The Big Ten Conference released its Big Ten Softball Players of the Week for April 16-22 action Monday. See all the winners and check out what they did to earn the distinctions in this post.
The immediate future of the Indiana men’s basketball team is extremely bright. Not only do the Hoosiers return their starting five from a team that advanced to the Sweet 16 this past season, but they welcome a highly touted recruiting class, headlined by point guard Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell. Ferrell, a 5-foot-10 lead guard from Park Tudor High School (Ind.), will join Cody Zeller, Christian Watford and company in Bloomington starting next season. Get to know the future Hoosier with this feature.
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Penn State’s Steven Hill had quite the weekend. If you missed it, the junior pitcher threw Penn State’s first no-hitter in a Big Ten game and its first since 1995 (Nate Bump) in Saturday’s 2-0 victory at Iowa. Hill (4-3) faced two over the minimum, with one walk and one hit batter, and fanned three en route to the historic performance. Watch Hill and his coaches talk about the no-hitter in this post, plus see the Big Ten’s latest baseball honorees.
With the wind howling in Sunday in the first game of a Big Ten doubleheader at Indiana, Northwestern showed its power prowess with a pair of deep home runs and seven total extra base hits that aided an 8-3 Wildcats’ win at the IU Softball Field. In the second game, it was all Indiana en route to an 11-3 win in six innings. The win gave Indiana two wins over Northwestern in the same season for the first time since 1997. The Hoosiers connected for three home runs, matching a season high. Watch our highlights from the Northwestern-Indiana doubleheader now and get our Sunday softball roundup in this post.
Ohio State’s Luke Fickell is in an interesting position. A year after serving as the Buckeyes interim head coach, Fickell is back at defensive coordinator — a title he held from 2005-2010. In 2011, Fickell led Ohio State to a 6-7 record.
The University of Iowa baseball team beat Penn State, 4-2, Sunday afternoon in the series finale at Duane Banks Field. The Hawkeyes scored three first-inning runs and never looked back en route to snapping a three-game losing streak. Iowa starter Sasha Kuebel was terrific, earning his fourth win of the year to remain perfect (4-0). The rookie threw seven and a third solid innings, yielding just two runs, striking out two while scattering seven hits. Read the full recap at HawkeyeSports.com and get our Sunday baseball roundup in this post.
No. 3 Ohio State captured its seventh consecutive outright Big Ten regular-season title with a 6-1 victory over No. 21 Michigan (16-6, 9-2) Sunday afternoon at the outdoor Varsity Tennis Courts.