Weather has pounded much of the Midwest lately, and it’s impacted plenty of Big Ten sporting event schedules. If April showers truly bring May flowers, Big Ten country is in for some pretty big blossoms. Here’s a look at two images you may have missed. They were captured by BTN’s camera’s during Wednesday’s softball doubleheader between Michigan State and Ohio State in Columbus.
The NFL draft is here. Hallelujah! But, Thursday night’s opening round may not be a joyous occasion for the Big Ten. In fact, the league may not have a first-round choice for the first time since—are you sitting down?–1953. Gulp. Yes, that’s 60 years.
It”s a busy weekend of Big Ten championship competitions as the men’s and women’s golf and tennis championship get underway. When will these be on TV? Broadcast coverage of the Big Ten’s spring championships begins at 6 PM ET on Monday, May 6, with the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament air Monday, May 6 at 6 p.m. ET followed by the Big Ten Men’s Tennis Tournament at 7 p.m. ET.
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Offensive coordinators under Urban Meyer go on to big things. There’s Steve Addazio and Dan Mullen, to name a couple. BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo thinks a similar fate could be in store for Meyer’s current OC, Tom Herman, whose offense averaged a Big Ten-best 37.2 points last season. DiNardo sat down with Herman recently for our latest “Film Session.” Watch the full segment here.
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Nik Stauskas promised it on Twitter. On Wednesday, he delivered the goods. The Michigan guard put on another remarkable shooting exhibition (watch earlier one) on his outdoor court and posted the proof on YouTube. Once again, the sharpshooter drained trey after trey despite bad weather conditions. This time, Stauskas traded the cold for rain.
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It was a surprise to see news that Steven Bench is transferring from Penn State. He appeared to be in the thick of the quarterback chase to replace Matt McGloin, competing with JC transfer Tyler Ferguson along with walk-ons D.J. Crook and Austin Whipple this spring.