The 2014 NFL season is quickly approaching the finish line, and former Big Ten standouts continue to compile impressive days. Watch Week 15 highlights inside.
There were no gasps. No screams of shock on Saturday night when the Heisman Trophy winner was announced. Everyone knew it was going to be Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The only question: How big would his winning margin be? It was big, over No. 2 man Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin and No. 3 Amari Cooper of Alabama. See the final tally. That finish almost mirrored my ballot. I had Mariota No. 1; Gordon No. 2; TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin No. 3. The argument for Cooper being No. 3—or even higher—was a good one. The guy may be the best wideout
There was a quartet of Big Ten men’s basketball games Sunday, including Northwestern toppling Mississippi Valley State, 101-49. Catch up on all of Sunday’s hoops action on our Big Ten scoreboard. In other action, No. 23 Michigan State destroyed Oakland, 87-61, Penn State took down George Washington, 64-51, and Rutgers dropped Manhattan, 63-55, at Madison Square Garden. Get updated links, stats and select video highlights below. Penn State 64, George Washington 51: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP D.J. Newbill scored 20 points, Brandon Taylor added 17 and Penn State defeated George Washington 64-51 Sunday for its eighth straight win. Jordan Dickerson
Michigan is still waiting to hire Brady Hoke's replacement. One thing's for sure: Michigan fans would like to see Jim Harbaugh on the sidelines at Michigan Stadium.
When it comes to building a better battery, researchers at the University of Maryland are discovering that it’s the little things that matter. “Our original thinking was about making batteries smaller,” said Eleanor Gillette, a Maryland student working on the project. “We wanted to understand what the limiting dimensions are. How small can we go before we are using every piece of material we put in?” With smallness as their target, a team of UMD chemists and material scientists worked together to develop a “nanopore” battery. Essentially, that involves taking a microscopically thin ceramic sheet pierced with millions of tiny
Reigning national champ and No. 5 seed Penn State is headed to its seventh Final Four in the last nine years. It will face top-seed Stanford in the national semifinals Thursday night.
Sam Thompson's signature play is in the inbound alley-oop. He showed it again in Saturday's game win over Morehead State.
The 2014 Women’s Volleyball Tournament has reached the Elite Eight, and three Big Ten teams are left standing. Reigning national champ Penn State swept UCLA to advance to play Wisconsin, which edged Big Ten rival Ohio State, in the Louisville Regional Final. The winner of last year’s NCAA title rematch will advance to the Final Four. Nebraska is one win away from the Final Four, too, as it stunned Washington, 3-1, to advance to the Seattle Regional Final. Illinois was eliminated in a thrilling five-set decision to Florida. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] PENN STATE 3,
Still behind on your holiday shopping? Looking for good presents for children? And do those kids show any inclination toward building and designing things? If you answered “yes” to all three of those questions, then Purdue University’s College of Engineering Education has just the thing for you: a holiday gift guide that’s filled with toys, games and entertainment that make engineering concepts fun and accessible for pre-college learners. You read that correctly — “fun” and “engineering” in the very same gift. The gift guide actually has two parts: The first lists a range of toys, kits and media appropriate for
It was a busy day of Big Ten men’s basketball Saturday, including a record six contests on BTN/BTN2Go. Catch up all of today’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Five Big Ten teams were victorious, as Nebraska outlasted Cincinnati, Indiana destroyed Grand Canyon, No. 6 Wisconsin rolled Nicholls, No. 12 Ohio State took down Morehead State and No. 20 Maryland rallied past USC Upstate. In losing efforts, Vanderbilt knocked off Purdue, Oregon came back to down No. 25 Illinois and No. 3 Arizona dropped Michigan. Get links, AP recaps and video highlights below. Maryland 67, USC Upstate 57: BOX |