Michigan and Michigan State were eliminated from the NCAA tournament Friday night. The Wolverines lost in overtime to Cornell, while the Spartans fell to Union. Read recaps in this post and view the interactive NCAA bracket.
Nebraska announced Colorado State’s Tim Miles as its new basketball coach Monday. Miles takes over for Doc Sadler, who went 101-89 in six seasons in Lincoln. He took the Cornhuskers to the NIT three times but never earned an NCAA bid. Nebraska went 12-16 overall and 4-13 in the Big Ten this season, finishing last in its first season in the conference.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lift Kentucky to a 102-90 win over Indiana on Friday at Georgia Dome in Atlanta in the Sweet Sixteen. Christian Watford had 27 points to lead the Hoosiers (27-9), whose comeback season ended two wins shy of the Final Four. Indiana, which won a total of 28 games the previous three seasons, has regained its usual place among the college basketball bluebloods. Full boxscore is here.
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I pulled together a virtual roundtable of three prominent writers who cover Nebraska to get their thoughts on the program as it works through spring drills and into 2012. Here are their thoughts, and I’ll do more of these as spring ball continues and I file my Football Fix posts.
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(AP) The NCAA has granted injured Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe a sixth season of eligibility. Now it’s up to Mbakwe to decide if he wants to take it.
Who’s battling for the the left tackle spot at Iowa? How has Michigan’s Denard Robinson improved since last season? Can Purdue’s Ralph Bolden hold up? I found some great stuff from the beat writers in the Big Ten today, so come have a look. I’ll continue to track updates from around the Big Ten during this spring football season in my Football Fix posts.
BTN will air both sessions of the Women’s Big Ten Gymnastics Championships live, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET on Saturday from Iowa City, Iowa. Lead by No. 6 Nebraska, the Big Ten has six teams ranked in the nation’s top 25. Also included in the rankings are Penn State and Ohio State at No. 12 and No. 13 respectively, Minnesota at No. 16, last year’s B1G Champion Michigan at No. 21 and No. 23 Illinois.