The Big Ten Conference made quite a mark on the Peace Corps last year, as evidenced by the organization’s tally of volunteers by alma mater in 2015. Eight of the top 25 large universities (those with more than 15,000 undergraduates) were from the B1G, and the conference accounted for half of the top 10. Moreover, the University of Michigan was second on the list of volunteer-producing graduate schools. Wisconsin and Michigan are second- and fourth-place, respectively, on the list of all-time undergraduate volunteers (since 1961). Here’s a look at where Big Ten universities placed in 2015: 2. Wisconsin (68 undergraduate
The 2016 MLB draft came to a close Saturday night. [ MORE: Relive every pick of the 2016 draft at MLB.com ] The three-day event started Thursday night, and Illinois starting pitcher Cody Sedlock was the first Big Ten player off the board, going No. 27 to the Baltimore Orioles. Nebraska outfielder Ryan Boldt (Tampa Bay) and Ohio State outfielder Ronnie Dawson (Houston) each went in the second round, No. 53 and No. 61, respectively. Twelve of the 13 Big Ten teams had at least one player selected, with Ohio State’s six selections leading the way. Catch up on all
Earlier this year we profiled Minnesota women’s basketball player Rachel Banham as she approached breaking the Big Ten’ women’s basketball all-time scoring record. Since this feature originally aired on TV and online, Banham was selected No. 4 overall by the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA Draft. She is averaging five points and 14 minutes a game so far in her rookie season. The daughter of two police officers and granddaughter of the first African-American policeman at Minnesota, Banham overcame an ACL injury at Minnesota to return to her prolific scoring ways. As a 5-foot-9 senior guard in 2015-2016, she scored 60
BTN is looking for the most die-hard Big Ten fans at the BTN Big 10K in Chicago on Aug. 6! Post your most spirited photos on race day using the #BTNBig10K hashtag for your chance to win! Haven’t registered to run yet? Check it out. It’s a great race in Chicago for Big Ten fans and anyone else looking for a great run. Winners will be announced during the week following the race. The prizes are: Football Grand Prize : Two (2) Tickets to the 2016 Big Ten Football Championship Game Basketball Grand Prize : Two (2) All-Session Passes to
If you’re a subscriber on BTN Plus, you know that BTN Student U is the leading production branch of BTN’s Big Ten Olympic Sports coverage. These crews produce more than 1,000 live events each year. Student U cultivates real world experience for more than 500 students per year with events that stream live on BTN2Go or air on delay on BTN. Our team went ahead and compiled some of the best moments from 2015-2016. Have a look in the video above. BTN Plus programming includes non-televised games and events like these on BTN2Go with a purchase of a BTN Plus subscription.
From agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug to hockey legend Herb Brooks, the University of Minnesota has long been accustomed to making a big difference on the world stage. It’s a tradition they’ve continued well into the 21st century, in fields ranging from art and design to community development. See the BTN LiveBIG stories below to find out how Minnesota is leading the way toward a brighter future in the Twin Cities — and beyond: A Minnesota professor’s crusade to bring education to life Golden Gophers team up with heart patients for a day to remember Minnesota cultivates crop of the future
All 14 Big Ten teams are in action on the first Saturday in November. And, no doubt, a big focus will be on Columbus, Ohio, where Nebraska travels to play Ohio State. This is the month championship teams make a push. Who’s gonna step up? The Cornhuskers haven’t played the Buckeyes since 2012, with OSU taking a 63-38 win in Columbus. NU won the other meeting vs. Ohio State as a Big Ten school, taking a 34-27decision in 2011 in Lincoln. Here is a look at the Best of Week 10. Game of the week: Nebraska at Ohio State. Going
If Nebraska is going to have a banner season, it will have to navigate a challenging non-conference slate that is highlighted by a visit from Oregon. Conversely, Purdue’s Darrell Hazell catches a break by not having much heavy lifting out of conference. Here is a ranking of the non-league schedules of the Big Ten West schools, from toughest to easiest. 1. Nebraska. The visit from Wyoming, led by former Husker player and assistant Craig Bohl, on Sept. 10 in the second game of the season should be a breeze. Bohl has gone just 6-18 in two seasons in Laramie. The
The Big Ten announced on Thursday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2015-16 academic year. These standouts were chosen from a group of more than 350 students honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship.
Week 8 features all 14 teams in action in seven games. All eyes will be on two games, one from each division that will go a long way in shaping the races: Ohio State at Penn State and Wisconsin at Iowa. Iowa is 3-5 in its last eight vs. Wisconsin but won last year in Madison to end a three-game slide vs. the Badgers. This will be a key clash to determine pecking order in the Big Ten West, which looks open. When Ohio State comes to Penn State, it will be the Nittany Lions’ annual White Out game. The