Casual Nebraska fans know the school’s steep football tradition, but they don’t know much about the volleyball program. Well, John Cook’s team has been the school’s most successful program in the new millennium, winning nine Big 12 championships and the 2000 and 2006 national titles. Cook, a two-time national coach of the year, says Nebraska has a big challenge ahead of itself in the loaded Big Ten: “I think this is going to be the premier volleyball conference in the country.”
The Big Ten announced its 2011 men’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll and players to watch list on Tuesday, with defending champion Indiana earning top honors among the seven conference teams. The Hoosiers enter the season as the conference favorites after winning their 12th Big Ten title in 2010.
Watch now as Charissa Thompson highlights the top 10 “Fantastic Football Finishes of the ’80s,” including the last ditch effort by Michigan State as they try to knock off the Michigan Wolverines with a last-second touchdown pass.
Watch now as Charissa Thompson highlights the top 10 “Best Basketball Finishes of the ’90s,” including a match-up between Northwestern and Michigan where a stolen pass and three-pointer helped to break the tie and seal a win for the Wildcats.
Michigan field hockey coach Marcia Pankratz can say something no other coach at the University of Michigan can: she recorded the first women’s national championship in school history. The year was 2001, and under Pankratz’s guidance, the Wolverines stormed their way to the national title. Pankratz left the Wolverines three seasons later, only to return in 2009. Don’t miss our video that takes you inside a Pankratz-led Michigan practice.
Three-thousand-something miles later, the BTN Summer Football Tour is complete. Re-live parts of my trip below (I only went to Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State this year):
Love them or hate them, Penn State’s football uniforms are here to stay. During the BTN Football Tour, we asked PSU’s Silas Redd what he thought about his team’s uniforms. Let’s just say, he’s a fan of tradition.
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