The regular season complete, it’s time to take a look at where Big Ten teams land on the final USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, released Monday. [ MORE: View our 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament page ] Illinois, despite a pair of wins to close out the season on a 26-game winning streak, stayed at No. 5, while Iowa dropped four spots to No. 21. The Illini claimed the Big Ten regular-season title, their 30th in program history, and the top overall seed in the Big Ten tournament with its win over Nebraska on Thursday, coupled with Iowa’s loss at
Penn State's Anthony Zettel is ready for football season. Just check out the video inside of the first-team All-Big Ten defensive tackle tackling a tree.
The 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament opens Wednesday morning at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] Eight teams made the five-day, double-elimination tourney, which can feature as many as 15 games. Find out how to watch every game. Big Ten regular-season champ and No. 1 seed Illinois, which has won a program-record 26 consecutive games, and back-to-back tourney champ and No. 6 seed Indiana highlight a loaded field. Before the action starts Wednesday, here’s a look at my favorite uniforms that we could see over the five-day event in
Mark Dantonio has Michigan State rolling, winning at least 11 games in four of the last five seasons. Along the way, the Spartans have won two league titles and claimed Rose and Cotton Bowl crowns.
The numbers are in. And, the numbers are good for the Big Ten and commissioner Jim Delany, who was paid $2.1 million in base salary for 2013-14. Jon Solomon of CBSSports.com notes that Delany’s base salary left him in the neighborhood of other Power Five commissioners. The Big 12’s Bob Bowlsby made $2.5 million in 2013-14 ($1.8 million in base pay), and the SEC’s Mike Slive received $2.1 million (almost entirely in base pay). The ACC and Pac-12 have not yet released their 2013-14 tax returns, although their commissioners previously had salaries that exceeded $2 million. Conference commissioner salaries have
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums are taking to work. Most of us dreamed of fantastic, far-fetched careers when we were kids. Cowboy. Pop star. Professional athlete. Astronaut. That last one captured the imagination of Max Fagin as a boy. But unlike the majority of us, who alter our dream career many times based on changing interests and perceptions of what’s “realistic,” this Purdue aerospace engineering graduate student has spent his life trying to
Junior midfielder Bryan Cole tallied a career-high four goals to lead No. 6 Maryland to a 14-7 victory over 3rd-seeded North Carolina in the NCAA quarterfinals Sunday afternoon at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] Maryland (14-4) punched a ticket to its fourth Final Four in the last five seasons and will face Johns Hopkins (11-6) on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Terps jumped out a two-goal lead early in the first quarter behind goals from Cole and freshman midfielder Connor Kelly. Kelly would also notch a career-high in
No. 3 Michigan posted several big innings, including a five-run first inning, to clinch its fourth straight NCAA Regional crown with a 10-3 decision over Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] The Wolverines (54-6) will host Georgia, the winner of the Athens Regional, in a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional next weekend at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. Game dates and times will be announced when finalized by the NCAA. Michigan exploded for 12 hits as eight different Wolverine players tallied at least one base knock, including three with multiple hits. Freshman
Illinois claimed the 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday at Ralph Young Track & Field in East Lansing, Mich. The Illini posted three individual crowns and two relay titles en route to their 29th title, and first since 1994. Illinois totaled 145 points to claim the championship, while Nebraska (108 points) and Iowa (81 points) came in second and third, respectively. See the full standings in the tweet below. The Fighting Illini picked up first-place finishes from the 4×400- and 4×100-meter relays made up of Cam Viney, David Kendziera, Joe McAsey, DJ Zahn and Mo Maat,
The Michigan State women’s track and field team won the 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday at Ralph Young Track & Field in East Lansing, Mich. The Spartans posted five individual event titles to claim the championship. Michigan State secured its second Big Ten title and first since 1982. Michigan State totaled 128 points, while second-place Nebraska recorded 97 points, and Minnesota tallied 93 points to finish in third-place. See full standings in tweet below. The Spartans picked up first-place finishes from Katelyn Daniels in the discus, Leah O’Connor in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, 5,000-meter run and