With a 4-0 victory over No. 2 seed Ohio State, top-seeded Illinois claimed the 2015 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament Championship on Sunday afternoon at Illinois’ Atkins Tennis Center.
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The Fighting Illini dominated the field at the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Golf Championship taking home the team title with a staggering 32-shot victory Sunday afternoon. All five Illinois golfers finished in the top 11 of the field. Freshman Nick Hardy finished 4-under par and earned co-medalist honors – becoming the fifth-straight year an Illini golfer closed the tournament on top of the tournament leaderboard. Junior Thomas Detry won the Les Bolstad award for the lowest season stroke average in the Big Ten this season. The victory is Illinois’ sixth Big Ten title in the past seven seasons. Read full
Northwestern and Ohio State shared the Big Ten crown Sunday, both shooting a three-round score of 863 at the 2015 Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships. [ MORE: Illinois men win sixth Big Ten title in last seven years ] The Wildcats and Buckeyes were followed by third-place Purdue (872), fourth-place Michigan State (878) and fifth-place Michigan (882) at the par-72, 6,221-yard Fort Golf Resort. Due to the Big Ten’s tiebreaking procedures, the Buckeyes earned the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championship. Northwestern won its second Big Ten title, while Ohio State secured its 13th Big Ten Championship. Northwestern’s Sarah
Paul Chryst’s first spring back in Madison, Wisconsin, is now complete. The Badgers held their annual spring game Saturday afternoon. [ MORE: Watch replay of the Wisconsin spring game on BTN2Go ] In search of how the former Badger player and assistant is adjusting to life as the Wisconsin football coach, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo recently sat down with Chryst. Among several topics discussed, DiNardo asked Chryst about Wisconsin’s academic standards, his offensive approach and working for a legend who just so happens to have a statue outside of Camp Randall Stadium. Watch the interview in the video above. Also,
Ryan Brown saved his best for the biggest game of the year. With a share of the inaugural Big Ten crown on the line, Brown exploded for eight goals to lead Johns Hopkins to a 15-12 win Saturday night.
The brackets for the inaugural Big Ten lacrosse tournaments are out, and Johns Hopkins (men) and Maryland (women) highlight the fields. [ MORE: Follow @BTNLax for all updates and video highlights ] The Blue Jays clinched the men’s top seed by winning at rival Maryland, which had already clinched a share of the inaugural Big Ten regular-season crown, on Saturday night. The Terrapins (17-0, 5-0) locked up the women’s top seed in a 13-10 win over Penn State on Thursday. Get links to watch the inaugural Big Ten lacrosse tournament games on BTN2Go and BTN Plus below. M: No. 3
More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and a new case emerges in this country at a rate of nearly once per minute. The upsurge in this illness has sparked a desire to fight back — especially among those who have lost loved ones affected by the disease and want to find a cure. One of those people is Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers, who watched his father struggle with Alzheimer’s during the final years of his life. He didn’t have to go far to find a valuable ally in the fight against this terrible affliction.
The greatest rivalry in men’s college lacrosse lived up to the hype on Saturday night. Junior Ryan Brown was phenomenal on the biggest stage, scoring eight goals to lead Johns Hopkins to an impressive 15-12 victory over Maryland in a Big Ten men’s lacrosse matchup. “It feels good to get this win, especially in a rivalry as traditional as this,” Brown said following the game. “We’re starting to peak at the right time.” With the win, the Blue Jays earn a share of the Big Ten regular season championship, as well as the top seed in the upcoming Big Ten
Paul Chryst knows the culture of this school and state. He knows, loves it, sells it and embraces it ... and most importantly, he understands it. That’s what makes Chryst so perfect for this job. He’s a natural in Wisconsin red. And, it showed today in Wisconsin's spring game.