One of the long-standing beliefs in America is the classic Horatio Alger, rags-to-riches narrative — that is, no matter what someone’s circumstances are when they’re growing up, they can achieve success through a combination of hard work and persistence. But those kinds of stories are the exception, not the rule, even in the land of opportunity. According to Cheryl Achterberg, dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University, children who are born and raised in destitution often find their opportunities are severely limited throughout their lives. Part of Ohio State’s historical mission as an
It's no secret that Maryland's Dez Wells is one of the Big Ten's elite finishers. The Terrapins star senior stated his case again in Wednesday night's 64-58 home win vs. Penn State.
Purdue edged No. 20 Ohio State, 60-58, for its fourth straight win, and No. 16 Maryland held on to knock off upset-minded Penn State, 64-58, on Wednesday night.
BTN interviewed all 14 Big Ten football coaches on Wednesday’s two-hour “BTN Football & Beyond: Signing Day Special.” [ MORE: Signing day roundup | Our favorite new Big Ten names ] Mike Hall conducted all of the talkbacks, to get an idea about how each Big Ten coach felt about his latest signing class. Spoiler alert: The coaches really like their new players. Also, you can get all of our 2015 National Signing Day coverage here. Watch all of our interviews, from Illinois’ Tim Beckman to Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst, below. How did @IlliniFootball close so strongly this recruiting season? @CoachBeckman
One of the best parts of National Signing Day is scouring the team rosters and looking for the best names. See BTN.com's favorite name for all 14 teams inside.
How did your Big Ten football team do on National Signing Day? Tom Dienhart took a look around the Web and compiled a Big Ten-centric breakdown.
With the National Letters of Intent signed and sent in, we thought we'd take our annual look at how every Big Ten team announced its signings on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
In our latest “5 Things I Know” with BTN women’s basketball analyst Stephanie White, the former Purdue star and current WNBA head coach discusses the role of spoiler, the Iowa-Northwestern shootout, Michigan State’s Aerial Powers recent play and more. Here’s what White told BTN.com this week: 1. Beware of the middle of the pack Even though the middle of the Big Ten is five or six games out of first place in the conference race, they certainly have opportunities to spoil things for those at the top and increase the possibilities of winning the conference tournament. Teams in the league
Raphael Davis has been a key cog in the Boilermakers’ recent rise to relevancy. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart sat down with Davis to talk about the team and so much more.
Happy National Signing Day, Big Ten fans! Are you excited? If so, hop inside to get one recruiting link for all 14 Big Ten football teams.