Big Ten women’s lacrosse fans were treated to a pair of incredible semifinal games on Friday. No. 2-seeded Penn State kicked off the action with an impressive 13-10 victory over No. 3 Northwestern. No. 4 Ohio State followed that up with a memorable 11-10 upset win over No. 1 and reigning national champ Maryland. With the victory, the Buckeyes captured their first-ever win over a top-ranked team in program history. OSU’s incredible win also snapped Maryland’s 27-game win streak. Penn State will take on Ohio State in the women’s Big Ten championship game at noon ET on Sunday. Catch up
Everyone knows that April Fools Day, April 1, is a day dedicated to playing practical jokes on others. Well, on Friday afternoon, the Twitterverse was introduced to a new, fictitious holiday known as “May Fools.” [ MORE: Cardale Jones’ 74-yard throw highlights OSU halftime contests ] It all started when Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones almost shut down the internet by tweeting out that he was leaving OSU to transfer to Akron as a “May Fools” joke. Of course, Jones, who led the Buckeyes to a national championship this past season, is expected to compete with Braxton Miller and J.T.
The Big Ten had three first-round picks last night to kick off the 2015 NFL Draft. That brings the Big Ten school’s total first-round picks to 57 in the last 11 drafts. Ohio State leads the way with 13 first-round picks, almost twice as many as No. 2 school Wisconsin which has had seven. On Thursday, Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff went No. 5 to the Redskins, Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes went No. 11 to the Vikings and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon went No. 15 to the Chargers. It is a bit of a surprise to see Illinois No.
Just three Big Ten schools had players picked in the opening round of the draft, with Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin being represented. When could other schools see their first player picked? Here is a look at the player most likely to be picked first (or next) from each Big Ten school over the next two days of the draft. You can track the draft at FoxSports.com. Illinois: TE Matt LaCosse, 7th round-FA Indiana: RB Tevin Coleman, 2nd-3rd round Iowa: DT Carl Davis, 2nd-3rd round Maryland: WR Stefon Diggs, 3rd-4th round Michigan: WR Devin Funchess, 3rd-4th round Michigan State: RB
The first day of the Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament is in the books. In the opening game of the evening, top-seeded Johns Hopkins scored the final four goals to top Penn State, 14-9. The second game saw No. 3-seeded Ohio State beat No. 2 Maryland by a final score of 9-6. The Buckeyes will take on the Blue Jays in the Big Ten men’s final at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday. Catch up on all of Thursday’s Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament action below. JOHNS HOPKINS 14, PENN STATE 9: RECAP | VIDEO Top-seeded Johns Hopkins used a four-goal
Three former Big Ten standouts were selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday night in Chicago, paced by former Iowa tackle Brandon Scherff (No. 5, Washington).
The opening day of the Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament featured two outstanding games. Northwestern started the day with an impressive 13-9 win over Michigan. Ohio State followed that up with a commanding 17-7 victory over Rutgers. The Wildcats will advance to Friday’s semifinals where they will take on Penn State at 5:30 ET. Ohio State will follow that with a semifinal matchup against Maryland. Catch up on all of Thursday’s Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament action below. NORTHWESTERN 13, MICHIGAN 9: RECAP | VIDEO Northwestern shook off a sloppy start and held off a pesky Michigan squad to claim
Now that we know who will be back for the 2015-16 season, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina combined to release a super-early power rankings.
No Big Ten school has produced defensive backs like Ohio State over the past 10 years. Since the 2005 draft, the Buckeyes have had 12 defensive backs taken with a league-high three of those coming in the first round–Donte Whitner in 2006; Malcolm Jenkins in 2009; Bradley Roby in 2014. Nebraska is right behind Ohio State with 11 picks, including two first-rounders: Prince Amukamara in 2011 and Fabian Washington in 2005. [MORE: Read all of our Big Ten NFL Draft coverage. ] The Big Ten has had 70 defensive backs picked, with 10 first-round selections, over the last 10 years. Michigan
The Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament starts tonight after Johns Hopkins earned the No. 1 seed last weekend. The inaugural tournament will be hosted by Maryland, the tourney’s No. 2 seed. The four-team field is round out by No. 3 seed Ohio State and No. 4 seed Penn State. Let’s have a look at each program headed into the tourney, and we’ll check in on Penn State and Rutgers, too. No. 16 Johns Hopkins (7-6, 4-1 Big Ten) The Blue Jays have now won three in a row, with none bigger than the victory over arch-rival Maryland. Down 10-9 entering the fourth