Maryland head baseball coach John Szefc will serve a two-game NCAA suspension because of his ejection from Sunday’s Big Ten tournament title game. Szefc was ejected during the top of the seventh inning by home plate umpire Jim Schaly in Maryland’s 4-3 loss to Michigan. “I apologize for my actions during Sunday’s game and I regret that I won’t be able to lead the team at the start of regionals.” Szefc said in a team release. “I take full responsibility for my behavior and will accept the two-game suspension. Though I’m disappointed I won’t be in the dugout for our
The 2015 NBA Draft is less than one month away. Will any of this year's Big Ten picks turn into a steal? BTN.com's Sean Merriman takes a look at some of the conference's top value picks in recent history.
All college football fans are excited about the upcoming season. Few are are more stoked than Michigan fans. [ VIDEO: Watch Michigan’s 2015 hype video ] New head coach Jim Harbaugh is the biggest reason, of course. The former Michigan quarterback has won at every stop and every level, whether it’s college (San Diego and Stanford) or the NFL (San Francisco 49ers), boasting a 102-46 career record (.689). The link above gives Michigan fans another reason to get excited for the season, which starts Thursday, Sept. 3 at Utah. It’s a hype video that features several of the program’s top
The Big Ten's record five baseball teams in the NCAA tournament open regional action Friday. Get our preview to all of the action inside.
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conferences announced on Wednesday the matchups for the ninth annual Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge. The annual challenge is extended through the 2020 season and will feature 14 matchups for the second consecutive season. Challenge games are set for a two-day format, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 2 with Indiana and Maryland hosting home games, and Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, Ohio State and Wisconsin playing on the road. On Dec. 3, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State and Purdue will serve as host teams, while Minnesota and Rutgers will play road games. In last
By most measures, James Franklin’s debut at Penn State was a success. He guided the Nittany Lions to a 7-6 mark, capped by a win over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl.
The Big Ten had spring meetings last week, where a number of topics were discussed. One looked at more balance in future football schedules. Scott Dochterman of the Cedar Rapids Gazette says the athletics directors’ discussion highlighted the Big Ten’s challenges of scheduling with a larger conference and an odd number of games. “Just make sure we’re applying a common set of standards and maintain things like home-and-away balance and east-west balance and marquee matchups and that sort of thing,” Indiana Athletics Director Fred Glass said. “I think the scheduling guys do a great job. We have to help give
Good news, Big Ten football fans! Tuesday marked 100 days until the college football season officially kicks off. The day is Thursday, Sept. 3, and a pair of Big Ten teams will be in action.
Mike Thomas continues to emphasize that the health and well-being of Fighting Illini student-athletes is the number one priority for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA).
Maryland women’s basketball head coach Brenda Frese announced today that rising junior Lexie Brown has been granted her release. Brown averaged 13.3 points per game and was named to the All-Big Ten First Team and to the Associated Press All-America Third Team. “We appreciate all of Lexie’s contributions these past two years to our program,” Frese said. “With two Final Four appearances, a Big Ten regular season and tournament championship, it’s been an incredible ride. We wish Lexie nothing but happiness and success in her future.” “I want to thank Coach Frese, the staff and my teammates for two great