Minnesota shut out Indiana, 8-0, in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. Watch the video highlights from the Gophers’ win and our interviews with Erica Meyer and Jessica Allister here. Also, in this post, get links to all of Saturday’s Big Ten softball scores, stats and recaps.
Ronnie Muck worked four scoreless innings out of the bullpen and Illinois plated four runs in the eighth inning to lead the Illini to a 7-3 victory at Michigan State on Saturday. Muck allowed four hits and walked zero en route to moving to 3-0, while Michael Hurwitz and David Kerian each knocked in two runs. See the box score and get all of Saturday’s scores in this post.
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What to do on a cold, wet May day? How about answering some reader mail. Lots of nice emails this week, including a bunch of good questions on the Big Ten Conference’s announcement to have new football divisions in 2014. Remember that you can always email me on this page, or find me on Twitter (@BTNTomDienhart). Keep those cards and letters coming, America! And be safe out there.
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Movie fans are abuzz over the opening weekend of “Iron Man 3,” and that reminded of us of this video clip from Michigan State’s “Midnight Madness” event before the 2012-2013 basketball season. Watch the range of emotions played by Izzo – or “Iron Mountain Man” – as he fights to rescue Sparty from his evil kidnappers. We won’t spoil the ending for you, but trust us when we tell you that Izzo makes quite the entrance.
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Penn State’s roster will be limited to 65 scholarship players — other schools are allowed 85 — for four years beginning in 2014. Here’s how Bill O’Brien plans to cope. “This is really a six-year sanction,” Bill O’Brien said during a caravan stop. “We have until 2014 to get down to 65 scholarships. We’re at 65 in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, and we’re already at 65, probably, in August of 2013. So it’s not just a four-year sanction.”
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The Big Ten put a bow on spring practice last Saturday, but many questions still loom as the schools enter the offseason.
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