The No. 3-ranked University of Michigan softball team rallied from an early deficit and staved off a late comeback to knock off No. 14 Georgia, 7-6, and claim an NCAA Super Regional sweep on Friday evening in front of 2,582 fans at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. With the victory — their 24th in a row — the Wolverines advanced to the Women’s College World Series for the 11th time in program history and second time in three seasons. Senior LHP Haylie Wagner (22-2) earned the victory in relief, striking out six while allowing three runs — two
It’s been a long road back for Derrick Walton. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section! ] The other Michigan guard who missed much of last season, along with preseason first All-Big Ten honoree Caris LeVert, is doing things he couldn’t do for the last several months. For example, cutting and dunking. Walton, who missed Michigan’s final 12 games with a right foot injury, proved just how healthy he is in the videos posted above and below. Looking good! Walton’s return, along with LeVert’s, will bolster an already deep and talented Michigan backcourt.
No. 3 Michigan used a couple big innings, including a four-run first, to claim a 10-3 decision against No. 14 Georgia in its NCAA Super Regional opener on Friday evening in front of 2,136 fans at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] The win gives the Wolverines a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series. The teams will square off again at 6 p.m. ET Friday on ESPNU. If a third game is necessary, it will be televised on ESPN at 9 p.m. Sophomore RHP Megan Betsa (30-4) recorded her third
ROSEMONT, Ill. – A global education experience. That’s a mouthful. And that’s also the goal of Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany for every student-athlete. Live it, learn it, know it. A procession of league athletic directors paraded in front of the media the last two days at the Big Ten’s headquarters and was peppered with myriad questions. What’s going on with the upcoming TV contract negotiations? Are there too many hoops games? Did the College Football Playoff work? Is the graduate transfer rule flawed? [ MORE: Grad transfer rule comes under scrutiny at AD meetings ] And on it went,
ROSEMONT, Ill. — During the recent meeting of Big Ten athletic directors, many topics were discussed. And one of the more prominent issues was that of graduate transfers. [ MORE: Q&A: Ohio State AD Gene Smith touches on several hot topics ] Is the concept working as intended? It’s a unique rule that has become a major part of the college sports landscape in recent years. A player earns his degree and still has a year of eligibility left. He then has the option to transfer to finish his athletic eligibility at another school. The catch: The athlete must be
Jackson Glines made one of those catches you’ll be seeing replays of every year at the Big Ten tournament. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney page | Watch #BTNStandout plays ] In the top of the first inning of the opening game of the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament at Target Field, the Michigan center fielder sprinted back toward the wall and left his feet to make an all-out diving grab to rob Indiana’s Nick Ramos of extra bases. The Indiana-Michigan winner plays the No. 2 Iowa-No. 7 Ohio State victor at 6 p.m. ET Thursday, while the losers
The 2015 Big Ten baseball season has been filled with plenty of outstanding moments. [ MORE: Check out other #BTNStandout plays ] Fans have been treated to everything from diving catches to over-the-shoulder grabs. With the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament set to kick off Wednesday morning at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, we decided to hit the rewind button and take a look back at our 10 favorite plays from the season. Of course, we weren’t able to capture every play that happened, but these are the 10 plays from this season that really stood out to
The Big Ten on Tuesday announced the 2015 Baseball All-Big Ten teams and individual award winners, as selected by the conference coaches.
The 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament opens Wednesday morning at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] Eight teams made the five-day, double-elimination tourney, which can feature as many as 15 games. Find out how to watch every game. Big Ten regular-season champ and No. 1 seed Illinois, which has won a program-record 26 consecutive games, and back-to-back tourney champ and No. 6 seed Indiana highlight a loaded field. Before the action starts Wednesday, here’s a look at my favorite uniforms that we could see over the five-day event in
No. 3 Michigan posted several big innings, including a five-run first inning, to clinch its fourth straight NCAA Regional crown with a 10-3 decision over Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tourney bracket ] The Wolverines (54-6) will host Georgia, the winner of the Athens Regional, in a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional next weekend at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. Game dates and times will be announced when finalized by the NCAA. Michigan exploded for 12 hits as eight different Wolverine players tallied at least one base knock, including three with multiple hits. Freshman