at Maryland. Christian Hackenberg is refocusing at Penn State. Read all that and more in this post.
San Diego is thousands of miles from State College in a geographic — and possibly cultural — sense. Still, the California city will be the site of Penn State University’s (PSU) newest classroom next fall. What’s the connection between the campus in the shadow of Mount Nittany and “America’s Finest City?” Craig Weidemann, Penn State’s vice president for outreach and vice provost for online education, explains. “We have a long history of educating members of the armed forces, and they were really interested in working with us to provide another learning institution,” he said. “San Diego was the natural choice;
He hasn’t given many one-on-one interviews since officially being named the head football coach at the University of Michigan, but BTN College Football Analyst Gerry DiNardo sat down with Jim Harbaugh to talk to him about a variety of topics in an interview on “BTN Live.” (Follow “BTN Live” on Twitter and Facebook.) Michigan’s spring football game airs live on BTN and BTN2Go this Saturday at noon ET. Here’s the link to watch the event live online. In the interview, DiNardo asked Harbaugh about coaching mentors, rivalries and Madonna, in addition to several other topics. Check out the full interview
Who’s ready for some football? Michigan’s annual spring football game will take place on Saturday at Noon ET and can be seen on BTN/BTN2Go. [ MORE: Watch Michigan’s spring game at noon ET Saturday on BTN2Go ] The Maize and Blue team rosters were released today, with defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin coaching the maize team, while offensive coordinator Tim Drevno will coach the blue team. The game will feature four 10-minute quarters, with a two-minute break between quarters and a five-minute halftime break. Here is a look at the rosters. BLUE TEAM 2 Blake Countess DB 3 Bo Dever WR