To commemorate this Independence Day, BTN LiveBIG is looking back on some of the incredible stories we’ve shared recently. Read the articles below to learn more about the interesting, important work that your fellow Americans (and Big Ten students, alums and faculty) are doing. Rutgers students put in long-term effort to help Jersey Shore recover from Hurricane Sandy Northwestern alumnus launches start-up business incubator for veteran entrepreneurs Michigan State alumna shows perseverance as she breaks a swimming record and beats breast cancer Penn State grad and Marine vet intends to make his mark in journalism Illini Paralympian Josh George rises above
The Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C., will play host to the 2015 NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships, which begins Thursday and concludes Saturday. Preliminary sessions begin at 11 a.m. ET each day, with nightly finals slated for 7 p.m. This year’s championships will feature 70 Big Ten student-athletes from 10 different schools. Big Ten institutions have won 30 individual titles, including a conference-leading 10 crowns from Michigan student-athletes. Six Big Ten squads are ranked in the top 25 of the latest national polls. Minnesota appears at No. 14, followed by No. 15 Indiana and No. 17 Michigan. Purdue
No. 5 Michigan claimed its fifth Big Ten title in as many seasons on Saturday , capping off a wire-to-wire performance inside the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.
Minnesota claimed its third consecutive Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship Saturday night, dominating the four-day meet. The Gophers finished with a score of 760 points while Indiana was a strong second with 649 points. Penn State was third with 484 points and Ohio State was fourth with 374. The Gophers relied on great depth and posted at least one finalist in every event to rack up their sixth overall team title, which ranks second overall behind Michigan’s 14. Wisconsin’s Ivy Martin was named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Championships after winning the 50 and 100 freestyles, breaking
Minnesota took another step toward a third consecutive Big Ten championship Friday night, taking a 129-point lead after the third day of competition at University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Minnesota relied on great depth, qualifying 15 athletes for the championship finals, while posting two individual champions. The Gophers have 526 points while Indiana is second with 397 points and Penn State is third with 314 points. Michigan is fourth with 272 points and Ohio State is fifth with 261 points. Purdue is sixth with 253 and Wisconsin seventh with 230. [ MORE: Track the action, get results at the Championship
A number of Big Ten names nailed down spots on national teams this weekend to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In this post, we present a quick roundup from the official school websites. We’ll continue to track news of any updates with additional posts in our Olympics section at www.BTN.com/2012olympics. Illinois: Former Illinois men’s track and field hurdler Andrew Riley earned his way to his first Olympic Games in London after qualifying in the 110m hurdles for Jamaica. Riley won his heat with the fastest mark overall and recorded a time of 13.36 to move into the
The Michigan men’s swimming and diving team won the Big Ten title Saturday night at the University of Iowa Recreation and Wellness Pool. The Wolverines’ victory marked their second consecutive and 36th all-time. Read the full recap at MGoBlue.com. Also, view the Championship Central page. BTN will re-air the championships at 10 a.m. ET Saturday, March 3. Final Men’s Team Standings 1. Michigan – 738.5 2. Ohio State – 552.5 3. Indiana – 549 4. Minnesota – 403 5. Iowa – 395 6. Penn State – 332 7. Purdue – 316 8. Wisconsin – 225 9. Northwestern – 157 10.
The 2012 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships is being held at the University of Nebraska’s Bob Devany Sport Center Indoor Track. Click here live results and schedule of events from Huskers.com. Also, Iowa hosts the 2012 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Feb. 22-25 at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool in Iowa City, Iowa. Click here for complete updates from HawkeyeSports.com. When will these events and others air on TV? Click inside this post. Look below for TV info and find the complete Olympic sports TV schedule page here. 2011-2012 Women’s Swimming & Diving
The Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team won the Big Ten title Saturday night at the University of Iowa Recreation and Wellness Pool. Read the full women’s recap at GopherSports.com. Also, view the Championship Central page. BTN will re-air the championships at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Final Women’s Team Results 1. Minnesota – 680.5 2. Indiana – 651 3. Ohio State – 560 4. Wisconsin – 411 5. Penn State – 379.5 6. Purdue – 285 7. Northwestern – 258 8. Michigan – 241 9. Iowa – 201 10. Illinois – 84 11. Nebraska – 82 12. Michigan State
For the fifth consecutive year, BTN will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, including men’s and women’s swimming and diving, wrestling, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and men’s and women’s gymnastics. Every event will be produced in high definition, including live coverage of the entire Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships, the final rounds of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships and the final session of the Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships. Coverage begins at 11 a. ET on Saturday, Feb. 25, with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships from the University of Iowa. The Big Ten Men’s