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. When new and potentially catastrophic contagious diseases like West Nile Virus and swine flu periodically emerge, research scientists and medical practitioners alike scramble to figure out the best ways to contain and end these epidemics. However, discussions about how these illnesses start and spread have generally ignored the issue of climate change. Until now. Daniel Brooks, an ecology professor and senior research fellow at the University of Nebraska, has spent the
The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket was released Sunday night. See the full bracket and find out how to watch all 13 games inside.
And just like that, the Big Ten regular season is over. The final week provided plenty of dramatics, despite Wisconsin entering the week owning a share of the Big Ten crown. The Badgers wrapped up the outright title, their first since 2008, in Tuesday night’s win at rival Minnesota. Now, it’s off to the Big Ten tourney, which starts Wednesday at the United Center. Before we focus all of our attention on the tourney, here’s my recap of the week that was. Biggest surprise: Purdue. No one saw the Boilermakers finishing 12-6 in league action after a sluggish effort in
What a season! The regular season came to a close Sunday, and we were treated to a pair of entertaining games. Catch up on all three of today’s game on our Big Ten scoreboard. [ MORE: View the official Big Ten tournament bracket ] D.J. Newbill hit a deep buzzer-beating 3-pointer to avoid overtime and send Penn State to a 79-76 victory at Minnesota, No. 5 Wisconsin rolled Ohio State, 72-48, in Columbus to finish Big Ten play 16-2, and No. 9 Maryland edged Nebraska, 64-61. Looking for the final Big Ten standings? We have those right here. National polls?
Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio State honored their men’s basketball seniors on Sunday with special ceremonies, the latest in the annual series of Senior Days. [ MORE: Relive all of our Senior Day video coverage ] BTN carried Minnesota and Nebraska’s pregame festivities live on BTN2Go. Unfortunately, for the seniors, the Golden Gophers, Cornhuskers and Buckeyes all lost in their final home games. But several of the seniors had strong performances, none bigger than Minnesota’s Maurice Walker, who scored 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the Gophers’ last-second loss to Penn State. ***
The 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships aired live on BTN on Sunday afternoon. Watch the replay on BTN2Go. [ MORE: Gallery: See our favorite USA Today Sports photos ] Big Ten dual champion Iowa and Ohio State, the host team, tied for the Big Ten Championships crown, both amassing 120 points. The Hawkeyes could have made it an outright crown with a Bobby Telford heavyweight victory in the event’s final matchup, but Northwestern’s Mike McMullan was victorious, much to the delight of the Ohio State fans. The result marked just the sixth time the Big Ten Wrestling Championships ended in
It's the final day of the regular season, and there's still plenty to be decided when it comes to the Big Ten tournament seeds. See all of the scenarios inside.
Ohio State currently sits in first place after the first day of the 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes surpassed the No. 2-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, who were in first place after Session 1, which took place earlier on Saturday.
Big Ten champion and No. 2 Iowa sits in first place after Session I of the 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships in Columbus, Ohio.
Much of the talk during the final week of the Big Ten men’s basketball regular season revolves around the expanded conference tourney field, and, in particular, the coveted double-byes. The top four teams receive double-byes into next Friday’s quarterfinals at the United Center. Big Ten champ Wisconsin and Maryland have clinched double-byes, but who can claim the remaining two? BTN researcher Harold Shelton lays out the possible Big Ten Tournament scenarios below after Thursday night’s action. 1. Wisconsin (15-2): at Ohio State Already clinched double-bye and #1 seed 2. Maryland (13-4): at Nebraska Already clinched double-bye and #2 seed 3.