Science-fiction films, shows and books have featured two-legged, human-like robots for so long that many people might think they’ve actually existed in reality for some time now. But while robotics advanced by leaps and bounds over the past several years, there was still the obstacle of bridging the gap between “the apparent simplicity of walking versus the true challenge of making it happen in a machine.” That’s according to Jessy Grizzle, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Michigan. “Nature endowed us with the ability to walk well, and when machines can’t, it seems very frustrating,” he explained. Yet
Jim Harbaugh is off to a 1-1 start in his first season as Michigan’s head football coach. After a hard-fought 24-17 loss at Utah in Harbaugh’s debut, the Wolverines bounced back with an impressive 35-7 blowout victory over Oregon State in Week 2. UNLV comes to Ann Arbor this weekend. A win would put the Wolverines above .500 for the first time since Sept. 23, 2014, nearly a full year ago. With that said, I proposed the following question to BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart: How many wins would it take to consider 2015 a “successful” year for Michigan? We
Plan ahead and use the popular TV GameFinder lookup tool in this post to find any available BTN televised games on your TV system. All five of BTN's televised games will be also be available live on BTN2Go. Get the links to these games in this post: UNLV vs. Michigan, Kent State at Minnesota, Troy at Wisconsin, Pittsburgh at Iowa, and Rutgers at Penn State.
When it comes to sports, Twitter is the ultimate breaking news source. It also serves as an outlet for great individual personalities, including Big Ten football players. [ MORE: Week 3 schedule | Week 3 previews | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Latest polls | Big Ten Mailbag | Like GIFs? Click here! | Check out these Nebraska cleats | Pick your Week 3 winners | Get all of our Week 3 coverage ] But, which players are the best follows on Twitter? I asked one media member from every Big Ten school to give me
The Woody Hayes Athletic Center, on the campus of Ohio State, features an incredible new trophy display. Included in the display is the must-see 2014 National Championship Trophy, which features a list of all 15 games from the Buckeyes’ 2014 title run. However, the trophy happens to be missing the name “Michigan” on it. If you take a look at the photo above, OSU’s opponent on Nov. 29 is listed as “TUN,” which of course stands for “Team Up North.” That is the term the Buckeyes use to refer to their Big Ten rival school. Should Michigan fans be surprised
Not a lot of “wow” factor in Week 3, with Nebraska’s trip to Miami (Fla.) earning top billing. These programs battled for the national title three times, after the 1983, 1994 and 2001 seasons. Alas, neither program is of that ilk at the moment—no Tom Osborne, no Howard Schnellenberger, no Dennis Erickson … no legit national title dreams. Still, it will be a fun trip to south Florida for the Cornhuskers, who can send a message with a convincing win under first-year coach Mike Riley. Pitt’s trip to Iowa will be a good measuring stick for Kirk Ferentz’s crew, which
Which first-year Big Ten coach will win the most games in 2015: Nebraska’s Mike Riley, Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst or Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh? Each is off to a 1-1 start this season. And each coach teems with promise and potential. I asked some leading college football media members what they thought. Read what they told me. Bill Bender, Sporting News: Paul Chryst. Look at the schedule. No Ohio State, Michigan State or even Michigan. The Badgers’ schedule is set up for at least nine wins; maybe more if they can win at Nebraska and Minnesota. [ MORE: Week 3 schedule |
Who wins Week 3 Big Ten football games? This week, Iowa beat writer Scott Dochterman joins the BTN.com team's weekly game predictions feature. Cast your votes inside, too.
Week 3 offers some intriguing matchups—and it also has the first Big Ten game of the year with Rutgers at Penn State opening conference play for the second consecutive season.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.