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Wisconsin at Iowa

Big Ten office hands out Week 13 Big Ten football superlatives

The Big Ten announced its Week 13 Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday. See all of the honorees in this post. Offensive Player of the Week: Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin, Jr., RB • Recorded 264 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns to lead Wisconsin to a road victory over Iowa • Ran for 200 yards on 31 carries, matching the Big Ten and school record for most rushing yards in a season of 2,109 yards set by former Badger Ron Dayne in 1996 • Became the fastest player to reach 2,000 yards in NCAA history, doing so on his 241st

BTN LiveBIG: NU grad’s start-up leverages the science of social

It’s not uncommon for college students to recall taking at least one course that was so profound and well-taught that it changed the way they view the world and opened their minds to new possibilities. For Northwestern alumnus Zachary Johnson, that class was on social network analysis. Johnson, co-founder of Chicago-based social analytics provider Syndio Social, was introduced to the topic by Professor Noshir (“Nosh”) Contractor. The lessons learned helped Johnson leverage social media for a startup record label that was trying to get attention online for budding artists. The most notable result was a collaboration in 2009 that shot

GIF: Solomon Vault's facemask keeps getting in the way on the sideline

This GIF, courtesy of sbnation.com, is too good not to share. That’s Northwestern true freshman running back Solomon Vault on the bench Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana, trying to quench his thirst. Only problem is, his helmet – err, facemask – kept getting in the way. Hey, at least Vault had his helmet on and was ready to go should his number be called. The coaching staff has to like that. Vault, who has 108 total yards and two rushing touchdowns on the season, did not compile any stats in Northwestern’s 38-14 victory, which put it one win from bowl

Boise State at Wisconsin

Saturday's Big Ten basketball roundup: Wisconsin routs Boise State

There were five Big Ten basketball games on Saturday, headlined by No. 3 Wisconsin taking down Boise State, 78-54. Catch up on all of the action on our Big Ten scoreboard. NORTHWESTERN 68, ELON 67 – OT: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP Tre Demps scored 21 points and hit the game-winning basket for a second straight game and Northwestern rallied down the stretch for a 68-67 overtime victory over Elon on Saturday. RHODE ISLAND 66, NEBRASKA 62 – OT: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP E.C. Mathews scored 26 points, including six in overtime, to help Rhode Island upset