More than 20 years ago, Brigette Young graduated from the University of Nebraska and started her first job out of college working in marketing at an insurance company. Within days, she felt dissatisfied. For this lifelong Husker, a career in corporate environments might have held great financial potential, but it lacked meaning and purpose. After a little over a year, Young segued into the non-profit sector and never looked back. Today, she’s president of the Nebraska chapter of Make-A-Wish, where she’s been for more than six years. Prior to that, she served in executive roles with Special Olympics Nebraska, the
College basketball is back! Big Ten teams posted an impressive 10-1 record to open the college hoops season. In addition to several outstanding games, there were also plenty of exceptional individual performances. Here is a look at my top Big Ten individual performances from opening night of the college basketball season. Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin. The Badgers’ senior big man picked up right where he left off last season. Kaminsky had a game-high 16 points and 11 rebounds in Wisconsin’s 62-31 victory over Northern Kentucky. This guy is my early leader for Big Ten Player of the Year honors. James Blackmon
The 2014-15 college basketball season kicked off with a bang on Friday night as the Big Ten posted an impressive 10-1 record. Catch up on all of tonight’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Also, check out our Big Ten basketball season preview, as well as our feature on Michigan State senior Branden Dawson. Get scores, stats, recaps and select video highlights below. Indiana 114, Mississippi Valley State 65: BOX | AP RECAP James Blackmon Jr. scored 25 points in his college debut and Nick Zeisloft added 16 in Indiana’s record-setting 116-65 rout over Mississippi Valley State on Friday. Louisville
Fran McCaffery isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Iowa Director of Athletic Gary Barta announced McCaffery has signed a one-year extension to his current contract. McCaffery is now signed through the 2019-2020 season. “Fran’s passion, commitment, and abilities, continue to move the Hawkeyes in the right direction,” Barta said. “I’m excited about this season and beyond.” McCaffery has guided the Hawkeyes to three consecutive postseason tournaments (two NIT and one NCAA), and posted back-to-back 20-win and upper-division finishes in the Big Ten. “I am grateful to Gary Barta and President Sally Mason for their continued support,”McCaffery said. “It is a great
Week 12 is filled with some intriguing storylines, with all eyes on the Nebraska at Wisconsin game.
Following my recent post about BTN’s Student U program, I thought it would be interesting to catch up with one of BTN’s newest on-air personalities and former Student U participant, Taylor Rooks.
Branden Dawson is set to begin the final season of his Michigan State basketball career. Sean Merriman tells the story of Dawson's incredible life journey inside!
It’s semifinal time! No. 2 seed Ohio State fell to No. 6 seed Indiana 2-1 in the first semifinal game, while No. 1 seed Maryland defeated No. 5 seed Michigan State on penalty kicks in the second semifinal matchup. [ MORE: View bigten.org’s tournament homepage ] Indiana and Maryland will play for the championship and the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA tournament at 12:30 p.m. ET Sunday. Indiana 2, Ohio State 1 Indiana (12-5-3) got a first half goal from senior defender Patrick Doody and a late penalty conversion from sophomore Tanner Thompson. Indiana (12-3-5) will take on the
Before the Big Ten basketball season tips off tonight, you'll want to check out our in-depth Big Ten preview that features school-by-school analysis from a beat writer of every team. We asked the beat writers for their team's best player, top newcomer, and more.
This week BTN2Go presents the live pregame Field Pass cameras from two games instead of one. One hour before Illinois kicks off against Iowa at noon ET, the cameras will go live at 11 a.m. and track both teams warming up live in the stadium. Here’s the link for Illinois-Iowa. Then one hour before Saturday’s night’s 8 p.m. ET kickoff for Michigan State at Maryland, our Field Pass cameras will turn at 7 p.m.. Here’s the direct link for Maryland-Michigan State. If you have BTN2Go, this Field Pass links above are the same links you can use to watch the