Good news, Big Ten football fans! Tuesday marked 100 days until the college football season officially kicks off. The day is Thursday, Sept. 3, and a pair of Big Ten teams will be in action.
A Big Ten-record five teams made the 2015 NCAA Baseball Tournament, it was announced Monday afternoon. Watch the coaches' reactions to their draws inside.
Several months back, a photo went viral of of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh sporting a Michigan State Izzone shirt. Now, a new photo has surfaced of the Wolverines’ coach wearing some more Michigan State apparel. This time, it comes in the form of a Spartan hat. This photo was likely taken in the mid-’90s, when Harbaugh’s brother in law, current Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean, served as an assistant coach for the Spartans. My guess is that Harbaugh has since gotten rid of his Spartan gear. Either way, this is a fun photo to look back at that both
The Big Ten had a league-record five baseball teams selected Monday for the 2015 NCAA baseball tournament, led by overall No. 6 seed Illinois. Big Ten tournament champion Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, and Maryland also landed spots. Here is the full baseball tournament interactive bracket at NCAA.com, and here is the printable version of the bracket, too. And if you like to plan ahead, here’s more info on the College World Series. lllinois was selected as one of 16 teams to host a regional and earned the No. 6 overall seed, the highest in school history. Illinois is the No. 1
No. 3 Michigan held off No. 4 Maryland, 4-3, to claim the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament on Sunday at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins.
To say Big Ten teams have struggled with the bullpen doors at Target Field during the five-day Big Ten tourney is an understatement. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney page | Watch #BTNStandout plays ] It happened again in Sunday morning’s tourney final, as Michigan reliever Mac Lozer struggled to open the door on his way to entering the game vs. Maryland. Lozer and the Wolverines finally solved the door, but not until left fielder Kevin White came to the rescue. White, from his left field position, ran into the door, which unjammed it and allowed Lozer to run
Another day, another highlight-reel catch at the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tourney page | Watch #BTNStandout plays ] The latest entrant came via Michigan first baseman Carmen Benedetti on Sunday morning, and it might have been the best of the bunch. Not only did Benedetti’s catch occur in the Big Ten final, it came in incredible fashion, as he reached into the stands to retire Maryland in the top of the fifth inning. To no surprise, pitcher Brett Adcock loved the play, as well as the entire Michigan dugout. Watch the play in
Day 4 of the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament featured two outstanding games. In the first game of the day, No. 4 Maryland used a great pitching performance and timely hitting to get by No. 6 Indiana, 4-2. No. 3 Michigan followed that with an impressive 5-3 victory over No. 1 Illinois. The Terps and Wolverines will meet in Sunday’s Big Ten championship game at 2 p.m. ET on BTN. Get caught up on the first three days of the tournament here: Day 1 results/video | Day 2 results/video | Day 3 results/video. Also, don’t forget about our Big Ten
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.