Purdue two-sport athlete Raheem Mostert is showing off his breakaway speed at the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships. Mostert, a running back returner on the football team, took gold in the 60-meter (6.63) and 200-meter (20.73) Saturday. Not only that, he set the school mark in the former and an event record in the latter. Watch Mostert on the football field here and see his 60m title in this post.
We decided to have a little fun providing a preview to this year’s B1G Wrestling Championships on March 8-9 at Wisconsin. BTN wrestling analyst Jim Gibbons, an NCAA champion both as a wrestler and coach at Iowa State, will break down one weight class a day, and pick a winner, each day through March 7. Today, it’s the 141-pound weight class.
We had two Big Ten men’s hockey games on Friday night. In the first game of the night, Ohio State and Michigan skated to a 2-2 tie, with the Buckeyes notching a 1-0 win in the shootout. In the second game of the evening, No. 2 Minnesota cruised to an impressive 5-1 victory over Penn State at Mariucci Ice Arena. Catch up on all the scores, stats and highlights in this post.
The University of Michigan men’s swimming and diving team moved to the cusp of its fourth straight Big Ten Championship with a dominating performance on Friday (Feb. 28) at Canham Natatorium. The Wolverines won three of the six swimming events, led by senior Kyle Whitaker’s (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) third conference crown, this time in the 400-yard individual medley.
“Working” officials is an art form. Some coaches are masters at knowing just the right buttons to push over the course of a game to the point where—Who knows?—maybe they can get a key call in their favor. I asked several media members who cover the Big Ten which coach they felt was best at “working” officials.
The Nebraska and Wisconsin men and Michigan women lead after Friday’s opening day of the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio. Action resumes, both for the men and women, at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday.