Coming off a season that saw Ohio State take home the national championship, the highlight of a successful 2014 bowl season, the Big Ten is not slowing down this spring season.
This will make many Nebraska fans shake their heads. On a recent episode of “Sports Jeopardy!” all three contestants were stumped by the lyrics to “Hail Varsity.” The question, as you can see in the tweet above: “Played after a TD, Nebraska’s ‘Hail Varsity’ says ‘Hail to the team! The stadium rings as everyone sings’ these two colors.” Victor responded with “Red and White.” Nope. Zach followed with “Crimson and Red.” Nope, again. Eddie, the third and final contestant, had nothing. “This one got me, too,” host Dan Patrick said. The answer? It’s Scarlet and Cream. h/t @Huskers
A series that covers the true revolutionaries, Game Changers explores how innovators from Big Ten universities — students, faculty and alums — are inventing or reinventing their chosen fields. What started out as a way to help the Nebraska football team better film their practices has turned into a worldwide business venture for a trio of UNL grads. For David Graff and his Cornhusker cohorts, the goal was to find a way to mix their love of sports and technology. What resulted was a business venture called Hudl — today, the fastest-growing company in the state of Nebraska, with more
When it comes to the NFL Draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. are the two biggest names in the game. So, what better than a head-to-head mock draft with the two ESPN NFL gurus? [ MORE: Where could Big Ten’s top prospects call home? ] That’s exactly what happened as McShay and Kiper recently got together and took part in a mock draft where they alternated picks, with no trades allowed. A total of 15 Big Ten players were selected in this three-round mock draft, highlighted by five selections in the first round. Iowa’s Brandon Scherff was the
The Big Ten has had its share of quality tight ends in recent years. And the NFL has taken notice.
Big Ten schools on Thursday announced football games to be televised in primetime by ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 during the 2015 season. Minnesota and Ohio State lead the way with three night games on those networks, while Michigan State boasts a pair of primetime matchups. Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State and Rutgers will each take part in one night contest on those networks. The Big Ten non-conference home schedule will feature two primetime games on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. Minnesota hosts TCU to kick off the season at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN on Thursday, Sept. 3, and Michigan State faces
The BIG EAST and Big Ten announced the matchups for the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games, with eight men’s basketball games set to air on BTN, an ESPN network or Fox Sports 1 from Nov. 17-20, 2015.
As they say, Jake Schleppenbach had himself a day Tuesday night. [ MORE: Watch more #BTNStandout plays ] The Nebraska second baseman hit a two-run double in a 10-4 win over Kansas State, which is nice, but it was his highlight play in the field that turned the most heads. It all happened with two outs in the fourth inning, and with a runner on first, when Schleppenbach ranged to his right and dove to stop a would-be hit that looked ticketed for right-center after taking a high hop. Schleppenbach stretched out to corral the ball, quickly got to his
The 2015 NFL Draft is fast approaching, which means teams are finalizing their boards as the big day nears. Every NFL organization has a need somewhere, and that is what makes the draft such a fun event.
The 2015 NBA Draft is more than two months away, but it’s never too early to speculate. Chris Mannix of SI.com recently released his 2015 NBA Mock Draft 1.0, which features four Big Ten names. [ MORE: Terran Petteway to enter the 2015 NBA Draft ] Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell is the first name to appear on the list, going No. 6 overall to the Sacramento Kings. “Questions about Russell’s athleticism are drowned out by praise for his playmaking and brilliance in the pick-and-roll,” Mannix says. “Russell is an ideal complement to DeMarcus Cousins.” Russell has not formally declared for