Illinois sophomore Thomas Pieters fired an even-par 71 on Thursday at Riviera Country Club to win the 2012 NCAA Championship by three shots with a 54-hole total of 208 (-5). Pieters becomes the second Illini golfer to claim the individual NCAA title in the last three years, joining 2010 champion Scott Langley, who was the first in school history.
Ted Roof knows the opportunity that lurks at Penn State. He knows what can be accomplished. That’s why he’s excited to be part of Bill O’Brien’s first staff. Roof also knows there’s work to do.
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The more I really dig into each week of the 2012 Big Ten college football season with my schedule analysis, the more excited I get about football. In this post I look at Week 11 with my usual categories: top expected stories, my game of the week (hint: it involves the two teams in the video in this post), best quarterback and coordinator matchups, my upset alert, and my game rankings.
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It’s the last day of May, and the Big Ten football news is still percolating. Isn’t life beautiful? Let’s take a look at three big games for Penn State, a schedule update, and, yes, some more college football playoff talk.
If you compiled your school’s all-time basketball team, who would land on it? The guys over at HammerAndRails.com tackled the query with their beloved Boilermakers, and the result, as you might expect, is unbelievably talented. See their all-time Purdue team.
Every championship team needs a good quarterback. And it’s also helpful to have a decent backup, as injury often is commonplace in this era of running signal-callers.