Leonardo da Vinci’s wide-ranging work influenced many scientists and artists who came after him. But Penn State art professor B. Stephen Carpenter II is probably one of a few who was especially inspired by the work the great Italian thinker did on the wrong side of the law. “Historically, Leonardo da Vinci went to morgues illegally to draw cadavers and use his art to understand anatomy,” he pointed out. However, Da Vinci ultimately used that access for the good of others. And the way he combined his creative talents and scientific genius in this and other work helped shape Carpenter’s
The Big Ten unbeaten ranks took a hit with Nebraska stunning No. 7 Michigan State. Previously unbeaten LSU (Alabama), TCU (Oklahoma State) and Memphis (Navy) also went down in the wildest weekend of the season.
What a week of Big Ten football! [ MORE: Best of Week 10 | Week 10 scores | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Power Rankings | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 10 picks revisited | Dienhart: Iowa isn’t going away, America | Watch Nebraska celebrate in locker room | Watch Christian Hackenberg pass drill ump | New Week 10 uniform designs | Mini LEGO stadiums | View your team’s homepage ] Fans were treated to crazy finishes, upset victories, and several outstanding individual performances. Who had the most impressive performance? Well, that’s what I’m here to
Before we turn our attention to Week 11, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Northwestern beat writer Henry Bushnell and Big Ten fans did with their Week 10 Big Ten game predictions.
Few Big Ten quarterbacks have been hotter than Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg the last month or so. [ MORE: Week 10 scores | Polls: Pick your Week 10 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | View your team’s homepage ] The junior signal-caller entered Saturday’s game at Northwestern with 12 touchdown passes and zero interceptions in his last six games. It’s tough to top that ratio. Hackenberg’s arm drew some more headlines Saturday, and it was for an early pass that drilled the umpire in the head. Watch Hackenberg, accidentally, knock down the ump with
Well, that was an exciting day of Big Ten football! No. 21 Northwestern edged Penn State on a late field goal and Nebraska stunned No. 7 Michigan State on a controversial call. Catch up on all of today’s Week 10 completed action on our Big Ten scoreboard. For in-game and postgame video highlights, check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois football highlights Indiana football highlights Iowa football highlights Maryland football highlights Michigan football highlights Michigan State football highlights Minnesota football highlights Nebraska football highlights Northwestern football highlights
The holiday season is fast approaching, and if you’re looking for a present for the Big Ten fan who has everything, there’s a Big Ten fan who can help. [ MORE: Week 10 scores | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Dienhart: Iowa isn’t going away, America | Watch Christian Hackenberg pass drill ump | New Week 10 uniform designs | Mini LEGO stadiums | View your team’s homepage ] Matt Jenkins (@LEGOStadiums), a 29-year old Ohio State fan, has created quite the buzz with his replica Big Ten football stadiums made out of Legos. So far, Jenkins
The initial 2015 College Football Playoff rankings were revealed on Tuesday night, which brought up plenty of questions throughout the landscape. [ MORE: Week 10 previews | Week 10 scoreboard | Polls: Pick your Week 10 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Q&A: Jake Butt | View your team’s homepage | Dienhart’s 10 Hard Takes ] A one-loss Alabama team was ranked No. 4 in the initial poll, coming in ahead of undefeated Michigan State (No. 7) and Iowa (No. 9). Baylor also took a
It has been an interesting week with the release of the first College Football Playoff poll creating ripples across the landscape. I take a look at that and other items in my Hard Takes. Remember: Seven games on Saturday (full scoreboard here). On BTN, it’s Illinois at Purdue at noon ET, then Wisconsin at Maryland and Rutgers at Michigan, both at 3:30 p.m. ET. use the BTN TV GameFinder to get your TV information. 1. So, the first College Football Playoff poll was revealed. I hope you didn’t get too revved up over what you saw. It means little, especially
The Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament featured two outstanding games on Friday. We posted highlights in this post, but also follow all of the action at the BigTen.org Tournament Central page and follow @bigtenchamps on Twitter. Friday’s semifinals Rutgers 2, Ohio State 0. Penn State 1, Michigan 0. Sunday’s Championship Rutgers vs. Penn State, 2 p.m., BTN/Watch live on BTN2Go.