How to Watch Purdue vs. Maryland - NCAA Men’s Basketball (1/22/23) | Channel, Stream, Preview
Following an absolute beatdown against Minnesota on Thursday, where the Boilermakers waltzed away with a 61-39 win, Purdue has won five-straight games, four of which have come on the road. They are coming off a big win against Michigan this past Thursday, beating the Wolverines on the Terps’ home floor, 64-58. This will be just the 13th time Purdue and Maryland will hit the hardwood against one another. What: NCAA Men’s BasketballWho: Maryland Terrapins (12-6, 3-4 B1G) vs. #3 Purdue Boilermakers (18-1, 7-1 B1G)When: Sunday, January 22Time: 1 p.m. Channel: FOX Sports 1Stream: FuboTV (Free Trial), Sling, DirecTV StreamCheck out the NCAA Men’s Basketball rankingsmlive.com
How to watch Michigan vs. Penn State wrestling: (1/20/23); channel, live stream
1 Penn State on Friday at 7 p.m. in the first of two Big Ten Conference duals for the Wolverines this weekend. 21 Michigan State, and No. Michigan’s Mason Parris -- who has five ranked wins this season -- is having one of the best seasons in school history. Penn State has not lost a dual meet since Jan 31. MICHIGAN vs. PENN STATEmlive.com
Northwestern postpones basketball game vs. Iowa due to COVID-19 outbreak
Northwestern Univeristy announced Tuesday that its game scheduled at Iowa on Wednesday will not be played due to health and safety protocols within the Wildcats program. Northwestern (12-5), one of the surprise programs in the Big Ten this season, apparently doesn’t have enough players to play the game. Northwestern and Iowa, along with the Big Ten Conference, will work together to identify possible rescheduling dates, according to a news release. In December 2022, the University of Rhode Island canceled a game against Milwaukee due to a COVID-19 outbreak within its program. College basketball, like virtually every other sport, had games canceled and postponed at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.mlive.com
Purdue vs. Michigan State college basketball predictions, picks & odds
PURDUE VS. MICHIGAN STATE PREDICTION: Under 133.5 (-110 at Caesars Sportsbook)Use this link to activate a new Caesars Sportsbooks account, and you’ll receive first-bet insurance worth up to $1,250. Purdue vs. Michigan State college basketball predictions for Monday, 1/16On Monday, the #3-ranked Purdue Boilermakers will travel to East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans in a Big Ten Conference matchup. Enter your email here:Purdue vs. Michigan State college basketball picks features Under 133.5Considering how slowly both teams have been playing, the under is our experts’ favorite play of the contest. To place a $5 money line wager on Purdue or Michigan State, go to their college basketball betting page and select this game. Purdue basketball vs. Michigan State odds for Monday’s game available at Caesars Sportsbook with promo code MLIVEFULLThe best wager from our analysts’ Purdue vs. Michigan State predictions is on under 133.5.mlive.com
Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren exiting for NFL job
Kevin Warren plans to step down as commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, forcing the league to look for another leader after just three years on the job. Big Ten presidents and chancellors will now be tasked with launching another national search for a commissioner. We have named Kevin Warren as our next President & CEO. Welcome to the Bears, Kevin! Meanwhile, Warren shined brightest when it came to executing major business deals that improved the financial footing of the Big Ten.mlive.com
Big Ten to Rutgers: We screwed up in loss to Ohio State
The Big Ten Conference acknowledged the mistakes made by the officiating crew during the controversial finish to Rutgers basketball’s loss to No. 25 Ohio State in Columbus on Thursday, first in a conversation with head coach Steve Pikiell on Friday afternoon and then in a statement hours laterPikiell confirmed the acknowledgement to NJ Advance Media after the Asbury Park Press first reported the apology.mlive.com
Michigan Big Ten Championship gear, where to get the best deals on T-shirts, sweatshirts
Now that the Wolverines have captured a back-to-back Big Ten championship with Saturday night’s big win over Purdue, it’s time for maize and blue fans to celebrate by showing their pride in some new championship gear. Fanatics has rolled out a new selection of short-sleeve T-shirts, long-sleeve T-shirts and other Michigan merchandise in honor of the Wolverines’ 43-22 victory at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. T-shirtsMichigan Wolverines Blue 84 2022 Big Ten Football Conference Champions Locker Room T-Shirt - NavyMichigan Wolverines Blue 84 Women’s 2022 Big 10 Football Conference Champions Locker Room T-Shirt - NavyMichigan Wolverines Blue 84 Back-To-Back Big Ten Football Conference Champions T-Shirt - NavyMichigan Wolverines Blue 84 Youth 2022 Big 10 Football Conference Champions Locker Room T-Shirt - NavyMichigan Wolverines Blue 84 2022 Big Ten Football Conference Champions T-Shirt - MaizeMichigan Wolverines Blue 84 2022 Big Ten Football Conference Champions T-Shirt - WhiteMichigan Wolverines Fanatics Branded Women’s 2022 Big Ten Football Conference Champions Icon Bold V-Neck T-Shirt - NavyMichigan Wolverines Blue 84 2022 Big Ten Football Conference Champions Pullover Hoodie - Navy - at Fanatics. Long-sleeve shirtsMichigan Wolverines Blue 84 2022 Big Ten Football Conference Champions Long Sleeve T-Shirt - NavyMichigan Wolverines Fanatics Branded 2022 Big Ten Football Conference Champions Icon Bold Long Sleeve T-Shirt - BlackSweatshirtsMichigan Wolverines Blue 84 2022 Big Ten Football Conference Champions Pullover Hoodie - NavyMichigan Wolverines Fanatics Branded 2022 Big Ten Football Conference Champions Icon Bold Pullover Hoodie - BlackMichigan Wolverines Zephyr 2022 Big Ten Conference Champions Locker Room Adjustable Trucker Hat - Black/White - at Fanatics. HatsMichigan Wolverines Zephyr 2022 Big Ten Conference Champions Locker Room Adjustable Trucker Hat - Black/WhiteMichigan Wolverines Legacy Athletic 2022 Big Ten Conference Champions Bold Arch EZA Relaxed Twill Adjustable Hat - NavyWolverine apparel, delivered by Christmas: Want to make sure you’re giving your Wolverine fan branded goodies that can be on your doorstep by the holidays?mlive.com
Michigan Stadium tunnel incident: MSU fined, Michigan reprimanded, 1 player suspended into 2023
In an official statement about the Michigan Stadium tunnel incident, the Big Ten Conference said they would fine Michigan State University, reprimand the University of Michigan, and suspend one player from the Spartans into the 2023 season.
Big Ten fines Michigan State $100K for tunnel incidents
A month after violent postgame incidents led to assault charges being brought against seven Michigan State football players for their roles following an Oct. 29 loss at Michigan, the Big Ten announced discipline. Michigan State is fined $100,000, the conference announced on Monday afternoon while publicly reprimanding Michigan for its game management policy. Additionally, the Big Ten announced Michigan State defensive back Khary Crump, who is facing a felonious assault charge, is suspended for the first eight games of the 2023 season. Those six are facing misdemeanor assault charges and, along with Crump, remained suspended indefinitely by Michigan State following the incidents. “One additional Michigan State University student-athlete was involved in the incident, but it is inconclusive as to whether he actively participated in the physical altercation.mlive.com
Jim Harbaugh expects 4 Michigan State players to be charged
Jim Harbaugh expects the four suspended Michigan State football players involved in roughing up two members of Michigan's team to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. “I can't imagine that this will not result in criminal charges," the Michigan coach said Monday. Harbaugh said defensive back Gemon Green was punched by a Spartan in the Michigan Stadium tunnel shortly after the fourth-ranked Wolverines beat their in-state rival on Saturday night and teammate Ja’Den McBurrows was attacked when he tried to help.news.yahoo.com
Four Michigan State players suspended after ‘alarming’ postgame fight at Michigan
Michigan State has suspended four players following Saturday night’s postgame fight after a loss at Michigan. “Michigan State University football core values include integrity, discipline, unselfishness, toughness and accountability,” Tucker said in a statement. A separate video posted on social media showed unidentified Michigan State players tangled up with a Michigan player and one of the Spartans apparently swinging an object at the Wolverine. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said two of his players were “assaulted” and his athletic director, Warde Manuel, called it “completely unacceptable.” Michigan State athletic director Alan Haller met with Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and police after the game. “Michigan State University, our athletics department and football program represent the highest ethical, academics and athletics standards,” Haller said in a statement late Sunday night.mlive.com
Michigan State’s Mel Tucker: ‘No excuse’ for postgame behavior in tunnel
The morning after Michigan State players were involved in a postgame fight following a loss at Michigan on Saturday, coach Mel Tucker said there’s “no excuse” for their actions. Michigan State defensive end Zion Young, linebacker Itayvion Brown and defensive back Angelo Grose were among those who were seen striking Michigan defensive back Ja’Den McBurrows. McBurrows went up the tunnel as the Spartans did and Michigan defensive back Gemon Green was spotted being escorted to the Wolverines’ locker room following the altercation. Outgoing Michigan State president Samuel Stanley issued a statement Sunday morning. “On behalf of Michigan State University, my heartfelt apology to the University of Michigan and the student athletes who were injured.mlive.com
Trouble with the snap, swirling monsoon: Wolverine fans still having nightmares despite being huge favorites
Michigan football fans should feel pretty confident heading into Saturday night’s game in the Big House against Michigan State, especially with Michigan being a three touchdown favorite, right? “Obviously, Michigan is ‘supposed’ to win on Saturday,” said University of Michigan alum Matt Papadopoulos. With this year’s 7-0 start, the program has come a long way, said UM alum Kelsey Kramer. These cannabis products are Michigan, MSU themedMichigan AND Michigan State? A history of night games at the Big HouseAfter 2-year delay, ROTC cadets will run 66 miles with Michigan, MSU game ballThis is how safety officials are prepping for Michigan, MSU football night gamemlive.com
Michigan State vs. Maryland football prediction, best bet & BetMGM bonus code
The Big Ten conference has two of its best teams facing off this Saturday, as Michigan State takes on Maryland. Let’s break down how this BetMGM sign-up bonus works so you can use it for this weekend’s Michigan State vs. Maryland matchup. Find the Michigan State vs. Maryland game or whichever game you prefer to bet. Also, keep in mind that free bets provide you with winnings rather than the free bet amount plus the winnings. How to bet on Michigan State vs. Maryland at BetMGM SportsbookWhether you wish to fade or follow our best bet of Maryland -7.5 at -110 odds, be sure to head to BetMGM and claim your bonus.mlive.com
Maryland vs. Michigan prediction and betting preview for Saturday, 9/24
Betting Market Best bet for Saturday, 9/24 Point Spread prediction Michigan -17 (-110)All new customers can click here to claim a risk-free bet worth up to $1,250 from Caesars Sportsbook. Maryland Football vs. Michigan Football prediction featuring Michigan -17 at Caesars SportsbookThe Michigan Wolverines have traditionally performed well in Big Ten openers under Jim Harbaugh, and we don’t see that changing on Saturday. Therefore, our Maryland vs. Michigan prediction is on the Wolverines -17. If you want to fade or follow our experts’ Maryland vs. Michigan prediction risk-free, click here to claim a No Sweat First Bet from FanDuel. No matter what you’re betting on Maryland vs. Michigan this Saturday, click here to win a risk-free first bet from Caesars.mlive.com
Ranking the Big Ten’s football coaches: From Harbaugh to Day to Ferentz, who’s best?
Ranking the Big Ten football head coaches might be the toughest feat yet. Time will tell, but Locksley is 15-49 all-time as a head coach, which suggests the success isn’t sustainable. Rutgers appears on the upswing, but it still resides in the ultra-competitive Big Ten East, one of the toughest divisions in college football. Penn State often turns in a top-10 recruiting class, yet can rarely crack the College Football Playoff. Ranking the Big Ten’s football uniforms: Michigan or Ohio State at No.mlive.com
How to Watch Nebraska vs. Northwestern - NCAA Football Week 0 (8/27/22) | Channel, Stream, Preview
A special game overseas opens up the 2022 NCAA Football season, as two storied programs from the Big Ten Conference meet up in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, as the Nebraska Cornhuskers take on the Northwestern Wildcats. Watch NCAA Football on DirecTV StreamAmerican college football has been played in Ireland over 30 years, since Boston College beat Army at Landsdowne Road back in 1988. There have been six games played in Ireland, with the last one coming back in 2016 when Georgia Tech downed Boston College. What: Aer Lingus Classic - NCAA FootballWho: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Northwestern WildcatsWhen: Saturday, August 27Time: 12:30 p.m. ETWhere: Aviva Stadium (Dublin, Ireland)Channel: FOXStream: DirecTV Stream, FuboTV, SlingBetting: Nebraska vs. Northwestern highlights College Football Week 0Check out the NCAA Football rankingsmlive.com
Big Ten signs new TV deal with CBS, FOX, NBC worth a reported $7 billion
FOX will air a Big Ten game at noon, CBS at 3:30 p.m. and NBC in prime time. CBS will air seven games throughout the season and NBC will produce 14-16 games per season and will also air games on its streaming service, Peacock. Men’s basketball games will also air on CBS, FOX and Peacock, and games will also continue to air on Big Ten Network. Absent from the new television deal is ESPN, which has broadcast Big Ten football games for the past 40 years in one of the longest-standing relationships in college sports. “The Big Ten Conference media rights agreements are more than just dollars and deals.mlive.com
Big Ten lands $7 billion, NFL-style TV contracts with Fox, CBS and NBC for football and basketball games
The Big Ten’s new $7 billion media rights deal will string the conference’s top football games across three major networks each week, creating an NFL-style television schedule on Saturdays.chicagotribune.com
Michigan, MSU officials react to UCLA, USC move, praise Big Ten for ‘bold action’
Officials at Michigan’s two in-state Big Ten schools are welcoming new additions UCLA and USC with open arms, touting the move as “bold action” by a conference looking to bolster its national brand and appeal. “Michigan State is a national brand and has a strong base of alumni and fans in California, specifically in the Los Angeles area. Both schools will participate in all sports, increasing value across the board, particularly in high-revenue sports football and basketball. “There will be many logistical questions and considerations for the membership to carefully consider,” Coleman and Manuel wrote in the combined statement. “Our connections to and fan support within the Golden State are extraordinary,” Manuel wrote.mlive.com
It’s official: Big Ten votes to admit USC, UCLA
Just hours after word leaked that Pac-12 darlings USC and UCLA were seeking bids to join the Big Ten Conference, the two Los Angeles-based schools were formally admitted. Chancellors and presidents of the 14 Big Ten schools unanimously voted Thursday evening to admit the schools in 2024, the conference announced. The deal calls for USC and UCLA to take part in all Big Ten sports. USC and UCLA had been part of the conference since the 1920s, when it was known as the Pacific Coast Conference. “We’ve long been known as the Conference of Champions, and we’re unwavering in our commitment to extend that title,” the statement reads.mlive.com
Late games and surfers in the cold: Michigan, MSU fans on possible UCLA, USC move to the Big Ten
Below are some of the top reactions and opinions from Michigan and Michigan State fans after news broke Thursday afternoon. User @OdellBretthamJr said “I couldn’t be more excited about this move for the Big Ten. User @cgaerig said “if michigan football is playing in los angeles once a year, i may never leave this city.”User @Nick2ndstring said “West coast Spartans will rise like the wave of a thousand tsunamis. User @patgoldberg said “USC and UCLA moving to the Big Ten could lead Notre Dame to joining the conference. Opportunity to play USC, Michigan, MSU, Purdue every year to preserve some rivalries #GoIrish.”mlive.com
Big Ten Tournament betting preview: Odds, predictions & best bets (don’t sleep on Sparty)
But right now we’re focusing on the conference tournament. Let’s take a look at the odds for the conference tournament. Big Ten Conference Tournament oddsPurdue +220Iowa +330Illinois +330Wisconsin +700Ohio State +1000Michigan +1000Indiana +2500Michigan State +2500Rutgers +3000Northwestern +9000Maryland +10000Penn State +30000Minnesota +50000Nebraska +50000Despite being the No. 3 seed, Purdue is the favorite to win the Big Ten thanks to its dazzling offense. Big Ten Conference Tournament best bet: Purdue +190While there are a lot of hot teams in the Big Ten tournament, none has more appeal than favorite Purdue at +190.mlive.com
Michigan wrestling wins first Big Ten title since 1973
The Michigan wrestling program’s Big Ten title drought is over. “This tournament has been the mission all year,” Michigan head coach Sean Bormet told Big Ten Network after the meet. He forced overtime with a takedown in the final 20 seconds and then scored another takedown to win in overtime. Sunday was Amine’s second straight Big Ten title after winning at 197 pounds in 2021. With five Big Ten teams ranked in the top seven nationally, Michigan has faced quality competition all season.mlive.com
Clark scores 41, No. 12 Iowa women top Huskers in semifinals
Caitlin Clark scored 41 points, becoming more efficient in the second half, and No. 14 Iowa pulled away from Nebraska for an 83-66 win in the semifinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament on Saturday. The second-seeded Hawkeyes (22-7), who have won five straight, face No. 14 Indiana, the fifth seed, in Sunday's championship game. Iowa beat the sixth-seeded Cornhuskers (24-8), who knocked off top-seeded and 10th-ranked Michigan on Friday, twice in the regular season and Clark had 31 points in each game.news.yahoo.com
Indiana vs. Ohio State - NCAA Men’s Basketball (2/21/22) | Tip-Off, How to Watch
Ohio State is trying to keep up with Purdue, Wisconsin and Illinois at the top of the Big Ten, with just a handful of games remaining in the regular season. They come into Monday night’s clash with a 9-4 record in conference play, three games back of the conference-leading Boilermakers. In their first meeting in Bloomington last month, Indiana knocked off Ohio State with a 67-51 win. What: NCAA Men’s BasketballWho: Indiana Hoosiers (16-9, 7-8 B1G) vs. #18 Ohio State Buckeyes (16-6, 9-4 B1G)When: Monday, February 21Time: 7:00 p.m. ETWhere: Value City Arena (Columbus, Ohio)Channel: Fox Sports 1Stream: FuboTV (7-day free trial), Sling, DirecTV StreamCheck out the NCAA Men’s Basketball rankingsmlive.com
‘No excuse’: Michigan AD Warde Manuel condemns Juwan Howard’s behavior
-- Within a couple of hours after the postgame brawl between the Michigan and Wisconsin men’s basketball team on Sunday afternoon, an incident that included Michigan head coach Juwan Howard landing a punch, Michigan’s athletic director released a statement condemning the incident. “I am aware of and watched the end of our men’s basketball game,” Manuel said in the statement. Howard didn’t like that Wisconsin had called a timeout in the final seconds of a lopsided game and let Wisconsin head coach Greg Gard know it. It escalated from there, with Howard punching a Wisconsin assistant coach and several players throwing punches as well. Howard was asked in his postgame press conference if he anticipated being suspended for his role.mlive.com
Ohio State vs. Minnesota - College Wrestling (2/11/22) | How to Watch, Start Time
Watch college sports on FuboTV (Free trial)Ohio State finds themselves in a little bit of a better standing than the Gophers, but not by much. Though they have a 7-3 overall record, their 3-3 Big Ten mark only has them sitting seventh in the conference. Ohio State arrives to the Land of 10,000 Lakes with a 5-3 record against conference opponents, while the Gophers are 3-5 against top-25 competition. What: NCAA WrestlingWho: #6 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-3, 3-3 Big Ten) vs. #16 Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-5, 3-4 Big Ten)When: Friday, February 11Time: 9:00 p.m. ETWhere: Marturi Pavilion (Minneapolis, Minn.)Channel: Big Ten NetworkStream: FuboTV (Free trial), Sling, DirecTV StreamCheck out the NCAA Wrestling rankings heremlive.com
Michigan vs. Nebraska - College Wrestling (2/4/22) | How to Watch, Start Time
They still sit fourth in the Big Ten with a 4-1 record, trailing Penn State, Iowa and Wisconsin. Michigan comes into Friday night 4-1 against ranked opponents. With those wins, Nebraska is now 3-2 against ranked competition. What: NCAA WrestlingWho: #4 Michigan Wolverines (8-1, 4-1 Big Ten) vs. #9 Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten)When: Friday, February 4Time: 8:00 p.m. Channel: Big Ten NetworkStream: FuboTV (Free trial), Sling, DirecTV StreamCheck out the NCAA Wrestling rankings heremlive.com
Michigan tops Iowa for first conference title since 2004, earns place in College Football Playoff
The Michigan Wolverines have won their first Big Ten Conference football championship since 2004, first outright since 2003, and subsequently earned their spot in the College Football Playoff to play for a national championship.
Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State: Which Big Ten playoff contender has the better resume?
Yes, only one team currently finds itself in the top four necessary to qualify for the playoff (Ohio State, at No. 6) and Michigan Michigan State (No. Ohio State currently holds a one-game lead in the standings over Michigan and Michigan State, while MSU holds the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Wolverines. MICHIGAN STATE (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten) —The biggest surprise of the Big Ten season, Mel Tucker has Michigan State not only playing good football but in a position to win the Big Ten and reach the playoff. Of course, that hinges on the Spartans pulling an upset victory over Ohio State on Saturday and finishing business next week against Penn State.mlive.com
Kickoff time, TV network announced for Michigan-Northwestern
When the Michigan football team gets back to playing games, the next one will be played in a more traditional time slot. The kickoff time and TV designation were announced Monday by the Big Ten Conference, giving both schools the required 12 days advance notice. More: Jake Moody, Brad Hawkins earn Big Ten honorsMichigan (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) is coming off a 32-29 win over Nebraska game on Saturday night, a game televised to a prime-time national audience. It was the second night for Jim Harbaugh’s team this season, a coveted time slot for TV networks looking to maximize their audience. Kickoff times for Michigan’s Oct. 30 game at Michigan State and Nov. 6 game against Indiana have not yet been announced, and both fall within the window of being eligible for prime-time TV slots.mlive.com
Big Ten unveils revised COVID-19 policy: Forfeits, no contests on table
We could see forfeits this fall if a Big Ten team is unable to manage the COVID-19 virus. With the Delta variant running rampant and cases increasing across the country, the Big Ten Conference on Monday unveiled its revised COVID-19 policy that calls for forfeits and “no contests” if a team is buried in positive cases. That’s a change from 2020, when sporting events in the Big Ten were canceled and not counted in the standings. In football, the Big Ten canceled 13 games due to its stringent COVID-19 policy that set benchmarks with regards to positive cases. Studies have shown that vaccinated individuals are less likely to contract the virus, spread the virus, be hospitalized and die from COVID-19.mlive.com
From Big House to Buckeyes: Ranking the Big Ten’s biggest cities in U.S. Census update
Fee Hall on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 on campus at Michigan State University in East Lansing. East Lansing, Michigan (Michigan State University)This is one of two Big Ten cities to fall in population in the latest census. Hoover and Greene, a four-story, 171-unit, 182-bed apartment building with ground-floor commercial space at 151 E. Hoover Ave. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News6. Ann Arbor, Michigan (University of Michigan)The latest update for Ann Arbor is 123,851 residents, which city officials credit to the city’s downtown housing boom over the last decade. Combined, they just edge out Ann Arbor by a few thousand residents in the latest census update.mlive.com
Michigan football: A week-by-week look at the Wolverines’ 2021 schedule
With the college football season fast approaching, we figured now would be the right time to dive into Michigan’s 2021 football schedule. Michigan is set to face in-state rival Michigan State in East Lansing this year, and travel to Happy Valley to play Penn State, while it hosts Ohio State in Ann Arbor. According to college football prognosticator Phil Steele, Michigan is set to play the 58th toughest schedule in 2021 based off opponents’ win percentage in 2020. They return starting quarterback Kaleb Eleby (1,715 yards, 4 TDs), who was highly efficient last fall, and former Michigan State transfer running back La’Darius Jefferson. A fight for the legendary Michigan football coach’s legacyOddsmakers set Michigan football’s win total for 2021mlive.com
Michigan’s Ambry Thomas confident in NFL ability: ‘I’m a top-5 cornerback’
A season off from playing organized football left Ambry Thomas with a lot of time to think. Thomas, a Detroit native, already experienced a bout with colitis in 2019 that left him hospitalized for a month. He eventually returned and played a full season, even considering a jump to the NFL then. “I didn’t feel comfortable going out there to play if they weren’t comfortable with us being out there playing,” Thomas told reporters on Wednesday, ahead of Michigan’s scheduled pro-day event for NFL scouts Friday in Ann Arbor. I’m on my time — I’m not on the Big Ten’s time schedule.”That left Thomas with a four-month jump on draft preparations.mlive.com
The Latest: NHL's Bruins resume practice, scheduled to play
Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby and Washington winger Tom Wilson separately questioned the NHL on a lack of clarity between clean and dirty hits. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Boston Bruins are resuming practice since having two games postponed resulting from five players being placed in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. The team announced it will practice Wednesday night, a day before the Bruins are still scheduled to host the New York Islanders. The total is down from 15 on Tuesday, which was the most since 18 players were in the protocol on Feb. 17. The conference allowed a limited number of fans to attend the Big Ten men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.
Picking the bracket: The Big Ten will feel right at home
Second round winners: Michigan, Florida State, Texas, Alabama. On to the upsets ...First round winners: Baylor, North Carolina, Winthrop, Purdue, Texas Tech, Colgate, Virginia Tech, Ohio State. AdFirst round winners: Gonzaga, Missouri, UCSB, Virginia, USC, Kansas, VCU, Iowa. Second round winners: Gonzaga, Virginia, USC, Iowa. The Big Ten tournament gets replaced by a Final Four in the heart of Big Ten country.
Michigan lands No. 1 seed in 2021 NCAA Tournament; Spartans get No. 11 seed with play-in game
Michigan head coach Juwan Howard questions a call in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland at the Big Ten Conference tournament in Indianapolis, Friday, March 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)The Michigan Wolverines will start the 2021 NCAA Basketball Tournament as the No. 1 seed in this year's NCAA Tournament -- as it should be. 11 UCLA on Thursday in the First Four round play-in game, with the winner playing No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
No. 3 Illinois beats No. 9 Ohio State to take Big Ten title
As the Fighting Illini celebrated their first Big Ten Tournament title since 2005 with a 91-88 overtime victory over No. 9 Ohio State on Sunday, they quickly turned the focus to their No. Instead of withering in their fourth game in four days and being without forward Kyle Young for the second consecutive game, Ohio State (21-9) continually fought back. BIG PICTUREOhio State: They didn't win the title but the fifth-seeded Buckeyes overperformed expectations. ALL-TOURNEY TEAMAdDosunmu and Cockburn were joined on the all-tournament team by Washington and Liddell from Ohio State and Iowa’s Luka Garza, the league’s player of the year.
The Latest on Selection Sunday: Virginia delays trip to Indy
Virginia was forced to withdraw from the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Saturday because of a single COVID-19 case. They were already missing David McCormack and Tristan Enaruna, who both tested positive before the conference tournament. Pitino is the fifth coach to lead five teams to the NCAA Tournament, joining Lon Kruger and Tuby Smith. The Cougars routed Cincinnati in the AAC final, ending the Bearcats hope of slipping into the NCAA Tournament field of 68 as an automatic qualifier. 7 Houston and Cincinnati, which needs to win to get in the NCAA field.
No. 3 Illinois gets past No. 5 Iowa, into Big Ten title game
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS – Illinois center Kofi Cockburn learned some hard lessons dueling with Luka Garza as a freshman. The victory sends the Illini to the Big Ten Tournament championship game. They made themselves at home, cheering loudly each time Cockburn made a play, while booing the foul calls against Illinois. A 9-0 run midway through the first half gave Illinois a 22-14 lead that it never surrendered. BIG PICTUREIowa: The Hawkeyes won't go away quietly in the NCAA Tournament, as Illinois found out Saturday.
No. 7 Maryland dominates Iowa to repeat as tourney champ
AdBIG PICTUREIowa: Reaching the title game as an unranked fifth seed should translate to a higher seeding in the NCAA Tournament. ... As much as Maryland dominates the conference, the Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins in the 2019 Big Ten tourney title game. Maryland: This is the fifth tourney title for the Terps, who also won in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2020. UP NEXTIowa: NCAA Tournament, TBA. Maryland, NCAA Tournament, TBA.
Howard tossed, No. 4 Michigan tops Terps, Big Ten semis next
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS – All Michigan coach Juwan Howard intended to do, he said, when he started walking toward the baseline during the second half of Friday’s Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals was question a call. After the game, Howard apologized for his actions — and also placed blame on the other bench. Don’t talk to me ever again,’ Then he charged at me. All I said is, ‘Don’t talk to me, don’t talk to me.’”Maryland scored five points after the fracas to cut the deficit in half. BIG PICTUREMaryland: A strong finish — and Thursday's victory over Michigan State — should be enough to get an NCAA Tournament bid.
Michigan football has decisions to make at linebacker
Ten scholarship players are returning after spending the 2020 season on the Michigan roster, but only five of them saw snaps at a linebacker position. We’ll start at the top, where fifth-year senior and defensive co-captain Josh Ross is back for one more go of it. And if not, could Michigan slot the 6-foot, 227-pound Barrett into an outside linebacker spot instead? That could open the door for Nikhai Hill-Green or Cornell Wheeler to get more looks, especially if Michigan opts to utilize four-linebacker formations often. Whether Macdonald continues that trend remains to be seen, and will tell us a lot about the future of the linebacker position at Michigan.mlive.com
No. 3 Michigan Returns To The Court
Michigan put all athletic activities on pause after receiving several positive tests for a COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate. Michigan leads the Big Ten standings and is chasing a No. Wisconsin has been sliding down the Top 25 the last few weeks and lost 77-54 at Michigan on Jan. 12. INSIDE THE NUMBERS: The Big Ten has three of the top six teams in the current AP Top 25: Michigan, No. The last time Ohio State won more than five true Big Ten road games in one season was in 2010-11.detroit.cbslocal.com
Big Ten moves men's tournament from Chicago to Indianapolis
FILE - Big Ten signage is shown outside The Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, in this March 12, 2020, file photo. Big Ten officials have decided to move next month's men's basketball tournament from Chicago to Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)INDIANAPOLIS – The Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday that its men's basketball tournament will move from Chicago to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the site of this year's Final Four. Big Ten officials see the advantages of Indianapolis as a tournament site, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Local leaders have spent two months scrambling to accommodate the NCAA, which announced last month that all 67 men's tourney games will be played in Indianapolis and its surrounding communities.
Michigan basketball game at Penn State postponed
The Michigan men’s basketball team’s game at Penn State, scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Penn State program. They postponed Sunday’s game against Wisconsin as well as Tuesday’s game against Ohio State due to COVID concerns. And now they have announced that their next two games -- Michigan on Saturday and Rutgers on Tuesday -- are postponed. The affected schools “will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify rescheduling options,” according to Penn State. Michigan beat Penn State 62-58 on Dec. 13 at home.mlive.com
Big Ten grind highlights marquee matchups of ranked teams
17 Michigan State — sets the stage for what could be an epic start to the new year in the improbably deep Big Ten. 15 Illinois and Michigan State visits the Cornhuskers. The weekend wraps up Sunday with Wisconsin visiting Penn State, Northwestern heading to Michigan and Ohio State traveling to Minnesota in a pair of matchups involving ranked teams. The Hokies already have wins over teams that were ranked in Villanova and Clemson. BIG 12 BATTLESThe Big Ten has the most teams in the Top 25 but the Big 12 may have the best — the league has five teams ranked in the top 13.
Gonzaga, Big Ten continue to dominate Top 25; Wisconsin 6th
(AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)It's hard to decide who has been more dominant in men's college basketball this season: Gonzaga or the Big Ten Conference. The sixth-ranked Badgers began a run of Top 25 teams from the league, jumping three spots after wins over Nebraska and then-No. 12 Michigan State. The Hawkeyes dropped from fourth to 10th while surprising Rutgers began a run of four more Big Ten teams at No. Minnesota, whose lone loss came to Illinois and which was last ranked on Dec. 4, 2017, plays its next six against Top 25 teams: Michigan State, at Wisconsin, Ohio State, at Michigan, at Iowa and the Wolverines at home.
Former Miss Basketball finalist from Muskegon shines for Michigan State
Michigan State’s women’s basketball team is off to a strong start this season and a couple of Muskegon High School alumnae have played key roles in that. One of those players, in particular, got a shout-out from the Big Ten Conference this week. Last season in the Spartans’ 16-14 campaign, Winston appeared in all 30 games off the bench and she averaged 8.6 minutes per contest. The Spartans host Central Michigan Friday, Northern Illinois Sunday and Oakland next Tuesday before they resume conference action Dec. 31 at Ohio State. More coverage:All-time Oakridge great Sophia Wiard ties Toledo’s single-game scoring recordSophia Wiard earns MAC women’s basketball weekly honor for Toledomlive.com
Why Michigan canceled football game vs. Ohio State
The number of positive COVID-19 cases within the Michigan football team continues to rise, resulting in the university canceling Saturday’s game against Ohio State. The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman reported that Michigan would be without around 45 players due to positive coronavirus cases, contact tracing or injury. “The players, to a man, wanted to play this play this game,” Harbaugh said. Cut through the clutter of social media and communicate directly with our beat reporters, just like you would with your friends. Sign up for insight on the Wolverines for $4.99 a month (with a 60-day free trial) by texting 734-215-6605.mlive.com
‘The Game’ Between Michigan And Ohio State Has Been Canceled For The First Time In Over 100 Years
Saturday’s scheduled football game between rivals Michigan and Ohio State has been canceled due to ongoing coronavirus issues within the Wolverines program. The two Big Ten Conference teams have played “The Game” every season without disruption since 1918. Michigan said in a statement that increasing coronavirus cases and multiple players in quarantine forced the team to make the decision to cancel the game, scheduled to be played in Columbus, Ohio. Last week, the Wolverines halted all football activities due to Covid-19 cases among players and canceled last Saturday’s game against Maryland. However, the conference has set a threshold of six games played to qualify for the conference championship game against Northwestern.detroit.cbslocal.com
AP Top 25: Indiana jumps in at 17; Ohio State moves up to 3
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Indiana jumped into The Associated Press college football poll Sunday after pulling off the weekend’s most dramatic upset and Ohio State moved up to No. Ohio State leaped two spots after easily dispatching Nebraska as the Big Ten Conference kicked off its pandemic-delayed and abbreviated season. When the Big Ten postponed its fall season, Ohio State and the rest of the conference's teams became ineligible for inclusion in the rankings. Now that all the voters are including Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan, et al., those teams got an extra boost this week. 3 Ohio State at No.
Mayors from 11 Big Ten cities request 4 additional safety measures ahead of football season
All rights reserved)ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Mayors from 11 Big Ten cities sent a letter to the conference requesting four additional safety measures be taken ahead of football season. After it was originally postponed until the spring, the Big Ten football season was reinstated last month and will begin this weekend. On Tuesday, 12 mayors -- 11 from Big Ten cities, as well as the mayor of Lansing -- sent a letter to the league requesting a few additional precautions be put in place. Work with local and county health officials to agree on a positivity rate that would make a city unsafe to hold a game. “We know the history of football games within our cities,” the letter says.