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Big Ten announces 2016 homecoming game kickoff times

The Big Ten office announced the kickoff times for 2016 homecoming games Wednesday morning. See your team’s homecoming time, date and opponent below. ILLINOIS vs. Minnesota, noon ET Oct. 29 INDIANA vs. Nebraska, 3:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 15 IOWA vs. Northwestern, noon ET Oct. 1 MARYLAND vs. Purdue, 3:30 p.m. ET Oct. 1 MICHIGAN vs. Illinois, 3:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 22 MICHIGAN STATE vs. Northwestern, 3:30 p.m. ET Oct. 15 MINNESOTA vs. Rutgers, noon ET Oct. 22 NEBRASKA vs. Illinois, 3:30 p.m. ET Oct. 1 NORTHWESTERN vs. Indiana, noon ET Oct. 22 OHIO STATE vs. Rutgers, noon ET Oct. 1

BTN announces 2016 primetime football schedule

Of the 10 games, seven feature teams that finished ranked in the final AP Top 25 poll, including a pair of games for 2015 Big Ten title game participants Iowa and Michigan State. View our full primetime slate inside.

Five Big Ten teams selected to NCAA lacrosse tournaments

#LaxCapitalOfTheWorld pic.twitter.com/yYlIYezdDN — Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) May 9, 2016 Johns Hopkins and Maryland were selected to the 2016 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament, as announced on the NCAA Selection Show Sunday night. The Blue Jays will face fifth-seeded Brown on Saturday, May 14, while the top-seeded Terrapins will host the Quinnipiac/Hartford winner on Sunday, May 15. [ MORE: View interactive NCAA tourney bracket ] Johns Hopkins earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament after finishing the regular season with an 8-6 record, including a 3-2 mark in Big Ten play. The Blue Jays will face off against Brown next Saturday

Here's how to watch every game of the Big Ten softball tourney

The top 12 teams make the tournament, held at Penn State, and all 11 games air live on BTN/BTN2Go, starting with No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Rutgers at noon ET Thursday. View the complete tournament schedule and get links to watch each game on BTN2Go.

Big Ten names, past and present, send Mother's Day wishes

One of the easiest days of the year to celebrate, today is Mother’s Day. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] From all of us at Big Ten Network, here’s to wishing every Big Ten mom out there the happiest of Mother’s Days. Throughout the day Sunday, Big Ten names, both past and present, went to social media to send their mothers and/or wives Mother’s Day greetings. From former Wisconsin defensive lineman and current NFL superstar JJ Watt to ex-Purdue women’s basketball star and current BTN analyst Stephanie White, see some of the tweets

Video: Happy Mother's Day from 'The Journey'

Happy Mother’s Day to every Big Ten mom! [ MORE: Big Ten names, past and present, tweet Mother’s Day wishes ] To help celebrate the special day, our friends at “The Journey” went back into the archives to compile a montage of moments between Big Ten student-athletes and their mothers throughout the years of the award-winning series. Watch the full feature in the video above.

BTN LiveBIG: Penn State student learns at ‘glacial’ pace

It’s an experience that, at first blush, seems ideal for outdoor enthusiasts: Spend your days skiing, rappelling and ice climbing in a wintry wilderness. But there are a handful of downsides … sudden snowstorms and hidden crevasses, for example. Oh, and polar bears. Still, there’s nowhere else Penn State graduate student Kiya Riverman would rather be. She and her colleagues in the Penn State Ice and Climate Exploration (PSICE) are sitting on top of the world — literally — while researching glacial hydrology in Svalbard, a remote chain of islands roughly halfway between the northern coast of Norway and the