When Chris Ash arrived to help run the Ohio State defense as co-coordinator in 2014, he had an immediate impact—especially on the pass defense. [ MORE: A look at the West’s four biggest assistant hires ] Ash took over a defense that placed 112th in pass defense and 47th in total defense in 2013. In his first season, OSU’s defense ranked 19th nationally in total defense and 29th in pass defense. The Buckeyes also ranked fourth in the country with 24 interceptions en route to Big Ten, Sugar Bowl and national championships. In 2015, the Ohio State defense continued its
Students from Big Ten universities accounted for an impressive five out of 15 Churchill Scholars for 2016-2017. These students will travel to the United Kingdom this fall to study their academic disciplines for a year at the University of Cambridge’s Churchill College. Each academic year, the Churchill Scholars selects a few graduate-level students from throughout the United States who excel in mathematics, engineering or hard-sciences fields. The prestigious academic program was started more than a half-century ago by the legendary British statesman Winston Churchill, who requested the scholarship be set up through the foundation that bore his name. Here are
No. 2 Michigan registered a pair of early solo homers and broke out with four-run fifth inning to defeat No. 23 Notre Dame, 6-2, in the NCAA Regional championship game on Sunday afternoon in front of 2,523 fans at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field.
The Big Ten released the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket on Saturday.
Michigan advanced to the Ann Arbor Regional final with a commanding 6-0 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday. The Wolverines will take on Notre Dame in the regional final at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Big Ten fans were be treated to a full day of NCAA Softball Tournament action on Friday!
This weekend’s NCAA Softball Tournament games in the Ann Arbor regional will be streamed live on BTN2Go while select games will be broadcast live on BTN. We’ve got the links and the game info in this post. Coverage starts Friday with two games on BTN TV and BTN2Go. Notre Dame plays Miami (Ohio) at 4:30 p.m. ET in Game 1 before the tournament’s overall No. 2-seeded Michigan hosts Valparaiso at 7 p.m. Not near a TV? Use the links in the schedule below to watch any of the games live and for free on BTN2Go. Saturday’s games start at noon and all
Everyone in life—yes, even college basketball coaches--is always looking for a better situation. Why should college basketball players be any different? Maybe coaches need to do a better job of selling kids on remaining in their program.
Stewart Mandel released his way-too-early top 25 college football poll earlier this month, and now it’s time for another respected FOX Sports personality to do so. Bruce Feldman shared his list Monday, and, like Mandel, he has Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State included. Both put Michigan and Ohio State at No. 5 and No. 9, respectively. They disagree on Iowa and Michigan State, though, with Feldman placing Iowa at No. 14. See where Feldman ranks the Big Ten teams, plus get a portion of his team-by-team analysis, below. 5. Michigan: Jim Harbaugh won 10 games in his debut
Six Big Ten softball teams made the NCAA tournament, it was announced late Sunday night. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Big Ten regular season champ Michigan highlights the Big Ten participants, earning the No. 2 national seed and hosting the Ann Arbor Regional. Illinois, Big Ten tournament champ Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern and Ohio State round out the Big Ten contingent. See how Big Ten teams celebrated the good news in the tweets below. WE'RE IN!!!!!!! #Illini #D1softball #RoadtoWCWS pic.twitter.com/erfbqwt7N5 — Illini Softball (@IlliniSB) May 16, 2016 Wolverines will host Valpo, Notre Dame, Miami (OH) in the