Michigan sophomores Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III both declared for the NBA draft at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Fellow sophomore Mitch McGary is still weighing his future plans.
If you watched closely, you could see the improvement in Illinois this spring. Good thing, because Tim Beckman needs to pad his win total as he embarks on this third season in Champaign. He is 6-18 overall and 1-15 in the Big Ten. And that one league win came vs. arguably the worst Purdue team in that school’s history. But, I digress. All eyes in Champaign this spring were on the quarterback derby and defense.
The 2014 WNBA Draft was Monday night and a pair of Big Ten standouts were selected in the second round. Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper was the first Big Ten player off the board, going No. 13 overall to the Tulsa Shock. Hooper was the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year and an AP Second-Team All-American. She averaged 20.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game this season, both of which ranked among the top five in the Big Ten.
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With all of the tackling, running, hitting and passing that went on across the Big Ten during spring football games last Saturday, the top story was about Bo Pelini carrying a cat onto the field. And so it went during a Nebraska spring game that often times was more carnival than game.