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!
What is the best Big Ten bowl matchup this year? How about the quarterback battle? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart breaks down the best of the 2014 Big Ten bowl games. Check it out!
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez had said that the Badgers players asked him to coach the football team in the upcoming Outback Bowl against Auburn. After thinking it over, Alvarez said Thursday he will lead the team once again. “A number of the seniors met with me on Wednesday after our team meeting and asked if I would consider coaching the team,” Alvarez said. “I told them I would have to sleep on it. “After thinking it over and meeting with some of the seniors again this morning I have decided to coach. I feel this gives our assistants an
There are several Big Ten names on USA Today and CBS Sports' All-American teams. See who made the lists here!
Who will be the next head coach at Wisconsin? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart breaks down 11 potential coaching candidates who would make sense for the Badgers.
Both men’s basketball and hockey will be featured in doubleheaders in New York City from 2016-2019. The first doubleheader will include a series between both Michigan and Penn State in hockey and basketball. Learn more in this week's Big Ten Hockey Report.