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 are taking to work. As a kid who grew up on the West and South Sides of Chicago, professional dance artist Jarius King felt like a stranger in a strange land when he decided to attend the University of Wisconsin via the school’s POSSE Program. Of course, there’s the fact that the student body is predominately Caucasian — King is African-American — and Madison has a relaxed, small-city vibe
What did Tom Izzo have in store for Michigan State's Midnight Madness event this year? Find out inside!
What should Big Ten football fans be looking for on Saturday? BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman asks former Maryland standout Shawne Merriman to point out one impact player for every Week 9 Big Ten game.
What does a college football kicker or punter do on a daily basis during the season? Well, the Minnesota Gophers specialists gave us a sneak peek of what their practice schedule consists of. The group posted the following tweet to their Twitter account, @MinnSpecialists. Today's specialist practice schedule: pic.twitter.com/nD6RwEA13Q — Gopher Specialists (@MinnSpecialists) October 23, 2014 Who knew Thursday’s schedule consisted of so many “curls in the Indoor?” My personal favorite is that the practice concludes with “watching Jeopardy in the locker room.” The tweet itself, (which was a joke, of course) received more than 300 retweets and 400 favorites
The Big Ten Conference is home to volleyball powerhouses and Penn State and Wisconsin proved that when both made the 2013 NCAA championship game. On Sept. 24, those two squads faced each other for the first time since then. BTN’s Kara Lentz collected some of the sights and sounds from that match. This Friday, the “Big Ten Women’s Sports Report” took viewers behind the scenes with an in-depth look at a top volleyball match between these too. Heading into that match, the No. 3 Nittany Lions were on a nine-match winning streak that dates back to a straight-set victory against
What if the Big Ten championship game features two 11-1 teams playing each other? What makes Maryland-Wisconsin so intriguing? Who’s the leader for Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year? Read Tom Dienhart's weekly Fourth & Long to get his Friday thoughts before Saturday's games.
BTN Plus will provide live coverage of Michigan State’s “Midnight Madness” and Indiana’s “Hoosier Hysteria” events tonight and Saturday, respectively.
In today's Big Ten roundup of headlines and links, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart found an interesting story about the NFL QBs from the Big Ten who struggled against Ohio State when they played in college. Also, the Big Ten has a number of names on the list of College Football Hall of Fame nominees. We've got a lot more inside 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. As we all know from the classic childhood rhyme, beans are good for your heart. But they’re also a dietary staple for hundreds of millions of people around the world. Elementary school poems notwithstanding, they’re a serious subject. Jim Kelly, professor of plant, soil and microbial sciences at Michigan State University, has spent his entire career — from graduate student to head
Which three Big Ten players are on the spot entering Week 9? Check out our guy's answers in the video above!