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Michigan State women claim second Big Ten track & field crown

The Michigan State women’s track and field team won the 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday at Ralph Young Track & Field in East Lansing, Mich. The Spartans posted five individual event titles to claim the championship. Michigan State secured its second Big Ten title and first since 1982. Michigan State totaled 128 points, while second-place Nebraska recorded 97 points, and Minnesota tallied 93 points to finish in third-place. See full standings in tweet below. The Spartans picked up first-place finishes from Katelyn Daniels in the discus, Leah O’Connor in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, 5,000-meter run and

Maryland tops Northwestern, advances to 7th straight Final Four

No. 1 Maryland used an 11-goal second half to take down No. 8 seed Northwestern, 17-5, in the NCAA quarterfinals Sunday. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] Seniors Kristen Lamon (4 goals, 2 assists), Brooke Griffin (4G), Kelly McPartland (2G, 3A) and Erin Collins (3G, 1A) helped send the Terrapins to their seventh consecutive Final Four. “First off, I’d like to congratulate Northwestern on a great season,” head coach Cathy Reese said. “They came out fighting hard today and we knew it was going to be a really great game with the tradition and history of these

Johns Hopkins downs No. 2 Syracuse to make first Final Four since 2008

Unseeded Johns Hopkins officially won its second NCAA Tournament game by topping second-seeded Syracuse, 16-15, in the quarterfinals Sunday at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] Unofficially, make that seven straight wins in elimination games for the Blue Jays, who stunningly have rallied from a 4-6 start to reel off the seven straight victories. Sunday’s victory, which improved Hopkins’ record to 11-6 on the year and advanced Hopkins to the Final Four for the first time since 2008, was different from each of the first six wins in that streak, but just as satisfying

Ohio State sets event record en route to claiming Big Ten rowing title

Ohio State won its third straight Big Ten title at the 2015 Big Ten Rowing Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis. The Buckeyes, who have won six Big Ten crowns all time, recorded 186 team points, a new championships record, on the strength of six first-place finishes. The Buckeyes tallied wins in the first varsity eight, first varsity four, second varsity four, first novice eight, third varsity four and second novice eight races. Michigan followed in second-place with 162 points, while Wisconsin finished third with 140 points. Complete team results and the All-Big Ten teams can be found below,

BTN LiveBIG: Penn State student start-up to send lab equipment to high schools in West Africa

Sarah Owusu, a doctoral candidate in physiology at Penn State University, uses a “circle of life” analogy when she explains why she’s returning to her native Ghana and giving the gift of science to high school students there. “I want to expose science and the science experience to them,” Owusu said with conviction. “Hopefully, they will want to gain a terminal degree once they become scientists. And like a circle of life, they will want to give back and train others to build a community of scientists.” As a founding member of a startup organization dubbed Bridge the GapSci, Owusu

Ohio State men's lacrosse falls to Denver in NCAA quarterfinals

In the NCAA Championship quarterfinals, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team lost to No. 4-seed Denver, 15-13, Saturday afternoon at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo. The loss ends the No. 12-ranked Buckeyes’ season, with the squad 12-7 on the year. The No. 3-ranked Pioneers advance to the NCAA semifinals in Philadelphia. The game marked Ohio State’s third NCAA quarterfinal appearance in program history. Each team had a big quarter in the first half. Ohio State led 6-1 after the first stanza before Denver outscored the Buckeyes 5-1 in the second quarter, putting the Buckeyes up 7-6

Here's how to watch the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament

The Big Ten has announced the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket, with Illinois earning the No. 1 seed after clinching its 30th conference championship. [ MORE: View the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket ] The tournament is a double-elimination format that will begin on Wednesday at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn, with the title contest slated for Sunday afternoon. The tournament champion will earn the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. First pitch of the tournament is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, when No. 3 Michigan takes on No. 6 Indiana. BTN will provide live

Softball: Nebraska's season ends with NCAA Tournament loss to LSU

The Nebraska softball team fought to the very end with No. 5 national seed LSU on the Tigers’ home field, but the Huskers came up just short in a season-ending 3-2, 10-inning loss on Saturday night. Both teams plated a single run in the fourth inning and LSU scored twice in the top of the 10th inning. The Huskers answered with one run in the bottom of the 10th inning and had the tying and winning runs on base with one out, but NU could not complete the rally. Junior right-hander Emily Lockman (18-14) was the hard-luck loser in one

Nebraska assistant soccer coach Peter Underwood, 31, dies

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

Softball: Wildcats' season ends with NCAA Tourney loss to Notre Dame

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