It’s official: The NCAA has adopted men’s basketball rules, including a shorter shot clock. The NCAA announced the news in a tweet Monday afternoon, confirming that Division I men’s basketball teams will play with a 30-second shot clock. It also announced a four-foot restricted-area arc and that there will be four timeouts instead of five (with no more than three carrying over from the first to the second half). The measures are aimed at improving the on-court product after a regular season marked by low-scoring, slow-paced games. Expanding the charge circle is expected to reduce the amount of collisions in the
The Sirius XM 2015 Tradition Tournament bracket was released Monday afternoon, and a pair of Big Ten traditions claimed No. 1 seeds. [ MORE: Vote for your winners on Sirius XM’s Facebook page ] They should come as no surprise, too, as Wisconsin’s Jump Around and Ohio State’s Script Ohio are the field’s reigning champ and reigning runner-up, respectively. Nebraska’s sellout streak (No. 4 seed), Michigan’s Touch the Banner (No. 6), Michigan State’s The Izzone (No. 6) and Indiana’s candy stripe pants (No. 8) round out the Big Ten representatives. The bracket, now in its third year, includes 32 traditions
Over the next month, BTN will profile 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014. The first game is the 2010 Rose Bowl, which featured No. 8 Ohio State vs. No. 7 Oregon, and it will air at 8 p.m. ET Monday on BTN/BTN2Go. Buckeyes sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor was outstanding in this game, passing for a career-high 266 yards and ending the Buckeyes’ three-game BCS losing streak with an impressive 26-17 victory over Oregon. Here is a breakdown of the 2010 Rose Bowl game, highlighting the top moment, stat line and individual player. Top Moment: Terrelle Pryor hits DeVier Posey
It all begins up front. Any coach will tell you that. If your school doesn’t have a good offensive line, it has little chance for consistent success—no matter how good the skill-position talent is.
Week 5 features just one non-conference game, with Penn State hosting Army, and the Big Ten's first bye of the season (Rutgers).
It’s only June, but the rivalry between Michigan and Ohio State is in midseason form. To wit: Ohio State WR coach Zach Smith fired back at Michigan via Twitter over a recruiting graphic. See the tweet above. [ MORE: Ohio State vet school adds Michigan fire hydrant ] Cleveland.com says the point made by the graphic, aimed at recruits, was that Michigan receivers coach and passing game coordinator Jedd Fisch has more coaching experience, previously coached in the NFL for more than a decade, has been an offensive coordinator while Smith has not, and has coached more players who have
In the ever-hyper climate of sensitivity to injury, the Pac-12 is doing something unique by using injury spotters during football games. This report from the Associated Press says injury spotters will closely watch every play and have the ability to rewind, pause, zoom and change camera angles to evaluate players for possible injuries. The spotters will be able to directly communicate with coaches and medical staff. What league will be next? *** Nebraska has named its captains for 2015. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong, wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp and offensive tackle Alex Lewis were elected from the offense. Defensive end Jack Gangwish,
Penn State fans should love the name LaVar Arrington is going to name his fourth child. The former star Penn State linebacker recently announced on Instagram that he will name his daughter Penn.
Everyone knows Cardale Jones has a strong and accurate arm on the gridiron. But what about on the diamond? See Jones' ceremonial first pitch at the Cleveland Indians' game Friday night inside.
Jim Harbaugh was a popular topic on social media Friday, and, naturally, it had something to do with his trademark khakis. [ MORE: Check out all of our Gone Viral posts ] Sort of. While conducting his second satellite camp in Prattville, Alabama, where the temperatures reached the 90’s, the new Michigan football coach decided to go topless. So, there was Harbaugh, running drills with high-school football prospects, wearing nothing but his usual hat and khakis. h/t: freep.com And here’s how Harbaugh was dressed at the beginning of the camp: