Just hours before the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft, the experts’ final mock drafts are out. To no surprise, the experts still like Illinois closer Tyler Jay. BaseballAmerica.com and MLB.com each has Jay going No. 6, while ESPN.com pegs the left-hander to go No. 9. The Big Ten has had a first-round pick in two of the last three drafts, in Purdue’s Kevin Plawecki (2012) and Indiana’s Kyle Schwarber (2014) The first round is at 7 p.m. ET Monday night. Click the links below to view the publications’ full mock drafts. BaseballAmerica.com No. 6 to Minnesota ESPN.com No. 9 to
Tyler Jay has had no trouble racking up the saves in a standout season. Now, the closer will look to save Illinois' historic season.
Week 5 features just one non-conference game, with Penn State hosting Army, and the Big Ten's first bye of the season (Rutgers).
It’s only June, but the rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State is in midseason form. To wit: Ohio State WR coach Zach Smith fired back at Michigan via Twitter over a recruiting graphic. See the tweet above. [ MORE: Ohio State vet school adds Michigan fire hydrant ] Cleveland.com says the point made by the graphic, aimed at recruits, was that Michigan receivers coach and passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch has more coaching experience, previously coached in the NFL for more than a decade, has been an offensive coordinator while Smith has not, and has coached more players who have
In the ever-hyper climate of sensitivity to injury, the Pac-12 is doing something unique by using injury spotters during football games. This report from the Associated Press says injury spotters will closely watch every play and have the ability to rewind, pause, zoom and change camera angles to evaluate players for possible injuries. The spotters will be able to directly communicate with coaches and medical staff. What league will be next? *** Nebraska has named its captains for 2015. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong, wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp and offensive tackle Alex Lewis were elected from the offense. Defensive end Jack Gangwish,
From the cornfields of Nebraska to the vineyards — yes, vineyards — of New Jersey, agriculture is big business in B1G country. So it’s appropriate that Big Ten students will be serving as National Collegiate Agriculture Ambassadors through the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization. The National FFA Organization is committed to providing support to students who want to pursue a career in the broad field of agriculture, which includes biology, chemistry, veterinary science and engineering in addition to traditional farming. It created the Agriculture Ambassadors program for college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students who want to promote
Sunday's Illinois-Vanderbilt Super Regional game two was postponed due to severe weather in Champaign and rescheduled for Monday (June 8) at 3 p.m. CT.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and in the case of the University of Wisconsin’s Cool Science Image Contest, some of those words are going to be a bit lengthier than usual. The university launched this event four years ago with two goals in mind: showcase the artistry of scientific work, and educate the entire student body and faculty on important concepts in various technical, complex disciplines. Judges whittled the 115 submissions in this year’s competition down to a dozen winners — 11 still images and one video — to highlight the marriage of scientific imaging, art and science
Reigning national champ Vanderbilt downed Illinois, 13-0, in Game 1 of the Champaign Super Regional on Saturday night. Illinois will look to stave off elimination at 9 p.m. ET Sunday.
Penn State fans should love the name LaVar Arrington is going to name his fourth child. The former star Penn State linebacker recently announced on Instagram that he will name his daughter Penn.