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2:00 PMPittsburgh at Penn St.Watch
3:00 PMC. Michigan at IllinoisWatch
7:30 PMWisconsin at MichiganWatch
8:00 PMIowa St. at IowaWatch
9:00 PMSIUE at NorthwesternWatch
Tomorrow
1:00 PMN. Iowa at WisconsinWatch
1:00 PMN. Carolina Central at PurdueWatch
2:00 PMCanisius at Ohio St.Watch

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Big Ten announces distinguished scholar award recipients

The Big Ten Conference announced on Wednesday that 781 students competing in intercollegiate athletics have earned the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award. The list includes students from every institution and 38 different sports who have recorded a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year. [ MORE: View the full list of distinguished scholars (PDF) ] The 2014-15 class of Distinguished Scholar Award recipients includes 119 students who maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during the previous academic term. This group of honorees is pursuing diverse fields of study with a list of majors that include

Best Big Ten-themed food creations featured on Pinterest

Our friends over at Collegespun.com recently released an article of the 10 best Ohio State cakes on Pinterest. There are a number of creative cakes featured in the post, ranging from birthdays to weddings  to baby showers. This got me thinking: If Ohio State has so many creative cake designs on Pinterest, every Big Ten school probably has some type of extravagant food creations on the popular social media platform. So, I searched all 14 Big Ten schools and picked my favorite food creation for all 14 schools. Here we go. ILLINOIS: 146 birthday cupcakes – University of Illinois INDIANA:

Big Ten basketball leads nation in attendance in 2014-15

It is no secret, Big Ten fans love their basketball. Here’s the latest proof: The Big Ten Conference led the nation in attendance (3,195,137) during the 2014-15 season, according to data released Monday by the NCAA. For some perspective, the total is the second-highest number in history, trailing the 16-team Big East Conference’s 3,259,992 in 2006-07. Four Big Ten teams finished in the top 10 of all-games attendance, paced by Big Ten champion and national runner-up Wisconsin, which finished second (711,115 fans) behind Kentucky (845,594), which was chasing a perfect season until the Badgers topped the Wildcats in the national

BTN LiveBIG: Illinois researchers seek ways to use proteins to 'edit' DNA

Imagine we could get rid of Tay-Sachs disease, hemophilia, sickle-cell anemia, cystic fibrosis and other genetic disorders without any new medicines. What once might have seemed impossible now appears plausible, thanks in part to the efforts of researchers at the University of Illinois who have been observing how certain proteins can be used for precise gene editing in DNA. The findings of their work, which were reported in a paper published in the June 2015 edition of Nature Communications, present some intriguing possibilities about the future of genetic engineering in plants and humans. “Studying the behavior of proteins and understanding

BTN LiveBIG: Celebrate great Americans throughout the Big Ten

To commemorate this Independence Day, BTN LiveBIG is looking back on some of the incredible stories we’ve shared recently. Read the articles below to learn more about the interesting, important work that your fellow Americans (and Big Ten students, alums and faculty) are doing. Rutgers students put in long-term effort to help Jersey Shore recover from Hurricane Sandy Northwestern alumnus launches start-up business incubator for veteran entrepreneurs Michigan State alumna shows perseverance as she breaks a swimming record and beats breast cancer Penn State grad and Marine vet intends to make his mark in journalism Illini Paralympian Josh George rises above

Tonight on BTN/BTN2Go: Illinois' 2007 win over No. 5 Wisconsin

At 8 p.m. ET Friday on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Illinois’ 31-26 win over Wisconsin in the 2007 Big Ten regular season. Rashard Mendenhall rushed for a game-high 160 yards and two touchdowns to lead Illinois past the No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers. Juice Williams added 121 yards through the air, as well as 92 yards on the ground. The victory gave the Fighting Illini their first 3-0 start in the Big Ten since 1990. It also marked the program’s second straight victory over a ranked team, as they defeated Penn State, 27-21, in the previous week. Here is a breakdown of

Three Big Ten players in ESPN's 2016 NBA Draft sneak peek

Three former Big Ten standouts were selected in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft, with two more landing in the second round. Now that this year’s draft is in the books, experts are already looking ahead to next year’s big event. ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford recently released his 2016 draft sneak peek, where he gave readers an inside look into some potential top picks in next year’s draft. While Ford did not list any Big Ten players in his “Top 5 2016 prospects,” he did list three Big Ten stars later on in his article. Maryland incoming