Big Monday for the Big Ten. When commish Jim Delany went to bed last night, his league had two Final Four teams for the first time since 2005. (This after Ohio State won the football national title.) Wisconsin punched its second ticket in a row to the Final Four on Saturday with a win vs. Arizona. Up next: No. 1 Kentucky, which is chasing history with a 38-0 mark. The Wildcats beat the Badgers by one point in the Final Four last year. But Wisconsin could upset Kentucky this time around. How? Two reasons: Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky. ***
Russell Wilson is a very good athlete. The former Wisconsin quarterback and current NFL star hit a home run while participating in Texas Rangers' workouts Saturday.
The NFL Draft is just over a month away, running from April 30-May 2 in Chicago. So, let’s take a look at how Big Ten teams have fared in the last 10 drafts, from 2005-2014. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s team-by-team NFL draft snapshots ] First up is Illinois, which may not have any selections in this year’s draft. The best bet to be picked figures to be safety Zane Petty. And he looks like a long shot. The Fighting Illini have produced some top talent in the last decade—thank you, Ron Zook—with five first-round selections. But Illinois had no
While a majority of us are still dealing with winter-like conditions, Tom Brady and family are enjoying a tropical vacation. [ MORE: Watch Michigan’s spring game at noon ET April 4 on BTN2Go ] The former Michigan quarterback and four-time Super Bowl winner isn’t just resting up and relaxing in the sun, though. No, he posted a video to Facebook that shows him jumping off a cliff and into a pool of water. Brady, probably realizing this wasn’t the smartest thing for a franchise player to do, included “Never doing that again! #AirBrady” in the text of the post. It’s
The college football world will get their first look at Jim Harbaugh’s Wolverines during the team’s spring game at noon ET Saturday, April 4. The game will air live on BTN/BTN2Go. Here’s the link to watch it on BTN2Go. Until next Saturday, there is the video in tweet above to get Michigan fans excited for some football. Michigan, which finished 5-7 in its final year under Brady Hoke in 2014, officially opens the 2015 season Thursday, Sept. 3 at Utah.
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
This is a great time of year, with March Madness in full swing and spring football rolling. So, it’s a good time to reach into my mail bag. Here we go! Do you think Michigan State can win the national title? – Richard Cobb You have to like the Spartans’ chances to at least reach the Final Four for the first time since 2010. Tom Izzo’s team is playing well, winning six of its last seven games. And the lone loss was an overtime defeat to Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship tilt. Michigan State is deep and motivated. If
We have another “man bites dog story” with news of Michigan center Jack Miller giving up football because of his long-term health concerns. Good for Miller for considering his future. Wonder how many more stories like this we’ll hear the next 2-4 years? *** This was something Ohio State fans didn’t want to hear: Braxton Miller may have committed an NCAA violation with a potential endorsement photo he posted on his Instagram account. Miller posted a photo of himself with a local trainer he has been working with next to nutritional products. Miller also had links on his Instagram page
Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock won’t be back with the Hawkeyes. The 6-3, 208-pound senior will be immediately eligible wherever he lands after he graduates in the spring. Speculation surrounding Rudock transferring had been growing since Kirk Ferentz announced that C.J. Beathard would be the No. 1 quarterback when spring drills opened. Rudock will have one season of eligibility left, and there are rumors that he has already visited Michigan. With Rudock gone, the backup quarterback spot will become a situation to watch. Redshirt freshman Tyler Wiegers is slated to be the No. 2 man. Behind him would be incoming freshmen
It is no secret that Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh is quite a rock star on social media. In fact, the Wolverines’ head coach recently took to Twitter and threw out a complimentary tweet to Madonna, who is a Michigan native. [ MORE: Tune into Michigan’s Spring Football Game at noon ET on April 4 ] Harbaugh’s tweet is referring to Madonna falling down a small flight of stairs at the 2015 Brit Awards, which took place back on Feb. 25 at the O2 in London. BTN College Football Analyst Gerry DiNardo recently caught up with Harbaugh and asked him