As the conference champions in both football and men’s basketball, the Spartans unquestionably had a ‘B1G’ year. But that’s even more true when you look off the field or court. Time magazine named Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of MSU’s College of Human Medicine as one of its 100 Most Influential People for 2016 because of her critical work in testing the lead-tainted water supply in Flint, Mich. And Terrie Taylor, a Michigan State professor and medical doctor, continued to make breakthroughs on the front lines of the global war on malaria. Here’s a look at some of the best LiveBIG stories on Michigan
No. 2 Michigan took advantage of a big first inning and stingy defensive to edge No. 17 Missouri, 5-3, in its NCAA Super Regional opener on Saturday in front of a sold-out 2,523 fans at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field.
BTN’s Kevin Kugler and Danan Hughes conducted a dugout interview with Greg Beals during Ohio State’s elimination game in the Big Ten tournament Saturday night. Thing is, the back-and-forth banter took a backseat to what was going on behind Beals. Loose as ever, hours after dispatching rival Michigan in an earlier elimination game, the Buckeyes choreographed an entertaining videobomb, complete with squirt guns and the team’s battle axe. “Uh, you’ve got squirt guns going pretty strong behind you,” Kugler said. “I’m sure you’re aware of that.” “Our guys have learned to enjoy (it), grinding it out and competing,” Beals said.
Following its 15-14 overtime victory against fifth-seeded Brown in Saturday’s NCAA semifinals, the Maryland men’s lacrosse team advanced to Monday’s national championship game.
Day 4 of the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament is complete, and there will be a pair of games on championship Sunday. No. 4 Ohio State outlasted No. 7 Michigan State, 3-2, on Saturday night to stave off elimination. The two teams will play again at 10 a.m. ET Sunday, with the winner playing No. 8 Iowa in the final at 2 p.m. In other Saturday action, Iowa shut out No. 6 Maryland, 11-0, and Ohio State put away heated rival No. 5 Michigan, 11-4, in its first elimination game of the day. We will be tweeting out highlights and
The only thing more difficult than getting kids to make healthy dietary choices is holding their attention in a classroom. The new “Food for Thought” app, a project developed at the University of Illinois, might help children do both. Emma Mercier, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at Illinois, designed “Food for Thought” with a team of researchers. The technology aims to help kids make more environmentally friendly decisions with what they eat, as well as provide a window into how today’s youth analyze data. “Over the course of nine months, we really tried to look at what would be
The Ohio State vs. Michigan Big Ten Baseball Tournament game on Friday night was suspended due to inclement weather. The game will resume at 2 p.m. ET Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park and can be seen live on BTN/BTN2Go.
TERPS WIN!!! No. 1 #Terps beat No. 4 Syracuse, 19-9, to advance to Sunday's NCAA title game! #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/IaPGQnZwi9 — Maryland Women's Lax (@MarylandWLax) May 28, 2016 Maryland’s women’s lacrosse team is moving on to the NCAA championship. Taylor Cummings, Taylor Hensh and Megan Whittle each scored four goals as the Terps defeated Syracuse 19-9 in a NCAA semifinal matchup on Friday night. Zoe Stukenberg added three goals, while goalie Megan Taylor had seven saves in the win. With the victory, No.1-ranked Maryland will take on No. 2 North Carolina at noon ET on Sunday in the NCAA championship game.
Iowa’s Mason McCoy had his biggest hit of the season on the biggest stage. The Hawkeyes’ junior outfielder hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead Iowa to a 5-4 comeback victory over Ohio State in Friday’s Big Ten Baseball Tournament. Iowa trailed OSU 4-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth, but the Hawkeyes put four runs on the board in the inning, highlighted by Devin Pickett’s pinch hit single to tie the game. It was Pickett’s first RBI of the season. After holding the Buckeyes scoreless in the top of the 10th, Iowa
After his team was eliminated from the Big Ten Baseball Tournament, Minnesota Gophers baseball coach John Anderson spoke with the media about the passing of Gophers pitching baseball coach Todd Oakes, who died Thursday after battle with leukemia. Anderson gave an eloquent statement about Oakes and followed it with more perspective on Thursday’s baseball game loss. Watch the video above. “He’s made our program better. He’s made me a better person, better coach, better husband, better father,” Anderson said. “He’ll be missed.” Oakes joined Minnesota in 1998 and had 26 of his pitchers drafted into Major League Baseball during his 18