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Report: Conference title game restrictions to be relaxed by 2016 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,

BTN LiveBIG: NU father-daughter research team explores music therapy for medical patients

One of the most heartbreaking things parents can experience is when one of their children goes through terrible physical pain and they can’t do anything about it. But a father-daughter research team with strong Northwestern ties may have found the key (and rhythm, and notes) to alleviating pain in young patients after they go through medical procedures. Santhanam Suresh, the Arthur C. King Professor of Anesthesiology at Northwestern and the chair of pediatric anesthesiology at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, joined forces with his daughter Sunitha, who majored in biomedical engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering

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Stick Check: A look at each Big Ten women's lacrosse team

The inaugural season of Big Ten Lacrosse got underway last week, and it was filled with excitement. Let’s take a look how the six women’s teams fared during this opening week of Big Ten action. Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse, as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too. Maryland Statement Dominance in all aspects of the game in Thursday’s 16-5 win at No. 4 Northwestern only solidified the Terrapins’ spot as the team to beat in women’s lacrosse. Over a three minute and six second span in the final seven minutes of

Northwestern's Johnnie Vassar, Purdue's Bryson Scott to transfer

Northwestern freshman guard Johnnie Vassar and Purdue sophomore guard Bryson Scott will transfer, the two programs announced Monday. Read about both transfers below: EVANSTON, Ill. – Freshman guard Johnnie Vassar will transfer from Northwestern University head men’s basketball coach Chris Collins announced today. “Johnnie let us know that he has chosen to pursue another university to continue his career,” Collins said. “We support his decision and enjoyed having him as a member of the program this season. He is a talented player with a bright future and we wish him nothing but the best in everything he does going forward.”

Video: Final Four court being built at Lucas Oil Stadium

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

54 Big Ten student-athletes seek national titles at NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships

The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on the campus of the University of Iowa will play host to the 2015 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, which begins Thursday and concludes Saturday. Preliminary sessions begin at 11 a.m. CT each day, with nightly finals slated for 7 p.m. This year’s championships will feature 54 Big Ten student-athletes from nine different schools. Big Ten institutions have won 487 individual titles, including a conference-leading 167 crowns from Michigan student-athletes. Seven Big Ten squads are ranked in the top 25 of the latest national polls. Michigan appears at No. 5, followed by No.

BTN LiveBIG: Big Ten Conference well-represented among this year's Churchill Scholars

“Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.” “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” As the quotes above show, Winston Churchill, Britain’s prime minister during World War II, was (as most great leaders are) both a remarkable rhetorician and an exceptional motivator of people. The fact that his speeches and writings are still cited so often by other leaders demonstrates how lasting his legacy is. His legacy is felt in academia as