This is pretty neat: at 74, former Gopher star Bobby Bell is ready for graduation. You see, it’s never too late! The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Bell came just 13 credits short of finishing his college degree when he left school after getting drafted by the Chiefs in 1963. So Bell returned to school last year, at age 74, and finished. Fulfilling a promise he made to his late father, he took three classes and earned his degree in recreation, park and leisure studies. He will be honored Thursday along with the rest of the graduates from the University’s
Who are the top men's basketball players to come from every Big Ten school over the last 10 years? Check out one man's starting 5 for every Big Ten team inside.
Many talking heads have raved about the rock star coaches who reside in the Big Ten East, and for good reason.
Matt Painter made it official Tuesday afternoon, announcing that Texas-Arlington guard Johnny Hill has joined the Purdue program. A resident of Glendale Heights, Illinois, Hill will be eligible to play immediately via the NCAA’s Graduate Student Transfer rule. He will graduate this spring with a degree in interdisciplinary studies. “We are excited to have Johnny join our program and he will give us experience and leadership in our backcourt,” head coach Matt Painter said. “We feel Johnny can give us a long, veteran point guard that will have success in the Big Ten. He will be a welcome addition to
Indiana sophomore basketball player Devin Davis has been suspended from all team activities after being cited for marijuana possession.
When you score 28 runs in a game, you need to do something special to commemorate it. The Illinois baseball team did just that with this video.
We’re in the thick of NBA and NHL postseasons and baseball season is starting to hit its stride, however sports fan can never get enough football. It’s true, no matter the time of the year. The latest proof: Jim Harbaugh is featured on a regional Sports Illustrated cover this week. The cover includes a close-up shot of Harbaugh, wearing his Bo-inspired Michigan hat, a quote of his about enemies and the following text: “Michigan’s Coach Comes Home.” Harbaugh, of course, played quarterback at Michigan before enjoying a long NFL career and going on to become a coach. He’s been a
Kevin Wilson enters his fifth season at Indiana with perhaps his most talented team yet. And that has some thinking the Hoosiers may break through to their first bowl since 2007.
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