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Big Ten's best value NBA Draft picks over last 20 years

The 2015 NBA Draft is less than one month away. Will any of this year's Big Ten picks turn into a steal? BTN.com's Sean Merriman takes a look at some of the conference's top value picks in recent history.

Video: D'Angelo Russell's golf swing could use some work

Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell wears No. 0 because that’s how many people he feels can guard him. It has nothing to do with his golf handicap. [ MORE: Urban Meyer is up to more photoboming ] This much is clear after former Big Ten rival Dez Wells posted the Instagram video above of Russell taking a couple swings. Cue the inevitable Charles Barkley jokes. Russell is expected to be a top five pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on June 25. See where experts’ latest mock drafts have Russell going. h/t: For The Win

Photos: Urban Meyer photobombs at ex-OSU TE Rory Nicol's wedding

Three-time national champion and photobombing pro Urban Meyer was up to his old tricks on Saturday afternoon. [ MORE: Like this post? View our Gone Viral section ] The Ohio State football coach did his share of photobombing at the wedding of former Ohio State tight end Rory Nicol to Amy Halpin, the football team’s program coordinator, camps and administration. See Meyer photoboming a picture of Halpin and Ohio State strength coach Mickey Marotti in the tweet above and check out the coach doing the same to a selfie below. Nicol played at Ohio State from 2004-08, hauling in 38

BTN LiveBIG: Ohio State students create app to show positive impact of recycling programs

From dormitories to the Horseshoe, Buckeyes are enthusiastic about the benefits of recycling. And a team of students from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and the College of Engineering created a tool that they hope will help spread that enthusiasm to municipalities of all sizes across the country. The group recently developed an app — called RecycleNow — that’s designed to help cities and other local governments quantify the economic, social and environmental benefits of recycling programs, thereby helping them make the case for continuing and expanding those efforts. “It brings all the environmental and social impacts

Ohio State family mourns loss of former SID Steve Snapp

Steve Snapp, a member of the Ohio State Department of Athletics from July of 1973 through July of 2011 died Thursday. He was 69. During his career, Snapp worked more than 30 bowl games, traveled to two men’s Final Fours with the Buckeyes and helped promote countless individual award candidates, including four Heisman Trophy winners. Additionally, he initiated the jersey retirement system to recognize former Ohio State athletes. Snapp won several national awards for his media guides and feature writing efforts. Snapp graduated from The Ohio State University in 1973 with a B.A. in journalism. As a senior, he worked

Reform is in the air: Creating a global education experience

ROSEMONT, Ill. – A global education experience. That’s a mouthful. And that’s also the goal of Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany for every student-athlete. Live it, learn it, know it. A procession of league athletic directors paraded in front of the media the last two days at the Big Ten’s headquarters and was peppered with myriad questions. What’s going on with the upcoming TV contract negotiations? Are there too many hoops games? Did the College Football Playoff work? Is the graduate transfer rule flawed? [ MORE: Grad transfer rule comes under scrutiny at AD meetings ] And on it went,

Grad transfer rule comes under scrutiny at Big Ten AD meetings

ROSEMONT, Ill. — During the recent meeting of Big Ten athletic directors, many topics were discussed. And one of the more prominent issues was that of graduate transfers. [ MORE: Q&A: Ohio State AD Gene Smith touches on several hot topics ] Is the concept working as intended? It’s a unique rule that has become a major part of the college sports landscape in recent years. A player earns his degree and still has a year of eligibility left. He then has the option to transfer to finish his athletic eligibility at another school. The catch: The athlete must be

Here's where Big Ten stars land on post-lottery NBA mock drafts

The NBA held its annual draft lottery Tuesday night, and now that we know which teams are picking where, the basketball experts are releasing their latest mock drafts. Most every mock draft I checked has Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker in the top 20. Russell is a unanimous top 4 pick, with a majority of the mocks having the one-and-done Ohio State star going No. 3 to Philadelphia. Kaminsky goes as high as No. 6 (SI.com) and as low as No. 17 (NBADraft.net), while Dekker’s high-low marks are No. 12 (FOXSports.com & NBADraft.net) and