BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart went to Columbus and tweeted live from the stadium. Follow Tom here: @BTNTomDienhart. Or look in this post for a sampling of his tweets. The Big Ten Network will archive the game on BTN2Go. And it will be replayed Saturday at 11 p.m. on BTN TV.
BTN spoke to several familiar Gopher names during Saturday’s spring football game. Watch the videos here and inside this post. As for the game, a lone 21-yard field goal from Chris Hawthorne proved to be the difference as the Maroon eked out 3-0 win in a shortened spring game that featured a running clock and just two 25-minute halves.
The Boilermaker bats came through with three runs in the seventh to pull off a 4-2 comeback victory over Illinois softball in Game 2 on Saturday. Purdue trailed 2-0 after three innings and scored one in the fifth and three in the seventh to snag the win. Missed opportunities cost the Boilermakers in a 3-1 loss to Illinois in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader. Read more at PurdueSports.com. And read more of Saturday’s Big Ten softball roundup in this post.
Here’s a roundup of Saturday’s baseball action in the Big Ten Conference.
The Fighting Illini men’s gymnastics team climbed back from a two-point deficit in the final two rotations of the night to win the 2012 NCAA Championship Friday evening at the Lloyd Noble Center. The Orange and Blue posted a season-high score of 358.850, including a school record-breaking 60.750 on pommel horse, to edge host and top-ranked Oklahoma (357.450), which finished second in the field of six. Penn State (354.800) placed third, followed by California (353.000), Stanford (352.650) and Michigan (351.050). Read more at FightingIllini,.com including some great videos.
Purdue baseball opened their weekend series against Nebraska with an 8-5 win at Haymarket Park in Lincoln. It was the Boilermakers tenth straight win. Watch the highlights now and get BTN’s full baseball schedule inside this post.
This just in from HawkeyeSports.com: The Iowa football team will wear 1921-22 throwback uniforms when the Hawkeyes host Iowa State on Sept. 8. The helmet is the old gold, with matching gold on the jersey and pants and gray facemasks. The jersey is a black body with an old gold semicircle under arms and white numbers front and back. There will be no player names. The shoes? Black with black laces. The socks? All black as well. There’s a small photo of the jersey at HawkeyeSports.com.
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