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
So, it sounds like Michigan's Legends Jerseys, a staple under Brady Hoke, are no more. pic.twitter.com/FZ5eNryUzJ — Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) March 23, 2015 Pretty much any time a new coach is hired, fans should expect some kind of cosmetic changes, big or small. For example, Michigan introduced the Legends Jerseys, which honored Michigan legends, during the Brady Hoke tenure in Ann Arbor. There was Devin Gardner, who went from No. 12 to No. 98 to honor Tom Harmon, and there was Devin Funchess, who went from No. 19 to No. 87 – before becoming No. 1 in his last season
Tom Izzo and Michigan State are off to the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive season and the seventh time in the last eight years. But, could this be Izzo's best coaching job?
D’Angelo Russell’s shot failed him at the wrong time in Ohio State’s loss to Arizona in the third-round of the NCAA tourney. Now, the world watches and wonders: Will the freshman sensation turn pro? Russell’s response: No comment. Ari Wasserman of Cleveland.com says that though Russell won’t come out and admit it, it’s hard to envision a world where he would not declare for the NBA Draft considering he’s widely regarded as a top-five pick. But, maybe Russell will shock everyone and return. Maybe not. *** Indiana is out of the NCAA tourney after just one game. No big shock. Now,