The Tracy Claeys era has begun. And, change is brewing … it has been for several months. The program is on solid footing, having been to a bowl each of the last four seasons. But the staff has been altered with a new offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and offensive line coach on board. There is momentum coming off a bowl win that capped a disappointing 6-7 season, but this shapes up as an interesting and critical season for the program under Claey’s stewardship. While the offense—which ranked No. 13 in the Big Ten in scoring (22.5 ppg), 11th in rushing (144.1
Is Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner a first-round pick? “Leidner shows some upside as a passer, but I’ll be looking to see if he can improve his accuracy (59.5 completion rate and 14/11 TD/INT ratio in 2015),” ESPN Todd McShay writes in an early look at the 2017 draft, tabbing Leidner the 25th pick in the draft. “Listed at 6-foot-4 and 237 pounds, Leidner has ideal size and has shown the ability to make plays with his legs off designed runs and scrambles. He’s a late riser to keep an eye on, similar to Blake Bortles and Carson Wentz.” I still
#LaxCapitalOfTheWorld pic.twitter.com/yYlIYezdDN — Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) May 9, 2016 Johns Hopkins and Maryland were selected to the 2016 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament, as announced on the NCAA Selection Show Sunday night. The Blue Jays will face fifth-seeded Brown on Saturday, May 14, while the top-seeded Terrapins will host the Quinnipiac/Hartford winner on Sunday, May 15. [ MORE: View interactive NCAA tourney bracket ] Johns Hopkins earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament after finishing the regular season with an 8-6 record, including a 3-2 mark in Big Ten play. The Blue Jays will face off against Brown next Saturday
Take a moment and picture in your mind a college biology laboratory… Did you envision a crossbow shooting arrows into ballistics gelatin? Probably not. However, that was the recent setup for Philip Anderson, assistant professor of animal biology at the University of Illinois. Anderson — along with researchers Jeffrey LaCosse from Charles E. Jordan High School in Durham, N.C., and Mark Pankow of North Carolina State University — studied how various creatures in the wild use their fangs, claws, tentacles and other appendages to puncture animals and materials for food and survival. The subject matter may seem bizarre to the
The top 12 teams make the tournament, held at Penn State, and all 11 games air live on BTN/BTN2Go, starting with No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 11 Rutgers at noon ET Thursday. View the complete tournament schedule and get links to watch each game on BTN2Go.
Josh Phegley was Indiana's Mr. Baseball as a pitcher and catcher in 2006. So, the former Indiana catcher and current Oakland Athletics' backup backstop can pitch a little.
The top-seeded Maryland women’s lacrosse team won the 2016 Big Ten Tournament title after posting a 12-9 win over third-seeded Northwestern in the championship game Sunday afternoon at Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium. [ MORE: Watch replay of the Maryland-Northwestern tourney title on BTN2Go ] The Terrapins’ Caroline Wannen tallied a hat trick, while Bryn Boucher, Taylor Cummings and Megan Whittle each produced two goals. Goaltender Megan Taylor tallied seven saves in the cage. Northwestern was led by Christina Esposito, who scored three goals. Cummings was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, leading a group of four Terrapins on the
One of the easiest days of the year to celebrate, today is Mother’s Day. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] From all of us at Big Ten Network, here’s to wishing every Big Ten mom out there the happiest of Mother’s Days. Throughout the day Sunday, Big Ten names, both past and present, went to social media to send their mothers and/or wives Mother’s Day greetings. From former Wisconsin defensive lineman and current NFL superstar JJ Watt to ex-Purdue women’s basketball star and current BTN analyst Stephanie White, see some of the tweets
Happy Mother’s Day to every Big Ten mom! [ MORE: Big Ten names, past and present, tweet Mother’s Day wishes ] To help celebrate the special day, our friends at “The Journey” went back into the archives to compile a montage of moments between Big Ten student-athletes and their mothers throughout the years of the award-winning series. Watch the full feature in the video above.
Miles Johnson had 15 kills and Ohio State beat BYU 32-30, 25-23, 25-17 on Saturday night to win its second NCAA volleyball title.