From the cornfields of Nebraska to the vineyards — yes, vineyards — of New Jersey, agriculture is big business in B1G country. So it’s appropriate that Big Ten students will be serving as National Collegiate Agriculture Ambassadors through the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization. The National FFA Organization is committed to providing support to students who want to pursue a career in the broad field of agriculture, which includes biology, chemistry, veterinary science and engineering in addition to traditional farming. It created the Agriculture Ambassadors program for college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students who want to promote
A picture is worth a thousand words, and in the case of the University of Wisconsin’s Cool Science Image Contest, some of those words are going to be a bit lengthier than usual. The university launched this event four years ago with two goals in mind: showcase the artistry of scientific work, and educate the entire student body and faculty on important concepts in various technical, complex disciplines. Judges whittled the 115 submissions in this year’s competition down to a dozen winners — 11 still images and one video — to highlight the marriage of scientific imaging, art and science
he college football season is still a good three months away, but that isn't stopping publications from releasing their 2015 previews. Athlon Sports posted their picks Thursday.
Rafael Gaglianone is one of the best kickers in the nation. [ MORE: Video: Remember when Dare Ogunbowale posted this trick kick? ] The Wisconsin rising sophomore nailed 19-of-22 (86 percent) field goals last season, including the overtime-forcing and game-winning field goals in the 2015 Outback Bowl vs. LSU. Yeah, but can he make trick kicks? You better believe it! On Wednesday afternoon, Gaglianone tweeted a video of him drilling a field goal with the holder holding the ball down with his nose. Watch the video in the tweet above. h/t: Yahoo! Sports
The final week before all-out Big Ten action typically features a less-than-stellar slate of games, and this year will be no different.
As it had been rumored, the Big Ten is changing the format of its annual football media days in an attempt to better facilitate media coverage. See all of the details inside!
The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014-15 academic year. These standouts were chosen from a group of more than 350 students honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship. One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree, and two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected from each institution. All of the Sportsmanship Award winners have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these honorees must be in good academic standing and
The Big Ten office announced the dates and opponents for the 2015-16 hockey season Wednesday, featuring 20-game schedules for each of the six conference programs. The schedule concludes with the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, to be held March 17-19 at Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn. [ View the 2015-16 Big Ten Hockey Schedule ] All six conference teams will open Big Ten play Dec. 4-5. The opening weekend will feature Michigan hosting Wisconsin, Minnesota welcoming Ohio State and Penn State entertaining Michigan State. The two-time defending Big Ten Champion Gophers will make their road debut
Not a lot of “wow” factor in Week 3, with Nebraska’s trip to Miami (Fla.) earning top billing. These programs twice battled for the national title, after the 1983 and 1994 seasons. Alas, neither program is of that ilk at the moment—no Tom Osborne, no Howard Schnellenberger, no Dennis Erickson … no legit national title dreams. Still, it will be a fun trip to south Florida for the Cornhuskers, who can send a message with a convincing win under first-year coach Mike Riley. [ MORE: Get all of Tom Dienhart’s Big Ten football coverage ] Pitt’s trip to Iowa will
The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced Tuesday the names on the 2016 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.