The University of Minnesota and the wrestling community lost a legend late Monday night, as ex-Minnesota wrestler Verne Gagne, 89, passed away after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Gagne won four Big Ten championships and was the program’s first three-time All-America (1947, 1948 and 1949) and first two-time NCAA champion (1948 and 1949). “Verne represents what’s great about the University of Minnesota and our wrestling program,” Director of Athletics Norwood Teague said in a school release. “He was an incredible athlete — Big Ten champ, national champ, Olympian — but he also selflessly served his country, took academics seriously
BTN.com Web Editor Sean Merriman teamed up with Senior Writer Tom Dienhart and Senior Web Editor Brent Yarina to create a list of the top three Big Ten NFL Draft prospects at each position.
Penn State's Von Walker received some excellent news Tuesday. In a team meeting, James Franklin announced that the walk-on linebacker had earned a scholarship.
Mark Dantonio has Michigan State on a roll. In fact, he may have the best program in the Big Ten. Tom Dienhart caught up with the Spartans' head coach for a Q&A.
The inaugural Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse All-Conference teams and individual award winners were announced on Tuesday, with Johns Hopkins’ Ryan Brown earning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors from the conference’s coaches. [ MORE: Mark Dixon recaps a wild final Saturday of the regular season ] Maryland’s Casey Ikeda was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year, Rutgers’ Joe Nardella collected Specialist of the Year honors, while the Blue Jays’ Joel Tinney was named Freshman of the Year. Johns Hopkins mentor Dave Pietramala received Big Ten Coach of the Year honors. Here are the links to watch the
Former Michigan State football and baseball star Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, FOX Sports Detroit announced Tuesday.
The long awaited inaugural Big Ten tournament is finally upon us, as all six conference teams head to Piscataway for three days of elite lacrosse. [ MORE: Mark Dixon recaps a wild final Saturday on the men’s side ] Maryland won the regular season Big Ten title and top overall seed, while Penn State will be the No. 2 seed. Both teams earned a first-round bye and open the tourney Friday. The four other teams will begin tourney play on Thursday, with No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 3 Northwestern (3 ET) and No. 5 Rutgers vs. No. 4 Ohio State
The inaugural Big Ten tournament field is set. When Saturday started everything seemed pretty cut and dry. [ MORE: Ready for Big Ten women’s tourney? Here you go! ] Wins by Ohio State and Maryland would cement their status as the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, with the winner of Penn State-Michigan grabbing the No. 4. Hopkins would go into the No. 3 spot. What a difference a day makes. The league got turned upside and fans got to see some incredible lacrosse. Here are the links to watch Thursday’s semifinals and Saturday’s final on BTN2Go: No. 4 PSU
The 2015 All-Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Golf teams and individual honors were released Tuesday afternoon. See both teams and honors below. ALL-BIG TEN MEN’S GOLF TEAMS & HONORS Big Ten Player of the Year: Thomas Detry, Illinois Big Ten Freshman of the Year: Nick Hardy, Illinois Big Ten Coach of the Year: Mike Small, Illinois ALL-BIG TEN First Team BRIAN CAMPBELL, Illinois CHARLIE DANIELSON, Illinois THOMAS DETRY, Illinois Nick Hardy, Illinois Carson Schaake, Iowa Jose Mendez, Minnesota Second Team Dylan Meyer, Illinois Raymond Knoll, Iowa David Kocher, Maryland Kyle Mueller, Michigan Clark Engle, Ohio State Austin Eoff, Purdue Unanimous
Penn State has a reputation for producing linebackers, while Wisconsin has forged a legacy for churning out offensive linemen and running backs. But each school also has been proficient when it comes to having defensive linemen picked in the NFL draft.