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2014-03-17 20:22:24

Commission also announces latest update to its athletic and academic spending database MIAMI, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics heard passionate dialogue during a meeting here Monday on a range of issues facing college sports, particularly issues of academics and well-being for college athletes. "This is clearly a critical moment for college sports," said R. Gerald Turner, co-chairman of the Commission and president of Southern Methodist...

2014-03-11 08:26:03

Award Showcases a Century of Student-Athlete Success That Goes Beyond Sports ROSEMONT, Ill., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Big Ten, the nation's oldest collegiate conference, commemorates the 100(th) anniversary of a very unique tradition - the Big Ten Medal of Honor. The conference's most exclusive award was the first of its kind in intercollegiate athletics to recognize academic and athletic excellence. As part of the celebration, the conference is launching a national campaign to pay...

2014-02-12 12:26:46

First 1,500 who Register Receive a One Gallon Tin from World Famous Garrett Popcorn Shops® CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration opens at 10 AM today for the BTN Big 10K, the summer race that turns the Chicago lakefront into a Big Ten tailgate party. The nationally televised 10K and 5K races return to Soldier Field on Saturday, July 26. Special Olympics Chicago is the race's charity partner for the second straight year. (Logo:...

2013-10-21 12:24:53

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013 BEGINNING AT 5:30PM DETROIT, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Former University of Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr, former Michigan State University head football coach George Perles and various alumni players will gather to promote coaching and mentoring youth at the Coaches for Kids Maize 'N' Green Tailgate benefitting VIP Mentoring at Ford Field in Detroit on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 beginning at 5:30pm. The event will also include performances...

2013-08-30 12:21:59

ATLANTA, Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Collegiate Licensing Company, LLC (CLC), an affiliate of IMG College, and NCAA Football today announced the Iowa Hawkeyes as the winner of the second annual College Colors Day Spirit Cup and $10,000 toward the University's general scholarship fund.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130812/CL62508LOGO ) To celebrate the excitement and energy surrounding the kickoff of the 2013 college football season, CLC and NCAA Football launched the...

2013-08-22 16:22:39

New 2013 Fall Lineup Launches with #BTNLive on Aug. 26 CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to apply the face paint, dig out that lucky jersey and find the sweet spot on the couch - college football season kicks off next week! (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121001/CG84125LOGO) In anticipation of the upcoming season, the Big Ten Network surveyed Americans(1) to find out how and where they like to watch college football. It turns out most prefer the big screen...

2013-07-16 12:27:05

All Race Finishers will Receive a Commemorative BTN Big 10K Medal CHICAGO, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The BTN Big 10K and 5K run/walk just got super-sized. More than 12,000 runners have already signed up for the second-annual event, more than double the amount of runners who participated last year. The race is set for Saturday, July 27, and will be televised on BTN at 7 PM CT that night. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121001/CG84125LOGO) Due to high demand, the...

2013-05-29 23:01:54

Each year A. D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson of Columbus, Ohio sponsors an athlete at The Ohio State University as a recipient of its permanently endowed scholarship program. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 A.D. Farrow Co. Sponsored OSU Athlete finishes last season Each year A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson of Columbus, Ohio sponsors an athlete at The Ohio State University as a recipient of its permanently endowed scholarship program. This year the company sponsored champion tennis player,...

2013-05-21 16:26:34

Nightly Big Ten Diamond Reports Complement Coverage CHICAGO, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth straight year, BTN will televise live every game of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament. Coverage begins tomorrow and continues until Saturday, with a game on Sunday if necessary. The entire tournament will take place at Target Field, home of Major League Baseball's Minnesota Twins. Purdue won the tournament title last year, earning the Big Ten's automatic bid to the NCAA Baseball...

2013-04-16 16:23:15

CHICAGO, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick today announced it will begin working with the Big Ten Conference, an association of world-class institutions with shared values and goals dating back to 1896. Weber Shandwick will provide guidance and counsel to the Big Ten on a number of communications initiatives, including the recent expansion of the conference to include the University of Maryland and Rutgers University. Since the Big Ten's inception, academic excellence has been...