The Ohio State football team hosted its fifth annual Student Appreciation Day on Saturday. Nearly 2,500 students attended the much-anticipated event inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. After taking in an hour-long scrimmage, it was all about the students. There was a fastest student race and a post-practice autograph and photo session with coaches and players, to name a couple highlights. They even got to hear from Urban Meyer, who entertained while speaking to the students. At one point, the coach kicked out a student wearing blue, the color of fierce rival Michigan. Watch the moment in the video at
The third-ranked Ohio State men’s gymnastics team captured the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championship Friday in front of a hometown crowd of 1,579 at St. John Arena. The Buckeyes secured their 13th Big Ten title overall and first since 2007. Ohio State totaled 434.450 team points and set the high team score of the night on three events: rings (75.250), vault (73.900) and floor exercise (73.550). Illinois was runner-up with 429.700 points, followed by third-place Minnesota (429.100). Redshirt sophomore and U.S. Senior National Team Member Sean Melton won his first career Big Ten all-around title – the first for
Michigan is set to kick off this year’s Spring Football slate tonight at 6 p.m. ET on BTN (Watch on BTN2Go). [ MORE: Watch Michigan’s Spring Football game on BTN/BTN2Go ] Fans are already looking forward to the 2016 college football season, which means preseason rankings are taking over the internet. The latest set of rankings comes from ESPN”s Joe Schad, who has four Big Ten teams listed in his Preseason Top 25 for 2016. Leading the way is Ohio State, who Schad has pegged at No. 6 on this list. He ranks Michigan at No. 8, with Iowa coming
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart offers his Big Ten links.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart offers his daily Big Ten links.
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” is a treasure trove for the English language. Common phrases such as “all the devils are here,” “the stuff that dreams are made of,” “the past is prologue,” “strange bedfellows” and “brave new world” are all either derived or pulled directly from the text. When it comes to expanding people’s means of communication, The Bard’s works are a
BTN.com's Sean Merriman takes a look at the top moments from the Big Ten basketball season.
The Big Ten claimed two of the five spots on the 2016 Associated Press All-America First Team, it was announced Monday. [ MORE: Read more about Rachel Banham | Read more about Kelsey Mitchell ] Minnesota’s Rachel Banham and Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell join UConn’s Breanna Stewart and Moriah Jefferson and South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson on the annual postseason first-team. Banham, the Big Ten Player of the Year, averaged a Big Ten-record 30.5 points in conference play, including a conference single-game record and NCAA-tying 60 points in a double-overtime victory at Northwestern, and is just Minnesota’s second player to earn
Down to its last out, Ohio State needed some kind of heroics to stay alive. [ MORE: BigTen.org: View the latest Big Ten baseball standings ] Two-hole hitter Jacob Bosiokovic had some heroics up his sleeve, all right, drilling a mammoth two-run walk-off home run to send Ohio State to a 5-4 victory over Northwestern on Sunday afternoon. The home run was Ohio State’s third long ball of the day, the first two of the solo variety, and it helped the Buckeyes clinch the Big Ten-opening series. Watch Bosiokovic’s long blast and the Ohio State celebration in the video above.
Spring practices are in full swing across the Big Ten, as schools begin to answer questions as they prepare for 2016. And no position across the conference may be under more scrutiny than offensive line, which from my estimations will be a top priority for nine schools to shore up. Here is a look at the most critical offensive line situations in the Big Ten, listed alphabetically. Illinois Guard Ted Karras was the team’s top blocker. Now, he’s gone. This unit needs to get a better push after the Illini ranked last in the Big Ten in rushing (129.3 ypg)