Get to know Illinois closer Tyler Jay, who has become a dominant reliever in college baseball. Lightly recruited out of high school, the lefty and Illinois’ top prospect, talks about how his father helped him become the pitcher he is today. The Illini (40-6-1, 16-1), winners of a program-record 21 straight games, moved up one spot to No. 6 in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, released Monday. Illinois swept Ohio State in Columbus this past weekend, marking its fifth consecutive Big Ten sweep. Its only Big Ten defeat came March 29 at Michigan State.
Saturday was dubbed by many as the greatest single day in sports history, in large part because of the always-popular Kentucky Derby and the highly anticipated Pacquiao-Mayweather fight. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten pros coverage ] Events like these have a history of bringing out the biggest and brightest stars, and Saturday was no exception. The proof is Tom Brady. The former Michigan quarterback and four-time Super Bowl champion attended both events, along with several New England teammates, starting the day in Kentucky and finishing it in Las Vegas. Not a bad Saturday, huh? Making the day
Thirty-five Big Ten players achieved their dream of being selected in the 2015 NFL Draft, and a majority of them reacted to hearing their names called on Twitter.
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The dust has settled on the 2015 NFL draft, but many good Big Ten players never heard their names called. In fact, you could build a pretty good team with the undrafted players.
Kirk Ferentz is the dean of Big Ten coaches as he enters his 17th season at the helm at Iowa. But the program finds itself at a bit of crossroads. Check out our Q&A with the Iowa coach inside.
The decision by Brandon Scherff to return for his senior season paid off—handsomely, as he was the No. 5 overall pick. He won the Outland Trophy that goes to the nation’s best interior lineman. He became the Hawkeyes’ 21st consensus All-American. And Thursday, he became the fifth player in the history of Iowa football to get drafted in the top five. The guy is gonna be a stud. “I set goals for myself that (offensive line coach) Brian Ferentz and coach (Reese) Morgan told me to set for myself, and I accomplished some of those and I’m happy,” Scherff said.
The Illini (40-6-1, 16-1), winners of a program-record 21 straight games, moved up one spot to No. 6 in the USA Today Baseball Coaches Poll, released Monday.
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. Duck Yim, senior architecture student at The Ohio State University, is an outstanding example of what people can accomplish if they’re willing to push past self-imposed limits. With his incredible work ethic, varied interests and passion for service, Yim is charting a path all his own. “When I started at Ohio State, I worked really hard,” Yim said. “At 20 years old,
Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State were selected to the 2105 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament, it was announced Sunday night.