If you know softball, you know Sierra Romero’s name well. The star Michigan 2B is about to become a four-time All-American, and her all-around dominance makes her one of those “once-in-a-generation players.” “She’s going to go down as, arguably, the best player not just at the University of Michigan but in NCAA history,” Michigan coach Carol Hutchins said. BTN recently profiled Romero as part of its coverage of the 2016 Big Ten Softball Tournament. Learn more about Romero and her influence in the Mexican community in the feature above. *** And here are a couple Romero highlights from the 2015
BTN’s “Big Ten Football Pregame Show” documents the amazing story of Michigan wide receiver Amara Darboh, who was born in Sierra Leone, Africa, just as that country’s civil war was escalating. Watch a small clip here, then tune in for the entire feature in our pregame coverage starting at 10:30 a.m. ET. We will also post the feature on BTN.com after it airs. In the first five years of Darboh’s life, more than 35,000 people were killed in that civil war, including Darhoh’s parents. A group of Darboh’s relatives escaped with the boy traveling on foot to Gambia and Senegal before getting
Fact: The Michigan softball team is very good. Another fact: The Michigan softball team is full of fun personalities who really enjoy pizza.
He hasn’t given many one-on-one interviews since officially being named the head football coach at the University of Michigan, but BTN College Football Analyst Gerry DiNardo sat down with Jim Harbaugh to talk to him about a variety of topics in an interview on “BTN Live.” (Follow “BTN Live” on Twitter and Facebook.) Michigan’s spring football game airs live on BTN and BTN2Go this Saturday at noon ET. Here’s the link to watch the event live online. In the interview, DiNardo asked Harbaugh about coaching mentors, rivalries and Madonna, in addition to several other topics. Check out the full interview
As part of its partnership with the Chicago Cubs, the Northwestern baseball team hosted Michigan on Saturday night at Wrigley Field. The Wildcats shut out the Wolverines, 6-0, behind Luke Farrell’s three-hit complete game gem. Read the full NUSports.com recap and view the box score. Watch our feature on the game at Wrigley Field now. The Wildcats will be back in an MLB ballpark very soon, as they play Milwaukee on Wednesday at Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Attorney Marissa Pollick is one of Michigan’s first female varsity letter winners and scholarship athletes, and she now works as a legal consultant for Title IX compliance in collegiate sports. Pollick grew up playing tennis against boys before she started playing for Michigan from 1974, just one year after the team was elevated to varsity status. “We didn’t have a lot ,” Pollick said,. “We had a bathroom in the corner. We had a folding chair. And we would go in and change, and throw out stuff on the folding chair in the bathroom. And that I didn’t complain about.
The date was Nov. 8, 1997, otherwise known as the day Daydrion Taylor and Bob Stephenson’s lives forever changed. In the first quarter of a Michigan-Penn State game at Beaver Stadium, Taylor, a Michigan safety, delivered a bone-crushing hit on Stephenson, a Penn State tight end, near the sideline. The collision was so fierce it ended both players’ careers. Fifteen years later, the two open up about the hit in a BTN feature that will air during Saturday’s pregame show. Until then, here’s a peek of what’s to come. So, just how hard was the hit? “Thirty-two years of watching
Michigan’s Holly Hein tore her ACL in 2010, then in 2011 just as she was about to return to the soccer field, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and missed the season, but has undergone successful treatment and returned to the field this fall.
Our BTN’s pregame show profiled Mike Lantry, Michigan’s kicker from 1972 to 1974, and profiled his remarkable journey from Vietnam to Ann Arbor, and how his missed field goals have left an imprint on his life. Watch the full feature here and then click over to watch some bonus clips that we posted earlier this week.