Spring football 2015 is in the books. It's never smart to put too much emphasis on what we see in the spring, but that doesn't mean we should highlight the best of the best performances.
This much is known: No team, in any sport, had a better month of April than the Illinois baseball team. [ MORE: View the latest Big Ten baseball standings ] The Illini, who clinched a perfect April by downing Southern Illinois on Tuesday night, finished the month 16-0, including 11-0 in Big Ten action. In all, Dan Hartleb’s team has won a program-record 18 consecutive games, the longest active streak in college baseball and the second-longest this season (24, Texas A&M). The games haven’t been all that close, either. Just check out the tweet above for all of the stats.
BTN.com Web Editor Sean Merriman teamed up with Senior Writer Tom Dienhart and Senior Web Editor Brent Yarina to create a list of the top three Big Ten NFL Draft prospects at each position.
Penn State has a reputation for producing linebackers, while Wisconsin has forged a legacy for churning out offensive linemen and running backs. But each school also has been proficient when it comes to having defensive linemen picked in the NFL draft.
Four Big Ten teams land in the latest Baseball America top 25 poll, headlined by white-hot and first place Illinois, at No. 8. Iowa comes in at No. 16, Maryland No. 21 and Ohio State enters the poll at No. 25.
When it comes to NFL quarterback production, the Big Ten has lagged. [ MORE: Get all of our NFL draft coverage ] How bad has it been? The league hasn’t had a signal-caller taken in the first round since Penn State’s Kerry Collins was tabbed by the Panthers in 1995 with the No. 5 pick. Many feel current Penn State rising junior Christian Hackenberg will end that drought when he comes out for the draft. No Big Ten quarterbacks figure to be drafted this year. Rutgers’ Gary Nova may be the league’s best hope. Northwestern’s Trevor Siemian also is gaining
Few sports have athletes who are more superstitious and goofy than baseball. It's a long season, there are a lot of games, and you see the same opponents several times a year.
With a 4-0 victory over No. 2 seed Ohio State, top-seeded Illinois claimed the 2015 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament Championship on Sunday afternoon at Illinois’ Atkins Tennis Center.
The Fighting Illini dominated the field at the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Golf Championship taking home the team title with a staggering 32-shot victory Sunday afternoon. All five Illinois golfers finished in the top 11 of the field. Freshman Nick Hardy finished 4-under par and earned co-medalist honors – becoming the fifth-straight year an Illini golfer closed the tournament on top of the tournament leaderboard. Junior Thomas Detry won the Les Bolstad award for the lowest season stroke average in the Big Ten this season. The victory is Illinois’ sixth Big Ten title in the past seven seasons. Read full
Coming off a season that saw Ohio State take home the national championship, the highlight of a successful 2014 bowl season, the Big Ten is not slowing down this spring season.