The University of Nebraska Athletics Department is deeply saddened to confirm that Assistant Soccer Coach Peter Underwood was tragically killed in a car accident on Saturday, May 16, 2015, while on a recruiting trip near Atlantic, Iowa. Underwood just completed his fourth season with the Nebraska women’s soccer program, serving the last two as a full-time coach and the previous two as a volunteer assistant. Underwood helped the Huskers to the Big Ten Conference regular-season and tournament titles in 2013, as Nebraska posted a 19-4-1 record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Prior to coming to
Northwestern’s 2015 season came to a close Saturday at the NCAA South Bend Regional following a loss to No. 16 overall seed and Region host Notre Dame at Melissa Cook Stadium. After dropping a tight, entertaining 5-4 battle with Kentucky in the opening round of the tournament Friday, NU’s year simply ran out of gas in a 14-5 (5) run-rule decision Saturday against the 21st ranked Irish. Northwestern concludes the season with a 28-23 overall record after qualifying for its 10th NCAA Tournament field in the last 14 years. The Wildcats faced the nation’s sixth-toughest nonconference schedule in 2015 and
The No. 3-ranked University of Michigan softball team hammered out four home runs, including three to highlight a five-run fourth inning, and claimed a 9-1, six-inning victory over No. 19 California in NCAA Regional action on Saturday afternoon (May 16) at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. The Wolverines will await their opponent for Sunday’s (May 17) NCAA Regional championship game, slated for a 3:30 p.m. start at the Wilpon Complex. Freshman designated player Aidan Falk was one of the Wolverines’ four home-run hitters, headlining the U-M offense with a 3-for-3, two-RBI effort from the plate. Junior centerfielder Sierra
The No.15/11 Minneosta softball team dropped its second game of NCAA Tournament play to No. 12 overall seed and regional host Arizona, 5-1, at Hillenbrand Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. Saturday. The Gophers will play the winner of an elimination game between New Mexico State and St. John’s Saturday evening at 7:30 CT for a spot in Sunday’s regional championship against the Wildcats. Following a scoreless first inning, Katiyana Mauga got Arizona on the board first in the bottom of the second with a solo home run. The Wildcats put two more runners on base before an out was recorded, but
The Big Ten released the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket on Saturday, with Illinois securing the top seed after winning the program’s 30th Big Ten title.
The No. 7 Nittany Lion women’s lacrosse team saw its season end in the NCAA Quarterfinals as No. 2 North Carolina used a 7-0 second-half run to defeat Penn State, 11-8, at Fetzer Field on Saturday afternoon. UNC moves on to the NCAA Semifinals to face No. 3 Duke. “Overall, I think our team did an awesome job (this season),” said head coach Missy Doherty. “We had so many injuries that we only ran one sub today, and in a game like this with the weather and how good UNC is, it’s really tough. So I think we ran out
It was quite a busy day of Big Ten baseball, including four conference games and one non-conference matchup. Michigan took on Oklahoma State in a game that aired live on BTN. Watch the replay on BTN2Go. Catch up on all of Saturday’s Big Ten baseball action below. Michigan 6, Oklahoma State 2 The University of Michigan baseball seniors drove in five of the Wolverines’ six runs on Senior Day, and the U-M pitchers struck out 15 in a 6-2 win over No. 13 Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon (May 16) in the regular-season finale at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray
The Iowa Hawkeyes have been one of the best fielding teams throughout all of college baseball this season. The highlight plays continued on Saturday, but it was one play in particular that really stole the show. With the game scoreless and one out in the bottom of the first inning, Rutgers’ Joe D’Annunzio stepped to the plate and drilled a line shot, which looked like a clear single into right-center. However, Iowa second baseman Jake Mangler leaped up and made an incredible diving catch over his shoulder, robbing D’Annunzio of a hit. That’s what we like to call “flashing the
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. Ohio State student DaVonti’ D. Haynes has seen many memorable things in the few years he’s spent in Columbus. But the one thing he knows he’ll never forget is meeting the 8-year-old whose mother overdosed in front of her son. “He was in third grade,” Haynes recalled. “His mother was in bed with the little boy when she died. I met this
Fans were not shy about expressing their opinions on the slow pace and tempo of men’s college basketball games this past season. Now, it looks like changes are in the works, and college basketball could have a different look next year. The men’s basketball rules committee met on Friday and announced that it would recommend a number of changes in men’s college basketball, including shortening the shot clock from 35 seconds to 30. @Marchmadness, which is the official NCAA March Madness Twitter handle for all things Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball, tweeted out the list of proposals on Friday afternoon.