Four Big Ten teams were selected for the 2015 NCAA Division I Rowing Championships, the NCAA Rowing Committee announced on Tuesday. Indiana, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin earned berths into the national event, marking the sixth time in the last seven years four conference teams have participated in the NCAA Championships. The Buckeyes earned the conference’s automatic berth into the field after winning their third-consecutive Big Ten Championship last weekend. Ohio State aims for its third straight national title after earning the conference’s second NCAA Rowing Championship last year. The Buckeyes are making their 16th consecutive appearance in the event
Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com wondered if Urban Meyer could build an NFL team with his former players. Turns out, he could. And it would be a pretty good squad, too. Check it out. *** On the subject of OSU, DE Joey Bosa tops Mel Kiper’s list of 2016 prospects. No shock. Jadeveon Clowney in 2014, Mario Williams in 2006 and Courtney Brown in 2000—all ends–are the only defensive players drafted No. 1 overall in the last 20 years. And three Ohio State players have been taken No. 1 overall, starting with linebacker Tom Cousineau in 1979, then defensive tackle Dan
Some Big Ten baseball player is about to join a prestigious group. The last three players to win MOP of the Big Ten baseball tourney have gone on to big paydays and pro success.
The regular season complete, it’s time to take a look at where Big Ten teams land on the final USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, released Monday. [ MORE: View our 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament page ] Illinois, despite a pair of wins to close out the season on a 26-game winning streak, stayed at No. 5, while Iowa dropped four spots to No. 21. The Illini claimed the Big Ten regular-season title, their 30th in program history, and the top overall seed in the Big Ten tournament with its win over Nebraska on Thursday, coupled with Iowa’s loss at
Penn State's Anthony Zettel is ready for football season. Just check out the video inside of the first-team All-Big Ten defensive tackle tackling a tree.
The 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament opens Wednesday morning at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] Eight teams made the five-day, double-elimination tourney, which can feature as many as 15 games. Find out how to watch every game. Big Ten regular-season champ and No. 1 seed Illinois, which has won a program-record 26 consecutive games, and back-to-back tourney champ and No. 6 seed Indiana highlight a loaded field. Before the action starts Wednesday, here’s a look at my favorite uniforms that we could see over the five-day event in
Mark Dantonio has Michigan State rolling, winning at least 11 games in four of the last five seasons. Along the way, the Spartans have won two league titles and claimed Rose and Cotton Bowl crowns.
The numbers are in. And, the numbers are good for the Big Ten and commissioner Jim Delany, who was paid $2.1 million in base salary for 2013-14. Jon Solomon of CBSSports.com notes that Delany’s base salary left him in the neighborhood of other Power Five commissioners. The Big 12’s Bob Bowlsby made $2.5 million in 2013-14 ($1.8 million in base pay), and the SEC’s Mike Slive received $2.1 million (almost entirely in base pay). The ACC and Pac-12 have not yet released their 2013-14 tax returns, although their commissioners previously had salaries that exceeded $2 million. Conference commissioner salaries have
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums are taking to work. Most of us dreamed of fantastic, far-fetched careers when we were kids. Cowboy. Pop star. Professional athlete. Astronaut. That last one captured the imagination of Max Fagin as a boy. But unlike the majority of us, who alter our dream career many times based on changing interests and perceptions of what’s “realistic,” this Purdue aerospace engineering graduate student has spent his life trying to
Junior midfielder Bryan Cole tallied a career-high four goals to lead No. 6 Maryland to a 14-7 victory over 3rd-seeded North Carolina in the NCAA quarterfinals Sunday afternoon at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] Maryland (14-4) punched a ticket to its fourth Final Four in the last five seasons and will face Johns Hopkins (11-6) on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Terps jumped out a two-goal lead early in the first quarter behind goals from Cole and freshman midfielder Connor Kelly. Kelly would also notch a career-high in