The 2015 season didn’t go as scripted for Minnesota. Jerry Kill abruptly retired and the Gophers finished with their first losing record since 2012. [ MORE: Dienhart: Get Minnesota’s offseason to-do list ] Now, Tracy Claeys is leading the Gophers. And he wasted little time putting his stamp on the program, letting go offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Matt Limegrover and quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski. Jay Johnson was hired from Louisiana-Lafayette to run the offense and coach quarterbacks, while Bart Miller was tabbed to coach the line. Work remains to be done if Minnesota wants to improve on a 6-7 mark
With a nickname like “The Unicorn,” Mike Shawaryn has to be quite the talent. The Maryland starting pitcher is just that. Ask the hitters he’s aced, if you don’t believe it. Those hitters are batting .203 vs. the Maryland right-hander, and they’ve nearly struck out once per inning (.93 Ks per inning). His other 2016 stats look like this: 4-4, 3.33 ERA. We recently profiled Shawaryn, and you can watch the full feature in the video at the top of the post.
There was a terrific highlight in the Michigan State-Iowa baseball game Sunday. It saw Iowa 2B Mason McCoy sprinting in and diving to catch a batted ball that deflected off pitcher Ryan Erickson. Watch it in this post.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his offseason to-do list for the Purdue Boilermakers.
Remember when Caleb Swanigan flipped from Michigan State to Purdue? He now has declared for the NBA draft but took time to reflect on his switcheroo.
Every parent wonders at some point: How do you get kids to eat their vegetables? The answer: You make them grow the vegetables too! “When children have the opportunity to grow their own food, they just have a much closer relationship with that food,” said Nathan Larson, director of the Wisconsin School Garden Initiative. “Opposed to, say, a vegetable that they’ve had no connection to prior to it showing up on their plate, a vegetable that they’ve helped grow through the whole season and they’ve helped prepare in the kitchen … they’re more likely to try that food and they’re
Six Big Ten softball teams made the NCAA tournament, it was announced late Sunday night. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Big Ten regular season champ Michigan highlights the Big Ten participants, earning the No. 2 national seed and hosting the Ann Arbor Regional. Illinois, Big Ten tournament champ Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern and Ohio State round out the Big Ten contingent. See how Big Ten teams celebrated the good news in the tweets below. WE'RE IN!!!!!!! #Illini #D1softball #RoadtoWCWS pic.twitter.com/erfbqwt7N5 — Illini Softball (@IlliniSB) May 16, 2016 Wolverines will host Valpo, Notre Dame, Miami (OH) in the
Host Nebraska won the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships, while Michigan and Minnesota shared the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday.
Barack Obama delivered the commencement speech Sunday afternoon at Rutgers. It was a special occasion, as it marked the university's first presidential commencement, coming on its 250th anniversary celebration.
Congratulations to @OhioState_WROW once again for winning the #B1GRowing Championship! pic.twitter.com/yKKzRcY6wJ — Big Ten Champs (@bigtenchamps) May 15, 2016 Ohio State won its fourth consecutive Big Ten title, and seventh overall, at the 2016 Big Ten Rowing Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis on Sunday. The Buckeyes recorded 174 team points on the strength of four first-place finishes. Ohio State tallied wins in the first varsity eight, second varsity eight, first varsity four and third varsity four races. Wisconsin followed in second place with 159 points, while Michigan finished third with 154 points. Complete team results and the All-Big