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BTN LiveBig: PSU b-ball coach and professor team up to fight Alzheimer’s

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and a new case emerges in this country at a rate of nearly once per minute. The upsurge in this illness has sparked a desire to fight back — especially among those who have lost loved ones affected by the disease and want to find a cure. One of those people is Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers, who watched his father struggle with Alzheimer’s during the final years of his life. He didn’t have to go far to find a valuable ally in the fight against this terrible affliction.

Johns Hopkins tops Maryland, clinches top seed in Big Ten tourney

The greatest rivalry in men’s college lacrosse lived up to the hype on Saturday night. Junior Ryan Brown was phenomenal on the biggest stage, scoring eight goals to lead Johns Hopkins to an impressive 15-12 victory over Maryland in a Big Ten men’s lacrosse matchup. “It feels good to get this win, especially in a rivalry as traditional as this,” Brown said following the game. “We’re starting to peak at the right time.” With the win, the Blue Jays earn a share of the Big Ten regular season championship, as well as the top seed in the upcoming Big Ten

Dienhart: Spring game adds to opening chapter of Chryst's Wisconsin career

Paul Chryst knows the culture of this school and state. He knows, loves it, sells it and embraces it ... and most importantly, he understands it. That’s what makes Chryst so perfect for this job. He’s a natural in Wisconsin red. And, it showed today in Wisconsin's spring game.

Josh Gasser, Duje Dukan dress up as Bill Belichick, Barry Alvarez

Fresh off a second straight Final Four run, former Wisconsin hoops stars Josh Gasser and Duje Dukan got the chance to serve as honorary coaches at the Wisconsin spring football game Saturday afternoon. [ Watch the replay of Wisconsin’s spring game on BTN2Go ] Gasser was in charge of the White team, while Dukan coached the Red team. In doing so, Gasser made the choice to dress up like New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. He is sporting the classic cut-off hooded sweat shirt look, with the long sleeve undershirt and khakis. Dukan is imitating Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry

Video: Leah Still, 4, scores touchdown in Temple spring game

Leah Still is cancer-free, and she’s the proud owner of a college touchdown. [ MORE: Penn State fans give Devon Still warm ovation at spring game ] Temple invited Still, the 4-year-old daughter of former Penn State defensive lineman Devon Still whose fight with Stage IV neuroblastoma became a national story, to be a special guest at its spring game Saturday. Leah, who recently learned she was in remission, tossed the coin before the game, and then scored on a screen pass on what might be the best touchdown of the day. See a picture of Leah’s touchdown scamper in

'Sports Jeopardy!' contestants stumped by Nebraska's 'Hail Varsity'

This will make many Nebraska fans shake their heads. On a recent episode of “Sports Jeopardy!” all three contestants were stumped by the lyrics to “Hail Varsity.” The question, as you can see in the tweet above: “Played after a TD, Nebraska’s ‘Hail Varsity’ says ‘Hail to the team! The stadium rings as everyone sings’ these two colors.” Victor responded with “Red and White.” Nope. Zach followed with “Crimson and Red.” Nope, again. Eddie, the third and final contestant, had nothing. “This one got me, too,” host Dan Patrick said. The answer? It’s Scarlet and Cream. h/t @Huskers

BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska grads create multimedia tech to improve sports teams’ performances

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. What started out as a way to help the Nebraska football team better film their practices has turned into a worldwide business venture for a trio of UNL grads. For David Graff and his Cornhusker cohorts, the goal was to find a way to mix their love of sports and technology. What resulted was a business venture called Hudl — today, the fastest-growing company in the state of Nebraska, with more