Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has laid out his plan for freshman ineligibility. In a 12-page letter titled “Education First, Athletics Second: The Time for a National Discussion is Upon Us” and sent to media members Friday, Delany reiterated why he believes a so-called year of readiness would be beneficial at this “critical moment in the evolution of intercollegiate athletics.” The letter is not a proposal, he wrote. He did, however, lay out a plan to raise scholarship limits in FBS football and Division I men’s basketball and add scholarships in women’s sports to stay compliant with Title IX. Under
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums and faculty are taking to work. It’s nature’s greatest fireworks display: the supernova death of a bright, rare supergiant Wolf-Rayet star — already several hundred times larger in diameter than our own sun — which sends white-hot astroparticles flying millions of miles in multiple directions at close to the speed of light. For Mauricio Bustamante, a postdoctoral fellow at Ohio State’s Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (CCAPP),
Fans of highlight-reel goals had to love what they saw in the Rutgers-Penn State lacrosse game Sunday night. Check out a pair of behind-the-back goals inside.
Penn State held its annual Blue-White Spring Football Game on Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium. [ MORE: Watch replay of the Penn State spring game on BTN2Go ] Check out our favorite USA Today Sports photos from the spring game below.
Reigning national champ Ohio State hosted its annual Scarlet-Gray Spring Football Game on Saturday afternoon in front of a spring game record 99,391 fans. [ MORE: Watch replay of Ohio State spring game on BTN2Go ] Take a look at our favorite USA Today Sports photos from the spring game below.
Purdue received a big boost on Saturday when A.J. Hammons announced he was returning for his senior season. Hammons is coming off a breakout junior season in which he averaged a team-high 11.9 points and 6.6 rebounds en route to earning second-team All-Big Ten honors. He also paced the conference in blocks for a third season in a row to earn a spot on the league’s All-Defensive Team. “Earning my degree is one of the most important goals that I have for myself, and returning to Purdue next year will enable me to reach that,” Hammons said in a news
Ohio State football fans heard all about Noah Brown during spring practices. In Saturday’s spring game, the sophomore wide receiver showed what all the talk was about. [ MORE: Watch replay of the Ohio State spring game on BTN2Go ] Expected to be Ohio State’s next breakout offensive player, Brown made a terrific one-handed grab on a Cardale Jones pass thrown behind him. Running a slant pattern over the middle, the sophomore wide receiver, somehow, was able to adjust to the errant toss, reach his left hand up behind him and bring it in for the reception. This catch took
Since 1999, film buffs of all kinds have gathered annually in spring at the historic Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Ill., for Roger Ebert’s Film Festival — otherwise known as Ebertfest. This year’s event, which concludes today, has involved hundreds of University of Illinois students and faculty. Each year, the Department of Media and Cinema Studies recruits more than 300 students to volunteer for a variety of roles, and a substantial percentage of them participate through an internship program created specifically for the event. In return for their efforts, they get valuable exposure to the artistic and business sides of film and help
There were five Big Ten spring football games Saturday, including reigning national champ Ohio State taking the field for the first time since winning the crown. Relive our favorite moments and plays.
BTN host Mike Hall traded in his suit and tie for a zebra shirt and black cap Saturday for the Penn State Blue-White Spring Game at Beaver Stadium.