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Big Ten links: Countess, Sims' transfers, top 2015 storylines & more

This isn’t great news: Michigan CB Blake Countess will transfer and play his fifth season elsewhere. Mlive.com notes that Countess becomes the sixth player to transfer from Michigan’s program since Brady Hoke’s firing. Countess’ departure from the program comes two days after Michigan formally announced the addition of Stanford graduate transfer Wayne Lyons, a 6-foot-1 corner who is expected to compete for a starting job opposite presumed starter Jourdan Lewis this fall. *** Speaking of departures, Michigan State recently saw WR Andre Sims, Jr. bolt. Mlive.com says Sims was a projected reserve and an experienced option in the return game.

Some fun numbers behind annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The matchups are out for the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge, and now it’s time to look at some numbers from the event’s first 16 installments. [ MORE: Tom Dienhart ranks 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge games ] The most important number: The Big Ten, after losing the first 10 events, has not lost since 2008, going 4-0-2 during the span. A season ago, the Big Ten jumped out to a 6-1 lead en route to claiming an 8-6 series victory. Here are some more Big Ten/ACC Challenge numbers: Longest conference winning streak: Big Ten – 3 (2009-2011); ACC – 10 (1999-2008)

Photo: Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh featured on regional SI cover

We’re in the thick of NBA and NHL postseasons and baseball season is starting to hit its stride, however sports fan can never get enough football. It’s true, no matter the time of the year. The latest proof: Jim Harbaugh is featured on a regional Sports Illustrated cover this week. The cover includes a close-up shot of Harbaugh, wearing his Bo-inspired Michigan hat, a quote of his about enemies and the following text: “Michigan’s Coach Comes Home.” Harbaugh, of course, played quarterback at Michigan before enjoying a long NFL career and going on to become a coach. He’s been a

BTN LiveBIG: Wolverines team up to support fellow student-athletes' mental health

During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. Many student-athletes deal with emotional and mental-health problems due to the intense pressure of being top performers. They often remain silent about their struggles for the same reason. That was the case for both Kally Fayhee, former captain of the University of Michigan swim team, and Will Heininger, who played football for the Wolverines. But today, they’re sharing their experiences to support

Big Ten champ Michigan, three others make 2015 NCAA Softball Tournament

Four Big Ten teams were selected to the 2015 NCAA Softball Tournament, as announced on the NCAA Selection Show Sunday night. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern will represent the conference in this year’s bracket, which will get underway on Thursday with regional action. Michigan will host the Ann Arbor Regional as the No. 3 seed. Michigan advances to its 23rd NCAA Tournament, having appeared in every event since 1995. The Wolverines, who have advanced to 10 Women’s College World Series in program history, enter NCAA play having won the Big Ten