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
The Big Ten had a league-record five baseball teams selected Monday for the 2015 NCAA baseball tournament, led by overall No. 6 seed Illinois. Big Ten tournament champion Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, and Maryland also landed spots. Here is the full baseball tournament interactive bracket at NCAA.com, and here is the printable version of the bracket, too. And if you like to plan ahead, here’s more info on the College World Series. lllinois was selected as one of 16 teams to host a regional and earned the No. 6 overall seed, the highest in school history. Illinois is the No. 1
From dormitories to the Horseshoe, Buckeyes are enthusiastic about the benefits of recycling. And a team of students from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and the College of Engineering created a tool that they hope will help spread that enthusiasm to municipalities of all sizes across the country. The group recently developed an app — called RecycleNow — that’s designed to help cities and other local governments quantify the economic, social and environmental benefits of recycling programs, thereby helping them make the case for continuing and expanding those efforts. “It brings all the environmental and social impacts
The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced the 16 regional sites for the 69th annual NCAA Division I Baseball Championship on Sunday, and Illinois will play host to a regional for the first time. Illinois Field will welcome three additional NCAA Tournament teams for a four-team, double-elimination competition. The rest of the tourney field will be announced at noon ET Monday on ESPNU. Michigan, the Big Ten tourney champ, earned the conference’s automatic berth with its 4-3 victory over Maryland in the Big Ten tourney final Sunday. Regional play begins Friday, May 29 and runs through Monday, June 1 (if
Maryland has completed its defense of the NCAA crown. The top-seeded Terrapins rallied past second-seeded North Carolina, 9-8, Sunday night in Philadelphia.
No. 3 Michigan held off No. 4 Maryland, 4-3, to claim the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament on Sunday at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins.
It was an entertaining five days at the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney page | Watch #BTNStandout plays ] Eight teams competed, 13 games were played, and there were a whole lot of fun outtakes along the way at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. Miss any of the fun? If so, we have you covered. Watch our always-popular Big Ten baseball tourney montage in the video above or the tweet below.
To say Big Ten teams have struggled with the bullpen doors at Target Field during the five-day Big Ten tourney is an understatement. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney page | Watch #BTNStandout plays ] It happened again in Sunday morning’s tourney final, as Michigan reliever Mac Lozer struggled to open the door on his way to entering the game vs. Maryland. Lozer and the Wolverines finally solved the door, but not until left fielder Kevin White came to the rescue. White, from his left field position, ran into the door, which unjammed it and allowed Lozer to run