What’s being said nationally as the 2023 NFL combine wraps up
Running backs and offensive linemen closed the 2023 NFL combine with the final on-field drills from Lucas Oil Stadium. Texas A&M’s Devon Achane led all running backs at 4.32 seconds, improving with his second attempt. Enter your email here:From around the countryNFL combine results tracker -- NFL.com2023 NFL Combine: BYU’s Blake Freeland outjumps A.J. -- Pro Football TalkNFL Combine 2023 results: Live updates as running backs, offensive linemen run 40-yard dash, compete in drills -- CBS SportsAfter dazzling at NFL combine, Florida QB Anthony Richardson now among betting favorites to be No. SportsFree agency, 2023 NFL draft buzz from combine: Latest news, rumors -- ESPNOfficial measurements for every prospect at the combine -- The AthleticMichigan CB Turner’s 4.26 40 fastest of ‘23 combine -- NFL.com2023 NFL combine: Top draft prospect workouts, risers, fastest 40s -- ESPNFrom MLiveFormer second-round pick Levi Onwuzurike still rehabbing back injury for LionsNFL combine: RBs not named Bijan the Lions should watch as on-field drills end2023 NFL combine: What’s being said nationally after quarterback drillsAnthony Richardson makes history at combine, and that’s good news for Lionsmlive.com
Former Blue Devils are Big Ten champs
photo by bryan fuller/ann arbor observerFormer Blue Devil and Michigan Wolverine freshman cornerback Will Johnson makes his second interception of the night against Purdue wide receiver Charlie Jones last Saturday in the Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis. The interception helped set up a touchdown and two-point conversion that put U-Mup by three scores late ingrossepointenews.com
Live updates: Michigan, Purdue battle for Big Ten title
Michigan is aiming for its second straight Big Ten championship and has a chance to accomplish the feat Saturday night against Purdue. Kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis is at 8:17 p.m., and MLive will be there providing live updates throughout. This has been a busy news week for Michigan, which will be without star running back Blake Corum, who underwent knee surgery this week. For the Boilermakers, they are in the conference title game for the first time and looking to win a Big Ten title for the first time since 2000. Beat writers chatRecruiting: Michigan regains its footing in Ohio24-year-old QB, versatile defenders among Purdue’s key players vs. MichiganThe 10 defining moments of Michigan’s football seasonBig Ten championship: Michigan vs. Purdue predictions from MLive’s beat writersmlive.com
What can Michigan do vs. Purdue to inspire confidence for playoffs? Beat writers chat
Michigan, fresh off a lopsided win over Ohio State to clinch the East, will play for a Big Ten championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Wolverines are coming off a big win over their archrival. He’ll be leaned on more this time around, similar to how he was against Ohio State last week. Michigan will likely need more production from the passing game, which took a huge step forward last week in the win over Ohio State. I think that number grows Saturday as Michigan spoils a couple of promising Purdue drives with turnovers.mlive.com
What time is Michigan vs. Purdue in Big Ten championship? How to watch the game for free, online
Lower deck seats on StubHub are in the $800-$1,000 range, though lower into the $360 range as you start nearing the corners. Seats right at the 50-yard line on the lower deck start around $720 and get as low as $287 in the corners. Vividseats prices are as low as $135 in the corner of the upper deck on the Michigan sideline. There are lower deck seats next to the Purdue sideline right at midfield available for $731. Seatgeek is also a less expensive option, as the corner upper deck seats start at $127.mlive.com
Can Michigan do it again? Where to buy tickets to the Big Ten Championship Game
There are lower deck seats next to the Purdue sideline right at midfield available for $731. Seatgeek is also a less expensive option, as the corner upper deck seats start at $127. All of these secondary market websites have additional fees placed on top of the listed ticket prices. Tickets start at $155 and get as high as $5,738. Read more from MLive:Michigan vs. Purdue: How to get Big Ten championship tickets to sold-out gameJ.J. McCarthy, Donovan Edwards: Michigan’s ultra-bright futureMichigan rises to No.mlive.com
19 Indianapolis restaurants Michigan fans should visit while at the Big Ten Championship
INDIANAPOLIS - University of Michigan fans will be flocking to Indianapolis this weekend to see the Wolverines take on the Purdue Boilermakers in the Big Ten Championship game. ST. ELMO’S STEAKHOUSELet’s start with perhaps the most iconic Indianapolis restaurant. This restaurant serves what the Travel Channel has called the “World’s Spiciest Dish,” its fiery shrimp cocktail. Located inside the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown at 350 West Maryland St., this place serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. You’ll also find brisket, chicken, roast beef, stuffed cabbage, meatloaf, stuffed peppers, fried chicken and more.mlive.com
What’s being said nationally after Lions stuff Colts’ running game for rare preseason win
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Detroit Lions scored their first preseason win since 2018, beating the Indianapolis Colts 27-26 through a late two-point conversion stop in the final minute at Lucas Oil Stadium. Detroit dominated the running game on both sides of the ball Saturday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Lions ran for 174 yards and one touchdown on 33 attempts while holding the Colts to 30 yards on 18 carries. Godwin Igwebuike punched in the game-winning touchdown while running for 32 yards, with Jermar Jefferson adding 25 yards. “Yeah, it was just everybody playing together,” Lions defensive end John Cominsky said after the game.mlive.com
Live updates: Lions face Colts in Game 2 of preseason after pair of joint practices
--INDIANAPOLIS -- The Detroit Lions are in Indianapolis for their second game of the preseason, with a Saturday afternoon date against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. And after a pair of intense joint practices, it sounds like a handful of starters will sit this one out as the regular season draws near. This post will update with drive summaries, analysis, injury updates, photos and more throughout the game. Hit refresh to keep up and follow MLive’s Detroit Lions reporters on Twitter -- @BenjaminSRaven and @kmeinke. “Yeah, I would say, the plan right now is to -- there’ll be a number of these guys that will not play in this game,” Lions head coach Dan Campbell said on Thursday.mlive.com
Following program-best turnaround, Michigan State still in ‘prove-it mode’
This is a new season and we’re still in prove-it mode. The Spartans rebounded to finish strong, with a win against Penn State to close the regular season, followed by a victory against Pittsburgh in the Peach Bowl. Although Tucker has repeatedly said nobody cares what you did last year, it was the biggest single-season improvement in program history. “We want to win it all – that is the standard at Michigan State.”When Tucker arrived at Michigan State, he stressed a need to shift the culture and believes that has happened. I can’t wait to get started.”Related Michigan State football stories:Michigan State’s Bryce Baringer, Michigan’s Brad Robbins make Ray Guy Award watch listLoss to Michigan State last season ‘sticks’ with Michigan, provides motivationBig Ten could continue expanding after adding USC and UCLAMichigan State’s Xavier Henderson, Jacob Slade make watch lists for national awardsMichigan State football storylines heading into Big Ten media daysmlive.com
How to watch the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine: Everything you need to know as on-field work begins
The on-field portion of this year’s event starts Thursday afternoon from Lucas Oil Stadium. Quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends start the on-field portion of this week’s festivities. Much like it was in 2020, the combine will be broadcast in primetime on the NFL Network. Drills are scheduled for 7 p.m. that night per the NFL. Could the Detroit Lions really use No.mlive.com
Jim Harbaugh shakes up Michigan coaching staff, names co-offensive coordinators
Michigan Wolverines Offensive Line/Co-Offensive Coordinator Sherrone Moore and Quarterbacks Coach Matt Weiss look on during the Big Ten Championship Game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Michigan Wolverines on December 04, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)Icon Sportswire via Getty Imagesmlive.com
Eight Michigan players earn NFL combine invites
Eight players from the University of Michigan have earned invites to the NFL’s annual scouting combine in Indianapolis. It can be an exhausting week for players, but an important one that helps solidify or impact a player’s draft stock. He currently projects as a late-Day 1 or early-Day 2 pick, and his performance in Indianapolis could help sway NFL teams. Both players got plenty of experience at Michigan, and won a lot of games, which isn’t lost on NFL teams looking for plug-and-play special teams contributors. The only Michigan player to declare for the NFL draft and not receive a combine invite was receiver Daylen Baldwin, the transfer from Jackson State.mlive.com
EMU student’s $100K win in Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway fuels dreams of working for Indianapolis Colts
YPSILANTI, MI – Synene Abu Karam stepped onto the field Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis with a chance at winning $100,000. During halftime of the Big Ten championship game on Dec. 4, the Eastern Michigan University sophomore and athletic training major competed in the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway. She just needed to throw more footballs in 30 seconds into an oversized Dr. Pepper can than her opponent.mlive.com
‘2%’ — the stat that fueled Michigan’s drive to victory over Iowa
Yet one stat came to light this week, after Michigan handled arch rival Ohio State to earn a berth in the Big Ten championship game. And it fueled them in the days leading up to Saturday’s 42-3 rout of Iowa. “The beginning of the year, the odds (were) 2 percent likely that we win the Big Ten championship,” sixth-year senior offensive lineman Andrew Vastardis said. More: Michigan beats Iowa for Big Ten title, headed to College Football PlayoffBut following Saturday’s win, shouts of “6-6″ could be heard from outside Michigan’s locker room. The results were tangible, and week by week Michigan’s stock soared — up the rankings, up the minds of college football’s power brokers.mlive.com
Live updates: Michigan vs. Iowa in Big Ten championship
It has been 17 years since Michigan’s football program last won a Big Ten title. 15 Iowa (10-2) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to clinch a spot in the College Football Playoff. Kickoff is at 8 p.m.Continue to refresh this page for live updates for Saturday’s game. Led by a dominant run game, they rank second in the Big Ten in scoring and yards per game. Like Michigan with Hassan Haskins, Iowa leans heavily on running back Tyler Goodson, who has 238 carries.mlive.com
The blueprint for Michigan to beat Iowa, win Big Ten championship
Now, more than four months later, those guys will lead the second-ranked Wolverines back to town to play Big Ten West winner Iowa for the conference championship. After the victory, Harbaugh called it “just the beginning,” predicting a new era of Michigan football to come. And it that’s true, a win Saturday night to claim the Big Ten championship, and likely a spot in the College Football Playoff, is a must. In both of its losses this season, Iowa couldn’t crack 100 yards rushing. After a slow start to the season, Michigan really cranked up the turnover machine in Big Ten play, forcing three against Wisconsin and two each in wins over Nebraska and Northwestern.mlive.com
Michigan football a big betting favorite to win Big Ten championship
Now that Michigan has arrived, oddsmakers expect Jim Harbaugh and company to bring home the hardware. The second-ranked Wolverines are whopping 10 1/2-point favorites to beat Iowa in the Big Ten championship Saturday (8 p.m., FOX), a game set for Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Earlier today, Circa Sports in Las Vegas, typically one of the first sportsbooks in the country to release weekly college football lines, had Michigan minus-11 on the board. Meanwhile, Michigan (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten) won its way into the game with a convincing 42-27 victory over Ohio State, snapping an eight-game losing skid to the Buckeyes, who have played in the last four Big Ten title games. The last meeting between Michigan and Iowa came in 2019, a 10-3 win for the Wolverines in Ann Arbor.mlive.com
Michigan football to play Iowa for Big Ten championship
In what seemed like a long shot entering Saturday, Michigan will play Iowa for a Big Ten football championship next weekend (Dec. 4). Michigan pulled off an upset on Saturday at Michigan Stadium, topping archrival Ohio State 42-27 to win the East Division with an 8-1 mark (10-1 overall). The two teams have not played each other since 2019, a 10-3 Michigan win in Ann Arbor. That gave the title to Iowa, who did its part by winning at Nebraska on Friday, 28-21. Michigan is currently ranked fifth in the College Football Playoff rankings and sixth in the AP poll, last updated earlier in the week.mlive.com
Final Four set, a question left: Can anybody beat Gonzaga?
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)It’s not easy to bury a team as good as USC, let alone in a half, no matter how easy Gonzaga made it look. He asked Few the day before their game against the high-flying Trojans whether his defense was getting lost in the shuffle. “Obviously, I think he’s the best defender in the country,” Baylor coach Scott Drew said. Then Baylor’s bout with the virus came late in the season, requiring a pause of three weeks plus. After everything else fans weathered throughout this wacky season, a few more days might finally deliver a national championship game worth the wait.
Juzang sends No. 11 seed UCLA past Michigan to Final Four
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS – UCLA has made more trips to the Final Four than any program but North Carolina. AdThey were clinging to a 50-49 lead when Michigan called a timeout with 19 seconds to go, intending to set up the game's final shot. The buzzer sounded and UCLA began to celebrate, only for the officials to put a half-second back on the clock. They were 3 of 11 beyond the arc, shot 39% overall and couldn't make one at the end. UCLA won a regional semifinal in 2006 and the Bulldogs returned the favor in the 2015 regional semifinals.
Gonzaga's bid for a perfect season moves on to Final Four
Gonzaga (30-0) has been an offensive juggernaut rarely seen in college basketball. Ad“Everyone wants us to keep moving forward, but that’s not how we roll,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. That doesn’t lessen our desire to win this game, the next game or win two more games.”The next one won't be easy. The Bears were embroiled in one of the darkest scandals in college basketball history, when Patrick Dennehy was murdered by teammate Carlton Dotson in 2003. They played in the Final Four.”___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/College-basketball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25
Quite a show: Zags stay undefeated with 85-66 win over USC
On Saturday in the national semifinals, the Zags will face 11th-seeded UCLA, which beat Michigan 51-49 in a later Elite Eight game. All-American Corey Kispert had 18 points and eight boards on an “off” night — only 6 for 19 from the floor. “We just tried to stay moving,” Suggs said about attacking the USC zone, which had been shutting down teams all month in Indy. “It was a little surprising," USC coach Andy Enfield said, “because we'd been playing great basketball.”The Zags have a way about doing that to people. ALL-WEST TEAMThe All-region team included both Mobley brothers, Suggs, Kispert and Timme, who was named the West's most outstanding player.
Michigan misses last 8 shots, falls to UCLA 51-49 in Elite Eight: Live updates recap
FINAL: UCLA 51, Michigan 49The Wolverines’ tournament run ends after they went the final 5:22 without a made field goal. 0:19 – UCLA 50, Michigan 49Jaquez Jr. missed a corner 3 and Michigan comes up with the rebound. 0:35 – UCLA 50, Michigan 49Cody Riley, a key starter for UCLA has fouled out. HALFTIME: UCLA 27, Michigan 23FIRST HALF0:00 -- UCLA 27, Michigan 23The Bruins heated up offensively in the last 4 minutes to grab the lead. 11 seed UCLA square off in an Elite Eight matchup at 9:57 p.m. Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and MLive will be providing live updates throughout.mlive.com
Baylor beats Arkansas 81-72 for first Final Four in 71 years
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS – Baylor reached the Final Four for the first time in 71 years, getting 22 points from MaCio Teague and a dominating defensive performance from Davion Mitchell to beat Arkansas 81-72 on Monday night. The South Region final was a reunion of former Southwest Conference programs aiming to join another (Houston) in the Final Four. The Bears ran away from there, right into next weekend's Final Four against the Cougars. Mitchell led the stiff-arm charge as Arkansas missed 12 straight shots and Teague hit a pair of 3-pointers to put it out of reach. AdThe expected fast-twitch South Region final was going to be a drought-ender, just a matter of how long.
Houston tops Oregon State, reaches 1st Final Four since '84
Yes, Houston is going back to the Final Four for the first time since the famed “Phi Slama Jama” era after Monday night's 67-61 win against Oregon State. And Houston knocked down enough free throws late while holding Oregon State without a basket during a critical 3 1/2 minutes. Fittingly, it was DeJon Jarreau — the American Athletic Conference's defensive player of the year who led the effort that stymied Oregon State star Ethan Thompson — who was named the most outstanding player of the Midwest Region. “It was right there within our grasp with the effort we showed in the second half,” Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said. They held the Beavers to 35% shooting in the first half before Oregon State found some openings.
Wolverine Confidential podcast: Michigan basketball is elite, again
Michigan basketball is back in the Elite Eight. The Wolverines dispatched Florida State in their Sweet 16 matchup Sunday night, setting the stage for Tuesday’s showdown with UCLA at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. It will mark Michigan’s second appearance in the Elite Eight since 2018, and fourth in the last decade. On the latest episode of the “Wolverine Confidential” podcast, MLive’s Andrew Kahn, Aaron McMann and Ryan Zuke discuss the victory over the Seminoles and look ahead to the next game against UCLA, the third team from the PAC-12 Conference left standing. Plus, the guys recap the entertaining run by the Michigan women’s basketball team and dive into the abrupt ending for the men’s ice hockey team.mlive.com
What To Watch: Michigan seeks to keep Big Ten alive in NCAAs
4 seed Florida State (18-6) vs. No. 1 seed Michigan (22-4), East Region semifinal, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis. Michigan has withstood an injury to second-leading scorer Isaiah Livers to become the last team remaining from the Big Ten’s nine NCAA Tournament selections. Florida State has allowed its first two NCAA Tournament foes to shoot just 33.6% and average 53.5 points. Michigan is averaging 84 points in the NCAA Tournament.
Shaka Smart leaves Texas to take over Marquette's program
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)MILWAUKEE – Shaka Smart is leaving Texas to coach Marquette. Texas went 19-8 this season and won the Big 12 Tournament before its early NCAA exit. Texas hired him to replace Rick Barnes, who was fired after making the NCAA Tournament 16 times in 17 seasons. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 and were ninth heading into the NCAA Tournament. AdThis season, Texas had two players, Greg Brown and Kai Jones, who project as likely first-round picks.
Big Ten comeback: Michigan topples LSU 86-78
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS – What the Big Ten needed was someone, anyone, to start playing like it came from the Big Ten. Seven of nine teams from the conference had departed before coach Juwan Howard brought Michigan (22-4) to the court for its second-round game in the East region. But during the 14-1 stretch that opened things up, Michigan did what typical Big Ten teams are supposed to do. Most-telling stat of the night was points off the bench: Michigan 26, LSU 2. His 27 points kept LSU in range in the second half, but Wagner rejected him underneath at the end of that stretch.
No. 1 Michigan basketball knocks off No. 8 LSU to advance to Sweet 16
Chaundee Brown #15 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to beating the LSU Tigers in the second round game of the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 22, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 1 seed Michigan basketball knocked off No. 8 seed LSU on Monday to clinch a spot in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Wagner ended up with 15 points, seven rebounds and two assists. 11 seed Michigan State have all been eliminated.
Michigan basketball gameday: NCAA Tournament vs. LSU
1 seed Michigan Wolverines (21-4) vs. No. 8 seed LSU Tigers (17-8)Where: Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)When: Monday, March 22, 7:10 p.m. The LSU Tigers figure to have more bite. Michigan takes on LSU with a spot in the East Region Sweet 16 on the line. Pregame reading:LSU coach on Hunter Dickinson: ‘There are just not players like him in the SEC’Michigan’s Isaiah Livers declares he is #NotNCAAPropertyTo continue NCAA Tournament run, Michigan will need freshmen to step upGet to know LSU, Michigan’s second-round opponent in NCAA TournamentMichigan let off the gas in NCAA Tournament opener but did enough to advancemlive.com
Grimes helps No. 2 seed Houston rally past Rutgers, 63-60
The Cougars play No. By the time the first half ended, and the Scarlet Knights had forged a 30-27 lead, Rutgers and Houston each had two regulars mired in foul trouble. AdChaney took a seat with his fourth with 15:45 left and the Scarlet Knights went on the attack. And by the time there was 10 minutes to go, the Scarlet Knights had meticulously built a 50-40 lead. UP NEXTThe Cougars play the Orange next weekend for a spot in the Elite Eight.
Texas upset again as Smart fails to recapture March glory
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)INDIANAPOLIS – Shaka Smart pulled off one of the most memorable Cinderella runs in NCAA Tournament history, taking VCU from the First Four to the Final Four in 2011. But as Texas coach, Smart is 1-3 in three tournament appearances during his six seasons. Texas was bounced from the NCAA Tournament as a No. He seemed like a slam dunk hire in 2015 after he had turned VCU into an NCAA Tournament regular. “Really feel for our guys right now because up until tonight we had a phenomenal season,” Smart said.
Tip time, location announced for Michigan vs. LSU
Michigan and LSU will tip at 7:10 p.m. 1 seed in the East Region, beat Texas Southern, and 8 seed LSU knocked off St. Bonaventure. The date was known when the NCAA Tournament field was announced, but the time and venue were not finalized until all of Saturday’s first-round games were completed. The Big Ten Tournament, in which Michigan played two games, was also held at Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Colts. More Michigan basketball content:Michigan vs. LSU point spread: Wolverines favored in NCAA Tournament matchupMichigan let off the gas in NCAA Tournament opener but did enough to advanceMichigan handles Texas Southern in NCAA Tournament openermlive.com
No. 5 Creighton beats 12th-seeded UCSB 63-62 with clutch FTs
“It felt really good to step up to the line and hit those two big free throws,” Bishop said. He received a one-game suspension and returned for the Big East Tournament last week. AdThe Bluejays' season will continue Monday in the West Region against 13th-seeded Ohio thanks to some unlikely clutch foul shooting. Creighton grabbed the lead back with 3:08 remaining when Bishop finished a pick-and-roll with a reverse two-handed dunk to make it 59-58. BIG PICTUREUC Santa Barbara: The Gauchos started fast, making nine of their first 12 shots and taking a 23-15 lead.
North Texas comes up big with 78-69 upset over Purdue
For an underdog named Javion Hamlet and his group of scrapping North Texas teammates, that was an easy question. “I’ve been waiting for this opportunity my whole life, just to show the world who Javion Hamlet is,” he said. North Texas’ pesky defense held them to 36% from the field. “You never know what happens when you get out there and scrap,” North Texas coach Grant McCasland said. North Texas moves on to play Friday night’s winner between Winthrop and Villanova.
How The NCAA Tournament Will Be Different, And The Same
(CBS Chicago) — The NCAA Tournament field is set. The coverage will span four networks — CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV — with all games also streamed via NCAA March Madness Live. To cover all of those games, CBS and Turner will rely on the services of 10 different announcing teams. Is it different than the last time you saw the tournament? We’re paddling like ducks underneath, so the viewer will have a smooth experience on top.”And at the end of the day, the first NCAA Tournament in two years will be worth it.detroit.cbslocal.com
Live updates: NCAA Tournament 2021 bracket revealed on Selection Sunday
8:00 p.m.: Download and print the complete NCAA Tournament bracket. Last Four In:- Michigan State- UCLA- Wichita State- DrakeFirst Four Out:- Louisville- Colorado State- Saint Louis- Ole Miss#SelectionSunday — ESPN (@espn) March 14, 20216:36 p.m.: Michigan State gets a First Four draw against UCLA on Thursday with the winner as a No. 6:29 p.m.: Three regions down with only the East left to go and Michigan and Michigan State are still waiting to hear their names called. * * *A year after the NCAA Tournament was canceled due to COVID-19, March Madness is back. NCAA Tournament Selection ShowTV: CBSTime: 6-7 p.m.Michigan and Michigan State have both lost three of their last five games but have very different outlooks on Selection Sunday.mlive.com
Michigan basketball gameday: Big Ten Tournament opener vs. Maryland
1 seed Michigan Wolverines (19-3, 14-3) No. 8 seed Maryland Terrapins (16-12, 9-11)Where: Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)When: Friday, March 12, 11:30 a.m. That’s relevant data for Michigan in its Big Ten Tournament opener against Maryland. The Wolverines swept Maryland this season, winning 84-73 in College Park on Dec. 31 and 87-63 in Ann Arbor on Jan. 19. The Terrapins advanced to the quarterfinals by beating 8 seed Michigan State on Wednesday morning 68-57.mlive.com
Bracketology: Here’s why Michigan State should be safely in the NCAA Tournament
INDIANAPOLIS – Michigan State went from Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday afternoon back to its downtown hotel to begin a long wait. That means Michigan State will essentially stay in a hotel for three days until it learns its NCAA Tournament fate. Michigan State can also boast a schedule that as of Thursday was ranked the No. Duke withdrawing from the ACC tournament due to a positive COVID-19 test likely takes the Blue Devils out of NCAA Tournament consideration. And after its tournament-opening loss, Michigan State will be confined to watching in a hotel.mlive.com
Michigan State Basketball Gameday: Spartans look to avenge 18-point loss vs. Maryland
GAME INFORMATIONWho: Michigan State (15-11, 9-11) vs. Maryland (15-12, 9-11)When: 11:30 a.m. • Maryland won the lone regular-season meeting between the two teams, 73-55, on Feb. 28 in College Park. • Michigan State enters the postseason with only one player averaging double-digit scoring, in Aaron Henry at 15.5 points per game. Joey Hauser is averaging 9.9 points per game and Joshua Langford is averaging 9.8 points per game. • The game will be Michigan State’s first at Lucas Oil Stadium since the 2015 Final Four, where it lost to Duke.mlive.com
How to watch and listen to Michigan State vs. Maryland
Here are all the ways to watch and listen to Michigan State’s Big Ten tournament game against Maryland at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis:WATCHTV Network: Big Ten NetworkStreaming-only optionsFox Sports Go | Hulu + Live TV | Sling | YouTube TV | fubo (free trial)Major Cable ProvidersComcast: Channel 65/256(HD) | StreamingSpectrum: Channel 63/778(HD) | StreamingDish: Channel 410 | StreamingDIRECTV: Channel 610 | Streaming* Channel numbers listed are for Michigan subscribers and may change by geographic area. Check local listings. LISTENRadio Network: Spartan Media NetworkAffiliates: WJR-AM 760 Detroit; WJIM-AM 1240/WMMQ-FM 94.9 Lansing; 22 other Michigan-based affiliates listed on MSUSpartans.comLive streaming: MSUSpartans.com | iPhone app | Android appSatellite: XM Ch. 372, SiriusXM.com Ch.mlive.com
2021 NCAA Tournament: How Many Fans Can Attend?
After last year’s tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the biggest questions entering this March Madness is will fans be able to attend? First, the NCAA Tournament is being played entirely in Indiana this year with the large majority of games being held at one of several sites in Indianapolis. Only one game at a time will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium. Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, seats 70,000 for football and approximately that many for basketball as well making it the largest of the host sites. The NCAA said in its release that ticketing information would be available after March 1.detroit.cbslocal.com
Big Ten Tournament 2021 men’s basketball bracket
The Big Ten men’s basketball tournament bracket is set. ET), setting up a potential third matchup between Michigan and Michigan State over a nine-day span. The entire bracket is below:The 2021 Big Ten men's basketball tournament bracket. As things stand entering this year’s event, Michigan and Michigan State are on opposite ends of the NCAA Tournament spectrum. Should Michigan and Michigan State meet again in the Big Ten Tournament, it would be a rubber match.mlive.com
2021 NCAA Tournament: How Many Fans Can Attend?
(CBS Local)- After last year’s tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the biggest questions entering this March Madness is will fans be able to attend? First, the NCAA Tournament is being played entirely in Indiana this year with the large majority of games being held at one of several sites in Indianapolis. Only one game at a time will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium. Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, seats 70,000 for football and approximately that many for basketball as well making it the largest of the host sites. The NCAA said in its release that ticketing information would be available after March 1.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.
The Latest: Howard U cancels remainder of men's hoops season
Top prospect Makur Maker was limited to 23 points in 48 minutes over just two games during his freshman season. ___The NFL reports it had no positive tests for players and one positive among other personnel during Super Bowl week. It’s the 34th game postponed so far this season, which is roughly a quarter of the way through. ___Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has tested positive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Three staff members and one management official have also tested positive at the club.
Big Ten Tournament to move to Indianapolis from Chicago: report
A month after the NCAA announced the entire men’s basketball tournament would be held in Indiana, it appears the Big Ten Tournament is heading there too. It was originally scheduled for Chicago, starting on March 10 and culminating with the championship on March 14, the same day the field for the NCAA Tournament is announced. In all but two instances, the Big Ten Tournament has taken place in either Chicago or Indianapolis since its inception in 1998. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said recently that decision makers have discussed the viability of conference tournaments this season. Michigan and Michigan State have won the last four completed Big Ten Tournaments.mlive.com
One-city March Madness leads to more straightforward bracket
There could still be exceptions, mainly to avoid repetitive matchups of conference teams who played each other during the regular season. But in general, the committee will put the top four overall seeds in separate sections of the bracket, with the No. 1 overall seed in the same section with the No. 8 overall seed, the top No. 7 overall seed and the same approach for 3 vs. 6 and 4 vs. 5.
Northwestern football vs. UNLV: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Head coach Pat Fitzgerald of the Northwestern Wildcats reacts after blocked field goal against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern looks to bounce back from a humbling Week 1 loss when it hosts UNLV on Saturday. LINE: Northwestern -20"The sky's not falling and I don't want to be disrespectful but we're in a one-score game with a first-time starter on the road against a top 25 team," Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald told reporters. "It's an unacceptable deal because we're a better football team than that," UNLV coach Tony Sanchez told reporters. PREDICTION: Northwestern 31, UNLV 13More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.