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The Way the Ball Bounces

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Now is the first time that a woman has been named a coach in the National Basketball Association. This column addresses some significant women's accomplishments in sports that involve a ball: tennis, soccer, football, basketball and golf.

Runner Falls, But Her Race Doesn't End There

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.27.2014 | Good News

An inspiring runner has proven yet again that success and failure are not measured by how you fall, but by how you pick yourself up. In 2008, Heat...

WATCH: Iowa Coach Ejected After Tirade

Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

After the Iowa Hawkeyes saw their double-digit halftime lead against Wisconsin dwindle down to two on Sunday night, their coach Fran McCaffery lost hi...

The Idea of Sportsmanship: What Mandela Can Teach Us

Clark Power | Posted 02.07.2014 | Sports
Clark Power

Nelson Mandela, who brought together a country torn by years of racial strife and resentment, believed that sports had the power to change the world. He believed that sports can promote peace and human harmony by appealing to the wellsprings of respect and love in the human soul.

Big Ten's Greatest Season Captured in Fourth and Long

Mike Smith | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Mike Smith

Bacon talks about honor when he talks about how college players in the Big Ten should represent their teams, with a focus on academics and emerging as real student-athletes.

Michigan State Embarrasses Michigan

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 11.03.2013 | Sports

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mark Dantonio has always embraced Michigan State's rivalry with Michigan, but this week the confid...

WATCH: OSU Starts Game With Pick 6

Posted 11.02.2013 | Sports

The No. 4 Buckeyes needed just two plays to get on the scoreboard against Purdue on Saturday. Facing 2nd and 5, Boilermakers quarterback Danny Etling'...

HIGHLIGHTS: OSU Blanks Purdue

AP | MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 11.02.2013 | Sports

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Unbeaten Ohio State was unblemished Saturday. Doran Grant picked off Danny Etling's first pass,...

PSU Rallies To Upset Michigan In OT Thriller

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 12.12.2013 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Bill Belton ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth overtime to lift Penn State past No. 18 Mi...

WATCH: OSU Running Back Uses Ref As Blocker

Posted 09.21.2013 | Sports

Ohio State running back Jordan Hall turned one of the officials into the Buckeyes' 12th man on the field en route to a 18-yard touchdown run. Hall ran...

Penalties Doom MSU As Notre Dame Hangs On

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 11.21.2013 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame took advantage of a trick play that backfired, as well as four pass interference calls and a holding penalty that ...

Michigan Upsets Notre Dame

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 11.07.2013 | Sports

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Devin Gardner threw four touchdown passes, including a victory-sealing connection to Drew Dileo with 4:18 left, and the dual-...

A Brief History Of Recent Rutgers' Scandals

AP | TOM CANAVAN | Posted 08.01.2013 | Sports

On Nov. 20 of last year, Rutgers was on top of the college athletics world. On that date, decades of building a once-moribund athletic ...

OSU vs. MSU

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 03.16.2013 | Sports

CHICAGO -- Aaron Craft dominated down the stretch for Ohio State and just about left his coach speechless in the process. Even though he had seen it ...

Wisconsin Knocks Off Michigan

AP | JAY COHEN | Posted 05.15.2013 | Sports

CHICAGO — Wisconsin just kept missing. The Badgers were icy cold from long range, simple layups a risky proposition. And they only trailed by th...

'You Helped Wreck Our Program'

AP | Posted 03.11.2013 | Sports

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana coach Tom Crean says he has apologized to Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer for their heated exchange after Sunday's game. C...

Hoosiers Take Big Ten Title

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 05.10.2013 | Sports

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Cody Zeller squeezed the basketball as the final seconds ticked off the clock, sealing Indiana's first outright Big Ten title...

Ohio State Topples Indiana

AP | MICHAEL MAROT | Posted 05.05.2013 | Sports

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft scored nine of Ohio State's points in a decisive 11-2 run, leading the 14th-ranked Buckeyes p...

HIGHLIGHTS: Michigan vs. MSU

AP | NOAH TRISTER | Posted 03.03.2013 | Sports

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A 10-point lead had slipped away in the final minutes, and it looked like the best Trey Burke and Michigan could hope for was anot...

NCAA: Who Are You?

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Sports
Gregg S. Lipman

There's clearly a lot of room to improve upon the mess that's been created over the years with the various realignments. I would strongly urge the NCAA to start thinking about how these haphazard groupings of schools will affect their brands -- and its own organization -- in the long run.

No. 4 Michigan Falls

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 04.29.2013 | Sports

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State coach Patrick Chambers kept saying all winter that his team was close to winning a Big Ten game even as the leag...

Wisconsin Player Unveils Jump Shot Free Throw

Posted 02.27.2013 | Sports

Wisconsin forward Ryan Evans has struggled from the free throw line all season. He had only made 16 of his last 38 from the foul line heading into Tue...

Tom Izzo Questions Team's 'Grit'

AP | RUSTY MILLER | Posted 02.25.2013 | Sports

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Tom Izzo isn't happy with where his Michigan State Spartans are headed. After being outscored by 14 points in the second half of Su...

HIGHLIGHTS: OSU vs. MSU

AP | RUSTY MILLER | Posted 04.26.2013 | Sports

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Aaron Craft slashed through the lane for a career-high 21 points on Sunday – more than he had scored in the last three ga...

Is the NCAA Losing Its Identity?

Gregg S. Lipman | Posted 04.15.2013 | College
Gregg S. Lipman

I would strongly urge the NCAA to take back some branding equity building control and start thinking about how these haphazard groupings of schools will affect their brands -- and its own organization -- in the long run.