It looks like the shot clock in college hoops likely will move from 35 to 30 seconds. The men’s basketball rules committee will meet this week to discuss, among other changes, shortening the shot clock. Committee chairman Rick Byrd, the head coach at Belmont, told ESPN recently that he believes the shorter clock will be approved. “Anything that brings more speed to the game has to be evaluated and given serious consideration,” IU coach Tom Crean said. “This would be a great step in that direction.” *** Many people felt Maryland was the favorite to win the Big Ten next
With only one series left for Big Ten baseball teams, the 2015 Big Ten tournament bracket is starting to come into focus. [ MORE: View Big Ten baseball tiebreaker rules ] Illinois (19-1), Iowa (18-3), Ohio State (13-8), Maryland (13-8), Michigan State (13-8) and Michigan (14-10) have clinched Big Ten tourney berths, meaning we know six of the eight teams in the double-elimination bracket. The other two teams will come from the group of Indiana (9-10), Nebraska (9-11), Minnesota (7-14) and Penn State (6-14). The Hoosiers, who host Ohio State, and the Cornhuskers, who play at Illinois, each only has to
Illinois is the hottest team in the nation, and it's finally a top 5 team, according to the latest USA Today Sports Baseball Coaches Poll, released Monday.
Rasheed Sulaimon will join the Maryland men’s basketball team this fall, head coach Mark Turgeon announced Monday. Sulaimon will have one year of eligibility with the Terrapins and is expected to play immediately. He is scheduled to graduate from Duke this summer with a degree in sociology in just three years. “I’ve known Rasheed and his family since he was in the seventh grade, first meeting him when he attended our basketball camp at Texas A&M,” Turgeon said. “He was a very polite and poised young man and I recruited him while I was at Texas A&M because of his
Tim Beckman enjoyed a breakthrough of sorts in this third season at Illinois in 2014, guiding Illinois to its first bowl since 2011 during a 6-7 campaign.
With former Big Ten standout coordinators Pat Narduzzi and Tom Herman now head coaches, it's time to take a look at the conference's assistants who could be next to become head coaches.
Illinois football coach Tim Beckman has responded to former offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic flurry of critical tweets from Sunday. See the coach's full response inside.
Nick Baumgarder of Mlive.com has a good mailbag dealing with many Michigan topics, including the Wolverines’ floor and ceiling when it comes to wins—and the always fascinating quarterback situation. For Baumgardner, the floor sits at six wins and the ceiling’s probably at 10. Sounds about right. So, let’s compromise and say the Wolverines will have eight wins. *** Michigan State co-defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett says there is no one soft on MSU’s roster. I’d have to agree. Barnett said anyone who thinks Michigan State defensive backs can’t tackle are mistaken. “We say, ‘let’s get it on, it doesn’t matter to
For the sixth time and the first time since 2005, Michigan swept the Big Ten regular season and postseason titles.
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. Many student-athletes deal with emotional and mental-health problems due to the intense pressure of being top performers. They often remain silent about their struggles for the same reason. That was the case for both Kally Fayhee, former captain of the University of Michigan swim team, and Will Heininger, who played football for the Wolverines. But today, they’re sharing their experiences to support