One of the more impressive recent Big Ten streaks came to an end early Friday morning. [ MORE: FightingIllini.com: Relive Illinois’ winning streak ] With its 2-1 loss to Maryland in the second day of the Big Ten baseball tournament, Illinois had its Big Ten-record 27-game winning streak snapped. The streak started at 4:21 p.m. ET March 30, following the final out of a 13-9 win at Michigan State, and it lasted until 1:42 a.m. ET May 22, when Maryland closed out the Illini. Here’s a look at some fun numbers behind Illinois’ unforgettable 27-game streak. 3 – Months the
Steve Snapp, a member of the Ohio State Department of Athletics from July of 1973 through July of 2011 died Thursday. He was 69. During his career, Snapp worked more than 30 bowl games, traveled to two men’s Final Fours with the Buckeyes and helped promote countless individual award candidates, including four Heisman Trophy winners. Additionally, he initiated the jersey retirement system to recognize former Ohio State athletes. Snapp won several national awards for his media guides and feature writing efforts. Snapp graduated from The Ohio State University in 1973 with a B.A. in journalism. As a senior, he worked
Bone-regeneration technology is not exactly new — just ask anyone unlucky enough to have needed extensive dental work in recent years. But at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Dr. Aliasger Salem and his research team at the Salem Lab have made significant strides in this area, which could expand it far beyond its current application in advanced dentistry. Salem and his team have been developing what they believe to be a safer — and eventually, less-expensive — approach to bone regeneration. Traditionally, this work has been done by applying a patch of porous material (which allows cells to
No. 3 Michigan used a couple big innings, including a four-run first, to claim a 10-3 decision against No. 14 Georgia in its NCAA Super Regional opener on Friday evening in front of 2,136 fans at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] The win gives the Wolverines a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series. The teams will square off again at 6 p.m. ET Friday on ESPNU. If a third game is necessary, it will be televised on ESPN at 9 p.m. Sophomore RHP Megan Betsa (30-4) recorded her third
The first two days of the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament have left little to be desired in the big-play department. Relive our favorite plays from Thursday's day full of games inside.
Maryland freshman Kevin Biondic earned himself a #BTNStandout vote after making an outstanding play in Thursday night’s Big Ten Tournament game against No. 1-seeded Illinois. [ MORE: Watch more #BTNStandout plays ] Holding onto a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning with no outs, Biondic robbed Illinois’ David Kerian of what looked like a sure-bet hit into right field. “That’s a play that can win a team a Big Ten Tournament,” said BTN’s Kevin Kugler following the grab. The incredible play stopped Illinois from getting a lead runner on base, and in return, Maryland held the Illini
Day 2 of the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament was filled with excitement, highlighted by Maryland's 2-1 win over Illinois, which put an end to the Fighting Illini's 27-game winning streak.
Surely, you’ve seen the Derek Jeter play where he makes the catch in foul territory and flies into the stands. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney page | Watch #BTNStandout plays ] Michigan State third baseman Mark Weist made a Jeter-esque play Thursday afternoon in the Big Ten tournament. Only, Weist’s marked the final out of the game. In an elimination game, to boot. With two outs in the top of the ninth inning, moments after the Spartans erupted for six runs in the bottom of the eighth to take the lead, Weist tracked a fly ball to his
Ryan Krill had a dozen home runs entering Thursday afternoon’s elimination game in the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney page | Watch #BTNStandout plays ] No. 13 was the biggest, and arguably longest, of the season. Krill demolished a go-ahead grand slam to deep right field in the bottom of the eighth inning to help No. 5 Michigan State rally past No. 8 Nebraska, 9-7. The blast, Michigan State’s first grand slam of the season, was part of a six-run eighth that saw the Spartans erase a four-deficit. Watch the video above or
Wednesday night was all about David Letterman, and for good reason. It was the final “Late Show with David Letterman,” this after two-plus decades of making America laugh every weeknight at 11:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Taking Letterman’s place, of course, will be Stephen Colbert, a 1986 graduate of Northwestern’s School of Communication. Well, on the final show, before saying good-bye for one last time, Letterman wished the Northwestern grad the best of luck. “I’m very excited,” said Letterman in the video above about Colbert. “I think he’s going to do a wonderful job, and I wish Stephen and his