Michigan shut out in-state rival Michigan State 10-0 in a Big Ten softball game on Wednesday at Ole College Field. However, this wasn’t any ordinary college softball game. Michigan sophomore pitcher Megan Betsa struck out six MSU batters on her way to pitching a no-hitter against the Spartans. Betsa (18-4) allowed one walk on her way to completing her second collegiate no-hitter. The Wolverines return home for their next five games, kicking off the homestand with a three-game weekend set against Indiana, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday.
This week, the 14 Big Ten football coaches and a player from each team are fielding questions from reporters around the country. On Wednesday, reporters spoke with West Division coaches and players. Check back on Thursday to hear from players and coaches from the East Division. Illinois: Tim Beckman and Wes Lunt Indiana: Kevin Wilson and Jason Spriggs Iowa: Kirk Ferentz and Drew Ott Maryland: Randy Edsall and Andrew Zeller Michigan: Jim Harbaugh and Joe Bolden Michigan State: Mark Dantonio and Shilique Calhoun Minnesota: Jerry Kill and Briean Boddy-Calhoun Nebraska: Mike Riley and Jordan Westerkamp Northwestern: Pat Fitzgerald and
Maybe now Nik Stauskas will invest in a car. The former Michigan star and 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year found his house "popcorned" following the Sacramento Kings' home finale Monday night.
The stars come out on MLB Opening Day, and they don't shine much brighter than Tom Brady, who threw out the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox home opener. Watch it inside.
For nearly 70 years now, the Fulbright Program has given scholarships, international exposure and professional opportunities to some of the brightest minds among university students and faculty the world over. Historically, the Big Ten Conference has been well represented among Fulbright Scholars and Students, and this year is no exception. Five Big Ten universities had six faculty members apiece among U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 2014-5, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, which placed them in a tie for fifth-place among all U.S. research institutions. Additionally, eight Big Ten member schools landed in the top 25 for U.S. Fulbright Students
Just because the 2014-15 college basketball season is in the books, that doesn't mean the excitement surrounding college basketball is over.
Digging through my mail bag, looking for questions and queries to answer with spring football in full gear and basketball now in our rear-view mirror. Keep those cards and letters coming.
Big Ten lacrosse season is here, and BTN has you covered! Every week, our Big Ten Network lacrosse Twitter handle, @BTNLax, will be tweeting out individual team reports. Six teams make up the Big Ten men’s lacrosse conference: Ohio State, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Michigan, Rutgers and Penn State. Check out our BTN2Go page to see when you can watch Big Ten lacrosse action on our user-friendly mobile app! Here is a look at our men’s lacrosse team reports from this week. OHIO STATE JOHNS HOPKINS MARYLAND MICHIGAN RUTGERS PENN STATE Make sure to follow us on Twitter, @BTNLax, and then
The NFL Draft is just three weeks away, which means experts are putting the final touches on their 2015 mock drafts. ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. recently released his 4.0 mock draft, which features five Big Ten players in the first round. The first Big Ten star Kiper Jr. projects to be off the board is Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff, who he has going No. 6 overall to the New York Jets. “The new threats in the passing game are nice, but given the QB options on the roster, this team needs to be able to run
With the men’s basketball season in the books, BTN.com asked a writer from every school for his/her team’s player to watch in 2015-16. See all of the writers’ picks inside.