It is no secret, Big Ten fans love their basketball. Here’s the latest proof: The Big Ten Conference led the nation in attendance (3,195,137) during the 2014-15 season, according to data released Monday by the NCAA. For some perspective, the total is the second-highest number in history, trailing the 16-team Big East Conference’s 3,259,992 in 2006-07. Four Big Ten teams finished in the top 10 of all-games attendance, paced by Big Ten champion and national runner-up Wisconsin, which finished second (711,115 fans) behind Kentucky (845,594), which was chasing a perfect season until the Badgers topped the Wildcats in the national
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
Throughout the year, members of the Buckeye Nation hit the road to have fun, soak up different cultures and serve communities around the world. But no matter where they go, they’re never far from O-H-I-O. On its website, The Ohio State University compiles photos of students, alums, faculty and fans showing school spirit by doing the famous cheer from Disney World to Düsseldorf. The LiveBIG team picked out some of our favorite recent ones from that collection, and we’re sharing them with BTN readers. Engineering students Cameron Duffner (“H”) and Charlie Goettler (front row, right), worked on a project to keep insulin
The Ohio State University Marching Band will lift off next fall for a trip to London, taking its groundbreaking field performances abroad for the first time on Sunday, Oct. 25.
At 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Ohio State’s memorable 42-39 win over rival Michigan in the final game of the 2006 Big Ten regular season. This game was tabbed by many as being the “Game of the Century,” as it featured the No. 1 Buckeyes vs. the No. 2 Wolverines, the first No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in the rivalry. Troy Smith was outstanding, passing for 316 yards and four touchdowns in the victory. Ohio State improved to a perfect 12-0 with the win, and the Buckeyes punched their golden ticket into the BCS title game. Here
Three former Big Ten standouts were selected in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft, with two more landing in the second round. Now that this year’s draft is in the books, experts are already looking ahead to next year’s big event. ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford recently released his 2016 draft sneak peek, where he gave readers an inside look into some potential top picks in next year’s draft. While Ford did not list any Big Ten players in his “Top 5 2016 prospects,” he did list three Big Ten stars later on in his article. Maryland incoming
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How would Urban Meyer fare on the softball diamond? How about former Ohio State quarterback and current ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit? [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section ] We’re about to find out. Both personalities are included on the rosters for the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 12 at Great American Ball Park, one of the many events surrounding the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. The full roster, which is subject to change, can be found here. There’s a lot of great names on the roster, including MLB Hall of Famers, but
Who will start at quarterback for Ohio State? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked some Big Ten and national media who they would choose.
The 2015 NBA Draft is in the books, and it was a notable one for the Big Ten. For starters, Wisconsin had two first-round picks in the same draft for the first time in program history.