Some of humankind’s greatest achievements have been rendered in science fiction before they became science fact. Moonwalks, artificial intelligence, earbuds, electric cars — all were the stuff of someone’s wildest dreams until hard work, ingenuity and perseverance turned them into realities. What’s next? How about small surgical robots that perform practically painless operations on people, along the same lines of the microscopic medical team that heals a patient by traveling into his body in Fantastic Voyage? If miniature versions of R2-D2 wielding teeny scalpels seem far-fetched, think again. At the University of Nebraska, Shane Farritor, alumnus and current professor of
No. 3 Michigan used stingy pitching and a pair of home runs to knock off No. 5 Alabama, 5-0, in its opening game of the Women’s College World Series on Thursday evening at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tournament bracket ] The Wolverines, winners of 26 consecutive games, will play No. 7 UCLA at 9:30 p.m. ET Friday night. Sophomore RHP Megan Betsa (31-4) was superb from the circle, scattering four hits and a walk while fanning six Crimson Tide batters en route to her 11th complete-game shutout of the season. Sophomore leftfielder Kelly
The Big Ten Conference on Thursday recognized a total of 1,447 students competing in spring and at-large sports who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team.
It's always fun to take a look at teams' non-conference schedules. Which Big Ten team has the toughest 2015 non-con slate? The easiest? See Tom Dienhart's ranking inside.
If we’ve learned anything since Jim Harbaugh took over at Michigan, it’s that we pay attention when the coach speaks and tweets. Speaking in front of about 200 high school coaches Thursday in Detroit, Harbaugh gave Big Ten football fans, particularity ones in the state of Michigan, reason to listen. When discussing the current pecking order of teams in the state, Harbaugh said this about rival Michigan State: “We know we’re not the biggest guy on the block. Michigan State’s bigger than us on the block.” “Rightfully so. They have done a tremendous job, and (I) respect the job that
We’re approaching the summer, folks, which means the rankings are out in full force. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten mascots coverage ] There are even lists that rank college mascots. As part of its 15 for ’15 series, NFL.com posted its ranking of college football’s best mascots Wednesday afternoon. Only two Big Ten mascots made the cut, believe it or not. The good news? Brutus the Buckeye did come in at No. 2. Here’s what the publication says about Ohio State’s iconic mascot: “Brutus is one of the more recognizable mascots in the country, and for good
ESPN's John Goodman released his latest preseason men's college basketball poll, and six Big Ten teams land in the top 25. Maryland comes in at No. 1, a popular pick among experts.
Victor Oladipo spent the day Wednesday at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington D.C. [ MORE: Read washingtonpost.com’s feature on Oladipo’s day ] Oladipo’s older sister, Kendra, who became deaf in second grade, is a substitute teacher at the school, so the former Indiana star and current Orlando Magic guard paid the school a visit. According to the Washington Post link above, Oladipo talked to students for a half-hour, took questions from the kids and posed for photos. He also talked about post-NBA life, saying that he wanted to start a basketball camp for deaf youth. An
Mlive.com has 10 things Michigan State fans can look forward to in 2015. I am intrigued by who will start at tailback. Mike Griffith of Mlive.com says Gerald Holmes and Madre London battled for the pole position coming out of spring drills, and incoming freshman LJ Scott is expected to enter the competition the moment he steps on campus. Delton Williams remains suspended indefinitely, so who starts in the opener is one of the more compelling questions. *** The honeymoon for new Nebraska coach Mike Riley continues. Backslaps for everyone in Lincoln! But know this: The first game is Sept.
Two years into the job at Purdue, Darrell Hazell is 4-20 overall and 1-15 in the Big Ten. It’s time to show some progress in 2015.