In my weekly, season-long Stick Check feature covering Big Ten men’s lacrosse, I look at the results from opening play in the conference, one specific area of improvement for Ohio State, and Michigan’s overall athleticism. Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too. Conference powers hold serve The much-anticipated start to Big Ten lacrosse conference competition finally kicked off this past weekend. All of the ‘favorites’ prevailed. Hopkins withstood a four-goal Rutgers run in the third quarter to come back and win 9-7. Ohio State rebounded from a loss to
Iowa has seen a lot of success in the last 10 NFL drafts—especially along the trenches. And that success should continue in this year’s draft, set for April 30-May 2 in Chicago. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s team-by-team NFL draft snapshots ] Offensive tackle Brandon Scherff looks like a top-10 pick, joining fellow ex-Hawkeye blockers Riley Reiff and Bryan Bulaga as first-round picks in the last 10 years. (Robert Gallery was a first-rounder in 2004.) Defensive tackle Carl Davis also should be a hot commodity. And look for offensive tackle Andrew Donnal and defensive tackle Louis Trinca-Pasat likely to go
With both Wisconsin and Michigan State in the Final Four, BTN travels its studio team to Indianapolis for extensive coverage.
Final Four analyses is flying off Internet browsers faster than I can type this. You name it, it has been or will be analyzed in coming days. … Frank Kaminsky’s jumper … Branden Dawson’s attitude … Tom Izzo’s facial expressions. Here is a nice video from FOX Sports Live along those lines that looks at how the Badgers can be mighty Kentucky. The key Badger? It’s not Frank Kaminsky, so this video says. It’s Sam Dekker, right? Right. *** Michigan State has a tall task in its semifinal game vs. Duke. I think Branden Dawson hit it on the head
The Terrapins, winners of 28 straight games, took down Tennessee, 58-48, on Monday night and will play No. 1 overall seed Connecticut in the national semifinals on Sunday.
Wisconsin is in the Final Four for the second consecutive season. And just like last season, Kentucky awaits in the national semifinal. See how the Badgers made it to the Final Four inside.
Michigan State is headed to its ninth Final Four and its seventh under Tom Izzo. This one, as the No. 7 seed in the East Region, is arguably the most surprising of the group.
The draft pickings have been slim for Indiana over the last 10 years with just 12 selections. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s team-by-team NFL draft snapshots ] The Hoosiers didn’t have any selections in 2012 or 2013. And they also went pick-less in 2007 and 2009. The last time Indiana had a first-round pick? You have to go back to 1994, when wideout Thomas Lewis went No. 24 overall to the Giants. Perhaps Indiana can break that drought this year with running back Tevin Coleman possibly sneaking into the top round. The NFL Draft is just over a month away,
It's Jim Harbaugh's world, and we're all just living in it. More proof: Harbaugh finishes fourth in Michigan's recent student government president election, based entirely on write-in votes.
Big Ten Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky was the lone unanimous selection, and Big Ten Freshman of the Year D'Angelo Russell was one of two freshmen to earn honors.