Listen - can you hear that? It's March Madness fast approaching. It’s time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s NCAA hopes with a weekly check of the mock brackets.
Michigan State is two games behind first-place Indiana in men's hoops, but are they best team in the nation? Bronson Koenig's shooting is sparking Wisconsin. Spring football drills have begun at more schools. And we've got five pretty strong #BTNStandout plays from the last week in the video above, too. Dive in, read and watch, and get caught up.
“B1G Women’s Sport Report” announced the 2015-16 All-Big Ten Women’s Basketball Teams and individual honors Monday afternoon. [ MORE: View the Big Ten tourney bracket ] Back-to-back Big Ten champ Maryland and Ohio State each had two first-team honorees on the coaches and media teams to lead the way. Minnesota’s Rachel Banham (Big Ten Player of the Year), Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard (Big Ten Freshman of the Year) and Indiana’s Teri Moren (Coach of the Year) highlight the individual award winners, sweeping their respective category. The wildest part of the 2015-16 All-Big Ten teams? The coaches and media had the *exact*
After yet another crazy week of Big Ten play, certain teams have proven that they belong at the top while others have given us more to question. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Game Rankings | Bracketology | Best of week ahead | Best of week that was | Early look at B1G bracket | Standings | Stats | Scores | Polls ] The havoc that ensues in conference play every year is a reminder of how lucky we are to see high-level competitive basketball every week in the Big Ten. It’s as if the regular season is
Jim Harbaugh basked in the sun Monday, spending six hours on the practice field with his Michigan Wolverines. Back home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, it was cloudy and gray, temperatures were in the 40s and the locals were preparing for snow.
On Monday, the 14 Big Ten women’s basketball coaches held a teleconference with reporters from around the country to preview the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament (full tourney bracket is here). Dive in and hear from each coach. BTN will carry the first 12 games of the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, while Sunday’s championship game will be televised by ESPN. The tournament tips off at 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday with No. 13 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Northwestern, followed by No. 14 Illinois vs. No. 11 Penn State at approximately 4 p.m. No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Michigan State
The same five Big Ten teams remain ranked in the latest AP and Coaches polls, released Monday. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Bracketology | Best of week ahead | Best of week that was | Early look at B1G bracket | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] That means Wisconsin, winners of 10 of its last 11, still hasn’t made its way back into the polls. There’s this, though: The Badgers are the top vote-getters among unranked teams in both polls. Let’s turn the attention back to the five ranked teams. Michigan State
Optimism bubbles in Lincoln. Yes, Mike Riley’s debut didn’t go smoothly. It seemed each week, the Cornhuskers found a new way to lose a game. But the squad finished with some mojo, going 3-1 in its last four games with a bowl win vs. UCLA in an otherwise vexing 6-7 season. [ MORE: Get all of Tom Dienhart’s Big Ten spring football coverage ] The Huskers welcome back lots of talent on both sides of the ball, giving the staff a nice nucleus to work with. But some areas need to develop. In particular, keep an eye on the quarterback
The Big Ten Conference announced the preliminary seeds for the 2016 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set for March 5-6 at Iowa. Five schools boast at least one top-seeded wrestler, with Penn State leading the way with four. Nebraska and Penn State will bring a seeded wrestler in each of the 10 weight classes, while Iowa, Ohio State and Rutgers each boast a seeded grappler in nine classes. The pre-seeds, as voted on by the conference’s coaches, rank the top eight wrestlers in eight weight classes, along with all 14 starters in two weight classes due to the Big
Happy Leap Day, Big Ten fans! [ MORE: Best of week ahead | Best of week that was | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] As is the case every four years, February has 29 days this year. Don’t worry, March and, hopefully, some consistent spring weather are just around the corner. To celebrate #LeapDay, we wanted to share one 2015-16 men’s basketball highlight that features some kind of leap, whether it be on a dunk, block, whatever, for every Big Ten school. Here you go! ILLINOIS *** INDIANA *** IOWA ***