Hope is floating at a high level in Evanston for what may be Pat Fitzgerald’s best Northwestern team yet. In fact, it may be the school’s best team since the 1995 squad that marched to the Rose Bowl. The Wildcats have some swagger as they put the wraps on spring practice, as Fitz prepares for—can you believe this?—his eighth season leading Northwestern. And, it could be special. Very special.
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Count Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Bill Livingston among those who are an Ohio State believer after watching the spring game. Who can blame Livingston? There is a lot to like about this edition of Ohio State. No doubt, the Buckeyes’ second spring game impressed even Urban Meyer.
Sophomore Matt Ogden pitched six innings of scoreless relief, as Michigan scored multiple runs in three different innings in an 8-1 win over Penn State Sunday afternoon at the Wilpon Complex. The Wolverines have won nine games in a row and swept consecutive Big Ten series for the first time since 2008. Read full MGoBlue.com recap and view the box score.
Ohio State swept Penn State in a three-game series, thanks to a 4-3 eighth-inning walk-off victory Sunday at Buckeye Field. Sophomore Caitlin Conrad’s sacrifice fly to center field scored Megan Coletta for the victory. With the sweep, the Buckeyes improve to 26-14 overall and 6-6 in Big Ten play, while Penn State drops to 10-26 overall and 1-10 in league action. Read full OhioStateBuckeyes.com recap and view the box score.
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Michigan’s Trey Burke has declared for the NBA draft. No shock there. What is shocking is that it took him so long to make a decision.