There were familiar teams at the top of the Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday, as the Wisconsin men and Penn State women defended their 2013 crowns. For the Wisconsin men, it’s three titles in a row and 26 overall. BTN will air tape-delay coverage of the championships at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 25.
It’s commencement time for many Big Ten universities, and the words being shared with graduates have been powerful and inspiring.
Big Ten fans all have their own favorite traditions and rituals during college football games. However, there is one particular tradition at Wisconsin football games that really seems to stick out more than the others: Jump Around.
It’s mid-May, so why not consider some ridiculously super-early bowl projections? That’s what CBSSports.com and BTN contributor Jerry Palm decided to do. Palm released his bowl projections Friday, and he has Ohio State in the inaugural College Football Playoff, playing reigning national champ Florida State. In all, Palm forecasts seven Big Ten bowl teams. See his projections in this post.
Thirty Big Ten players were selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, including a quartet in the first round, headlined by Michigan’s Taylor Lewan. The players have visited their new teams and picked out their new numbers. See which number the Big Ten NFL rookies will wear this season in this post.
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According to ESPN.com, the Big Ten has agreed to increase its football officiating crews from seven officials to eight for all home games starting this fall. The added official, the center judge, will line up in the offensive backfield opposite the head referee.
Earlier this week, at the annual Big Ten spring meetings, Purdue AD Morgan Burke had some interesting—and refreshing–comments on the subject of the cost of attendance and player stipends.