The 2017 Big Ten Baseball Tournament got underway Wednesday morning at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington, Indiana. Catch up on all of the first day's scores, stats and highlights and get an updated schedule for the rest of the tourney.
The first week kicks off with a bang with 13 games, including Ohio State at Indiana on Thursday night, involving all 14 teams. And there are several great clashes to whet the appetite and set the table for 2017.
Wednesday is the deadline for players who declared for the 2017 NBA Draft, without hiring an agent, to withdraw their names and return to school. While several former Big Ten stars are off to the draft early, a handful will return to school for at least one more year.
The matchups for the 2017 Gavitt Games, held Nov. 13-17, were released Wednesday morning. The event includes eight games, all played on home courts of Big Ten and Big East teams, and is played in honor of the late Dave Gavitt.
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A coach never wants to build a program around junior college players. But they can be valuable to help fill in gaps on a roster, especially during the building process. And the Big Ten will feature several interesting JC transfers. Here are the schools that figure to be impacted the most by junior college transfers this fall. ILLINOIS The Fighting Illini are counting on Del’Shawn Phillips from NJCAA champion Garden City CC to start at a linebacker spot. And Phillips’ teammate, QB Dwayne Lawson, is verbally committed but needs to get his associates degree at Garden City this summer to
The 2017 All-Big Ten baseball teams and award winners, as selected by the conference coaches, were released Tuesday. Iowa’s Jake Adams was named the unanimous Big Ten Player of the Year and was the lone unanimous first-teamer. See the full team inside.
Wisconsin and Paul Chryst are thinking big again, looking to defend their Big Ten West title. And the Cotton Bowl champs have the weapons to accomplish the feat. But there is a new dynamic: Chryst will be on his third defensive coordinator in three years, as he promoted defensive backs coach Jim Leonhard to take over what has been one of the top defenses in the nation in recent years. Still, there is a lot to work with in Madison, including veteran talent in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Challenges loom on the schedule. Here is a
Grad transfers continue to be a big part of the college landscape, as players move from one school to another after graduation … and are immediately eligible. Three schools in the Big Ten will benefit more than the rest in 2017: Purdue, Rutgers and Northwestern.
Chris Ash is continuing to put his stamp on Rutgers as he rebuilds the program in Year Two. A difficult schedule awaits the Scarlet Knights. Here is a look at Rutgers’ 2017 schedule.