Penn State's Von Walker received some excellent news Tuesday. In a team meeting, James Franklin announced that the walk-on linebacker had earned a scholarship.
The long awaited inaugural Big Ten tournament is finally upon us, as all six conference teams head to Piscataway for three days of elite lacrosse. [ MORE: Mark Dixon recaps a wild final Saturday on the men’s side ] Maryland won the regular season Big Ten title and top overall seed, while Penn State will be the No. 2 seed. Both teams earned a first-round bye and open the tourney Friday. The four other teams will begin tourney play on Thursday, with No. 6 Michigan vs. No. 3 Northwestern (3 ET) and No. 5 Rutgers vs. No. 4 Ohio State
The inaugural Big Ten tournament field is set. When Saturday started everything seemed pretty cut and dry. [ MORE: Ready for Big Ten women’s tourney? Here you go! ] Wins by Ohio State and Maryland would cement their status as the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, with the winner of Penn State-Michigan grabbing the No. 4. Hopkins would go into the No. 3 spot. What a difference a day makes. The league got turned upside and fans got to see some incredible lacrosse. Here are the links to watch Thursday’s semifinals and Saturday’s final on BTN2Go: No. 4 PSU
Fun story from SBNation.com on the 25 best teams since 1980 not to win a national championship. No. 1 on the list: Penn State’s 1994 team.
The Big Ten spring football season came to a close late Saturday afternoon, meaning it's time to start counting down the days to the 2015 season openers.
When it comes to NFL quarterback production, the Big Ten has lagged. [ MORE: Get all of our NFL draft coverage ] How bad has it been? The league hasn’t had a signal-caller taken in the first round since Penn State’s Kerry Collins was tabbed by the Panthers in 1995 with the No. 5 pick. Many feel current Penn State rising junior Christian Hackenberg will end that drought when he comes out for the draft. No Big Ten quarterbacks figure to be drafted this year. Rutgers’ Gary Nova may be the league’s best hope. Northwestern’s Trevor Siemian also is gaining
More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and a new case emerges in this country at a rate of nearly once per minute. The upsurge in this illness has sparked a desire to fight back — especially among those who have lost loved ones affected by the disease and want to find a cure. One of those people is Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers, who watched his father struggle with Alzheimer’s during the final years of his life. He didn’t have to go far to find a valuable ally in the fight against this terrible affliction.
Coming off a season that saw Ohio State take home the national championship, the highlight of a successful 2014 bowl season, the Big Ten is not slowing down this spring season.
Leah Still is cancer-free, and she’s the proud owner of a college touchdown. [ MORE: Penn State fans give Devon Still warm ovation at spring game ] Temple invited Still, the 4-year-old daughter of former Penn State defensive lineman Devon Still whose fight with Stage IV neuroblastoma became a national story, to be a special guest at its spring game Saturday. Leah, who recently learned she was in remission, tossed the coin before the game, and then scored on a screen pass on what might be the best touchdown of the day. See a picture of Leah’s touchdown scamper in
When it comes to the NFL Draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. are the two biggest names in the game. So, what better than a head-to-head mock draft with the two ESPN NFL gurus? [ MORE: Where could Big Ten’s top prospects call home? ] That’s exactly what happened as McShay and Kiper recently got together and took part in a mock draft where they alternated picks, with no trades allowed. A total of 15 Big Ten players were selected in this three-round mock draft, highlighted by five selections in the first round. Iowa’s Brandon Scherff was the