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.
The Latest: Padres hoping to have 20% capacity for opener
Padres CEO Erik Greupner said Tuesday that it’s possible the team could be playing before capacity crowds at the 42,000-seat ballpark later in the season. Because of social distancing, “There’s not going to be an inch of Petco Park that isn’t going to have a pod of seating somewhere in it,” Greupner said. Coupled with other protocols, Petco Park “will be one of the safest places to be in San Diego,” Greupner said. ___The Colorado Rockies have gotten permission to have 21,363 fans at home games this season beginning with opening day on April 1. ___Ohio State has halted football team workouts for a week because of an increase in positive COVID-19 tests within the program.
Fields’ day: No. 3 Ohio State routs No. 2 Clemson 49-28
Ohio State won 49-28. 11, where Clemson coach Dabo Swinney placed Ohio State on his ballot in the final regular-season coaches' poll. 3 Ohio State buried the second-ranked Tigers 49-28 in the Sugar Bowl semifinal Friday night. Ohio State beat the Crimson Tide in the semifinals on the way to the 2014 national championship. Ohio State did not give details about their absences, but all four had played in the Big Ten championship two weeks ago.
Duncan’s late FG lifts No. 19 Iowa past Cornhuskers 27-24
Instead of being content to play for overtime against border rival Nebraska, coach Kirk Ferentz went for the win Friday. 19 Iowa a 27-24 victory over Nebraska that leaves the Cornhuskers out of the postseason for a third consecutive season. You’ve got to be hungry and not scared.”After the ball went through, holder Colten Rastetter and Duncan ran toward the Nebraska sideline. The Huskers ran on 12 of 13 plays while covering 60 yards on their next drive, converting a fourth-and-6 before Wyatt Mazour ran in from 9 yards. Nebraska: The Huskers dropped to 0-6 against Top 25 opponents over two seasons under Frost.