There’s probably never been an NCAA tournament that has featured more attention on stenographers and press conference transcripts. [ MORE: Get all of our NCAA tournament coverage ] We have Wisconsin and loquacious sophomore Nigel Hayes, in particular, to thank for it. On Saturday afternoon, though, it was a not-so-rare Denzel Valentine mix-up on an NCAA tourney transcript that received plenty of attention on social media. Valentine, as he has been multiple times throughout his Michigan State career, is referred to as “Denzel Washington” at least once on the transcript from the Spartans’ East Region final press conference. Understandable mistake.
Individual event winners were crowned on the second day of the Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships, which concluded with the conference announcing the All-Big Ten teams and postseason award winners.
Austin Darby has made a living out of making highlight-reel grabs during his Nebraska career. Need proof? All it takes is a simple “Austin Darby catch” Google search. Or, there’s the pair of catches the senior outfielder has made vs. No. 12 Texas this weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Darby left his feet to rob Texas of a run-scoring extra base hit in the second inning. Watch the highlight above. And, in Friday’s 3-1 win, there is the catch, too. Darby also made some noise with his bat, providing the game-winning hit in extra innings Saturday.
The NFL Draft is just over a month away, running from April 30-May 2 in Chicago. So, let’s take a look at how Big Ten teams have fared in the last 10 drafts, from 2005-2014. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s team-by-team NFL draft snapshots ] First up is Illinois, which may not have any selections in this year’s draft. The best bet to be picked figures to be safety Zane Petty. And he looks like a long shot. The Fighting Illini have produced some top talent in the last decade—thank you, Ron Zook—with five first-round selections. But Illinois had no
While a majority of us are still dealing with winter-like conditions, Tom Brady and family are enjoying a tropical vacation. [ MORE: Watch Michigan’s spring game at noon ET April 4 on BTN2Go ] The former Michigan quarterback and four-time Super Bowl winner isn’t just resting up and relaxing in the sun, though. No, he posted a video to Facebook that shows him jumping off a cliff and into a pool of water. Brady, probably realizing this wasn’t the smartest thing for a franchise player to do, included “Never doing that again! #AirBrady” in the text of the post. It’s
The college football world will get their first look at Jim Harbaugh’s Wolverines during the team’s spring game at noon ET Saturday, April 4. The game will air live on BTN/BTN2Go. Here’s the link to watch it on BTN2Go. Until next Saturday, there is the video in tweet above to get Michigan fans excited for some football. Michigan, which finished 5-7 in its final year under Brady Hoke in 2014, officially opens the 2015 season Thursday, Sept. 3 at Utah.
Just a season ago, also in the West Region final, Wisconsin and Arizona faced off. The Badgers emerged victorious in an overtime thriller. The two meet again tonight.
The Penn State men’s gymnastics team captured the 2015 Big Ten Championship at Rec Hall in University Park, Pa., on Friday. The Nittany Lions secured their third Big Ten title and first since 2008.
It was a jam-packed day of Big Ten softball Saturday afternoon, and you can catch up on all of the action in this post. Illinois 9, Indiana 6 – Game 1 Every Illini contributed offensively in the series opener, as eight batters collected hits to send Illinois to a 9-6 victory over Indiana in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. Read fightingillini.com’s recap. Illinois 9, Indiana 8 – Game 2 Illinois tied a season-high with 18 hits, just two off the all-time record, en route to taking a 9-8 walkoff win and sweeping a doubleheader Saturday. Allie Bauch went
At the University of Maryland, sustainability and smart growth are more than just academic. The institution is applying those principles to provide a brighter future for communities throughout the state — including the one that’s home to its main campus. Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth (NCSG) launched a program last year called the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS). This initiative matches coursework from different academic disciplines to economic, environmental and social challenges in cities throughout the state by combining the expertise of faculty and talents of UMD students. “The PALS program provides practical help for communities interested