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Super Bowl 50: Jordan Norwood highlights ex-Big Ten names

Who has the longest punt return in Super Bowl history? [ MORE: Get all of our latest Big Ten pros coverage ] After Sunday night, the answer is former Penn State wide receiver Jordan Norwood, who returned a punt 61 yards in Denver’s 24-10 victory over Carolina in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Norwood was one of 16 former Big Ten stars competing in Super Bowl 50, and one of nine, not including Vernon Davis, who played at Maryland before the school entered the Big Ten, to win an NFL championship ring. Here’s how all

Here's what Big Ten tourney would look like if season ended today

The 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is set to tip off March 9 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. [ MORE: View official tourney bracket | Check out latest B1G standings ] A month out, we decided it was a good time to start providing a weekly look at what the tournament would look like if the season ended today. No. 5 Iowa closed the latest week of conference play with a 77-65 win at Illinois on Sunday afternoon; with the win, coupled with Penn State’s upset of Indiana on Saturday night, the Hawkeyes (10-1) are in sole possession

Tom’s Take: Honors, stock watch, top performers, notes & quotes

This week provided some clarity, with Maryland and Iowa asserting their muscle. Meanwhile, Indiana, Michigan and Purdue all took steps back, with the Wolverines suffering the biggest setback. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Scoreboard | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for two to the Big Ten tourney ] Here is a look at the week that was. B1G’s BEST Best stat line: Corey Sanders had career highs of 39 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds in Rutgers’ triple-overtime loss vs. Illinois on Wednesday night. Sanders’ scoring total was the most ever by a Rutgers’ freshman, breaking the

Don't miss the latest 'Journey' at 10 p.m. ET tonight

As the Big Ten men’s basketball season rolls on, so does our weekly show “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2016.” At 10 p.m. ET tonight, after the No. 21 Indiana-Penn State game, our award-wining show spotlights personalities from four Big Ten schools. We’ll introduce you to Michigan strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson, who has made “Camp Sanderson” an off-season tradition. Also, learn why Andrew White III left Kansas for Nebraska, go behind the scenes with Penn State coach Pat Chambers, and see how Max Bielfeldt is flourishing at Indiana as a graduate transfer from Michigan. As usual, we’ll have

Wrestling: No. 1 Penn State defeats Ohio State on BTN

Big Ten wrestling fans got to see an outstanding wrestling match Friday night at the Bryce Jordan Center on the Big Ten Network. Top-ranked Penn State defeated No. 3 and reigning national champ Ohio State, 24-14, in front of the second-largest crowd (15,983) in Penn State history. The Nittany Lions improved to 13-0, including 8-0 in the Big Ten, with the win. No. 1-ranked Nathan Tomasello opened the dual with a 3-1 win over No. 4 Nico Megaludis at 125, giving Ohio State an early advantage. Tomasello improved to 16-0 with the victory. Check out that dual in the video

Whose recruiting fortunes rose/fell most from 2015 to 2016?

Let’s turn the clock back one year and look at the Big Ten recruiting rankings for from 247Sports. Whose fortunes rose? Whose fell? Eight of the 14 teams rose in the ranking by 247Sports from 2015 to 2016. The team that made the biggest jump was Michigan, which went from No. 48 to No. 5, a rise of 43 places. Having over a year to woo this class was a boon for Jim Harbaugh. Will he one day land the nation’s No. 1 class? He may. The next biggest jump was made by Minnesota, which made a jump of 15

Shane Sparks previews Penn State-Ohio State on BTN tonight

BTN's Shane Sparks is more than ready for Friday's nights main wrestling event. When the Big Ten wrestling schedule came out, this was the match he circled on the calendars as Penn Satte expects 16,000 fans to come see No. 1 Penn State hosts reigning national champion Ohio State. It airs live on BTN at 6 p.m. ET.

Mailbag: IU's schedule, tourney projections & POY thoughts

Why is it that everything about Indiana is about the schedule? How many Big Ten teams do you see reaching the NCAA Tournament? Is Greg Gard doing a good enough job to satisfy Wisconsin A.D. Barry Alvarez? You brought the questions and BTN's Tom Dienhart has his answers.

BTN LiveBIG: Penn State student empowers children around the world

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. Penn State student Neha Gupta’s interest in helping kids around the world started with — of all things — her birthday parties with her grandparents in Northern India. On the other side of the world from her home in Yardley, Penn., her family would celebrate these milestones, but they wouldn’t keep the revelry to themselves. “[My grandparents] had this tradition,” recalled Gupta,