The Illinois and Penn State men’s track and field teams paced the Big Ten at the NCAA Championships in Eugen, Oregon. The two teams tied for 10th place, registering 17 points, marking the former’s best finish since 1988 and the latter’s top since 1966. “We use a lot of words like great and tremendous and I think those all become understatements in a time like this,” Illinois coach Mike Turk said. “This is just a really special group of guys.” Read IlliniSports.com’s full recap. “To be able to finish in the top-10 is great for Penn State,” Penn State coach
The shirts are ready! The shirts are ready! And we’ve got the pictures. Runners who register for the BTN Big 10K by July 1 will receive a gender-specific, sized technical race shirt corresponding to the Big Ten school of their choice. After July 1, inventory is not guaranteed, so early registration is suggested. Ohio State great Eddie George is this year’s Grand Marshal for the July 25 event in Chicago. The Heisman Trophy winner and former Tennessee Titans running back will also take pictures with fans. Now in its fourth year, the BTN Big 10K has become one of the top
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
On this Wednesday, June 3, it's National Running Day. So we reached back into our archives to find one of the most memorable runs in BTN history. Watch this remarkable race video from 2008 and then read our recent Q&A with the Minnesota runner who pulled it off. "After I fell, it was as if a vacuum had sucked all the energy out of the place," the runner remembers. "Then, as I started to gain momentum, it was like a crescendo of noise and excitement, all the way to the finish line."
Illinois claimed the 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday at Ralph Young Track & Field in East Lansing, Mich. The Illini posted three individual crowns and two relay titles en route to their 29th title, and first since 1994. Illinois totaled 145 points to claim the championship, while Nebraska (108 points) and Iowa (81 points) came in second and third, respectively. See the full standings in the tweet below. The Fighting Illini picked up first-place finishes from the 4×400- and 4×100-meter relays made up of Cam Viney, David Kendziera, Joe McAsey, DJ Zahn and Mo Maat,
The Michigan State women’s track and field team won the 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday at Ralph Young Track & Field in East Lansing, Mich. The Spartans posted five individual event titles to claim the championship. Michigan State secured its second Big Ten title and first since 1982. Michigan State totaled 128 points, while second-place Nebraska recorded 97 points, and Minnesota tallied 93 points to finish in third-place. See full standings in tweet below. The Spartans picked up first-place finishes from Katelyn Daniels in the discus, Leah O’Connor in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, 5,000-meter run and
Michigan State will host the 2015 Big Ten Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday-Sunday. Get BigTen.org’s previews for the men’s and women’s events below. Men’s Preview Michigan State University and Ralph Young Track and Field will host the 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships, scheduled to begin Friday and run through Sunday. Wisconsin looks to repeat as the conference champion after totaling 121 points at last year’s championships to earn its 19th Big Ten title. The Badgers were followed by Illinois in second-place, third-place Nebraska, Ohio State in fourth-place and fifth-place Purdue. In the
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. Duck Yim, senior architecture student at The Ohio State University, is an outstanding example of what people can accomplish if they’re willing to push past self-imposed limits. With his incredible work ethic, varied interests and passion for service, Yim is charting a path all his own. “When I started at Ohio State, I worked really hard,” Yim said. “At 20 years old,
BTN is the home for complete coverage of Big Ten spring championships in May and will televise events in the sports of baseball, softball, rowing, and men’s and women’s lacrosse, golf, tennis and outdoor track and field.
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. Heading to the University of Iowa four years ago, Allison Kindig was like most other undergraduate students — unsure about her life’s direction, but excited about what the future held in store. As she prepares to graduate this spring with a degree in engineering, Kindig can look back at her academic career so far and say she’s accomplished her goal — and