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. A stressful career running his own architecture firm in Boston left Indiana University lecturer Jon Racek in need of a recharge. Frustrated, he headed to Thailand for six months and discovered, by accident, his new passion: playgrounds. Today, Racek is founder and executive director of Play360, an organization that not only helps build playgrounds in underdeveloped countries, but also teaches people how
Before we turn our attention to Week 7, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Michigan State beat writer Joe Rexrode and Big Ten fans did with their Week 6 Big Ten game predictions.
Week 6 marked the first week of every game featuring Big Ten teams. [ MORE: Week 6 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Best of Week 6 | Week 6 picks revisited | Week 6 uniforms | Video: Jehu Chesson returns opening kick for TD | Video: Braxton Miller highlight grab | Video: Norries Wilson takes blame | Video: Randy Edsall gets passionate ] As is the case every week nowadays, several Big Ten teams wore new or alternate uniform designs in Week 6. Indiana, playing at Penn State, was the most noticeable, donning its state
Big Ten fans were treated to three outstanding football games on Saturday afternoon, highlighted by No. 1 Ohio State’s 49-28 win over Maryland. Catch up on all of today’s Week 6 action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Looking for available live in-game highlights? We got them! Check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois football highlights Indiana football highlights Iowa football highlights Maryland football highlights Michigan football highlights Michigan State football highlights Minnesota football highlights Nebraska football highlights Northwestern football highlights Ohio State football highlights Penn State football
The first full slate of Big Ten games looms with all 14 teams in action vs. one another in seven contests. Top billing: Northwestern at Michigan on BTN/BTN2Go. Can NU remain perfect as it treks to play the white-hot Wolverines? Also, Illinois can show it’s legit by winning at unbeaten Iowa. And Wisconsin visits Nebraska with both teams desperate for success. Here are some hard takes on this Saturday’s action. 1. My pal Mike Huguenin of Gridironnow.com—a site devoted to SEC coverage–compares this year’s Ohio State squad with the 2009 Florida team that finished 13-1 and ranked No. 3. Each
Chicago Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber made quite a splash on Wednesday night when he crushed a two-run home run into the river during Chicago’s 4-0 wildcard win over Pittsburgh. He also had an RBI single, and it all brought back memories of Schwarber’s career at Indiana, where he starred at the plate and behind it. In 2012 BTN featured Schwarber and teammate Sam Travis, then known as the latest version of the “Bash Brothers.” “I’m going to crush the ball,” Schwarber told us then about his approach to hitting. “And that’s all you can really think when you’re up there.”
This is the first week of full-scale Big Ten action, with seven conference games. And the headliner is Northwestern at Michigan. But there are other enticing clashes. [ MORE: Week 6 scoreboard | Week 6 previews | Polls: Pick Week 6 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Q&A: Shilique Calhoun | Big Ten Mailbag | Leonte Carroo reinstated | BTN to air No. 1, No. 4 & No. 13-No. 18 this week ] Wisconsin at Nebraska is a meeting of desperate teams. Nebraska is
Who wins Week 6 Big Ten football games? BTN.com's Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina, plus Michigan State beat writer, offer their picks inside. Pick your winners, too.
For the past five years Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith have battled each Saturday for the right to wear “The Belt,” the reward for picking the most winning games on BTN’s “Big Ten Football Pregame Show.” Now you can get involved, and even raise “The Belt” victoriously yourself. Here’s what you do: Watch Monday’s “BTN Live” to find out which games to pick. The show airs at 6 p.m. ET. Rank your confidence in your picks from 6 (most confident) down to 1 (least confident) Include your picks – with confidence points – in a video of 30 seconds or
The last couple of weeks, several Big Ten men’s basketball teams have unveiled new uniform designs on social media. Indiana is the latest. Wednesday, the Hoosiers tweeted a picture of their new adidas design, which looks very similar to its classic look, except for one new wrinkle. Indiana will have five stars on its shorts, one for every national title. This is a nice touch, something other teams have done recently. The Ohio State football team had Buckeyes leaves on the back of its jersey collar last season to mark its seven national championships. The Buckeyes went on to win