Tom Crean announced Wednesday that sophomore guard Stanford Robinson has requested a release from his athletic scholarship to transfer to an institution closer to his home where he can earn more playing time. Robinson will continue to have use of the team’s facilities and academic support during his remaining time at IU. “I respect Stan’s desire to contribute more on the court and understand that the opportunity to play closer to your family is something he would like to have happen,” said IU Coach Tom Crean. “I think he has grown a great deal and matured in the two years
The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday recognized a total of 735 winter sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team.
In case you didn’t already have an inkling of Tom Izzo’s greatness in March, this story should seal the deal for you: He’s the best coach in modern NCAA tourney history. Period. And, it’s not even close. The story on FiveThirtyEight.com has some great numbers and data to back up the premise of Izzo’s March greatness. You should be impressed and feel the urge to get a “Tom Izzo Is Awesome” tattoo after reading it. *** There’s this: Yogi Ferrell recently said “Thank you” to Indiana fans on Instagram. Talk amongst yourselves. *** The gang at InsideNU.com recently discussed who
Ohio State’s spring football practice is underway as the Buckeyes prepare to build on their incredible 2014 national championship season. [MORE: Big Ten spring football dates ] Urban Meyer’s team posted a 14-1 record last season, including victories over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship game. As 2015 spring practice gets underway, several media members were on hand today at the Buckeyes’ practice facility, including ESPN.com’s Austin Ward. There, Ward tweeted out a photo of Ohio State’s 2015 schedule, which includes next year’s national championship game on the schedule. It also
Just reaching the Final Four is a big accomplishment, given the rigors, perils and cruelty of the one-and-done NCAA tourney format. It's unforgiving. One bad night ... and you're gone.
This is cool: Wisconsin's "Frank the Tank" met Hollywood's "Frank the Tank" on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He even interviewed the actor for Access Hollywood.
The folks over at For The Win do an outstanding job of catching some of the hottest sports trends and moments on social media. [ MORE: NCAA tourney Q&A with Stephen Bardo ] This past week, they put together four impressive graphics, which measure the top mentioned players, teams, games and moments during the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. According to Twitter, Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Michigan State’s Travis Trice were the No. 2 and 3 most mentioned players during the first four days of the tourney. Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter owned the No. 1 sport, while Kentucky
The inaugural season of Big Ten Lacrosse starts this week, and as we prepare for the conference-opening weekend, let’s take a look how the six women’s teams fared during non-conference action.
Each Tuesday of the Big Ten men’s lacrosse season, I’ll check in on the top stories from around the conference. This week I examine Maryland’s big win, Johns Hopkins’ NCAA tourney hopes, and the beginning of Big Ten play. Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too. Let’s go. Maryland scores a big one With all due respect to Ohio State’s strong win over Denver the Terrapins scored the biggest out of conference takedown when they knocked off then second-ranked North Carolina of the ACC on Saturday in California.
After beating Princeton, Maryland celebrates w/ cutout of President Barack Obama… and he has a new jersey to wear. http://t.co/svZxHqYEcG — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 24, 2015 President Barack Obama picked Princeton to upset Big Ten regular season and postseason champ Maryland in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament. [ MORE: NCAA tourney bracket ] To be fair, the President almost had to make the pick, because his niece, Leslie Robinson, is a freshman on Princeton. The Terrapins were well aware of Obama’s selection, so they had some fun in the locker room after busting the President’s bracket with