The fifth-seed Purdue women’s tennis team took home the Big Ten tennis tournament crown Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, while the Illinois men upset No. 1 seed Ohio State to nab the men’s championship in Evanston, Ill. Read more about the winners in this post, plus find links to relieve the action.
Illinois softball used a disciplined approach at the plate to secure a 5-1 victory over No. 22 Michigan in eight innings at Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon. While the Illini lineup worked eight walks over the contest, the most issued by the UM pitching staff on the season, Illinois broke through for five runs in the top of the eighth to earn the win against the Big Ten-leading Wolverines, who entered the day with a 12-3 conference record. Watch our highlights from the game and read the full recap at FightingIllini.com.
Northwestern rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning but came up a run short in the end as the Wildcats dropped a 5-4 decision to Illinois Saturday afternoon at Rocky Miller Park. See the RECAP & BOX SCORE and check out our Saturday Big Ten baseball roundup, courtesy of BigTen.org in this post.
Be prepared to say good-bye to the old Bowl Championship Series system. Or, perhaps you feel more like uttering “good riddance.” Either way, get ready to say “hello” to a college football playoff.
Next stop on our Twitter Tips series: Northwestern. We’ve already featured seven schools (see them all here), but now it’s time to turn our attention to the guys who tweet about the Wildcats. Just as a refresher, this is a 12-installment series that spotlights every Big Ten institution. The goal is simple: to share some of our favorite school-specific Twitter accounts with our fans. With that out of the way, let’s get to the Northwestern handles.
The NFL draft starts at 8 p.m. ET Thursday with the first round, continues Friday with rounds two and three before finishing Saturday with the final four rounds. For Big Ten players, questions linger. Which one will be the first off the board? Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff? Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus? Someone else?
(AP) Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says BCS officials are narrowing the field of possible changes to college football’s postseason and the Rose Bowl is not standing in the way of progress.