Tom Izzo has the Spartans back in the Final Four for the seventh time in his tenure. Of the seven trips to the final weekend, this one is the most surprising, Tom Dienhart writes.
Like all of the great rivalries, Michigan and Ohio State never seem to run out of jabs or ways to troll each other. [ MORE: Ohio State team schedule lists National Championship ] Urban Meyer and Ohio State call Michigan “That Team Up North,” and Brady Hoke referred to Ohio State as “Ohio” during his tenure in Ann Arbor. It’s all in good fun, and, in a weird way, it shows respect and enhances the rivalry. Funny thing is, often times, the rivalry is more fierce between the two fan bases and schools. The new College of Veterinary Medicine in
First, there was Tom Brady jumping off a cliff, and now there’s DeAndre Levy taking a walk on the wings of a biplane. [ MORE: Video: J.J. Watt sings about stadium food on tonight’s “New Girl” ] It’s safe to say two of the Big Ten’s top NFL players are enjoying their offseasons – not to mention scaring fans of their teams and schools. The former Wisconsin linebacker was recently in the Pacific Northwest, in Sequim, Washington, where he took a ride on a biplane. Levy, entering his seventh season with the Detroit Lions, was strapped in and standing on
You’ve seen J.J. Watt sacking quarterbacks and catching touchdown passes on TV, you’ve seen him dancing on TV, and you’ve seen him doing interviews on TV. [ MORE: Video: DeAndre Levy takes wing-walk on biplane ] Tuesday night, you’ll see Watt singing on TV. The former Wisconsin star and current Houston Texans’ all-world defensive end will guest star as himself on tonight’s “New Girl,” and the role includes singing about stadium food. “I’m fake bad-singing,” Watt says in the video above, “but I’m a bad singer anyway, so I fit right in.” The storyline, according to FOX, has Watt getting
In my weekly, season-long Stick Check feature covering Big Ten men’s lacrosse, I look at the results from opening play in the conference, one specific area of improvement for Ohio State, and Michigan’s overall athleticism. Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too. Conference powers hold serve The much-anticipated start to Big Ten lacrosse conference competition finally kicked off this past weekend. All of the ‘favorites’ prevailed. Hopkins withstood a four-goal Rutgers run in the third quarter to come back and win 9-7. Ohio State rebounded from a loss to
Iowa has seen a lot of success in the last 10 NFL drafts—especially along the trenches. And that success should continue in this year’s draft, set for April 30-May 2 in Chicago. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s team-by-team NFL draft snapshots ] Offensive tackle Brandon Scherff looks like a top-10 pick, joining fellow ex-Hawkeye blockers Riley Reiff and Bryan Bulaga as first-round picks in the last 10 years. (Robert Gallery was a first-rounder in 2004.) Defensive tackle Carl Davis also should be a hot commodity. And look for offensive tackle Andrew Donnal and defensive tackle Louis Trinca-Pasat likely to go
With both Wisconsin and Michigan State in the Final Four, BTN travels its studio team to Indianapolis for extensive coverage.
Final Four analyses is flying off Internet browsers faster than I can type this. You name it, it has been or will be analyzed in coming days. … Frank Kaminsky’s jumper … Branden Dawson’s attitude … Tom Izzo’s facial expressions. Here is a nice video from FOX Sports Live along those lines that looks at how the Badgers can be mighty Kentucky. The key Badger? It’s not Frank Kaminsky, so this video says. It’s Sam Dekker, right? Right. *** Michigan State has a tall task in its semifinal game vs. Duke. I think Branden Dawson hit it on the head
The Terrapins, winners of 28 straight games, took down Tennessee, 58-48, on Monday night and will play No. 1 overall seed Connecticut in the national semifinals on Sunday.
Wisconsin is in the Final Four for the second consecutive season. And just like last season, Kentucky awaits in the national semifinal. See how the Badgers made it to the Final Four inside.