When Chris Ash arrived to help run the Ohio State defense as co-coordinator in 2014, he had an immediate impact—especially on the pass defense. [ MORE: A look at the West’s four biggest assistant hires ] Ash took over a defense that placed 112th in pass defense and 47th in total defense in 2013. In his first season, OSU’s defense ranked 19th nationally in total defense and 29th in pass defense. The Buckeyes also ranked fourth in the country with 24 interceptions en route to Big Ten, Sugar Bowl and national championships. In 2015, the Ohio State defense continued its
Rutgers is looking for a new start. And, it’s getting just that with the arrival of Chris Ash, who continues to put his stamp on the program after taking over for Kyle Flood. [ MORE: Dienhart: Rutgers Scarlet Knights’ offseason to-do list ] Ash has work to do after arriving from a gig as defensive coordinator at Ohio State. The Scarlet Knights need a lot of help, as Rutgers ranked No. 13 in the Big Ten in total defense in 2015 (462.0 ypg) and 12th in scoring (34.9 ppg) in 2015. The offense will be undergoing a scheme change, adding
Lots of holes to fill on Michigan State’s defense, especially upfront with guys like Shilique Calhoun, Lawrence Thomas and Joel Heath gone. A key guy who needs to step up: redshirt freshman DT Raequan Williams. “Raequan Williams has serious athleticism for his size, and he has been getting better and better with his consistency and technique,” MSU co-defensive coordinator Mike Tressel said toward the end of spring drills. “When we got him he was, quite honestly, a little bit raw,” Tressel said of the Chicago product. “Any high school interior defensive lineman is not used to going against the guys
Students from Big Ten universities accounted for an impressive five out of 15 Churchill Scholars for 2016-2017. These students will travel to the United Kingdom this fall to study their academic disciplines for a year at the University of Cambridge’s Churchill College. Each academic year, the Churchill Scholars selects a few graduate-level students from throughout the United States who excel in mathematics, engineering or hard-sciences fields. The prestigious academic program was started more than a half-century ago by the legendary British statesman Winston Churchill, who requested the scholarship be set up through the foundation that bore his name. Here are
No. 2 Michigan registered a pair of early solo homers and broke out with four-run fifth inning to defeat No. 23 Notre Dame, 6-2, in the NCAA Regional championship game on Sunday afternoon in front of 2,523 fans at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field.
Following its 18-3 victory over Massachusetts in Sunday’s NCAA quarterfinals, Maryland’s women’s lacrosse team secured its eighth straight Final Four appearance.
College sports fans live for gamedays: tailgating on a crisp autumn afternoon, jumping for joy after a game-winning buzzer-beater, seeing the go-ahead goal or run scored in a tight contest. While the spectacle of sport is what draws the fans, the things student-athletes do off the field often proves to be much more valuable. Marisa Bast got such an opportunity to make a difference three years ago. At the time a rising senior and third baseman on the Northwestern softball team, Bast was searching for a field-study subject for NU’s undergraduate leadership certificate program. Initially, nothing she found really stuck.
BTN was on hand for Saturday's “Hoop 4 Water" Charity Basketball Event in Flint, MI.
The Big Ten released the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket on Saturday.
The #NittanyLions are advancing to their 10th NCAA Semifinal! #WeAre #PennState #ThisIsB1G #NCAAWLAX pic.twitter.com/bt2C47QqXE — Penn State Lacrosse (@PennStateWLAX) May 21, 2016 PENN STATE RELEASE — The unseeded and 11th-ranked Nittany Lions women’s lacrosse team is off to its first NCAA Semifinals since 1999 with an 8-4 victory over seventh-seeded and No. 14-ranked Penn on Saturday at Penn State Lacrosse Field. “It was an awesome win for our program and just an awesome day in general,” said head coach Missy Doherty. “Our defense just played out of their minds today. They were stopping their main threats. I was so proud