Purdue’s Kyle Johnson had himself a day on Thursday. The Boilermakers’ junior center fielder had two hits, one of which was a two-run single in a 8-2 win over Penn State. However, it was his highlight-reel catch in the top of the fourth inning that really caught everyone’s attention. With Purdue holding onto a 3-0 lead, Johnson made an incredible diving catch, ranging to his right and robbing Penn State’s Tyler Kendall of an extra-base hit. Check out the video of Johnson’s great catch. This is what we call a true #BTNStandout!
Indiana Men’s Basketball announced today that sophomore Devin Davis and senior Hanner Mosquera-Perea have been dismissed from the program effective immediately for not living up to their responsibilities to the program. Indiana released a statement on Tuesday stating they had been made aware that Davis was cited by IUPD for possession of marijuana in an Indiana dormitory room on Monday evening. Davis was immediately suspended from all team activities. The program also said that Mosquera-Perea was present at the time of the incident but was not charged by IUPD. Mosquera-Perea was arrested in Bloomington in February on preliminary drunk driving
Big Ten football teams announced 2015 homecoming opponents, dates and kickoff times Thursday afternoon. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s 2015 schedule analysis posts ] If you’re counting at home – we know many of you are – there’s 111 days until Thursday, Sept. 3, when Michigan (at Utah) and Minnesota (vs. TCU) kick off the Big Ten football season. See homecoming opponents, dates and kickoff times below. We will add remaining teams’ dates when they are released. ILLINOIS vs. Wisconsin – Oct. 24, 3:30 p.m. ET *** INDIANA vs. Rutgers – Oct. 17, 3:30 p.m. ET *** IOWA vs. Illinois
They start them young in the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry. Most of us knew this, but there was yet another example Thursday afternoon, in the form of a kindergartner's geography homework.
ESPN's Darren Rovell recently released a list of college football's biggest home attendance increases in 2014, and Maryland experienced the Big Ten's biggest boost in 2014.
Maryland’s Big Ten debut was a success by most measures, as Randy Edsall navigated the Terrapins to a third-place finish in the Big Ten East that saw them go 7-6 overall and reach a bowl. [ MORE: Get all of Tom Dienhart’s 2015 schedule analysis posts ] Highlights included wins on the road at Michigan and at Penn State. The Terps have a good chance to build on that 2014 mojo, but the 2015 schedule is filled with challenges. Here is a detailed look at Maryland’s to-do list for the fall. Toughest non-conference game: at West Virginia, Sept. 26. These
Illinois football players, past and present, took to Twitter on Thursday to show their support for the program and head coach Tim Beckman. Last Sunday, former offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic sent out a flurry of critical tweets that accused Beckman of running a culture of player mistreatment. Cvijanovic, who tore his meniscus vs. Ohio State on Nov. 1 and missed the rest of the 2014 season, stopped playing football because, “I was asked to push myself past pain until I didn’t want to play anymore.” The offensive lineman started 29 games at Illinois during his final three seasons. He was
Paul Chryst is back home. And, that’s a good thing for Wisconsin. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart recently sat down with the new Wisconsin coach for a Q&A.
Three more games. That’s all that remains in Illinois’ historic 2015 regular season. Winners of a program-record 24 consecutive games, including six straight Big Ten series sweeps, the Illini (43-6-1, 19-1) host Nebraska on the season’s final weekend. Illinois’ magic number is two, so it could clinch the Big Ten title as early as Thursday night, with a victory and an Iowa (37-12, 18-3) loss at Rutgers. Before the Illini open up their final series, BTN.com caught up with Illinois beat writer Scott Richey, of The News-Gazette, to get his take on the special season. Follow Richey on Twitter (@srrichey)
This isn’t great news: Michigan CB Blake Countess will transfer and play his fifth season elsewhere. Mlive.com notes that Countess becomes the sixth player to transfer from Michigan’s program since Brady Hoke’s firing. Countess’ departure from the program comes two days after Michigan formally announced the addition of Stanford graduate transfer Wayne Lyons, a 6-foot-1 corner who is expected to compete for a starting job opposite presumed starter Jourdan Lewis this fall. *** Speaking of departures, Michigan State recently saw WR Andre Sims, Jr. bolt. Mlive.com says Sims was a projected reserve and an experienced option in the return game.