Update: Penn State’s football team is getting back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and the late Joe Paterno has been restored as the winningest coach in major college football history. The NCAA announced the new settlement with the school weeks before a scheduled trial on the legality of the 2012 consent decree it will replace. The new deal also directs a $60 million fine to address child abuse be spent within Pennsylvania and resolves that lawsuit. Read more in our Penn State football section. The BTN Blast with @TaylorRooks gives details of the NCAA settlement w/ Penn
In Friday's Big Ten links, we review the surprising news that Cardale Jones is staying at Ohio State. Plus, one writer looks at Kirk Ferentz's latest plan for Iowa while another looks at Mike Riley's desire to own the state of Nebraska in recruiting. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart looks at all of these stories and more.
It’s an antiquated notion: Young boys should play with slingshots, bottle rockets, telescopes and other things that prepare them for an adulthood spent thinking, tinkering and experimenting, while girls should play with dolls, E-Z Bake ovens and similar toys that get them ready for a lifetime of domestic service. The University of Iowa is doing its part to do away with that kind of outmoded thinking through a program that provides girls ranging from pre-school to middle school ages with fun, engaging introductions into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Addressing a lack of female involvement in STEM pursuits, University
Frank Kaminsky led Wisconsin to an impressive 70-55 win over Nebraska on Thursday night. Catch up on all the action here.
Ohio State pitcher Zach Farmer, who is fighting leukemia and missed most of the 2014 season, tweeted Thursday that his blood levels are all normal for the first time since April.
Who is the toughest player in the Big Ten? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked that question to five beat writers across the Big Ten. See their answers inside this post!
How will the Big Ten East race shape up in 2015? Find out BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's answer inside this post!
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones will return to Ohio State for his junior season. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's take inside!
Ohio State QB Cardale Jones will return to school for his junior season. Get all the details and top Twitter reactions here!
Cardale Jones’ run at the end of the 2014-2015 season as Ohio State’s quarterback was short but very sweet as the one-time third-string passer went 3-0 in the three biggest games of the season for the Buckeyes. He led the Buckeyes to wins in the Big Ten Football Championship, the Sugar Bowl and the CFP Championship. Jones has announced a news conference for today to reveal his decision regarding the NFL Draft, and BTN & BTN2Go will carry the event live. For now, here’s a look at some of the better Jones’ photos from those three big games.