There were five Big Ten spring football games Saturday, including reigning national champ Ohio State taking the field for the first time since winning the crown. Relive our favorite moments and plays.
It was a day full of spring football on BTN/BTN2Go Saturday afternoon. There were five games in all, including Ohio State and Penn State. Ohio State, the reigning national champ, highlighted the day’s festivities with a national spring game record 99,391 fans at Ohio Stadium. A couple other highlights: Cardale Jones threw a football 74 yards in a halftime Quarterback Skills Challenge, and Penn State fans gave Devon Still a warm ovation during the coin toss. Catch up on all of the day’s top highlights in the videos below. ILLINOIS [ MORE: Watch replay of the Illinois spring game on
Purdue center A.J. Hammons says he will return for his senior season, after helping the Boilermakers return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012.
Turns out, Purdue’s new gray alternate uniform won’t be the lone design it debuts in 2015. The Boilermakers unveiled a new white alternate helmet in the tweet above during Saturday afternoon’s spring game at Ross-Ade Stadium. What do you think, Big Ten fans? Like gray uniforms, white helmets are becoming more and more popular. Illinois, Indiana and Northwestern have added a white option to their combinations in recent years, while Minnesota wore one in its bowl game two years ago. This much is certain: The players and recruits will like this new lid, especially the gold details on the facemask.
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. Many college students spend their freshman year thinking mostly about what classes to take, which fraternity party to attend and the shortest route from their dorm room to the humanities building. As a freshman, Purdue University’s Sutton Roach was focused on how to change the world for the better. And she didn’t waste any time making it happen. Roach started Generation: Justice,
The 2015 NBA Draft is more than two months away, but it’s never too early to speculate. Chris Mannix of SI.com recently released his 2015 NBA Mock Draft 1.0, which features four Big Ten names. [ MORE: Terran Petteway to enter the 2015 NBA Draft ] Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell is the first name to appear on the list, going No. 6 overall to the Sacramento Kings. “Questions about Russell’s athleticism are drowned out by praise for his playmaking and brilliance in the pick-and-roll,” Mannix says. “Russell is an ideal complement to DeMarcus Cousins.” Russell has not formally declared for
Purdue has had some surprising success in the last 10 NFL drafts, with 19 overall selections and three first-round picks. Not bad for a program that has been to just four bowls in the last 10 years. Linemen have been the most common picks, with six coming on defense and five on offense. The Boilermakers’ ability to produce defensive ends/outside linebackers has been remarkable, with the likes of Ryan Kerrigan, Anthony Spencer, Cliff Avril, Ray Edwards and Rob Ninkovich coming off the board in recent years. And the “cradle of quarterbacks” has had two picks, with Kyle Orton and Curtis
The NFL draft kicks off on Thursday, April 30 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.
This week, the 14 Big Ten football coaches and a player from each team are fielding questions from reporters around the country. On Wednesday, reporters spoke with West Division coaches and players. Check back on Thursday to hear from players and coaches from the East Division. Illinois: Tim Beckman and Wes Lunt Indiana: Kevin Wilson and Jason Spriggs Iowa: Kirk Ferentz and Drew Ott Maryland: Randy Edsall and Andrew Zeller Michigan: Jim Harbaugh and Joe Bolden Michigan State: Mark Dantonio and Shilique Calhoun Minnesota: Jerry Kill and Briean Boddy-Calhoun Nebraska: Mike Riley and Jordan Westerkamp Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald and
For Steve Katsaros, it all started with a nagging idea. Walking by a construction site one evening, he noticed a rope of construction lights all drawing power from a chugging, polluting generator. Immediately, a question came to his mind: Was it necessary? The next day, he went home and sketched a simple but elegant solution to the problem: a solar-powered light bulb. Four days later, the Purdue alum had a patent in hand. “Selling solar lights is how we’re going to change the world,” said Katsaros, who founded a company to market his invention. “It quickly became apparent that the