Latest Tom Dienhart News

Dienhart: Frank Kaminsky, in his prep coach's words

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Frank Kaminsky Speech - Wisconsin Final Four Celebration

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

It has been fun for fans to watch Frank Kaminsky emerge this year and during Wisconsin’s run to the Final Four. But there’s one guy who isn’t shocked by all of this: Gene Heidkamp, Kaminsky’s high school coach at Benet Academy in Lisle, Ill.

Read More

Jordan Morgan passes out 'Thank Yous' on Twitter

Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Morgan Game Winner

There are few classier acts than Michigan big man Jordan Morgan, who saw his career end with the heart-breaking loss to Kentucky in the Elite Eight in Indianapolis on Sunday. Morgan was a glue-guy whose production in the pivot was a boon for a team that had to play almost the entire season without Mitch McGary. Morgan took to Twitter (@JustJMo) after the loss yesterday to give thanks.

Read More

Here are 10 Big Ten stories to read today

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Frank Kaminsky Speech - Wisconsin Final Four Celebration

Still trying to catch your breath after that wild weekend of hoops games? The Big Ten had a great chance to get three teams into the Final Four. Alas, only one made it: Wisconsin, perhaps the least likely of all.

Read More

March continues: Michigan clears another hurdle

Nik Stauskas and Caris LeVert

Michigan vs. Tennessee - 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament Analysis

Just like Wisconsin doused a hot Baylor team last night in the Sweet 16, Michigan dumped water on a hot Tennessee team tonight in its Sweet 16 game. It wasn’t as easy for the Wolverines as it was for the Badgers. Regardless, the Wolverines won, 73-71, and are just one win from returning to the Final Four for a second season in a row.

Read More

Read these 10 Friday Big Ten links

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin vs. Baylor - 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament Analysis

The Badgers took care of business last night. Now, Michigan and Michigan State take center stage in the Sweet 16. The Wolverines battle No. 11 Tennessee, while the Spartans take on No. 1 Virginia. Michigan has a tough task playing the Vols, who are outplaying that No. 11 seed. This is a hot team, going 8-1 since Feb. 26.

Read More

Dienhart: Q&A with Rutgers coach Kyle Flood

Kyle Flood

Kyle Flood Talks Rutgers and B1G

Rutgers is taking its first steps toward its maiden Big Ten voyage this spring, as Kyle Flood works with his third team since taking over for Greg Schiano. Flood, who is 15-11 at Rutgers with two bowl bids, has talent to work with coming off a 6-7 season and a loss to Notre Dame in the Pinstripe Bowl. But he also has areas of concern. Among them:

Read More

A Michigan vs. Michigan State NCAA title game?

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Branden Dawson Sledge Hammer

It’s interesting to think about the possibility of a Michigan State vs. Michigan national championship game in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The way both teams are playing and the way the bracket is set up, it’s a possibility.

Read More

Dienhart: NLRB's ruling is 'a bit surprising'

Pat Fitzgerald

#BTNLive Discusses Kain Colter and Players Union

It was a bit surprising to see that the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that football players who receive scholarships are employees. NLRB directed that a secret ballot election be held to determine whether the football players should be represented by the College Athletes Players Association for purposes of collective bargaining with Northwestern.

Read More

Dienhart: Scouting the Big Ten in Sweet 16

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State vs. Harvard - 2014 NCAA Tournament Highlights

The Sweet 16 is around the corner. Wisconsin takes on Baylor on Thursday, while Michigan plays Tennessee and Michigan State battles Virginia on Friday. Let’s break down the action involving the three Big Ten teams.

Read More

Dienhart: 16 fun numbers for the Sweet 16

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin vs. Oregon - 2014 NCAA Tournament Analysis

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The NCAA tourney is down to the Sweet 16. No. 2 Michigan will battle No. 11 Tennessee; No. 2 Wisconsin will battle No. 6 Baylor; No. 4 Michigan State will take on No. 1 Virginia. Here are 16 fun numbers to keep in mind while watching the upcoming action.

Read More

Here are today's 10 Big Ten headlines

Tom Crean

Michigan vs. Texas - 2014 NCAA Tournament Analysis

Lots going on at Indiana recently, with the recent announcement that Jeremy Hollowell and Austin Etherington will transfer. Even bigger: Noah Vonleh is going to turn pro after just one season. Earlier, Luke Fischer bolted. Last season, Remy Abell and Maurice Creek transferred. Jeff Rabjohns of Peegs.com has a nice recap of all the activity.

Read More

Dienhart: Could three B1G teams reach Final Four?

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan vs. Texas - 2014 NCAA Tournament Analysis

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn’t always easy, it wasn’t always pretty, but No. 2 Michigan, No. 2 Wisconsin and No. 4 Michigan State all took care of business in their opening two games and have advanced to the Sweet 16. Well, it was easy for Michigan, which dispatched No. 15 Wofford in the second round and then topped No. 7 Texas in the third round.

Read More