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The way Northwestern finished the 2012 season, culminating in the program’s first bowl win since the 1948 Rose Bowl, coupled with the fact it returns much of its skill position talent, expectations are quite high in Evanston. In fact, some are wondering if the Wildcats – yes, the Wildcats – have what it takes to play for their first Big Ten title since 2000. Do they? BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina discuss in this post.
It’s a good thing the Michigan State baseball team wasn’t scheduled to play at home this weekend, because McLane Baseball Stadium was under water. That’s right, Mother Nature flooded the Spartans’ entire complex. Turns out, snow and unplayable field conditions wiped out Michigan State’s three-game series at Minnesota, so it didn’t really matter after all. Watch a quick video of the scene at the stadium here.
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Saturday featured a trio of Big Ten spring games on BTN/BTN2Go. Watch all of our spring football highlights and interviews here. If you missed Saturday’s Michigan State, Penn State or Wisconsin game, find all the best moments in this post.
The Ohio State baseball team earned its second consecutive series win with a 7-3 victory over Illinois on Sunday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 25-13 on the season, 9-6 in Big Ten play, while the Illini fall to 24-12, 6-6 in the conference. Read the full OhioStateBuckeyes.com recap and view the box score. Plus, get all of Sunday’s scores in this post.
Michigan took both games of Sunday’s doubleheader vs. Iowa to sweep the series and run its winning streak to 21 games. The Wolverines last lost March 14 (3-2, vs. Virginia Tech). Watch our highlights from Michigan’s 8-0 five-inning win now and get all of Sunday’s scores, stats and recaps in this post.