Mike Thomas continues to emphasize that the health and well-being of Fighting Illini student-athletes is the number one priority for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA).
Maryland women’s basketball head coach Brenda Frese announced today that rising junior Lexie Brown has been granted her release. Brown averaged 13.3 points per game and was named to the All-Big Ten First Team and to the Associated Press All-America Third Team. “We appreciate all of Lexie’s contributions these past two years to our program,” Frese said. “With two Final Four appearances, a Big Ten regular season and tournament championship, it’s been an incredible ride. We wish Lexie nothing but happiness and success in her future.” “I want to thank Coach Frese, the staff and my teammates for two great
A Big Ten-record five teams made the 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament, it was announced Monday afternoon. Watch the coaches' reactions to their draws inside.
Several months back, a photo went viral of of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh sporting a Michigan State Izzone shirt. Now, a new photo has surfaced of the Wolverines’ coach wearing some more Michigan State apparel. This time, it comes in the form of a Spartan hat. This photo was likely taken in the mid-’90s, when Harbaugh’s brother in law, current Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean, served as an assistant coach for the Spartans. My guess is that Harbaugh has since gotten rid of his Spartan gear. Either way, this is a fun photo to look back at that both
Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell wears No. 0 because that’s how many people he feels can guard him. It has nothing to do with his golf handicap. [ MORE: Urban Meyer is up to more photoboming ] This much is clear after former Big Ten rival Dez Wells posted the Instagram video above of Russell taking a couple swings. Cue the inevitable Charles Barkley jokes. Russell is expected to be a top five pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on June 25. See where experts’ latest mock drafts have Russell going. h/t: For The Win
It's Urban Meyer's world. And everyone else is just living in it. The defending national champions are riding a national-best 13-game winning streak as 2015 dawns.
Three-time national champion and photobombing pro Urban Meyer was up to his old tricks on Saturday afternoon. [ MORE: Like this post? View our Gone Viral section ] The Ohio State football coach did his share of photobombing at the wedding of former Ohio State tight end Rory Nicol to Amy Halpin, the football team’s program coordinator, camps and administration. See Meyer photoboming a picture of Halpin and Ohio State strength coach Mickey Marotti in the tweet above and check out the coach doing the same to a selfie below. Nicol played at Ohio State from 2004-08, hauling in 38
No one can accuse Big Ten football teams of scheduling cupcake after cupcake this September. The Big Ten will be involved in several important early season matchups. In fact, Athlon Sports put six games involving Big Ten teams on its list of the 10 most intriguing September non-conference matchups. Yes, that’s six of the 10 games on the list. Here are the ones that made the cut: Sept. 3 Michigan at Utah TCU at Minnesota Sept. 5 BYU at Nebraska Wisconsin vs. Alabama (Arlington) Sept. 7 Ohio State at Virginia Tech Sept. 12 Oregon at Michigan State See the full
I usually agree with Lee Barfknecht of Omaha.com. But I don’t on this: He thinks the College Football Playoff should stay at four teams. I think it should expand to at least six—with the champ of each Power Five league getting a bid and the final bid going to a “wild card.” I laugh when folks argue that expanding the playoff would be too much wear and tear on the players. My retort: They have had multiple-round and multiple-team playoffs in Divisions II and III and FCS for years. How have those players managed to survive? To wit: North Dakota
A day after Maryland women’s lacrosse team won the 2015 women’s national title, the Maryland men’s team fell one win short of the men’s national championship with a 10-5 loss to Denver in Philadelphia. Here’s the full box score at NCAA.com. It was the first season of Big Ten Conference lacrosse, and Maryland advanced to the title game after beating Big Ten lacrosse member Johns Hopkins in Saturday’s semifinal. Thank you to all of our alums, families and friends for your amazing support all season. We wouldn't have gotten here without you! — Maryland MLax (@TerpsMLax) May 25, 2015 Here