No. 3 Michigan put the finishing touches on its eighth straight Big Ten championship, cruising to a 10-2, five-inning decision to claim the outright title Sunday afternoon. Junior leftfielder Kelly Christner wrapped up her near-perfect weekend at the plate with a 2-for-2, three-RBI effort. She went 8-for-9 over the series. Junior second baseman Sierra Romero also tallied two hits, while junior designated player Kelsey Susalla, senior catcher Lauren Sweet and sophomore third baseman Lindsay Montemarano drove in two runs apiece. Sophomore RHP Megan Betsa (24-4) tossed her second one-hitter of the weekend, striking out seven through four innings of work.
The second-seeded Penn State women’s lacrosse team captured the inaugural Big Ten Tournament Championship after posting a 13-11 win over fourth-seeded Ohio State on Sunday. Penn State built a 4-1 lead with 14:55 remaining in the first half, before Ohio State scored two straight goals to trim the Nittany Lions’ lead to 4-3. Penn State scored the final two goals of the frame to take an 8-5 lead at halftime. The Buckeyes began the second half on a 3-0 spree, tying at game at 8-8 with just under 23 minutes remaining. Penn State answered with a 3-0 run of its
The 2015 NFL Draft is in the books. Which Big Ten school had the most draft picks? Which NFL teams took the most Big Ten players? Find out those answers, plus so much more, inside.
In a year full of talented Big Ten running backs, Tevin Coleman often was overlooked. [ MORE: Round 1 picks | Rounds 2-3 picks | Rounds 4-7 picks ] Coleman had a similar experience in the 2015 NFL Draft, as the former Indiana star was the fifth running back off the board, going No. 73 to the Atlanta Falcons. Coleman’s family invited BTN to its watch party in Park Forest, Illinois, and we were able to talk to the man of the hour and his father, Wistor. Our cameras also captured the attendees’ reactions to the T.J. Yeldon and Ameer
It’s a genre of music invented by former African slaves and their descendants just a few decades after emancipation. Though novel, the rhythms and melodies were the result of a fusion between the native musical forms they brought over from their home continent and instrumentation they encountered in their new country. As it evolved and grew more popular, it became an emblem of national pride, unity and ingenuity. We’re talking, of course, about Brazilian samba. Americans can be forgiven for assuming the description above referred to jazz or blues. After all, that’s their frame of reference, and the history of
Put it in the history books! Johns Hopkins defeated Ohio State 13-6 on Saturday night en route to winning the first-ever Big Ten men’s lacrosse tournament. Senior Eric Schneider was outstanding in goal, recording 11 saves and helping the Blue Jays secure the conference championship. “We scratched and clawed, and really, just kept fighting,” Schneider said following the game. “It’s a team effort and I’m just really proud of these guys.” Junior attackman Ryan Brown added two goals in the game, setting the single-season goal-scoring record at Johns Hopkins. It also marked the 31st straight game he has scored a
Junior attackman Ryan Brown is a flat-out star on the lacrosse field. With just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter of Saturday’s Big Ten tournament championship game, Brown scored his 53rd goal of the year, which set the single-season goal-scoring record at Johns Hopkins. Brown has now scored in 31 consecutive games, which marks the longest goal-scoring streak in the nation. Brown and the Blue Jays went on to defeat Ohio State 13-6 en route to winning the Big Ten championship. Well done, Ryan!
With its 9-1 victory over Penn State on Saturday afternoon, the Michigan softball team (47-6, 20-2 Big Ten) clinched at least a share of the Big Ten Championship and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament. The Wolverines secure the 19th conference championship in program history and eighth consecutive title. Sophomore leftfielder Kelly Christner registered her second straight three-hit performance, going 3-for-4 with two runs batted in, to headline the Wolverine offense. Junior centerfielder Sierra Lawrence and sophomore third baseman Lindsay Montemarano both connected on two-run homers. Montemarano went 2-for-2 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch; she
This shouldn’t be the last time you see Alec Olund’s diving catch from Saturday afternoon. [ MORE: Check out other #BTNStandout plays ] Olund robbed Michigan State of a extra bases and a likely insurance run with a highlight-reel diving grab on the warning track, right before the hill in front of the fence, in right-center field. With the Boilermakers trailing 9-7 in the bottom of sixth, Olund sprinted to his left and laid out to end the inning. Best of all: The dust. Look at the cloud of dust Olund found himself in after making the grab. Good stuff.
The third and final day of the 2015 NFL Draft was a big one for the Big Ten on Saturday. Twenty players were selected in Rounds 4-7, giving the Big Ten a total of 35 draftees. See all of the picks inside.