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
The Big Ten has had its share of quality tight ends in recent years. And the NFL has taken notice.
In the inaugural season of Big Ten women’s lacrosse, Maryland clinched the outright Big Ten Championship on Thursday following its 13-10 victory over Penn State at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. The Terrapins also secured the No. 1 seed in next week’s inaugural Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament. The top-ranked Terrapins completed an unbeaten regular season at 17-0, including a 5-0 record in conference play. Penn State enters the Big Ten Tournament with a 4-1 conference record and 12-4 mark overall, and will be the No. 2 seed. The Terrapins and Nittany Lions have earned byes in the quarterfinals,
Big Ten schools on Thursday announced football games to be televised in primetime by ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 during the 2015 season. Minnesota and Ohio State lead the way with three night games on those networks, while Michigan State boasts a pair of primetime matchups. Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State and Rutgers will each take part in one night contest on those networks. The Big Ten non-conference home schedule will feature two primetime games on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. Minnesota hosts TCU to kick off the season at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN on Thursday, Sept. 3, and Michigan State faces
The nation is abuzz over Jim Harbaugh’s arrival at Michigan. And Ohio State is coming off a national title behind Urban Meyer, while Michigan State has emerged as an elite program under Mark Dantonio. But keep an eye on Penn State and James Franklin in the uber-tough Big Ten East.
The final week of the regular season is here. So much is on the line this weekend, as five of the six teams in the Big Ten Lacrosse Conference are still alive for the tournament. I’ll bring you up to speed on each team in this post. Plus, you can watch our six team-by-team video reports detailing each squad. Johns Hopkins (6-6, 3-1 Big Ten) Too many times this season the Blue Jays have played in dramatic games. Hopkins has surrendered more leads than the Homewood faithful would care to see. Not this time. Playing before a sun-splashed Homecoming crowd
The BIG EAST and Big Ten announced the matchups for the inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games, with eight men’s basketball games set to air on BTN, an ESPN network or Fox Sports 1 from Nov. 17-20, 2015.