Michigan gave its Big Ten title hopes a big boost in Sunday’s 79-70 victory over rival Michigan State. The win put the Wolverines in sole possession of first place, with four games to play, and clinched the series sweep over their rivals. A few Michigan fans are so confident in their team that they brought a 2014 Big Ten champions banner to the game. Maybe in another week or so, guys! See the photo in this post.
Minnesota claimed its third consecutive Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship Saturday night, dominating the four-day meet. The Gophers finished with a score of 760 points while Indiana was a strong second with 649 points. Penn State was third with 484 points and Ohio State was fourth with 374.
Just about a year ago, Brady Hoke made headlines by saying Notre Dame was “chickening out of” its football rivalry with Michigan. Hoke made the comment last offseason while speaking to a group of Michigan alumni in Grand Rapids, Mich. Why are we bringing it up again, you ask?
There is a movement afoot to unionize Northwestern football players, with on-going hearings taking place on the subject in Chicago.
There were two exciting Big Ten hockey games on Friday night. Penn State notched a memorable 5-4 upset win over Michigan in the first game of the night. No. 8 Wisconsin followed with an impressive 5-2 victory over Michigan State. Catch up on all the stats, scores and highlights in this post.
It was just last week when I released my team-by-team breakdown of who would make the Mount Rushmore of Big Ten basketball players.
If you haven’t already made an appointment for the psychiatrist’s couch, do so. The craziness that is 2014 Big Ten basketball continues with plenty more to come. Keep that straightjacket handy.