Ezekiel Elliott produced one of the finest postseasons we’ll ever see en route to helping lead Ohio State to the inaugural College Football Playoff national title. In three games (Wisconsin, Alabama, Oregon), all against very strong defenses, the Ohio State running back produced a silly 696 yards and eight touchdowns on his way to claiming Offensive Player of the Game in the national semifinal and final. That’s an average of 232 yards and 2.7 touchdowns per game, and just as amazing was his consistency and durability, going for 220 yards vs. Wisconsin, 230 vs. Alabama, and, saving the best for
The court that this year’s Final Four will be played on is ready at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Will a Big Ten team be playing on that court on April 4? That is the million dollar question as the Sweet 16 round concludes tonight with both Wisconsin and Michigan State still playing for a spot in the Final Four. The Badgers defeated North Carolina last night and will advance to play Arizona in the Elite Eight. Michigan State is set to play Oklahoma tonight in a Sweet 16 matchup. The official NCAA March Madness Twitter feed, @marchmadness, posted an
They’ve arrived! The Ohio State football team received its national championship rings Friday. [ MORE: Watch the Ohio State spring game April 18 on BTN2Go ] And yes, as expected, they’re very impressive. Check out the ring design in the tweet above, courtesy of Ohio State wide receiver coach Zach Smith. The Buckeyes won the inaugural College Football Playoff title in January, this after dispatching No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and No. 2 Oregon in the title game. Ohio State, which hosts its spring game Saturday, April 18, opens its national title defense on Monday, Sept. 7 at
Thursday is here, which means it’s time to post my Big Ten men’s lacrosse notebook where I touch on each of the six men’s teams and look ahead to their respective weekends. Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too. No. 19 Johns Hopkins (3-5) Hopkins can’t seem to catch a break. The Blue Jays fell this past weekend to No. 8 Virginia by a final of 16-15 in overtime. The loss marks the second OT defeat for Hopkins, who also lost to Princeton in extra time by
The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center on the campus of the University of Iowa will play host to the 2015 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, which begins Thursday and concludes Saturday. Preliminary sessions begin at 11 a.m. CT each day, with nightly finals slated for 7 p.m. This year’s championships will feature 54 Big Ten student-athletes from nine different schools. Big Ten institutions have won 487 individual titles, including a conference-leading 167 crowns from Michigan student-athletes. Seven Big Ten squads are ranked in the top 25 of the latest national polls. Michigan appears at No. 5, followed by No.
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Ohio State’s spring football practice is underway as the Buckeyes prepare to build on their incredible 2014 national championship season. [MORE: Big Ten spring football dates ] Urban Meyer’s team posted a 14-1 record last season, including victories over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl and Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship game. As 2015 spring practice gets underway, several media members were on hand today at the Buckeyes’ practice facility, including ESPN.com’s Austin Ward. There, Ward tweeted out a photo of Ohio State’s 2015 schedule, which includes next year’s national championship game on the schedule. It also
Just reaching the Final Four is a big accomplishment, given the rigors, perils and cruelty of the one-and-done NCAA tourney format. It's unforgiving. One bad night ... and you're gone.
The folks over at For The Win do an outstanding job of catching some of the hottest sports trends and moments on social media. [ MORE: NCAA tourney Q&A with Stephen Bardo ] This past week, they put together four impressive graphics, which measure the top mentioned players, teams, games and moments during the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. According to Twitter, Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Michigan State’s Travis Trice were the No. 2 and 3 most mentioned players during the first four days of the tourney. Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter owned the No. 1 sport, while Kentucky
The inaugural season of Big Ten Lacrosse starts this week, and as we prepare for the conference-opening weekend, let’s take a look how the six women’s teams fared during non-conference action.