The Big Ten Network today announced Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber as the grand marshal of the BTN Big 10K. Schwarber will join thousands of Big Ten fans and runners on Aug. 6, 2016, for 10K and 5K runs, as well as a football-themed tailgate party afterwards. “It will be a blast to relive my Big Ten days at one of Chicago’s best summer tailgates,” said Schwarber, who was an All-American baseball player at Indiana University. “I can’t wait to see Big Ten and Cubs fans hit the city streets to represent their schools and support Special Olympics Chicago.” Schwarber
It’s that time of year when fun-filled college football lists flow through your Twitter timeline like running water. Tuesday, Sports Illustrated finalist its list of the Top 100 Players in College Football. A total of 16 Big Ten players were included on the list, highlighted by Michigan CB/LB Jabrill Peppers at No. 5 and Iowa’s DB Desmond King at No. 7 overall. Michigan defensive back Jourdan Lewis (14) and Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett round out the list of Big Ten players in the Top 20. Who get’s your vote for the top Big Ten player this year? Tweet me
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New court documents unsealed Tuesday in a Philadelphia court indicate former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno ignored complaints of a sexual assault committed by Jerry Sandusky in 1976. [ MORE: AP: JoePa ignored ’76 Sandusky complaint | Read PSU president’s release ] Paterno, who died in early 2012, had said that the first inkling he had that Sandusky might be abusing children occurred in 2001, two years after the defensive coordinator left Penn State. We asked BTN analysts for their reaction to today’s news, which you can read below. Gerry DiNardo “It’s hard to imagine that this scandal could
Tuesday, Penn State president Eric Barron shared a message with the Penn State community regarding the release of information by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas that includes formerly sealed testimony by alleged victims of Jerry Sandusky. [ MORE: Read full Penn State response at pennstate.edu ] Here is Barron’s full message: Today, information is being released by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas related to a lawsuit between Penn State and its insurer, Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association. For its part, the University does not plan to provide additional comment on these matters, as this information has largely already been covered
College football officials from the Big Ten, MAC and Missouri Valley Conference gathered in Chicago this past weekend for the annual College Officiating Consortium Summer Clinic.
Uniform rankings are a summer staple. It makes sense. After all, people love uniforms, plus it seems like no two fans feel the same way about a design. Check out Brent Yarina's top 10 Big Ten football uniforms inside.
The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday the 42 students scheduled to attend the 2016 Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon, presented by Allstate and BMW, on Monday and Tuesday, July 25 and 26, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.
The commissioners of the five autonomy conferences announced Thursday an agreement in concept on changes they will propose that are intended to give students who play sports more time off. The purpose of the changes is to rebalance the student experience between athletics and campus life, providing students with more time to focus on other college interests, including academics, work experience, travel, and additional rest. The first area of change, Flex 21, will provide students, in many cases, with at least an additional 21 days in which they are free of required athletic activities during the academic year. These 21
There is a lot to like about Michigan in 2016, as Jim Harbaugh begins his second season in Ann Arbor in pursuit of the program’s first Big Ten title since 2004. Among the many areas of strength is the secondary, led by Jourdan Lewis—one of the best corners in America. [ MORE: East offensive lines | East receiving corps | East backfields | East defensive lines | East linebackers | East predictions ] Here is my ranking of the Big Ten East defensive backfields. 1. Michigan. Senior Jourdan Lewis lacks size but is one of the nation’s best corners and