Recently, when the United States fields a women’s team in the World University Games, it brings home the gold. [ MORE: Read usab.com’s full championship game release ] It did so for the sixth consecutive time Monday, as the U.S. topped Canada, 82-63, in the Gold Medal Game in Gwangju, South Korea. The U.S., which also won gold in 2001, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, was led by Northwestern head coach Joe McKeown. “It’s a great honor to represent the USA and to be able to coach this group,” McKeown said to usab.com. “To see them gel together in a
Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo has seen more than his share of clutch performances and high-pressure situations. But even in his biggest games, there have been breaks in the action. In real emergencies, there are no timeouts, no commercials. That lesson — along with several others — was driven home for Izzo and other MSU coaches during a rather unusual team-building exercise at an annual Athletics Department retreat in early June. The coaches went through a simulation at MSU’s College of Human Medicine involving an emergency procedure with a critically ill “patient.” Izzo, Mark Dantonio (football), Tom Minkel
The NCAA released its latest women’s basketball attendance data on Monday, with the Big Ten setting a conference record of 948,935 fans in attendance.
AeRianna Harris is a 2016 verbal commit for the Purdue women’s basketball team. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section ] She recently gave Purdue fans and Big Ten women’s basketball fans a glimpse into her athleticism with the slam dunk in tweet above. For those wondering, Harris is a 6-foot-1 forward out of Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis.
The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014-15 academic year. These standouts were chosen from a group of more than 350 students honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship. One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree, and two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected from each institution. All of the Sportsmanship Award winners have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these honorees must be in good academic standing and
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conferences announced on Wednesday the matchups for the ninth annual Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge. The annual challenge is extended through the 2020 season and will feature 14 matchups for the second consecutive season. Challenge games are set for a two-day format, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 2 with Indiana and Maryland hosting home games, and Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, Ohio State and Wisconsin playing on the road. On Dec. 3, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State and Purdue will serve as host teams, while Minnesota and Rutgers will play road games. In last
Maryland women’s basketball head coach Brenda Frese announced today that rising junior Lexie Brown has been granted her release. Brown averaged 13.3 points per game and was named to the All-Big Ten First Team and to the Associated Press All-America Third Team. “We appreciate all of Lexie’s contributions these past two years to our program,” Frese said. “With two Final Four appearances, a Big Ten regular season and tournament championship, it’s been an incredible ride. We wish Lexie nothing but happiness and success in her future.” “I want to thank Coach Frese, the staff and my teammates for two great
Six former Big Ten standouts were selected in the 2015 WNBA Draft on Thursday night. [ MORE: ESPN.com: Relive the entire 2015 WNBA Draft ] Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B. went second overall, behind only Notre Dame’s Jewell Lloyd, to the Tulsa Shock to pace the Big Ten. Iowa’s Sam Logic joined Zahui B. in the first round, going No. 10 to the Atlanta Dream. Next off the board for the Big Ten was Rutgers’ Betnijah Laney, who went to the Chicago Sky in Round 2 (17th overall). Maryland’s Laurin Mincy (27th; New York Liberty), Wisconsin’s Michala Johnson (28th; New York
In Maryland’s first season in the Big Ten Conference, the Terrapins women’s basketball team advanced to the Final Four. But the road ended Sunday night as Maryland fell to perennial power UConn, 81-58. Brionna Jones led the Terrapins with 14 points. Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and Morgan Tuck added 24 for UConn, who are now one win away from a third straight national championship. UConn will face Notre Dame for the title on Tuesday night in a rematch of last season’s championship game. Lexie Brown added 12 points for Maryland. Maryland’s Brown had some extra support at the game as
No. 4-ranked Maryland women’s basketball is making the Terrapins’ first back-to-back Final Four appearance in school history, and they took to the court at the Amalie Arena in Tampa to practice Saturday. Have a look at some of these photos from the day before Maryland takes on No. 1 Connecticut Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET. Want a few more galleries? Use these links below.