The Illinois and Penn State men’s track and field teams paced the Big Ten at the NCAA Championships in Eugen, Oregon. The two teams tied for 10th place, registering 17 points, marking the former’s best finish since 1988 and the latter’s top since 1966. “We use a lot of words like great and tremendous and I think those all become understatements in a time like this,” Illinois coach Mike Turk said. “This is just a really special group of guys.” Read IlliniSports.com’s full recap. “To be able to finish in the top-10 is great for Penn State,” Penn State coach
Penn State redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Connor Darcey, 21, died in a car accident early Friday morning in Boston. Darcey, a Wellesley, Massachusetts, native, compiled a .553 save percentage and a 5-9 record in 2015, his first season as the starter. He was named to the inaugural Big Ten All-Tournament Team in May and claimed the conference’s first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor, following a 15-save performance in his first start Feb. 7 vs. Vermont. Penn State released the following statement Friday afternoon: Our hearts go out to Connor Darcey’s family, teammates, friends and everyone who knew him.
The Big Ten East is home to two of the conference’s top backfields at Ohio State and Michigan State. In fact, the Buckeye backfield may be the best in the nation. Quarterback issues loom at Michigan, Rutgers and Maryland, while Penn State, Indiana, Michigan and MSU need to solidify their running back spots. [ MORE: East OL | West OL | East WR/TE | West WR/TE ] Here is a ranking of the Big Ten East backfields. 1. Ohio State. Loaded. In fact, this may be the best backfield in the nation. It begins with running back Ezekiel Elliott, a
Trick or treat! This is an abbreviated schedule with just five games on the slate. [ MORE: Best of Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 ] Minnesota beat Michigan for the Little Brown Jug last season for the first time since 2005 and just the fourth time since 1967. The last time the Gophers won two in a row vs. the Wolverines? It was when Minnesota won four meetings in succession from 1960-63. Penn State is 14-4 vs. Illinois since joining the Big
The shirts are ready! The shirts are ready! And we’ve got the pictures. Runners who register for the BTN Big 10K by July 1 will receive a gender-specific, sized technical race shirt corresponding to the Big Ten school of their choice. After July 1, inventory is not guaranteed, so early registration is suggested. Ohio State great Eddie George is this year’s Grand Marshal for the July 25 event in Chicago. The Heisman Trophy winner and former Tennessee Titans running back will also take pictures with fans. Now in its fourth year, the BTN Big 10K has become one of the top
Over the next month, BTN will profile 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014. Tonight’s game is a top-10 conference matchup, which took place back in 2008 and featured No. 3 Penn State at No. 9 Ohio State. The game will air at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. With Daryll Clark on the sideline and Penn State trailing midway through the fourth quarter, backup Pat Devlin led the Nittany Lions on two late scoring drives, including a one-yard touchdown run with just over six minutes left to go up 10-6. Penn State went on to add a late field goal
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer got to lead a cheer at a recent Cavs game. He was proud to do it. Cleveland.com says Meyer had watched the Cavaliers before. But never like this.
ESPN Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman recently released his updated NBA Mock Draft 5.0, which includes three Big Ten players in the lottery.
A very abbreviated week of action with just five games. Why? Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue and Michigan all are off. [ MORE: Best of Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 ] Maryland and Penn State have a burgeoning rivalry. And last year’s meeting in State College helped fuel it. Maryland was hit with a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty before kickoff when its three captains refused to shake the hands of the three Nittany Lion captains gathered at midfield for the game’s coin toss. Maryland went on to
The Big Ten East lost some very nice wide receiver and tight end talent to the NFL, but plenty of talented pass-catchers return. Check out Tom Dienhart's full ranking.