Everyone in life—yes, even college basketball coaches--is always looking for a better situation. Why should college basketball players be any different? Maybe coaches need to do a better job of selling kids on remaining in their program.
Stewart Mandel released his way-too-early top 25 college football poll earlier this month, and now it’s time for another respected FOX Sports personality to do so. Bruce Feldman shared his list Monday, and, like Mandel, he has Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State included. Both put Michigan and Ohio State at No. 5 and No. 9, respectively. They disagree on Iowa and Michigan State, though, with Feldman placing Iowa at No. 14. See where Feldman ranks the Big Ten teams, plus get a portion of his team-by-team analysis, below. 5. Michigan: Jim Harbaugh won 10 games in his debut
With a nickname like “The Unicorn,” Mike Shawaryn has to be quite the talent. The Maryland starting pitcher is just that. Ask the hitters he’s aced, if you don’t believe it. Those hitters are batting .203 vs. the Maryland right-hander, and they’ve nearly struck out once per inning (.93 Ks per inning). His other 2016 stats look like this: 4-4, 3.33 ERA. We recently profiled Shawaryn, and you can watch the full feature in the video at the top of the post.
There was a terrific highlight in the Michigan State-Iowa baseball game Sunday. It saw Iowa 2B Mason McCoy sprinting in and diving to catch a batted ball that deflected off pitcher Ryan Erickson. Watch it in this post.
Time to reach into my Big Ten Mailbag. Can Michigan go 12-0? Is Iowa a national title contender? Will any true freshmen play for Nebraska in 2016? I look at those questions and others below. Let’s go! I think that Michigan can go 12-0 this season. Michigan isn’t deep at linebacker and along the defensive line. But the Wolverines are strong in the secondary, receiver, d-line and tight end spots. – Ben I am very high on Michigan, too. But, I’m not so sure the Wolverines will go 12-0. I could see Michigan going 10-2 or 9-3. The fact Jim
I do things different here at my shop. I do things my way and in my looks. Here I made a custom designed Iowa Hawkeyes inverted football helmet. Used a nice high gloss yellow and wide tapering black stripe. Oversized the black Hawkeyes decals. The number 11 is to signify the number of Big 10 conference titles that Iowa has won over the years. . . #iowahawkeyes #hawkeyefootball #hawkeyenation #backinblack #iowafootball #kinnick #kinnickstadium #custommade #customdesigned #badabing #badaboom #realestguyintheroom A post shared by JVince11 (@jvince11) on Apr 5, 2016 at 6:48pm PDT Our friends over at collegespun.com recently put together a
The Big Ten office announced the kickoff times for 2016 homecoming games Wednesday morning. See your team’s homecoming time, date and opponent below. ILLINOIS vs. Minnesota, noon ET Oct. 29 INDIANA vs. Nebraska, 3:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 15 IOWA vs. Northwestern, noon ET Oct. 1 MARYLAND vs. Purdue, 3:30 p.m. ET Oct. 1 MICHIGAN vs. Illinois, 3:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 22 MICHIGAN STATE vs. Northwestern, 3:30 p.m. ET Oct. 15 MINNESOTA vs. Rutgers, noon ET Oct. 22 NEBRASKA vs. Illinois, 3:30 p.m. ET Oct. 1 NORTHWESTERN vs. Indiana, noon ET Oct. 22 OHIO STATE vs. Rutgers, noon ET Oct. 1
There was huge news around Big Ten country today as BTN announced its 2016 Saturday primetime football schedule.
With spring practice in the books across the country, we continue to inch (slowly, mind you) closer toward the 2016 college football season. [ MORE: Follow @slmandel on Twitter ] It’s still three-plus months away, if you’re wondering, but you wouldn’t know it by the way-too-early top 25 polls, which actually started to come out immediately following the national championship game. Anyway, FOXSports.com’s Stewart Mandel released his early top 25 Monday, and it includes four Big Ten teams. Check out where Mandel places the Big Ten and get one sentence of his analysis below. 5. Michigan – Jim Harbaugh’s second
What can Iowa do for an encore to last year’s stunning success? The Hawkeyes raced to a school-record 12-0 start before losing their final two games of the season in falling in the Big Ten title tilt and the Rose Bowl. It will be difficult to top that this fall, but the schedule is built for success a season after having another favorable schedule. Here is a breakdown of Iowa’s 2016 schedule. Toughest non-conference game: vs. North Dakota State, Sept. 17. The battle for the Cy-Hawk trophy always is a humdinger. The proof: Kirk Ferentz is just 8-9 vs. the