By now, you probably know former Michigan basketball player Austin Hatch’s story. If not, as a kid, Hatch survived a pair of plane crashes, both of which killed family members, and spent two months in a coma with a traumatic brain injury. Read more about Hatch’s unbelievable story here. On Friday night, Hatch got engaged to his girlfriend, Abby Cole, a former Michigan volleyball player. See photos from both of the former Michigan student-athletes below. Thought this would be a nice graduation present…she said yes! 💍 pic.twitter.com/xCx6xajwAL — Austin Hatch (@AustinHatch30) April 29, 2017 Abigail Hatch has a nice ring
Jim Harbaugh is a very popular man among Michigan fans. For good reason, too, as he was the team's quarterback long before becoming the star coach he is today.
Jacob Jarvis has had many great memories as an Ohio State fan. He was there when the Buckeyes won the inaugural 2015 College Football Playoff, after all. Nothing may top what happened in the Ohio State spring game Saturday afternoon, though.
Once again, Nebraska showed it knows what spring games are about. Prior to Saturday’s Red-White Game, the Huskers reunited a father, who had been deployed, with his family during the coin toss. To make it even cooler, the father was suited up as a Nebraska captain. Such a moment won’t surprise Nebraska fans. It was just four years ago that Nebraska made headlines by having then-7-year-old Jack Hoffman run for a long touchdown run. Watch the emotional reunion in the video above.
Ten days after his dismissal and the day after his replacement, Archie Miller, was announced, Tom Crean was back at Assembly Hall on Sunday afternoon. The former Indiana men’s basketball coach attended Indiana’s WNIT game vs. Villanova. Check out Crean at the top of this post and in the tweet below. 1st Class! Look who at @IndianaWBB NIT game today pic.twitter.com/L3PcSpWuOa — BuffaLouie's (@BuffaLouies) March 26, 2017 Teri Moren on Tom Crean's appearance: "I'm not surprised by that. He's a friend of ours and great supporter of ours. That's Tom Crean." — Jeremy Price (@JPPrice) March 26, 2017
It's official: Indiana has its new coach. Dayton's Archie Miller has been hired to replace Tom Crean, the school announced in a tweet Saturday afternoon.
Illinois is going to play fast under new coach Brad Underwood. Speed being Underwood's thing, I had to ask him some rapid fire questions when he visited the BTN studio Tuesday. Get to know the new Illinois coach below.
Maryland topped West Virginia on Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16, but that might not have been the biggest story. That’s because Destiny Slocum drained a shot, a three-quarter court overhead heave, like you’ve probably never seen. The accuracy is one thing, but how about the strength, with both feet planted on the court, to get the ball to travel all of the way to the hoop? Watch the highlight buzzer-beater in the tweets below. DESTINY SLOCUM, WE ARE NOT WORTHY #SCtop10 #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/7QVTNmy2cZ — Maryland WBB (@umdwbb) March 19, 2017 OH MY! 😮 #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/YzAlvMd8jR — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter)
Is any team having more fun right now than white-hot Michigan? The Big Ten tourney champs are on an absolute tear, winners of seven in a row and 12 of 14 after it rallied to upset No. 2 seed Louisville on Sunday afternoon.
It’s cliche to say someone bleeds his or her school color, but Northwestern legend Pat Fitzgerald just may bleed purple. The former Northwestern student and all-world linebacker and current football coach loves his school, and all of its sporting teams. Fitzgerald gave everyone an idea of his Northwestern fandom Thursday, when cameras captured him interrupting Chris Collins’ postgame speech to congratulate the team on winning the program’s first NCAA tourney game in its debut. Northwestern looks to improve to 2-0 in the tourney and advance to its first Sweet 16 vs. No. 1 seed Gonzaga at 5:15 p.m. ET Saturday.