ROSEMONT, Ill. — During the recent meeting of Big Ten athletic directors, many topics were discussed. And one of the more prominent issues was that of graduate transfers. [ MORE: Q&A: Ohio State AD Gene Smith touches on several hot topics ] Is the concept working as intended? It’s a unique rule that has become a major part of the college sports landscape in recent years. A player earns his degree and still has a year of eligibility left. He then has the option to transfer to finish his athletic eligibility at another school. The catch: The athlete must be
If the opening game of the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament is any indication, we should expect to see a lot of center fielders laying out for highlight-reel grabs. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney page | Watch #BTNStandout plays ] We saw it twice in Michigan’s 4-1 tourney-opening victory over two-time defending champion Indiana on Wednesday morning, and each center fielder got in on the act. Indiana’s Craig Dedelow matched counterpart’s Jackson Glines’ first-inning highlight with a near-identical grab. Should be fun to see what No. 2 Iowa and No. 7 Ohio State’s center fielders can do in
The Big Ten is home to the reigning national champ and the nation’s No. 1 coach, the latter according to SportingNews.com’s annual coach rankings. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, he of three national crowns, knocked Alabama’s Nick Saban from the top perch in the publication’s latest list, which ranks college football’s top 50 coaches. Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio isn’t too far behind, grabbing the No. 3 spot, just behind Saban. New Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh comes in at No. 6, giving the Big Ten half of the nation’s top six coaches. Not bad, huh? After Harbaugh, however, there is a long
The NBA held its annual draft lottery Tuesday night, and now that we know which teams are picking where, the basketball experts are releasing their latest mock drafts. Most every mock draft I checked has Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker in the top 20. Russell is a unanimous top 4 pick, with a majority of the mocks having the one-and-done Ohio State star going No. 3 to Philadelphia. Kaminsky goes as high as No. 6 (SI.com) and as low as No. 17 (NBADraft.net), while Dekker’s high-low marks are No. 12 (FOXSports.com & NBADraft.net) and
Jackson Glines made one of those catches you’ll be seeing replays of every year at the Big Ten tournament. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney page | Watch #BTNStandout plays ] In the top of the first inning of the opening game of the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament at Target Field, the Michigan center fielder sprinted back toward the wall and left his feet to make an all-out diving grab to rob Indiana’s Nick Ramos of extra bases. The Indiana-Michigan winner plays the No. 2 Iowa-No. 7 Ohio State victor at 6 p.m. ET Thursday, while the losers
The Mike Riley era offers hope at Nebraska. The Cornhuskers, however, must deal with a tough schedule that has nine bowl squads. Get Tom Dienhart's early schedule analysis inside.
The subject of a stipend or cost-of-attendance figures is hot. And it looks like Penn State will have the highest stipend in the Big Ten. Check out this video of James Franklin talking about it. Could having the highest stipend in the Big Ten be a recruiting tool for Franklin? David Jones of Pennlive.com breaks all of the stipend business down well right here. Jones wonders this: Will friendly state legislatures and a possible lack of federal oversight allow some football-crazed areas to jack up the figures to absurd levels? Franklin has coached in the SEC and knows the culture,
The Big Ten Conference office announced on Wednesday the rowing individual award winners, as chosen by the conference coaches. Ohio State’s Ashley Bauer was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year, while teammate Sarah Davis was tabbed Freshman of the Year. Ohio State head coach Andrew Teitelbaum earned Coach of the Year honors. Read BigTen.org’s full release. Athlete of the Year: Ashley Bauer, Ohio State Freshman of the Year: Sarah Davis, Ohio State Coach of the Year: Andrew Teitelbaum, Ohio State ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS First Team Mera Dickensheets, Indiana Beth Baustian, Iowa Jessica Eiffert, Michigan Alexandra Spaulding, Michigan Sarah Kovacs,
#GoBucks A photo posted by The Ohio State Football (@ohiostatefb) on May 19, 2015 at 9:16am PDT Ohio State has one of the most successful programs in college football history, winning a total of eight national championships. [ MORE: Gene Smith talks Braxton Miller, CFP, graduate transfer rule & more ] The well-known national champions wall inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center serves as a reminder of that success, honoring past OSU national title teams. Well, it looks like there’s some new hardware added to the wall. @theohiostatefootball, which is the official Instagram account of the Ohio State football team,
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith looked relaxed taking questions at a meeting of Big Ten athletic directors. Get Smith's take on several hot topics inside.