How would Urban Meyer fare on the softball diamond? How about former Ohio State quarterback and current ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit? [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section ] We’re about to find out. Both personalities are included on the rosters for the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 12 at Great American Ball Park, one of the many events surrounding the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. The full roster, which is subject to change, can be found here. There’s a lot of great names on the roster, including MLB Hall of Famers, but
When Northwestern hired Spencer Allen, he became the first African American Big Ten baseball coach, in addition to the first at a Power 5 conference school since 1983.
The University of Maryland announced on Monday that head football coach Randy Edsall signed a three-year contact extension. See the full Maryland release below. The University of Maryland announced today that head football coach Randy Edsall has signed a three-year contract extension. Terms of the contract extension were not disclosed. Edsall led Maryland into a new era in 2014, with its first season in the Big Ten. Maryland finished the regular season with a 5-1 record away from College Park, leading the Big Ten in road wins. The five road victories were the most for a Terrapin team since 1984.
BTN is airing 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014, as part of our new “Big Ten Classics” series. Tonight’s game, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, is Northwestern’s memorable 2007 victory over Michigan State. Northwestern quarterback C.J. Bacher was great in this contest. The Wildcats’ junior QB passed for a school-record 520 yards and five touchdowns while leading Northwestern to a 48-41 overtime win over Michigan State. His fifth TD pass came in overtime, when he hooked up with Omar Conteh for a 12-yard score, which secured the victory. The victory had a sense of revenge
There is no denying the impact Bo Ryan has had at Wisconsin. Now, he’s poised to retire after the 2015-16 season, his 15th at the helm. Let's take a look at how other Big Ten schools have fared replacing a legend.
So, this is gonna be Bo Ryan’s last lap around the Big Ten. That’s too bad. But, it’s not a total shock, is it? I mean, the guy is 67 years old and has taken the Wisconsin program to heights it hasn’t achieved in decades. Ryan is 357-125, a .741 winning percentage, in 14 seasons at UW. That run includes four Big Ten regular-season titles and no finishes worse than fourth place in the league. The Badgers have advanced to the NCAA tournament in every season under Ryan and have made seven appearances in the Sweet 16 and the aforementioned
Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan announced Monday afternoon that he will retire following the 2015-16 season. Check out the full Wisconsin release inside.
Surely, you didn’t think J.J. Watt would embarrass himself on ice skates, did you? [ MORE: Get all of our J.J. Watt coverage ] The former Wisconsin star and current NFL perennial Pro Bowler participated in the second annual Blake Geoffrion Hockey Classic on Friday. And, from the looks of the video above, Watt held his own. The event, hosted by the 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner, raised money to benefit the UW Health Burn Center. Watt wasn’t done for the weekend. He also went on do deliver this perfect form tackle during the Zac Brown Band concert at
Who will start at quarterback for Ohio State? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked some Big Ten and national media who they would choose.
BTN is airing 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014, as part of our new “Big Ten Classics” series. Tonight’s game, which will air at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, is Minnesota’s incredible 59-58 upset victory over Indiana in the 2008 Big Ten Tournament. This game will always be remembered for Blake Hoffarber’s buzzer-beating shot to sink Eric Gordon, D.J. White and the Hoosiers. With 1.5 seconds remaining, Travis Busch, from under Indiana’s basketball, threw a baseball pass to Hoffarber, who caught the pass, spun around, and heaved up a left-handed shot that went in as time expired. Damian Johnson