Four Big Ten standouts took home national titles, and combined for five of the six individual titles, on the final day of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships on Sunday. Michigan’s Sam Mikulak won the high bar competition for the second consecutive year and earned the parallel bars crown, Illinois’ Fred Hartville took home the vault championship, Ohio State’s Michael Newburger won the pommel horse competition, and Penn State’s Trevor Howard placed first in the floor exercise.
The University of Michigan men’s gymnastics team captured its fifth NCAA title in program history Saturday at Penn State’s Recreation Hall. The Wolverines earned a 443.200 team score behind a 1-2 all-around finish from first-place winner Sam Mikulak and second-place winner Adrian de los Angeles, who tallied a 91.150 and a 88.350, respectively.
Wisconsin took its next big step in the new Gary Andersen regime today in the spring game. Many key players sat out the game, but the Badgers debuted their new 3-4 defensive scheme. And the offense came out throwing for a unit that needs to find a quarterback and some playmaking receivers. Here are some observations.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart was in Madison, Wis., for Wisconsin’s spring game Saturday afternoon. Dienhart joined the telecast during the second half to offer his thoughts on the new-look Badgers. Watch Dienhart’s segment with the BTN crew now and get his tweets from the game in this post.
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The Wisconsin spring game was played Saturday afternoon on BTN/BTN2Go at Camp Randall Stadium. Watch all the game’s best plays and other notable moments in this post. Remember: All of our Spring Football video clips can be found in our BTN.com video vault.
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Michigan State entered spring drills with few big questions on defense. In fact, the Spartans may have the Big Ten’s top defense—again. But the offense still has some big questions to answer after the spring game today. Here are some observations.
We know Kirk Cousins, the football player. We also know Kirk Cousins, the orator. We even know Kirk Cousins, the football analyst. But what about Kirk Cousins, the singer and performer? Yeah, he’s that, too, and we saw footage of it during Saturday’s Green-White Game.