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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska professor a legal expert on the ‘final frontier’

Imagine it’s the year 2025: As you sit down for breakfast, you turn on a virtual network interface with a voice command. A screen materializes in front of you, and the first thing you see are huge headlines that scream: “Chinese Land Men on Mars: Red Planet ‘Claimed’ for Red China!” It might seem farfetched, but that’s the kind of scenario that concerns Frans von der Dunk, the Harvey and Susan Perlman Alumni and Othmer Professor of Space Law at the University of Nebraska. A leading global authority in this area, his expertise has been called upon a great deal

Video: Watch this stunning Big Ten football Images of the Year video

On BTN’s “Big Ten Championship Pregame Show” we revealed the Big Ten Football Images of the Year, which included Ameer Abdullah’s game winning TD against McNeese State and Melvin Gordon’s record-breaking performance against Nebraska. The segment also included an incredible original painting by Barrett Keithley who approached a blank canvas and created a masterpiece. Watch it all in this post.

Could bowl-eligible Big Ten team miss the postseason? Read the Big Ten links

Even though it’s bowl eligible with six wins, could Penn State—or any other 6-6 and 7-5 Big Ten team–be left out of the postseason? Greg Pickel of Pennlive.com says the outcome of Saturday’s Big Ten championship game between Wisconsin and Ohio State will be a major factor in determining whether a team stays home or not. If Wisconsin beats Ohio State, it’s a near certainty that everyone is going bowling because the Big Ten would likely have three programs — Ohio State, Michigan State, and Wisconsin — in a New Year’s bowl. If the Buckeyes win, however, the league could

BTN/BTN2Go to air Nebraska's Mike Riley press conference

Turn to BTN on your TV or BTN2Go online or your mobile device to watch Friday’s 10 a.m. ET press conference introducing Mike Riley as Nebraska’s new football coach. BTN’s TV coverage will go live at 9:50 a.m. ET and cover all of the remarks from the event in Lincoln. Click on this link at 9:50 a.m. ET to watch via BTN2Go. Riley comes to Nebraska after 14 seasons as the head coach at Oregon State where he led the Beavers 93 wins and a 6-2 record in postseason bowl games. BTN2Go is a digital extension of BTN that delivers

Dienhart: Fast-moving Nebraska lands proven head coach in Mike Riley

Give Nebraska credit for one thing: It acted quickly in hiring a coach by tabbing Oregon State’s Mike Riley. But did the Huskers get the right guy? With Bo Pelini's dismissal still fresh in their minds, Huskers fans started a raging debate immediately, and that debate with stay hot right up until Nebraska’s season opener against BYU next Sept. 5.

Nebraska hires Oregon State's Mike Riley as new football coach

Nebraska announced today that the school has hired Mike Riley as its new football coach, and that Riley will be formally introduced at a news conference on Friday. Riley comes to Nebraska after 14 seasons as the head coach at Oregon State, spanning two different tenures in Corvallis.