If you know softball, you know Sierra Romero’s name well. The star Michigan 2B is about to become a four-time All-American, and her all-around dominance makes her one of those “once-in-a-generation players.” “She’s going to go down as, arguably, the best player not just at the University of Michigan but in NCAA history,” Michigan coach Carol Hutchins said. BTN recently profiled Romero as part of its coverage of the 2016 Big Ten Softball Tournament. Learn more about Romero and her influence in the Mexican community in the feature above. *** And here are a couple Romero highlights from the 2015
When Caleb Lindhorst opened his eyes on one fateful day in January 2014, he didn’t know where he was. Or when. This University of Nebraska student’s last conscious memory prior to that moment was on the day after he’d finished his final exams — in the previous month. He was looking forward to getting some rest and relaxation over the winter break and spending Christmas and New Year’s Day with family and friends in his hometown of Lindsay, Neb., population 321. But it was not to be. That very day, Lindhorst was ejected from a vehicle that rolled over on
Anyone else have a selfie with smiling Harbaugh and Meyer?! Only at the @dickiev amazing event for pediatric cancer research! Go Blue and Go Bucks! And bless you, Dickie V!! A post shared by @ chrisbfowler on May 13, 2016 at 6:56pm PDT Your eyes do not deceive you. Yes, that is a smiling Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh together, in a selfie taken by ESPN personality Chris Fowler. These are the kind of things that happen when the stars come together for a good cause. Meyer and Harbaugh, in addition to several other A-list personalities, were in attendance for
The semifinals of the 2016 Big Ten Softball Tournament are set. It will be the top four seeds Saturday, as No. 2 Minnesota will face No. 3 Northwestern and No. 1 Michigan will take on No. 4 and host Penn State with a berth in Saturday night's tourney final on the line.
Change is the theme as James Franklin begins this third season at the helm of Penn State. The staff has been altered radically. Franklin fired offensive coordinator John Donovan and shockingly saw defensive coordinator Bob Shoop leave for Tennessee. And offensive line coach Herb Hand also high-tailed it, bolting for Auburn. Plus, a raft of players transferred after a season that ended with four losses in a row. Is this a cause for alarm? No matter your spin, there is no denying that 2016 is a big season for Franklin in Happy Valley. To fill the offensive coordinator job, Franklin
The honeymoon is over for Mike Riley. He knows that. Last year’s 6-7 debut was difficult to stomach, as the Huskers seemed to find a new way to lose each week. But on an up note, Nebraska finished with some momentum, going 3-1 in its last four games with a bowl win vs. UCLA in an otherwise vexing season. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s Nebraska offseason to-do list ] A challenging schedule awaits the Huskers as they look to move up the pecking order in the Big Ten West in search of the program’s first league title since 1999. Here
Time to reach into my Big Ten Mailbag. Can Michigan go 12-0? Is Iowa a national title contender? Will any true freshmen play for Nebraska in 2016? I look at those questions and others below. Let’s go! I think that Michigan can go 12-0 this season. Michigan isn’t deep at linebacker and along the defensive line. But the Wolverines are strong in the secondary, receiver, d-line and tight end spots. – Ben I am very high on Michigan, too. But, I’m not so sure the Wolverines will go 12-0. I could see Michigan going 10-2 or 9-3. The fact Jim
If you are an Illinois football player and you own a scooter … you won’t for long. Lovie Smith is banning scooters. It’s all in the name of safety. Bob Asmussen of the Champaign News-Gazette says an estimated two-thirds of the Illini players own a scooter or moped. On practice days, the two-wheel rides fill the alley behind Memorial Stadium. I wonder how this will go over with the players. *** Mike Griffith of Mlive.com looks at how Michigan State’s recruiting/NFL draft production compares to in the Big Ten. This is amazing stuff: The Spartans are the only program in
Communication is often just the first challenge for children who stutter. Beating the emotional complications that can accompany stuttering can be a much greater obstacle. “A huge part of managing stuttering is dealing with all the attitudes and emotions that surround stuttering because kids often get negative reactions from other kids and adults,” said Linda Hinderscheit, a clinical specialist of speech-language pathology at the University of Minnesota. “So they learn to fear speaking situations, and it can really take a hit to their self-confidence and their self-esteem.” In order to help youth who stutter conquer those difficulties, Hinderscheit and Erin
The opening day of the 2016 Big Ten Softball Tournament kicked off on Thursday!