This is what spring games should be about. [ MORE: Watch Wisconsin student-athletes go bald for a good cause ] Brett Boettcher, a young Wisconsin fan who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, led the Badgers onto the field for the team’s annual spring game Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium. Boettcher, a Menomoni, Wisconsin, native, was diagnosed with DMD when he was five years old, and he’s developed a friendship with Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst. Prediction: Boettcher won’t forget this day. Well done, Wisconsin. *** Here are some of the top highlights from the spring game.
It’s the final Saturday of the Big Ten spring football season, and there’s a quartet of spring games on BTN and BTN2Go. Today’s schedule: 1 ET: Wisconsin (watch on BTN2Go); 2 ET: Iowa (watch on BTN2Go); 3 ET: Michigan State (watch on BTN2Go); 7 ET: Rutgers (watch on BTN2Go). Busy during your team’s spring game? Don’t worry, a replay will be available at the BTN2Go link above. You can also get live spring game highlights and interviews on your school’s BTN school account: @IowaOnBTN; @MichiganStOnBTN; @RutgersOnBTN; @WisconsinOnBTN. Get all of our earlier spring football coverage, plus watch spring football highlights.
Today marks a sad day in the music world as the artist known as Prince has passed away at the age of 57.
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We know that Wisconsin basketball forward Vitto Brown has an outstanding singing voice.
Reports of a new Big Ten TV deal are coming out and at least one national writer says the six-year deal would make sense. Also, there are departures at Michigan State's and Iowa's football teams while another Big Ten star is testing the NBA Draft waters. Read Wednesday's Big Ten headlines digest now.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart and Sean Merriman look at the most intriguing quarterback races in the Big Ten this season.
The 2016 NBA Playoffs tipped off Saturday, and there are plenty of Big Ten names still playing. Eighteen of them, to be exact, according to NBA.com’s team roster pages. Golden State do-it-all star Draymond Green (Michigan State) headlines the list, and is one of three former Big Ten player of year award winners in the postseason, joining Boston’s Evan Turner (Ohio State) and Charlotte’s Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin). If you’re wondering, Michigan’s four playoff players pace the Big Ten, followed by Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin, which have three apiece. Here’s the full list. ATLANTA HAWKS Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
If you don’t already, odds are that someday you’ll hold a newspaper at arm’s length to read it more clearly. This incredibly common eye condition, called presbyopia, generally affects those in their 50s and older. It occurs when eye muscles begin to age and harden, making it more difficult to focus on nearby objects. While this condition has been considered part of the normal aging process, professor Hongrui Jiang and his team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers are focusing — no pun intended — on a solution. Their innovative work developing components of an “artificial eye” recently received a great
There was “Call Me Maybe.” Then there was “Shake It Off.” And now, there’s “My Boo.” The latest college sports meme features basketball players posting locker room dance routines, set to the Ghost Town DJ’s song, to Instagram. It all started with reigning national champ Villanova, which challenged Maryland’s Jaylen Brantley, Damonte Dodd and Jared Nickens earlier this week. The Terrapins accepted the challenge hours later with a pair of videos. Wisconsin star Nigel Hayes saw the videos and decided to take action Sunday, combining with teammates Khalil Iverson and Charlie Thomas on a video of their own. Watch the videos