Lilly King, 19, claimed gold and set an Olympic record in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:04.93) Monday night, besting Russian rival Yulia Efimova, who has failed two drug tests and served a 16-month suspension, in one of the Olympics' most anticipated events.
The 2016 Olympic Games open this week, and the Big Ten will boast more than 150 participants and coaches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5-21. All 14 Big Ten schools are represented, with Michigan leading the way with 30 representatives (24 competitors and six coaches). The Wolverines are followed by Penn State (24), Indiana (17), Wisconsin (16), Ohio State (14) and Nebraska (11). Of the 154 overall representatives, 126 are competitors, including 27 who will be students on Big Ten campuses this fall. The Big Ten contingent of current and former students, coaches and alumni includes 66 members
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Bold. Brilliant. Benevolent. Or, in a word, Buckeyes. Across the country, people often think “sports powerhouse” when they think of The Ohio State University. And make no mistake: The school’s earned that reputation by winning the first-ever playoff for the college football national championship last year and turning in several outstanding performances on the gridiron and in several other sports for several decades now. But those who are part of this close-knit community — whether they live in Columbus, Colorado Springs or Corpus Christi — know that OSU has more to offer than top-notch athletics. Much more. Here are some
For many people, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. And that means finding a few books that provide a combination of mental diversion and stimulation during those long, hot, idle days. If you’re still looking for some titles to add to your list, LiveBIG has a few suggestions from authors who have a connection to the Big Ten Conference and represent its ideals of excellence and ingenuity in their work. It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War Afghanistan. The Congo. Iraq. Photojournalist and Wisconsin alumna Lynsey Addario photographed these and other global hotspots. Now,
Michigan captured the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship on Saturday night at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center on the campus of Purdue University. The title marks the Wolverines’ sixth consecutive crown and 40th overall. Michigan compiled 1,475.5 points throughout the four-day event. Indiana finished second after collecting 1,306 points and Ohio State was third with 1,294.5 points. Minnesota finished fourth with 919 points, while Wisconsin recorded 832.5 points to finish fifth. The Wolverines took home Big Ten titles in the 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard butterfly, 50-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley, 400-yard individual medley, 800-yard freestyle
Michigan claimed the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship on Saturday at the Canham Natatorium on the campus of the University of Michigan. The title marks the Wolverines 15th conference crown, and first since 2004. Michigan compiled 1,361 total points throughout the four-day event. Indiana finished second after collecting 1,207.5 points and Minnesota was third with 927.5 points. Ohio State finished fourth with 859 points, while Purdue recorded 766.5 points to finish fifth. The Wolverines took home titles in the 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard individual medley, 400-yard medley relay, 400-yard freestyle relay and
BTN will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, including wrestling, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s indoor track & field and men’s and women’s gymnastics and the entire Big Ten Hockey Tournament in 2016. Coverage begins with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships from Michigan on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. ET, while the Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships will air at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 29, from Purdue. The opening night relays and preliminary rounds for both women (Feb. 17-20) and men (Feb. 24-27) can be viewed live on BTN
If you heard the terms “student-athletes” and “Pro Day” in the same sentence, you’d probably think of 40-yard-dash times, vertical-leap measurements and Wonderlic scores. But at the University of Minnesota, the Pro Day for student-athletes involves polishing up résumés, compiling references and putting on business-formal attire. In other words, it would be recognizable to any regular professional who’s ever attended a career fair or recruiting event. Minnesota’s Pro Day was the brainchild of Gophers swimmer Ben Bravence. Like most of his fellow student-athletes, Bravence knew he wouldn’t be doing his sport for a living after graduating college. Yet he found
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. Here’s a fun question: Can you name your favorite birthday? If so, does it compare to a birthday that had: 1. A full-blown press conference at The Ohio State University. 2. Signing a letter of intent to become an official member of the 29-time national-champion Buckeye synchronized swimming team. 3. Getting a personal locker loaded with Ohio State gear, including a team