Big Ten towns are fantastic places to call home for both students and recent graduates. [ MORE: Tom Dienhart analyzes Iowa’s 2015 schedule ] According to American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), the Big Ten boasts four of the top 10 best cities for college grads in 2015. Even more impressive: Iowa City comes in at No. 1 and Ann Arbor No. 3. Only Ithaca, New York, stands in the way of Big Ten towns staking claim to the top 2. “A growing technology corridor has improved economic opportunity in Iowa City, and low rents, more restaurants and bars, as
Kirk Ferentz enters his 17th season at Iowa looking to reestablish his program among the best in the conference. Here's an early look at Iowa's 2015 schedule.
This is pretty neat: at 74, former Gopher star Bobby Bell is ready for graduation. You see, it’s never too late! The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Bell came just 13 credits short of finishing his college degree when he left school after getting drafted by the Chiefs in 1963. So Bell returned to school last year, at age 74, and finished. Fulfilling a promise he made to his late father, he took three classes and earned his degree in recreation, park and leisure studies. He will be honored Thursday along with the rest of the graduates from the University’s
Many talking heads have raved about the rock star coaches who reside in the Big Ten East, and for good reason.
We’re in the thick of NBA and NHL postseasons and baseball season is starting to hit its stride, however sports fan can never get enough football. It’s true, no matter the time of the year. The latest proof: Jim Harbaugh is featured on a regional Sports Illustrated cover this week. The cover includes a close-up shot of Harbaugh, wearing his Bo-inspired Michigan hat, a quote of his about enemies and the following text: “Michigan’s Coach Comes Home.” Harbaugh, of course, played quarterback at Michigan before enjoying a long NFL career and going on to become a coach. He’s been a
Kevin Wilson enters his fifth season at Indiana with perhaps his most talented team yet. And that has some thinking the Hoosiers may break through to their first bowl since 2007.
It looks like the shot clock in college hoops likely will move from 35 to 30 seconds. The men’s basketball rules committee will meet this week to discuss, among other changes, shortening the shot clock. Committee chairman Rick Byrd, the head coach at Belmont, told ESPN recently that he believes the shorter clock will be approved. “Anything that brings more speed to the game has to be evaluated and given serious consideration,” IU coach Tom Crean said. “This would be a great step in that direction.” *** Many people felt Maryland was the favorite to win the Big Ten next
Tim Beckman enjoyed a breakthrough of sorts in this third season at Illinois in 2014, guiding Illinois to its first bowl since 2011 during a 6-7 campaign.
With former Big Ten standout coordinators Pat Narduzzi and Tom Herman now head coaches, it's time to take a look at the conference's assistants who could be next to become head coaches.
Illinois football coach Tim Beckman has responded to former offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic flurry of critical tweets from Sunday. See the coach's full response inside.