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Stick Check: Big Ten openers a proud weekend for all 6 teams

In my weekly, season-long Stick Check feature covering Big Ten men’s lacrosse, I look at the results from opening play in the conference, one specific area of improvement for Ohio State, and Michigan’s overall athleticism. Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too. Conference powers hold serve The much-anticipated start to Big Ten lacrosse conference competition finally kicked off this past weekend. All of the ‘favorites’ prevailed. Hopkins withstood a four-goal Rutgers run in the third quarter to come back and win 9-7. Ohio State rebounded from a loss to

Video: Final Four court being built at Lucas Oil Stadium

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

Lacrosse notebook: Catch up on your Big Ten men's lacrosse teams

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

54 Big Ten student-athletes seek national titles at NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships

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.

Wolverines win Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships

Well, this was fun. Huge THANK YOU to all our fans and alums who came to Crisler tonight to cheer us on! #goblue pic.twitter.com/cERqolvyJo — Michigan Gymnastics (@umichwgym) March 22, 2015 Michigan earned the 2015 Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships title on Saturday, securing its 21st overall and second consecutive title. The Wolverines tallied 197.825 points en route to the team title, followed by Illinois in second place with 197.350. Nebraska finished in third with 196.875 points, Penn State placed fourth with 196.725 and Iowa rounded out the top five with 196.500 points. Michigan’s Nicole Artz won the beam with

Ohio State in first place entering final day of NCAA Wrestling Championships

Ohio State sits in first place heading into the final day of the 2015 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The Buckeyes currently have 86.5 points after Friday’s action, 13.5 points ahead of second-place Iowa. Penn State is in sixth place with 68 points, while Michigan (51), Minnesota (49) and Nebraska (49) round out the Big Ten teams in the top 10. The Buckeyes got a huge boost on Friday evening with victories from Nathan Tomasello (125), Logan Stieber (141) and Kyle Snyder (197). Iowa sophomore Cory Clark recorded a 7-5 win over Penn State’s Jimmy Gulibon to advance to the

Ohio State in first place after Session 2 of NCAA wrestling championships

Ohio State currently sits in first place after the opening day of the 2015 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. Ohio State tallied 23 points, two points ahead of second-place Iowa. Penn State sits in fourth place with 18.5 points, while Nebraska rounds out the Top 5 teams with 18 total points. Five Ohio State wrestlers advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championships. Three-time national champion Logan Stieber won by a technical fall and pin, while Big Ten champion Nathan Tomasello, redshirt freshman Bo Jordan, redshirt junior Kenny Courts and true freshman Kyle Snyder all went 2-0 in the