A familiar voice called a Tuesday radio show on the Husker Sports Network with Nebraska baseball coach Darin Erstad and asked a baseball question. While taking calls, the show’s host introduces the caller by saying, “Bo, you’re up next with Coach Erstad.”
The first Big Ten men’s hockey regular season wraps up this weekend, which means the first Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament is next week. The Big Ten will release the official six-team bracket on Saturday after the No. 1-ranked Minnesota plays at Michigan on BTN/BTN2Go.
On Tuesday’s #BTNLive show Mike Hall, Gerry DiNardo and Stanley Jackson had a length discussion examining the positives and negatives of an early signing period in college football.
Before the Big Ten tourney tips off Thursday afternoon in Indianapolis, the BTN.com team offered its predictions. Who’s going to win it all? Who’s going to take Most Outstanding Player? And what about one bold prediction?
Getting named Coach of the Year by his Big Ten peers was sweet for Nebraska’s Tim Miles. Maybe even better: His contract calls for him to get a $50K bonus for it. That’ll buy a lot of Runza’s. But his contract stipulates Miles will get the loot for being “consensus” Coach of the Year. John Beilein was voted the honor by league media. Hmmmm. Regardless, Miles still expects to cash in.
Despite strong data and economic proof which demonstrates that everyone benefits when young women are educated and given leadership opportunities, in many countries and even within sections of the United States, women are left out of the leadership equation.
The Big Ten tournament tips off Thursday at noon ET, and it appears to be a wide open field, at least if you trust efficiency margin as a predictive tool. The last time the conference had only one team ranked in the KenPom top 10 was in 2010, when 6-seed Minnesota made a run to the tournament final to secure an unlikely at-large bid. Might we see something similar this time around?