The Nebraska Huskers are your 2015 NCAA volleyball champions! The Huskers claimed the school’s first NCAA crown since 2006 with an incredible 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-21) victory over Texas on Saturday night in Omaha. The win marks Nebraska’s fourth NCAA volleyball title in school history. It also gives Nebraska a total of 98 NCAA Tornament wins, which ranks second in the nation behind Stanford. With the victory, the Big Ten has now won seven NCAA titles in the last nine years, as Penn State has won six of the last nine championships. Here is a look at some of the
Michigan’s Aubrey Dawkins is putting together quite the highlight-reel this season. [ MORE: Relive all of Saturday’s results on our Big Ten scoreboard ] The Wolverines’ sophomore forward had a pair of incredible back-to-back dunks to close out the first half of Saturday’s game vs. Youngstown State. The first highlight dunk came at the 3:05 mark in the first half when Derrick Walton connected with Dawkins for a huge alley-oop slam and the foul. Check out that dunk here. Dawkins wasn’t done there as he threw down another huge dunk to close out the first half. This one was a
Ten Big Ten men’s basketball teams were in action Saturday. [ MORE: Relive all of Saturday’s results on our Big Ten scoreboard ] Indiana used a 17-2 run down the stretch to rally past Notre Dame, 80-73, in the first game of the Crossroad Classic, and previously struggling Ohio State stunned No. 4 Kentucky, 74-67, to highlight the day’s action. Catch up on all of the results below: MICHIGAN STATE 78, NORTHEASTERN 58 BOX | PBP | AP RECAP Denzel Valentine scored 17 points, Bryn Forbes added 12 and No. 1 Michigan State matched the best start in school history
Just like the football team did when it played in Baltimore this year, the Maryland men’s basketball team will wear a throwback uniform tonight in Charm City. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten uniform coverage ] The sixth-ranked Terrapins will don the design pictured in the tweet above vs. Princeton at 7 p.m. ET on BTN. Watch the game on BTN2Go. Like the look, Big Ten fans? The uniform definitely resmebles a throwback – even the length shorts – but the shoes, well, that’s a different story.
Expect a lot of red tonight at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. [ MORE: View interactive NCAA tourney bracket | Follow @Huskervball for updates ] No. 4 seed Nebraska will be in its red uniform for the 2015 women’s volleyball final vs. No. 3 Texas at 7:30 p.m. ET, and a pro-Nebraska record crowd is expected at the arena, located just an hour northeast of Nebraska’s campus. An NCAA tourney-record 17,551 fans filled CenturyLink Center for Thursday’s semifinal games between Nebraska and Kansas and Minnesota and Texas. NCAA.com expects another sell out tonight. Nebraska will have the fans behind it
With the 2015 college football regular season complete and the start of Big Ten bowl season exactly one week away, it’s time to relive the season from the perspective of Big Ten beat writers. [ MORE: Full bowl schedule | Polls: Pick bowl winners | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls | Big Ten bowl bags | Bowl storylines | Get all of our bowl coverage ] BTN.com recently asked a beat writer for every team to answer four questions, as part of our annual beat writers’ season recap. Up first: Top play/moment. Coming up: Most improved player,
This week, in my “Three Takes,” I take a trip back to the 1991-92 season, consider the Big Ten’s top big men and look at Illinois’ recurring issue inside. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Big Ten award winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] Get my latest thoughts below: So much to like about this year’s group of true freshmen bigs This is the best group of big men the Big Ten has witnessed since the decorated 1991-92 class. That was the season McDonald’s All-Americans
Two of college football’s top brands square off led by two of the nation’s most successful first-year coaches. Jim Harbaugh was a revelation at his alma mater, engineering a nine-win season for a program that missed the postseason last year. He had the Wolverines in contention for the East title deep into November. Jim McElwain arrived from Colorado State and has breathed life into a Florida program that stumbled badly under Will Muschamp. [ MORE: Full bowl schedule | Polls: Pick bowl winners | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls | Big Ten bowl bags | Bowl storylines
The 2015 season was further validation of the elite program Mark Dantonio has constructed since arriving in 2007. The 12 wins this season mark the fifth time in the last six seasons that Michigan State has won at least 11 games. The Spartans also took home their third Big Ten title under Dantonio, while earning the program’s first playoff bid. [ MORE: Full bowl schedule | Polls: Pick bowl winners | Best of the Bowls | Ranking the bowls | Big Ten bowl bags | Bowl storylines | Get all of our bowl coverage ] But, 2015 often was not
Former Penn State basketball player Joonas Suotamo graduated with a degree in Film and Video, and one could say the ex-power forward, from 2005-08, is putting his degree to work. [ MORE: Suotamo represents Penn State in galaxy far, far away ] Suotamo is the double for Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opened Friday. Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, is back to play the role, but at 71 and with knee problems, a double was needed for the action scenes. Enter the 6-foot-10 Suotamo, who played professional basketball in his native Finland after graduating from Penn State.