The phrase “Gran Fondo,” which means “big ride” in Italian, has been applied to mass-participation cycling events all over the world. But when it comes to impact, bike rides don’t get much bigger than the one Michigan State will be holding tomorrow. The MSU Gran Fondo started in 2013 as a collaboration between cycling enthusiasts in Western Michigan and the university’s College of Human Medicine. The third-annual event happening this weekend will start and end in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. Multiple routes are available to accommodate riders of varying skill levels, groups and families, and distances range from as few
There’s offense, defense … and special teams, the often overlooked aspect of football. But, special teams can be the narrow difference between winning and losing. Here's a look at the Big Ten East units.
It should be another strong season for the Big Ten. Fresh off the conference's first national title since 2002, the Big Ten boasts a bevy of top-end talent. One look at Athlon Sports' All-America Team proves that.
Tuesday brought the second and final day of Fox Sports’ draft of the best players in college football. If you missed it Monday, Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman decided to draft mythical teams, consisting of 25 players (11 offensive starters, 11 defensive starters, backup quarterback, kicker & punter), and put the final rosters to a vote. Michigan State center Jack Allen and Ohio State safety Vonn Bell and guard Pat Elflein were taken on Day 2, after seven Big Ten players were selected on Day 1. This draft, from a Big Ten perspective, was all about Big Ten East powers
The 2015 NBA Draft is Thursday night. Before NBA commissioner Adam Silver takes the stage to announce the first pick in Brooklyn, it's time to take a look back at recent drafts.
This is the last line of defense, the one remaining obstacle between an offense and paydirt, and the Big Ten East figures to feature some very talented defensive backfields.
The linebacking corps in the Big Ten East are measured by Ohio State’s unit, which teems with athletic ability and talent. Is young Buckeye Darron Lee the top linebacker in the Big Ten? Maybe.
With the 2015 NBA Draft set to take place one week from today, it's time to have some drafting fun.
This is one of the most glorious Saturdays of the year. It’s rivalry week, with eclectic trophies up for grabs—and maybe some division titles and bowl bids.
The NBA Draft is eight days away, which means teams are finalizing their draft boards leading up to the big event. [ MORE: Big Ten’s best value NBA Draft picks over last 20 years ] Several former Big Ten stars are expected to be selected early on in this year’s draft. ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford recently released his two-round NBA Mock Draft 7.0, which features four Big Ten names. The first Big Ten name Ford has coming off the board is former Ohio State standout D’Angelo Russell, who he has going No. 4 overall to the New York Knicks.