The University of Illinois announced Monday that an outside investigation into the women’s basketball program has concluded and found that allegations of racism are unsupported. [ MORE: Read the full Illinois.edu report (PDF) ] The investigation, conducted by the law firm of Pugh, Jones & Johnson, included a review of more than 18,000 documents, 33 interviews, the statements of eight former players, and review of game and practice video footage. Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise said she supports the investigation’s findings based on the information that was available. She said the campus will implement its recommendations as quickly as possible. “We
Big Ten TeamTix is back, and if you’re a Big Ten football fan, you must check it out. Team Tix is a way to reserve a ticket for the 2015 Big Ten Football Championship in Indianapolis for as little as $10 today. If your team makes it, you are obligated to purchase each face-value priced ticket associated with each of your reservations. But if your team doesn’t make it, you only forfeit your reservation fee. Tickets can be reserved right here right now using the ticket reservation system launched by the Big Ten in partnership with Forward Market Media (FMM) and BTN. Powered
Current Big Ten players got the chance to assemble their all-time Big Ten team. Who did they select? Find out inside this fun post!
There's no better time than media days to take a look at all of the new Big Ten designs we'll see on the field this fall. Take a look at all of the announced changes inside.
Every year at Big Ten media days, BTN.com conducts an anonymous player survey that asks one player from each team the same questions. This year, we asked questions ranging from "most exciting player" to "best visitor's locker room."
We had the Twitter Mirror (@TwitterMirror) at Big Ten media days Thursday and Friday in Chicago. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten media days coverage ] If you didn’t follow along at @BigTenNetwork, the players and some of the coaches sure seemed to enjoy the red carpet treatment. Whether it be players, coaches or mascots, every team had some representation on the Twitter Mirror. And a lot of them felt pretty comfortable in front of it, evidenced by the GIFs below. The best one? My personal favorite was Penn State defensive lineman Anthony Zettel. See some of my
When BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany for the biggest challenge ahead, Delany pointed to the "sweet spot" for student-athlete that balances the educational experience and the rich athletic experience. But that's just one of several challenges, including the new game scheduling outlines.
If you’re active on Twitter, you know about Twitter’s Mirror. It’s a fun experience that shows up at big events across the entertainment and sports industry. Photo subjects can even autograph their own pictures before they tweet them. We rolled the Twitter Mirror out on the first day of Big Ten Football Media Days, and we got some great shots. Find some of them them in this post and then follow @BigTenNetwork and see them all on Twitter today for more pictures of Big Ten football players and coaches. Have a look at a few of Thursday’s top shots.
A total of 21 Big Ten football players gathered at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place on Thursday for the opening day of Big Ten media days. [ MORE: Watch Drew Ott eat raw egg | Watch Shilique Calhoun play reporter ] Players from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin were in attendance. I went around and asked one player from all seven schools to give me a true freshman who has stood out to them thus far, and who could potentially make an impact. Here’s what I got. Mason Monheim, LB, Illinois: Gabe Megginson. He’s a
Here’s Illinois football coach Tim Beckman’s full media conference from Big Ten Football Media Days. BTN/BTN2Go will provide more than 13 hours of live coverage, more than double last year’s total, at the 2015 Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon, presented by Allstate and BMW, Thursday and Friday at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.