CBSSports.com is reporting that football conference title games will be deregulated in 2016. And, that’s OK. NCAA rules say a league must have at least 12 schools, and teams must play every other team in their division, if a conference wants to play a title game. The ACC, Big Ten, SEC and Pac 12 all have such a configuration, with two division winners meeting for the title. The Big 12 is the lone “major” league that lacks a conference title game, as it has only 10 schools. Now, the Big 12 and ACC want to change the rules—for different reasons,
In recent years, Big Ten teams have embraced the idea that spring football games are about more than the action inside the white lines. Relive some of our favorite moments from last spring inside.
University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Tuesday evening that freshman guard Tarin Smith has decided to transfer from the Husker program following the spring semester. “My family and I have intensely thought about this decision, and we feel that it is best if I transfer at the end of this school year,” Smith said. “I would like to thank the University of Nebraska and the fans for this opportunity and their support and encouragement throughout the year.” Smith, a 6-foot-2 guard from Ocean Township, N.J., played in all 31 games as a true freshman this season, averaging
Spring Break has slowed down activities on many university campuses recently, but members of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (BTCRC), an organization that unites the cancer centers and medical schools of all the universities in the conference, haven’t slowed down in their fight against this destructive disease. Here’s a look at the latest updates from some of the universities around the Big Ten: University of Wisconsin University of Wisconsin medical professors John S. Kuo, M.D., Ph.D., and Jamey Weichert, Ph.D., are spreading the word on new ways to monitor a particularly deadly form of cancer. They appeared on the
In a game that was scoreless heading into the 15th inning, Nebraska’s Austin Darby stepped to the plate and delivered. The senior lined a one-out RBI single to left field to give the Huskers a memorable 1-0 victory over Texas on Saturday. Darby got behind 0-2 in the count, but then lined a shot into left field where Texas’ Ben Johnson bobbled the ball, which allowed Tanner Lubach to score from second base and give the Huskers the win. With the victory, Nebraska improves to 20-7 on the year. Watch the incredible finish to the game in the video above.
Austin Darby has made a living out of making highlight-reel grabs during his Nebraska career. Need proof? All it takes is a simple “Austin Darby catch” Google search. Or, there’s the pair of catches the senior outfielder has made vs. No. 12 Texas this weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Darby left his feet to rob Texas of a run-scoring extra base hit in the second inning. Watch the highlight above. And, in Friday’s 3-1 win, there is the catch, too. Darby also made some noise with his bat, providing the game-winning hit in extra innings Saturday.
The court that this year’s Final Four will be played on is ready at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Will a Big Ten team be playing on that court on April 4? That is the million dollar question as the Sweet 16 round concludes tonight with both Wisconsin and Michigan State still playing for a spot in the Final Four. The Badgers defeated North Carolina last night and will advance to play Arizona in the Elite Eight. Michigan State is set to play Oklahoma tonight in a Sweet 16 matchup. The official NCAA March Madness Twitter feed, @marchmadness, posted an
Ohio State won the 2015 NCAA Wrestling Championship on Saturday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, capturing its first national title in school history.
Well, this was fun. Huge THANK YOU to all our fans and alums who came to Crisler tonight to cheer us on! #goblue pic.twitter.com/cERqolvyJo — Michigan Gymnastics (@umichwgym) March 22, 2015 Michigan earned the 2015 Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships title on Saturday, securing its 21st overall and second consecutive title. The Wolverines tallied 197.825 points en route to the team title, followed by Illinois in second place with 197.350. Nebraska finished in third with 196.875 points, Penn State placed fourth with 196.725 and Iowa rounded out the top five with 196.500 points. Michigan’s Nicole Artz won the beam with
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. More than a billion people around the world today don’t have access to electricity. And that, in turn, creates major challenges in fields ranging from agriculture to education. To help solve this issue (and many more), students at the University of Nebraska teamed up to establish the World Energy Project (WEP), a non-profit organization that builds and implements sustainable solar-power systems in