This past week on “The Journey” our crew told the story of two brothers with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and their relationship to the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. No matter which Big Ten team you root for, this one is worth a watch. Jacob Jarvis, 14, and his younger brother Noah Studebaker, 7, each have the disease, the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood. Currently, there is no cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Jacob and Noah have been friends of Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and the Ohio State football team since July 2013, and they attend practices with their parents. “It
How would Paul Chryst differ from Wisconsin's past two coaches? BTN's Gerry DiNardo explains that and more inside!
What FBS schools would be considered to be “destination” jobs? According to BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart, there are 25 such jobs in America.
Looking for something to get you excited for this year's College Football Playoff? Check out this awesome Ohio State hype video!
In less than 48 hours, it appears Wisconsin lost and gained a coach in a stunning turn of events for one of the Big Ten’s premier programs. Gary Andersen shocked the Badger Nation when he bolted for the Oregon State job on Wednesday. Now, Wisconsin is expected to tab Pitt coach and native son Paul Chryst to assume command, according to multiple media reports.
In Friday's Big Ten links, we look at what one NFL expert says about Devin Gardner's NFL chances. Plus, Penn State is down one quarterback while Indiana added an impressive wide receiver. Read about all of that and more in this post.
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. It’s called brachypodium distachyon: difficult to pronounce, easy to grow. Researchers at Penn State University are studying how this hardy little grass species thrives in all kinds of conditions based on amplified genes in thousands of individual plants. Those genes are then tagged to determine which ones can thrive in certain climates. “These seeds have activation tag lines on them, which are
Which team had the ultimate college football fanbase in 2014? According to USAToday’s first Fan Index, it’s non other than Big Ten champ Ohio State. The Buckeyes topped the publication’s first-ever Fan Index, which combined fan voting and social media activity throughout the season to determine the rankings, ahead of Sugar Bowl opponent Alabama. Four other Big Ten programs landed in the top 15: Nebraska (No. 7), Michigan (No. 12), Penn State (No. 14), Wisconsin (No. 15). Check out where all of the Big Ten teams landed below 1. Ohio State 7. Nebraska 12. Michigan 14. Penn State 15. Wisconsin
Three Big Ten stars were honored on Thursday night at the Home Depot College Football Awards at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Read more here!
Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon has been named the winner of the 2014 Tribune Silver Football. Get all the details inside!