The Big Ten and Big East officially announced the establishment of the Gavitt Tipoff Games, an annual early-season series of eight men’s basketball games played between the two conferences, on Monday morning. The event tips off in 2015, and is scheduled to go through 2022. Learn more about the new series in this post.
Three Big Ten teams have been selected to compete in the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship. Seven-time NCAA champion Northwestern has earned the No. 5 seed and a first-round bye in tournament following a 12-6 regular season and a runner-up finish in the American Lacrosse Conference. Ohio State and Penn State are the other two Big Ten teams who made the cut.
The Big Ten conference announced the 2014 Big Ten Softball Tournament bracket on Sunday, with Michigan earning the No. 1 seed after clinching a share of its 18th conference championship. Nebraska, which secured the No. 2 seed in the tournament, also earned a share of its first Big Ten title after completing a three-game sweep of Indiana on Sunday.
Maryland football coach Randy Edsall sat down with BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo to discuss plenty of topics in a segment that aired Sunday on BTN. Edsall offered his thoughts on what makes the Maryland job so special, why the team is willing to make a statement with its uniforms and the state of recruiting and student-athletes. Watch Edsall’s answers in this video.
The Big Ten is set to make a splash in this week’s NFL Draft, which will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at Radio City Music Hall. ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. has six Big Ten prospects being selected in his most recent mock draft.
Looking for the top plays from this weekend’s Big Ten baseball and softball action? We clipped all of the highlight packages from both Saturday and Sunday’s games and posted them here. Watch the highlights in this post.