Four Big Ten men’s soccer teams earned berths to the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament, as announced Monday. Indiana, Maryland, Ohio State and Rutgers all secured bids to the national tournament, which begins Thursday. [ MORE: View the official NCAA bracket ] Indiana earned the No. 16 seed and a first-round bye in the NCAA Tournament, with a 12-4-3 record. The Hoosiers will host the winner of Thursday’s Boston-Connecticut game on Sunday. This marks Indiana’s 29th consecutive appearance in the tournament and 40th overall. After winning its second consecutive Big Ten Tournament title, Maryland will make its 15th
How about Michigan QB Jake Rudock? Who saw this type of season coming from the former Iowa signal-caller? I didn’t. Nick Baumgardner of Mlive.com has a nice tribute to him after his six touchdown pass effort at Indiana. In September, Baumgardner notes that Rudock had moments where he looked like a liability. In October, he looked like a game manager. But not much more. Now? Rudock’s playing like a warrior. The best football of his life, on the biggest stage of his career with everything on the line and no margin for error. Mr. November. “So good, so good,” Michigan
Holding steady with no real changes in this week’s power poll, presented by ArcelorMittal. Ohio State and Iowa remain on course for a showdown in the Big Ten title game. But look at next week's schedule and tell me these rankings could look very different.
Purdue knocked down a school-record 18 three-pointers as they rolled over Vermont, 107-79, while Thad Matta recorded his 300th win at Ohio State as the Buckeyes handled Mt. St. Mary’s, 76-64. Later in the day Iowa broke the 100-point barrier for the fifth time under Fran McCaffery and beat Coppin State, 103-68. Get Sunday’s basketball scores and news on our college basketball scoreboards. Find selected video highlights in this post as well as on our YouTube page. Dakota Mathias scored 17 points and Isaac Haas added 16 in Purdue’s win. Purdue’s 18 3-pointers is a school record and tops the 16 the Boilermakers
No. 3 seed Maryland topped No. 1 seed Ohio State 2-0 to win the Terrapins’ second-straight Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament title on Sunday. With the win, the Terrapins earned the Big Ten’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. Maryland is making its 15th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, and its 33rd overall. Eryk Williamson scored a goal in the 10th minute off of an assist from Ivan Magalhaes, and Tsubasa Endoh secured the win with a goal in the 88th minute with an assist from Williamson. The NCAA Selection Show will air live on NCAA.com on Monday at 1 p.m. ET. In 2014, Maryland
There was considerable movement this week for the six Big Ten teams ranked in both the latest AP and Coaches polls. The next Playoff Selection Committee Poll comes out Tuesday night. [ MORE: Big Ten scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Highlights on YouTube | Week 11 Grades & Stock Report | Weekly polls | Week 11 top performers | Dienhart: Your move, Ohio State | Week 11: What We Learned | Latest Power Rankings | Bowl Projections ] In the Coaches Football Poll, Ohio State dropped to No. 2, Iowa moved to No. 6 from No. 8, Michigan
Our colleagues behind the Twitter account @BTNStatsGuys spend their Saturday’s looking up at the live football games and looking down at their research sheets. [ MORE: Best of Week 11 | Big Ten scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Week 11 picks revisited | Week 11 top performers | Dienhart: Your move, Ohio State | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 11 honor roll | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Highlights on YouTube ] This week they came up with some gems around the Week 11 games, and we
It’s Sunday, so let’s get to Gerry DiNardo’s weekly Sunday Ruminations. [ MORE: Big Ten scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Highlights on YouTube | Week 11 Grades & Stock Report | Weekly polls | Week 11 top performers | Dienhart: Your move, Ohio State | Week 11: What We Learned | Latest Power Rankings] The BTN analyst goes to Twitter every Sunday morning to give his 140-character analysis on each Big Ten team that was in action the previous day. Follow him here: @GerryDiNardo What did DiNardo see this week? Check out what the BTN analyst
Ohio State is building momentum. Michigan's Jake Rudock is in a groove. Do not sleep on Penn State. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart watched all of Saturday's games and touches on these points and much more in his insightful weekly "What I Learned" recap.
The upsets we saw in the first day of the college basketball season rivals that of the last two NCAA tournaments combined. Many coaches and players are already getting back to work in hopes of fixing correctable errors and restoring confidence as the college basketball season is a marathon, not a sprint. On Friday night, I got to call the Wisconsin-Western Illinois game and walked away with a few thoughts for the Badgers and a little perspective for The Grateful Red. In the broadcast, we talked a bit about the youth and what was lost to the NBA from last