Former Michigan State football and baseball star Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, FOX Sports Detroit announced Tuesday.
The Big Ten spring football season came to a close late Saturday afternoon, meaning it's time to start counting down the days to the 2015 season openers.
The Big Ten put the finishing touches on spring football over the weekend with Rutgers, Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin playing games. Here are some things I learned.
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
Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes have been best friends, high school teammates, college rivals and Big Ten stars. In a few days, they'll add NFL draft picks to the list.
And, that's a wrap. Saturday featured the Big Ten's last three spring football games of the year. Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin were in action on the final Saturday of the Big Ten spring season.
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.
Mark Dantonio and Michigan State like to have fun at the team's annual spring game. The Spartans wasted no time Saturday at Spartan Stadium.
Welcome to Big Ten softball, Lea Foerster! [ MORE: Check out other #BTNStandout plays ] The Spartans’ freshman outfielder turned heads with an outstanding diving catch on Friday against Indiana. It all happened with two outs in the third inning, and Indiana holding onto a 7-4 lead over MSU. Foerster tracked down a ball hit to deep left, laid out and made an incredible catch. Check it out on top of this post.
When it comes to the NFL Draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. are the two biggest names in the game. So, what better than a head-to-head mock draft with the two ESPN NFL gurus? [ MORE: Where could Big Ten’s top prospects call home? ] That’s exactly what happened as McShay and Kiper recently got together and took part in a mock draft where they alternated picks, with no trades allowed. A total of 15 Big Ten players were selected in this three-round mock draft, highlighted by five selections in the first round. Iowa’s Brandon Scherff was the