Big Ten fans know all about Purdue’s much-talk-about “Skyline.” [ MORE: Watch Purdue at Nebraska on BTN2Go ] The perfectly named frontline, featuring Isaac Haas (7-2), A.J. Hammons (7-0) and Caleb Swanigan (6-9), stands just under 21 feet. These aren’t just tall players who take up space, though. Their great talents, averaging a combined 34.6 points, 20.3 rebounds and 3.7 blocks. BTN analyst Shon Morris recently took to the court with Haas and Hammons, the veterans of the Skyline, to learn more about their games. Watch the feature in video above.
What a few days for Rachel Banham. Two days after pouring in a Big Ten women’s single-game record and NCAA-tying 60 points (watch all of them) in a double overtime victory Sunday at Northwestern, the Minnesota star got a Twitter shout-out from her favorite player, Kobe Bryant, who is no stranger to reaching the 60-point plateau. The tweet happened early Tuesday afternoon, and Banham couldn’t believe it when she saw it in her timeline. BTN’s Lisa Byington asked Banham about Bryant in a “B1G Women’s Sports Report” interview Monday night, and playfully mentioned that the NBA star, an active Twitter
We ran a fun feature story on Saturday where BTN’s Mike Hall learned just how hard it can be to officiate a college football game. [ MORE: Best of Week 9 | Week 9 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | What Tom Dienhart learned | Dienhart: Hackenberg has Penn State on a roll | Week 9 picks revisited | Week 9 top performers | Watch Minnesota honor Jerry Kill | Gerry DiNardo’s tweets | Like Halloween costumes? | View your team’s homepage ] Normally a studio host, Hall
Since 2009, 13 of the toughest patients at the Iowa Children's Hospital have participated in Iowa's Kid Captain program. Each young fan is treated to a unique Iowa football experience, and this year, Lincoln Ortman, 5, was first in line.
On Saturday’s “Big Ten Football Pregame Show,” we aired a feature story on the Ohio State football team’s psychological approach to football games. [ MORE: Track today’s Week 6 action on our Big Ten scoreboard ] BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo sat down with Ohio State coach Urban Meyer as well as an expert on the performance of people and organizations to talk about how the Buckeyes mentally prepare for events. That expert is Tim Kight, who is the CEO and Founder of Focus 3. Meyer and Kight met just two years ago, but he was quickly become an intriguing part
BTN’s “Big Ten Football Pregame Show” documents the amazing story of Michigan wide receiver Amara Darboh, who was born in Sierra Leone, Africa, just as that country’s civil war was escalating. Watch a small clip here, then tune in for the entire feature in our pregame coverage starting at 10:30 a.m. ET. We will also post the feature on BTN.com after it airs. In the first five years of Darboh’s life, more than 35,000 people were killed in that civil war, including Darhoh’s parents. A group of Darboh’s relatives escaped with the boy traveling on foot to Gambia and Senegal before getting
With Michigan’s softball team rolling through the College Softball World Series, we take a look back at our feature story on the Wolverines’ pizza tradition. What’s “sprinkling the cheese” mean? How about this “rolling of the dough” and “spreading the sauce,” too? Find out in this video.
Fact: The Michigan softball team is very good. Another fact: The Michigan softball team is full of fun personalities who really enjoy pizza.
Get to know Illinois closer Tyler Jay, who has become a dominant reliever in college baseball. Lightly recruited out of high school, the lefty and Illinois’ top prospect, talks about how his father helped him become the pitcher he is today. The Illini (40-6-1, 16-1), winners of a program-record 21 straight games, moved up one spot to No. 6 in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, released Monday. Illinois swept Ohio State in Columbus this past weekend, marking its fifth consecutive Big Ten sweep. Its only Big Ten defeat came March 29 at Michigan State.
In a year full of talented Big Ten running backs, Tevin Coleman often was overlooked. [ MORE: Round 1 picks | Rounds 2-3 picks | Rounds 4-7 picks ] Coleman had a similar experience in the 2015 NFL Draft, as the former Indiana star was the fifth running back off the board, going No. 73 to the Atlanta Falcons. Coleman’s family invited BTN to its watch party in Park Forest, Illinois, and we were able to talk to the man of the hour and his father, Wistor. Our cameras also captured the attendees’ reactions to the T.J. Yeldon and Ameer