The week that was: BTN.com's top 10 stories
Another week is behind us, so now it’s time to look back at our top 10 stories from the week that was. See our top 10 most-read stories from last week in this post.
10. Iowa rolls out special Veterans Day uniforms
Iowa rolled out the Veterans Day uniforms today for today’s game against Purdue. BTN’s Field Pass was live from the game and we captured this early look at the uniforms during warmups. The look is to honor members of the U.S. military.
9. Clothes Call: Ohio State releases Carrier Classic uni
Camouflage is in. A day after Michigan State unveiled its camo look for this week’s game in Germany, Ohio State released its uniform for Friday’s Carrier Classic. And much like the Michigan State uniform, it’s hardly lacking in the camo department. You’ll find it on the jersey, shorts, socks and shoes.
8. Two Indiana freshmen suspended nine games
The NCAA has agreed to reinstate two Indiana freshmen basketball players after they serve nine-game suspensions and repay a portion of the impermissible benefits they received before arriving on campus.
7. Revsine: Our expert crunches Week 11 numbers
It’s November, and, just as we all predicted at the outset of the season, the most intriguing game in the conference in Week 11 pits Indiana against Wisconsin. Ok, no one actually predicted that. In fact, even though it’s now a reality, not everyone is actually admitting it. Said Indiana coach Kevin Wilson, “This isn’t a big game. If it was, we wouldn’t be 4-5 and we wouldn’t be playing at 12 o’clock.”
6. McGloin: ‘Penn State football is greatest team sport to play’
Penn State is the surprise team in the Big Ten. There are many reasons for that. One of the biggest is quarterback Matt McGloin. He has been a revelation running Bill O’Brien’s pro-style offense that makes liberal use of the passing game.
5. Wisconsin starts slow, recovers to drill UW-Oshkosh
UW-Oshkosh scored the game’s first seven points, but Wisconsin quickly recovered to cruise to a 96-44 exhibition victory Wednesday night at the Kohl Center. Jared Berggren scored 16 points, on 7-of-10 shooting, to pace a quintet of Badgers in double figures.
4. Week 12 Power Rankings: Badgers ascend after rout
The top of the power rankings didn’t get shaken up, but Wisconsin made a move from No. 6 to No. 4 following its emphatic victory at Indiana that clinched the Leaders Division’s spot in the Big Ten championship game. Where do I have your Big Ten team ranked?
3. New Williams Arena scoreboard ready for action
The Big Ten’s oldest basketball arena won’t look all that old – at least in the scoreboard department – when the 2012-13 season tips. That’s right, Williams Arena’s new and improved scoreboard has been installed and is ready for Minnesota basketball.
2. Week 11: We predict all five Big Ten games
Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners.
1. Clothes Call: NU puts stripe on hoops practice jersey
Under Armour is serious about the Northwestern Stripe, which it pasted on Northwestern’s new football uniforms prior to the season. It’s other places, too (here and here). And, as @NUMensBball tweeted Monday, it’s also on the men’s basketball practice jerseys.
|BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.|