Don’t start shoveling dirt on those satellite camps just yet. Plus, guess who showed up at Michigan State football practice. And one NFL expert believes Penn State's Christian Hackenberg should go in the first round. Catch up on all the news in Thursday's digest.
Reports of a new Big Ten TV deal are coming out and at least one national writer says the six-year deal would make sense. Also, there are departures at Michigan State's and Iowa's football teams while another Big Ten star is testing the NBA Draft waters. Read Wednesday's Big Ten headlines digest now.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart and Sean Merriman look at the most intriguing quarterback races in the Big Ten this season.
The 2016 NBA Playoffs tipped off Saturday, and there are plenty of Big Ten names still playing. Eighteen of them, to be exact, according to NBA.com’s team roster pages. Golden State do-it-all star Draymond Green (Michigan State) headlines the list, and is one of three former Big Ten player of year award winners in the postseason, joining Boston’s Evan Turner (Ohio State) and Charlotte’s Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin). If you’re wondering, Michigan’s four playoff players pace the Big Ten, followed by Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin, which have three apiece. Here’s the full list. ATLANTA HAWKS Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
(AP) Indiana University announced Sunday that it was kicking off a $170 million athletic department fundraising campaign that will help fund football stadium upgrades and other projects. The plan includes adding an Excellence Academy in the south end of Memorial Stadium, a $50 million project that will enclose both ends of the stadium. The new facility will house training tables and a wellness center for athletes and will allow the Hoosiers to renovate the football team’s locker room. The $50 million project will add no more than a few hundred seats at the football facility. Other projects include adding a
Yesterday, we shared a biographical sketch of Indiana University alum Tavis Smiley, who recently released the book “50 for Your Future: Lessons from Down the Road.” Written the year he turned 50, his goal for the book was to help younger readers find an authentic life without falling prey to common pressures caused by one’s own ego or modern society. In the instant bestseller, he set down 50 valuable life lessons, many of which were learned on IU’s campus in Bloomington. Here are a few he shared with BTN LiveBIG: Tavis Smiley on Aging and Time Smiley has long appreciated
Tavis Smiley is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest interviewers of our generation. He’s a best-selling author and one of the most popular media figures in America. Time Magazine named him one of “The World’s Most Influential People.” Not bad for someone who was raised in a trailer in Indiana. Smiley grew up poor with nine brothers and sisters, all of whom lived in a three-bedroom trailer with their parents. And though space was limited, dreams were not. “There were 13 people in that trailer. Mom. Dad. A maternal grandmother named Big Mama,” Smiley said. “Many of the life lessons
The Indiana Hoosiers wrapped up their spring football season with the annual Cream and Crimson Spring Game on Friday.
On Thursday, the East Division football head coaches and one player from each team joined the Big Ten teleconference to take questions from the media. We’ve posted the audio for each school on the call here:
BTN and Riot Games today announced the BTN Invitational: A University League of Legends Event where two of the best Big Ten schools battle head-to-head in the highly-competitive online game League of Legends, the most played PC video game in the world. Ohio State will face off against Michigan State in front of a live audience at the widely popular video game event Penny Arcade Expo (PAX East) taking place in Boston from April 22 to 24. “The Big Ten has some of the premier eSports teams in the country,” said Michael Calderon, Vice President of Programming and Digital Media