We’ll update this post throughout the morning with tidbits from Big Ten Basketball Media Day. It may not be a surprise to hear that the media picked Indiana’s Cody Zeller as the preseason Player of the Year and that Indiana is their choice to win it all. Penn State is picked to win the women’s title and Penn State’s Alex Bentley Ohio State’s Tayler Hill shared the Player of the Year pick.
BTN’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina rolled out their individual lists too. Read Dienhart’s list here and read Yarina’s list here. You should get caught up on all of the uniform changes for men’s basketball teams this season. BTN.com’s Yarina tracks these changes and covered them in a recent post.
BTN will bring fans two 60-minute basketball preview shows for both men’s and women’s basketball. “The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Preview Show” will air at 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 4 and will be hosted by Revsine and Jackson. “The Women’s Big Ten Basketball Preview Show” will air at 8:30 p.m. ET on Nov. 5 and be hosted by White and BTN’s Mike Hall.
Here’s are some tweets from Thursday:
Here are some more stories from around the conference school websites:
- Hawkeyesports.com: Like Iowa, Big Ten is Improved
- IUHoosiers.com: Men’s Basketball at Big Ten Media Day
- IUHoosiers.com: Tom Crean’s press conference transcript
- MGoBlue.com: U-M Picked to Finish Second in Preseason Poll, Burke Honored
- Purduesports.com: Big Ten Coaches Pick Purdue No. 3 and Name Moses Preseason All-Big Ten
- GoPSUsports.com: Defending Champion Lady Lions Picked to Claim Big Ten Title
Find more via the Twitter hash tag #B1GMD.
To get reacquainted for the upcoming season, our Big Ten Geeks will return to blog about the numbers behind men’s basketball games all season in their special section of BTN.com. And BTN.com’s men’s school-by-school 2012-2013 schedules are here and the women’s schedules are here.
Also, BTN.com has rolled out our 2012 preseason player rankings leading up to the season. Agree? Disagree? Tells us.
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