For as long as she can remember, University of Iowa research professor Kristina Thiel has been fascinated by science. She discovered her calling in an unlikely place as a girl growing up in the small town of Andalusia, Ala. “My dad owned a little dry cleaners and at a really young age, I was fascinated with the chemistry behind it,” she said in her soft Southern accent. “I knew that how you get the stains out of clothing is based on one thing: chemistry.” From those unassuming origins, Thiel launched a career devoted to trying to kick cancer where it counts. After
Big Ten lacrosse season is here, and BTN has you covered! Every week, our Big Ten Network lacrosse Twitter handle, @BTNLax, will be tweeting out individual team reports. Six teams make up the Big Ten men’s lacrosse conference: Ohio State, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Michigan, Rutgers and Penn State. Check out our BTN2Go page to see when you can watch Big Ten lacrosse action on our user-friendly mobile app! Here is a look at our men’s lacrosse team reports from this week. OHIO STATE JOHNS HOPKINS MARYLAND MICHIGAN RUTGERS PENN STATE Make sure to follow us on Twitter, @BTNLax, and then
The NFL Draft is just three weeks away, which means experts are putting the final touches on their 2015 mock drafts. ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. recently released his 4.0 mock draft, which features five Big Ten players in the first round. The first Big Ten star Kiper Jr. projects to be off the board is Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff, who he has going No. 6 overall to the New York Jets. “The new threats in the passing game are nice, but given the QB options on the roster, this team needs to be able to run
Minnesota hasn’t been a hot-bed for producing NFL talent the last 10 years with just 11 draft choices in that span. In fact, the Golden Gophers did not have any players drafted four times in the last 10 years—2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009. And check this out: The last time Minnesota had a quarterback drafted was 1972, when Craig Curry went in the eighth round. Minnesota could have a few picks in this year’s draft, with TE Maxx Williams and RB David Cobb leading the way. Williams may be a first-round pick, as he is considered by most to be
Mike Riley takes another step forward in his debut season at Nebraska with the spring game on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go.
[tweet https://twitter.com/BTNLax/status/586216156102393857] Big Ten fans are familiar with our award-winning show “The Journey” (find them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram). This Sunday, BTN Originals (@BTN_Originals) is back with the series premiere of “Big Ten Close Up,” presented by Sector Spiders. The new series takes viewers behind the scenes with Big Ten sports teams. The premiere episode provides great access to the Penn State and Maryland men’s lacrosse teams around their April 4 game. That game’s video highlights are here – the sneak peek at the show is embedded in the tweet above. From the film room to the practice field to the
More and more sports team are taking you inside the action with video cameras capturing amazing footage during games and practices. With the Nebraska Spring Football Game coming up this Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go, the Nebraska Huskers just posted some cool footage from Lincoln. In the video below, Huskers QB Tommy Armstrong and LB Josh Banderas try out the new helmet camera and capture a few plays. We could watch this kind of video all day long. The spring game airs Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on BTN. Here’s the link to also watch it live via BTN2Go.
Every Thursday I take a look at each of the six Big Ten men’s lacrosse teams and give an overall assessment of their season with a quick look ahead to the weekend. Johns Hopkins faces Penn State, Maryland heads to Rutgers and – wait for it – Michigan goes up against Ohio State. Johns Hopkins (4-6, 1-1 Big Ten) The Blue Jays lost a tough one to Ohio State by a final of 15-12. The game was really the first big Big Ten game: two teams vying for conference position with a huge feather in the cap to the winner
Did you know the Big Ten has more recent Final Four appearances and a more diverse collection of teams in the Final Four over the last two decades than anyone else? We talk about that story and catch up on some football headlines in Thursday's Big Ten links.
A series that covers the true revolutionaries, Game Changers explores how innovators from Big Ten universities — students, faculty and alums — are inventing or reinventing their chosen fields. Someday, the scourge of malaria among African children will be more or less wiped out. And when that day comes, there’s a good chance we’ll have Michigan State professor Terrie Taylor to thank. For nearly three decades, she’s spent six months a year in Malawi treating the overwhelming number of kids who have the mosquito-borne blood disease. During most of that time, it was a struggle. But new discoveries stemming from