With its 9-1 victory over Penn State on Saturday afternoon, the Michigan softball team (47-6, 20-2 Big Ten) clinched at least a share of the Big Ten Championship and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. The Wolverines secure the 19th conference championship in program history and eighth consecutive title. Sophomore leftfielder Kelly Christner registered her second straight three-hit performance, going 3-for-4 with two runs batted in, to headline the Wolverine offense. Junior centerfielder Sierra Lawrence and sophomore third baseman Lindsay Montemarano both connected on two-run homers. Montemarano went 2-for-2 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch; she
This shouldn’t be the last time you see Alec Olund’s diving catch from Saturday afternoon. [ MORE: Check out other #BTNStandout plays ] Olund robbed Michigan State of a extra bases and a likely insurance run with a highlight-reel diving grab on the warning track, right before the hill in front of the fence, in right-center field. With the Boilermakers trailing 9-7 in the bottom of sixth, Olund sprinted to his left and laid out to end the inning. Best of all: The dust. Look at the cloud of dust Olund found himself in after making the grab. Good stuff.
The third and final day of the 2015 NFL Draft was a big one for the Big Ten on Saturday. Twenty players were selected in Rounds 4-7, giving the Big Ten a total of 35 draftees. See all of the picks inside.
The drought is over. Brandon Scherff was selected No. 5 by the Washington Redskins in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night, ending the Big Ten's streak of no top 10 picks since 2008.
Randy Gregory was one of the top prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was invited to Chicago to attend the event in the Green Room, after all. [ MORE: Get our NFL draft coverage | View Round 2 & 3 Big Ten picks ] However, due to off-field issues, the 6-foot-6, 240-pound pass-rusher had a longer-than-expected wait to hear his name called. Thursday’s first round came and went without Gregory making the walk across the stage. On Friday, with the second round winding down, the Dallas Cowboys ended Gregory’s wait, taking the ex-Nebraska star with the 60th pick. Gregory,
This was cool: Former Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes held a Twitter Q&A with Minnesota Vikings fans Friday afternoon.
The San Diego Chargers introduced first-round pick Melvin Gordon on Friday, one day after trading up to select the former Wisconsin running back with the 15th pick.
The Minnesota Vikings introduced first-round pick Trae Waynes on Friday, one day after taking the former Michigan State cornerback with the No. 11 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. [ MORE: San Diego introduces ex-Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon ] Waynes, the first cornerback off the board and an All-Big Ten honoree in 2014, was introduced in a press conference in Minneapolis. The No. 11 pick signed autographs, posed for pictures with his new No. 26 jersey, and even held a Twitter Q&A with Minnesota fans. Check out more from Waynes’ arrival and introduction in Minnesota.
If Tamara Moore, an associate professor of engineering education at Purdue University, had the power to do so, she probably would strike a certain four-letter word from the dictionary. That word is “nerd.” “Believe or not, I’ve heard that before,” Moore said, laughing. But Moore turns serious when she discusses how the U.S. public education system is shortchanging the future engineers of America. In a research paper published in March 2015 in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Moore and her colleagues report engineering education in public schools generally fails to clearly define and lay out engineering topics in
The second day of the 2015 NFL Draft is in the books. A total of 12 former Big Ten stars were selected in the second day of the NFL Draft, with eight of them landing in the second round, and four in the third round.