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Michigan falls to Florida Gulf Coast in NCAA

Michigan falls to Florida Gulf Coast in NCAA

Florida Gulf Coast baseball coach Dave Tollett called it “the biggest win program history, no question.” And he didn’t feel that way just because it was the Eagles’ first Division I NCAA tournament appearance.The Michigan brand had a lot to do with enjoying the moment....

Big Ten needs basketball success from Rutgers

Big Ten needs basketball success from Rutgers

The bottom line dollar is what drives college sports.Understand that before this story delves into whether first-year Rutgers basketball coach Steve Pikiell can help the Scarlet Knights finally provide the Big Ten with dividends from inviting the New Jersey school to join the...

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

The final weekend of regular season began with seven Big Ten teams contending for at least a share of one of the two division titles and five contending for a berth in the Big Ten Championship game.Iowa quickly whittled down the numbers with a 40-10 upset of No. 16 Nebraska on...

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

Big Ten balanced far beyond Woody and Bo years

The final weekend of regular season began with seven Big Ten teams contending for at least a share of one of the two division titles and five contending for a berth in the Big Ten Championship game.Iowa quickly whittled down the numbers with a 40-10 upset of No. 16 Nebraska on...

Big Ten better now than Woody and Bo era

Big Ten better now than Woody and Bo era

Yes, Ohio State and Michigan sit where many expected once Jim Harbaugh returned home two years ago to challenge Ohio State and Urban Meyer.But please, let’s not romanticize Meyer and Harbaugh re-enacting the overblown “Ten Year War” between Ohio State and Woody Hayes and Michigan...

Ohio State seeks Big Ten respect from CFP

Ohio State seeks Big Ten respect from CFP

We’ll learn this week if the College Football Committee holds the same respect for Ohio State and the Big Ten overall that it did last week following Michigan’s upset loss.The Buckeyes avoided an upset, but they were a three-touchdown favorite forced to come from behind for a...

CFP pattern to Michigan State and Ohio State

CFP pattern to Michigan State and Ohio State

Michigan State and Ohio State meet in November for the third straight year of the College Football Playoff era, and they’ve established a pattern to determine the Big Ten’s CFP representative.It’s a small sample size, to be sure, but the results are dramatic enough to reviewClick...

Bielema finds himself down in the SEC mud

Bielema finds himself down in the SEC mud

Long before Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema made his fame and fortune in football – his $4 million-a-year salary is in the upper half of SEC coaches — he grew up on a pig farm in the small town of Prophetstown, Ill.He played at Iowa, but since his major was marketing, maybe that’s...

Jake Boss built trust to turnaround Michigan State

Jake Boss built trust to turnaround Michigan State

Sportswriters constantly look for a fresh angle to explain a team’s newfound success. One fashionable way is breaking down hard, cold analytics.That’s how Michael Lewis turned a baseball story into a book that became a movie: Moneyball.Oakland Athletics general manager Billy...

Ladipo season at Air Force lasts longer than some Big Ten and MAC schools

Ladipo season at Air Force lasts longer than some Big Ten and MAC schools

Six Big Ten schools possess losing records one victory shy of bowl eligibility: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Rutgers and Purdue.Six Mid-American schools are in the same position with one regular-season game to play: Ball State, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Kent State,...