In the final of a three-part series, Tom Dienhart takes a look at his five most underrated Big Ten non-conference games. Check out the full list inside.
The second weekend is highlighted by Oregon’s trip to Michigan State. And Minnesota’s junket to Colorado State drips with intrigue. We also have a rivalry, with Iowa going to Iowa State in a battle for the Cy-Hawk trophy. [ MORE: Get all of Tom Dienhart’s Big Ten football coverage ] The visit to Ames, Iowa, to play Iowa State never is easy for the Hawkeyes. In fact, the Cyclones have been a burr under Kirk Ferentz’s saddle since he got the job in 1999. How bad has it been? Ferentz is just 7-9 vs. Iowa State. Maryland needs to be
If the college baseball world didn't believe before, it has to following NCAA regional action. The Big Ten can play baseball, there's no doubt about it.
Roll this around your noggin: Is the Indiana job still “elite”? Colin Cowherd and Dan Dakich debated. My take: Yes, the job not only is elite—but it’s one of the top jobs across sports, along with gigs like coaching the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, Notre Dame football, among other sweet jobs. *** More hoops: Brendan F. Quinn of Mlive.com has an offseason evaluation of Michigan wing Caris LeVert. Quinn says LeVert’s lost junior season sets up a crucial senior season. Thanks in part to LeVert missing the final 14 games and leaving his NBA draft stock up to assumptions
[tweet https://twitter.com/NCAACWS/status/605617427762642946] It was a late one, but it was worth it for Maryland baseball fans. At the stroke of 2 a.m. ET back east in College Park, the Terps topped No. 1 overall seed UCLA out west in the Los Angeles Regional final to earn the school’s second consecutive Super Regional berth. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tournament bracket ] Maryland will face Virginia in a best-of-three Super Regionals series. The Terps never trailed in the game before winning 2-1 as Maryland reliever Kevin Mooney struck out UCLA’s Darrel Miller with runners on first and third in the top of the
Ten years after winning its one and only NCAA title, Michigan is back in the Women's College World Series final. Live: No. 3 Michigan vs. top overall seed Florida in first game of a best-of-three series.
Big Ten regular-season champ Illinois is one win away from advancing to the Super Regionals. The Illini are hosting Wright State live in the Champaign Regional final.
College football fans will like this: Phil Steele released his 2015 Preseason All-American Team on Monday. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s preseason Big Ten coverage ] As expected, Steele likes the Big Ten, in particular the talent at reigning national champ Ohio State and fellow Big Ten East power Michigan State. The Buckeyes (8) and the Spartans (5) combine for 13 of the 20 Big Ten players on Steele’s four teams, and the former also accounts for half of the conference’s four first-teamers (Ezekiel Elliott and Joey Bosa). In all, eight Big Ten teams (Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska,
As Michigan prepares to open the 2015 Women's College World Series final vs. top seed Florida on Monday night, it's time to relive how the Wolverines got to this point.
The opening week of action is filled with some interesting clashes headlined by Wisconsin's neutral site game vs. Alabama and Ohio State’s visit to Virginia Tech.