On Sept. 30, BTN Originals breaks new ground with the second installment of their one-hour series “B1G Close Up” – which will feature the Sept. 23 volleyball match between Wisconsin and Penn State. Wisconsin entered the match ranked No. 16, looking to take down No. 1 Penn State. The Nittany Lions volleyball team has built a dynasty in State College, winning six of the past eight National Championships and four in a row from 2007-2010. In the three days leading up to the match, BTN’s cameras were embedded with each program, providing viewers an unparalleled glimpse into two perennial volleyball
It's still the offseason in the NBA, and Nik Stauskas remains busy trying to raise money and awareness for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). He recently was on TSN's "Off the Record," drilling 3-pointers with random items, including a football, cabbage and watermelon.
It’s going to be tough to top Stephanie White’s first season as a WNBA coach. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] The former Purdue star and current Indiana Fever head coach guided her team to the WNBA Eastern Conference crown Tuesday night, becoming the first rookie coach to lead a team to the finals. White’s Fever topped the New York Liberty, 66-51, in the winner-take-all Game 3 to advance to the best-of-7 WNBA Finals vs. the Minnesota Lynx, starting Sunday afternoon. The 1999 Big Ten Player of the Year and leader of the
The injuries on the Michigan State offensive line are mounting. And, it’s not a good thing, says Mike Griffith of Mlive.com. When the Spartans line up vs. Purdue, they will be missing two starters. That hasn’t happened since a 7-6 season in 2012. Tackles Jack Conklin, a flat-out stud, and Kodi Kieler will be MIA. Sophomore Dennis Finley will man left tackle with Conklin out. Donavon Clark is the right tackle with Benny McGown at right guard, typically Clark’s spot. O-line coach Mark Staten will have these guys ready. Trust me. *** I had a reader remind me this week
When it comes to wild, out-of-the-norm uniform designs in the Big Ten, Maryland tops the list. It looks like the Terps will have another new design this weekend, and as you would expect, it’s loud! The Terrapins, who will host Michigan at 8 p.m. ET Saturday night at Byrd Stadium, will be sporting hand-painted “Black Ops” helmets, as well as alternate black-on-black uniforms. Take a look at the video Maryland Football’s official Twitter account, @MarylandPride, tweeted out today. Here is a photo tweeted out by Maryland’s Assistant Director of Social Media and Branding. Personally, I think these new-look helmets are
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.
Here we go, Big Ten Animated GIF Tuesday. To review: We collect our favorite animated moments from the past football weekend and conveniently display them in one spot.
From Tom Brady's historic day to Brian Hartline's highlight catch, former Big Ten stars produced several highlights in Week 3 NFL action. See the top highlights, via @NFL, inside.
You send me emails. I answer emails—if they are good ones. Pretty simple. So, let’s enjoy another round of Big Ten Mailbag, the best part of every week. As a bonus: There even is a Vinnie Barbarino reference in this week’s bag ‘o’ mail. How lucky are you?
Sunday was a special day for former Big Ten stars and longtime friends Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes. [ MORE: Watch former Big Ten standouts’ Week 3 @NFL highlights ] Five months after the Kenosha, Wisconsin, natives were selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft (Waynes, No. 11; Gordon, No. 15), Gordon’s San Diego Chargers visited Waynes’ Minnesota Vikings in Week 3 NFL action. Following Minnesota’s 31-14 victory, in an expected move, Gordon and Waynes did the popular jersey swap on the field. See the picture of it in the tweet above. As for how the former