Fresh off its first regional championship, Illinois eyes its first Super Regional championship and College World Series berth. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tournament bracket ] The Illini are two wins away from Omaha, home of the College World Series, and only Vanderbilt, the reigning national champ, stands in the way. The good news: Illinois hosts the best-of-three series at Illinois Field, where it is a program-best 25-2 and has rattled off 19 consecutive victories, the longest active streak in NCAA. Things get started with Game 1 at 8 p.m. ET. In Super Regional history, the first game has
he college football season is still a good three months away, but that isn't stopping publications from releasing their 2015 previews. Athlon Sports posted their picks Thursday.
The final week before all-out Big Ten action typically features a less-than-stellar slate of games, and this year will be no different.
As it had been rumored, the Big Ten is changing the format of its annual football media days in an attempt to better facilitate media coverage. See all of the details inside!
The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014-15 academic year. These standouts were chosen from a group of more than 350 students honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship. One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree, and two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected from each institution. All of the Sportsmanship Award winners have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these honorees must be in good academic standing and
Not a lot of “wow” factor in Week 3, with Nebraska’s trip to Miami (Fla.) earning top billing. These programs twice battled for the national title, after the 1983 and 1994 seasons. Alas, neither program is of that ilk at the moment—no Tom Osborne, no Howard Schnellenberger, no Dennis Erickson … no legit national title dreams. Still, it will be a fun trip to south Florida for the Cornhuskers, who can send a message with a convincing win under first-year coach Mike Riley. [ MORE: Get all of Tom Dienhart’s Big Ten football coverage ] Pitt’s trip to Iowa will
After an exciting comeback victory over UCLA to advance to the Final Four, Fighting Illini Men’s Golf fell to USC in the Semifinal round of Match Play at the 2015 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. The Trojans took the match 3-1-1 to advance to the Final round. The Illini have qualified for NCAAs in each of the past eight seasons, and conclude this year with eight tournament victories, the most for any Illini team in program history. “We had probably the greatest season in Illinois Golf history this year,” head coach Mike Small said. “We finished second here two years ago,
The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced Tuesday the names on the 2016 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
The second weekend is highlighted by Oregon’s trip to Michigan State. And Minnesota’s junket to Colorado State drips with intrigue. We also have a rivalry, with Iowa going to Iowa State in a battle for the Cy-Hawk trophy. [ MORE: Get all of Tom Dienhart’s Big Ten football coverage ] The visit to Ames, Iowa, to play Iowa State never is easy for the Hawkeyes. In fact, the Cyclones have been a burr under Kirk Ferentz’s saddle since he got the job in 1999. How bad has it been? Ferentz is just 7-9 vs. Iowa State. Maryland needs to be
If the college baseball world didn't believe before, it has to following NCAA regional action. The Big Ten can play baseball, there's no doubt about it.