One year ago Wednesday, Maryland and Rutgers became official members of the Big Ten. To celebrate the anniversary, we’re taking a look back at the top moments from the conference’s 13th and 14th members in their inaugural Big Ten campaigns. We’ve spotlighted our top moments for each school, in alphabetical order, below: MARYLAND 1. Women’s lacrosse wins national championship. It’s really tough to top a national championship, and it’s even harder to top back-to-back NCAA crowns. The Terrapins went 21-1, with the lone loss coming to Ohio State in the inaugural Big Ten tourney, on their way to claiming a
At 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Rutgers’ 2014 home victory over Michigan. Gary Nova threw for a career-high 403 yards and three touchdowns to help the Scarlet Knights claim a 26-24 win, their first Big Ten triumph. The decision also sent the Wolverines to their first 0-2 Big Ten start since 1967. Here is a breakdown of the Scarlet Knights’ victory over Michigan. Top moment: Leading 26-24 with 3:07 left in the fourth quarter, Kemoko Turay elevated to block Michigan’s potential go-ahead 56-yard field goal. Top stat: Rutgers wide receiver Andrew Turzilli caught two passes, both touchdowns, for
Time for me to dig into my Big Ten Mailbag and answer some of your pressing queries as we prep the grill for a Fourth of July cookout.
Former Rutgers soccer star Carli Lloyd had a huge hand in helping the U.S. women’s national team advance to the World Cup final. Lloyd scored the first goal and assisted on the second to help the United States blank Germany, 2-0, in the semifinals Tuesday night at Olympic Stadium. Watch Lloyd’s goal by clicking the link the tweet above. The U.S. will play defending champion Japan in the World Cup final on Sunday in Vancouver. Read more about Lloyd at ScarletKnights.com. Lloyd’s college program is enjoying every moment of this, and for good reason.
With Bo Ryan about to ride off into the sunset, Tom Oates of Madison.com thinks that recruiting could be a tough sell for Wisconsin. That’s an impact of not knowing who will be Ryan’s successor. Badger coaches can’t tell recruits who will be their coach in 2016-17. The school needs to name assistant Greg Gard as Ryan’s heir. Why break from the Ryan family/mold? Hey, Tom Izzo was Jud Heathcote’s assistant. See where I am going with this? *** More Wisconsin from Oates … Here is a good look at what Bo Ryan has done at Wisconsin. And, Ryan has
Jim Harbaugh has yet to coach at game at the University of Michigan, but that doesn't mean he isn't one of biggest names in his home state.
One day after announcing the 2015-16 season would be his last, Bo Ryan playfully used a cane to get to his media availability session Tuesday. [ MORE: Photo: Sam Dekker mows parents’ yard after NBA draft ] @BadgerMBB tweeted video of the scene, which you can watch above. Ryan, 67, fresh off back-to-back Final Four appearances, including the 2015 national title game, just completed his 14th season at Wisconsin, where he’s amassed a 357-125 record and never finished below fourth place in the Big Ten. With junior stars Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig leading the way, Ryan should have a
Three former Big Ten standouts were selected in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft, with two more landing in the second round. Now that this year’s draft is in the books, experts are already looking ahead to next year’s big event. ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford recently released his 2016 draft sneak peek, where he gave readers an inside look into some potential top picks in next year’s draft. While Ford did not list any Big Ten players in his “Top 5 2016 prospects,” he did list three Big Ten stars later on in his article. Maryland incoming
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How would Urban Meyer fare on the softball diamond? How about former Ohio State quarterback and current ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit? [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section ] We’re about to find out. Both personalities are included on the rosters for the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 12 at Great American Ball Park, one of the many events surrounding the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. The full roster, which is subject to change, can be found here. There’s a lot of great names on the roster, including MLB Hall of Famers, but