Just reaching the Final Four is a big accomplishment, given the rigors, perils and cruelty of the one-and-done NCAA tourney format. It's unforgiving. One bad night ... and you're gone.
This is cool: Wisconsin's "Frank the Tank" met Hollywood's "Frank the Tank" on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He even interviewed the actor for Access Hollywood.
The folks over at For The Win do an outstanding job of catching some of the hottest sports trends and moments on social media. [ MORE: NCAA tourney Q&A with Stephen Bardo ] This past week, they put together four impressive graphics, which measure the top mentioned players, teams, games and moments during the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. According to Twitter, Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Michigan State’s Travis Trice were the No. 2 and 3 most mentioned players during the first four days of the tourney. Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter owned the No. 1 sport, while Kentucky
The inaugural season of Big Ten Lacrosse starts this week, and as we prepare for the conference-opening weekend, let’s take a look how the six women’s teams fared during non-conference action.
Each Tuesday of the Big Ten men’s lacrosse season, I’ll check in on the top stories from around the conference. This week I examine Maryland’s big win, Johns Hopkins’ NCAA tourney hopes, and the beginning of Big Ten play. Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too. Let’s go. Maryland scores a big one With all due respect to Ohio State’s strong win over Denver the Terrapins scored the biggest out of conference takedown when they knocked off then second-ranked North Carolina of the ACC on Saturday in California.
After beating Princeton, Maryland celebrates w/ cutout of President Barack Obama… and he has a new jersey to wear. http://t.co/svZxHqYEcG — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 24, 2015 President Barack Obama picked Princeton to upset Big Ten regular season and postseason champ Maryland in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament. [ MORE: NCAA tourney bracket ] To be fair, the President almost had to make the pick, because his niece, Leslie Robinson, is a freshman on Princeton. The Terrapins were well aware of Obama’s selection, so they had some fun in the locker room after busting the President’s bracket with
Ballots for the Naismith Player and Coach of the Year went out recently. And, per usual, there are some difficult choices. The options for Player of the Year are: Kentucky junior forward Willie Cauley-Stein Notre Dame senior guard Jerian Grant Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor The Coach of the Year choices are: Virginia’s Tony Bennett Kentucky’s John Calipari Wisconsin’s Bo Ryan Villanova’s Jay Wright I gave my Player of the Year vote to Kaminsky. Yes, cases can be made for the other options, but Kaminsky is the centerpiece on one of the best teams in
Iowa did about all it could do, didn’t it? Don’t you think the Hawkeyes reached expectations? I do. And so does Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. In the NCAA tourney, Iowa lost to a better team, and it came as far in the postseason as most experts suggested. So, let’s proclaim this season was an unqualified success. “We lost two games in a row, we lost an overtime game in the Big Ten (to Northwestern), and you would have thought we lost 20 in a row,” said Iowa’s Fran McCaffery. “It takes tremendous confidence and belief in one
We've reached the Sweet 16, and three No. 1 seeds remain. According to the seeds, Wisconsin has the tougher road than fellow No. 1 seeds Duke and Kentucky.
Big Ten regular season and postseason champ Maryland is off to the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive season. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] The top-seeded Terrapins, who have won their last 26 games, handed No. 8 seed Princeton its first loss of the season Monday night to advance to the Spokane Region semifinals vs. longtime ACC rival Duke. In other NCAA women’s tourney action, North Carolina eliminated Ohio State, 86-84, with a buzzer-beater and No. 1 overall seed UConn ousted Rutgers, 91-55. Use the links below to catch up on the Big Ten action. MARYLAND