ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conferences announced on Wednesday the matchups for the ninth annual Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge. The annual challenge is extended through the 2020 season and will feature 14 matchups for the second consecutive season. Challenge games are set for a two-day format, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 2 with Indiana and Maryland hosting home games, and Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, Ohio State and Wisconsin playing on the road. On Dec. 3, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State and Purdue will serve as host teams, while Minnesota and Rutgers will play road games. In last
By most measures, James Franklin’s debut at Penn State was a success. He guided the Nittany Lions to a 7-6 mark, capped by a win over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl.
The Big Ten had spring meetings last week, where a number of topics were discussed. One looked at more balance in future football schedules. Scott Dochterman of the Cedar Rapids Gazette says the athletics directors’ discussion highlighted the Big Ten’s challenges of scheduling with a larger conference and an odd number of games. “Just make sure we’re applying a common set of standards and maintain things like home-and-away balance and east-west balance and marquee matchups and that sort of thing,” Indiana Athletics Director Fred Glass said. “I think the scheduling guys do a great job. We have to help give
Good news, Big Ten football fans! Tuesday marked 100 days until the college football season officially kicks off. The day is Thursday, Sept. 3, and a pair of Big Ten teams will be in action.
Mike Thomas continues to emphasize that the health and well-being of Fighting Illini student-athletes is the number one priority for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA).
Maryland women’s basketball head coach Brenda Frese announced today that rising junior Lexie Brown has been granted her release. Brown averaged 13.3 points per game and was named to the All-Big Ten First Team and to the Associated Press All-America Third Team. “We appreciate all of Lexie’s contributions these past two years to our program,” Frese said. “With two Final Four appearances, a Big Ten regular season and tournament championship, it’s been an incredible ride. We wish Lexie nothing but happiness and success in her future.” “I want to thank Coach Frese, the staff and my teammates for two great
A Big Ten-record five teams made the 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament, it was announced Monday afternoon. Watch the coaches' reactions to their draws inside.
Several months back, a photo went viral of of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh sporting a Michigan State Izzone shirt. Now, a new photo has surfaced of the Wolverines’ coach wearing some more Michigan State apparel. This time, it comes in the form of a Spartan hat. This photo was likely taken in the mid-’90s, when Harbaugh’s brother in law, current Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean, served as an assistant coach for the Spartans. My guess is that Harbaugh has since gotten rid of his Spartan gear. Either way, this is a fun photo to look back at that both
Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell wears No. 0 because that’s how many people he feels can guard him. It has nothing to do with his golf handicap. [ MORE: Urban Meyer is up to more photoboming ] This much is clear after former Big Ten rival Dez Wells posted the Instagram video above of Russell taking a couple swings. Cue the inevitable Charles Barkley jokes. Russell is expected to be a top five pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on June 25. See where experts’ latest mock drafts have Russell going. h/t: For The Win
It's Urban Meyer's world. And everyone else is just living in it. The defending national champions are riding a national-best 13-game winning streak as 2015 dawns.