Big Ten softball’s regular-season champion Michigan and Northwestern play their NCAA Tournament openers on Friday. The Wolverines open at 4:30 p.m. ET in the Louisville regional against Kentucky, and yopu can find lot of good softball stuff on the team’s page at MGoBlue.com. Meanwhile, NUsports.com has you covered as the Wildcats face Texas in Austin regional Friday at 5 p.m. ET. The first-round regionals are double elimination and a great way to track all games is on the NCAA.com interactive bracket. The B1G Diamond Report show will cover both of these teams on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.
In the NCAA Womena’s Lacrosse Tournament quarterfinals Saturday night No. 2 seed Northwestern hosts No. 7 seed Duke at 8 p.m. ET on BTN and BTN2Go with Mike Wolf and Rob Coons calling the action. Also for the Big Ten, Penn State visits No. 1 seed Florida on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with a trip to the NCAA semifinals on the line. Click here for a full NCAA Tournament interactive bracket. And yes, they’re both on twitter – @NUlax and @GoPSUwlax
The Big Ten’s final remaining teams left in the 2012 Women’s Tennis Championships fell Thursday, as Michigan lost to reigning national champ Florida and Northwestern fell to Stanford. Catch up on all the action in this post and view the interactive NCAA bracket.
Who will be the best receiver in the Big Ten? It’s a difficult question. The position lost a lot of good talent after last season. How much?
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The Big Ten Conference announced the 2012 All-Big Ten Softball Teams on Wednesday afternoon, and five-time reigning champ Michigan dominated the honors. The Wolverines swept all of the individual laurels, with first baseman Amanda Chidester taking home Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. See all the teams and the superlative winners in this post.
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We are talking playoffs today. That’s correct, Jim Mora … playoffs. An honest-to-goodness playoff. Feel free to rub your eyes and shake your head.
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany and league athletic directors will meet today in Chicago to discuss a playoff, our colleague Teddy Greenstein from the Chicago Tribune writes. A four-team playoff appears imminent. But issues need to ironed out before a playoff can begin with the 2014 season. Chief among them: 1. How to pick the teams. 2. Where to play the games. In this post I look at that story and some others, including a few bowl tidbits in Tuesday’s Big Ten links (full archive here). Football news and lovely weather. Isn’t life good?