Twelve games dot the Big Ten menu this week, highlighted by two big ones: Purdue at Indiana on Thursday and Michigan State at Illinois on Sunday.
Patrick Chambers created a stir last weekend when he blasted officials after what he felt was a bad call at the end of a home loss to Maryland. Personally, I never think refs cost a team a game. It’s what I like to call an “excuse.” Worry about what you can control. After the bad call—and it was a bad call—Penn State still could have played defense and not let Maryland score on a layup. Was that the refs’ fault? And, how about this thought: Don’t put your team in a situation where it can be impacted negatively by a
We're rolling team-by-team Big Ten football stories over the next few weeks. Here's a look at Michigan's spring preview.
It's Monday, and that means it's time for Jess Settles' latest Big Ten Player Rankings. The top two names are no-brainers, but who else lands on the list?
Patrick Chambers met with the media Monday, and he addressed his critical comments about the officiating following Penn State’s narrow loss to Maryland on Saturday night. Chambers was frustrated for several reasons, none bigger than the controversial call that led to Jordan Dickerson’s fifth foul and disqualification. It looked like Evan Smotrycz pulled down Dickerson, but the latter was called for the foul. Chambers referred to the call as “huge” several times and questioned the official’s age and concept of time and score. See the call and what Chambers said here. Back to Monday, though. Chambers said “it’s over,” in
Michigan freshman Austin Hatch, who survived two plane crashes, has been selected to receive the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's Most Courageous Award for 2015.
Ice fishing today with Coach Sherels and most of the linebackers. Just so yall know I'm the fish whisperer ❄️❄️🐠🐟🐠🐟 pic.twitter.com/iaI9q8BMU2 — Everett Williams™ (@Everett2Dreaded) February 15, 2015 There’s no ice fishing in Mansfield, Texas. That hasn’t seemed to impact Minnesota linebacker Everett Williams’ ice fishing abilities. The Texas native and Minnesota freshman linebacker has taken to the frigid sport, to the point that he referred to himself as a “the fish whisperer” in a recent tweet. Williams and teammates joined linebacker coach Mike Sherels, who played for the Gophers from 2003-07, for a recent ice fishing and team bonding
Time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s NCAA tourney hopes. That means we check in with bracketologists Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com.
We're rolling team-by-team Big Ten football stories over the next few weeks. Here's a look at Maryland's spring preview.
The season has hit the home stretch, as teams jockey for postseason position. This week’s action features some intriguing matchups involving teams looking to buff their resumes for NCAA consideration.