Who gets your vote for the best player in Illinois basketball history? We came up with a list of 12 Fighting Illini greats, and now it’s your job to rank them! Then, tune into BTN tonight to watch the Illini take on Minnesota at 7:30 p.m. ET. Watch live on BTN/BTN2Go. Read each player’s bio below, then scroll down and rank them, 1-12. The results of this fan survey will be announced on TV’s “BTN Live” in February. We’re rolling out a survey per school throughout the coming weeks. Nick Anderson 1987-89: Named to 20-player Illinois All-Century team in 2005. 1989
We had a quartet of Big Ten men’s basketball games Saturday. [ MORE: Catch up on all of Saturday’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard ] In the first game of the day, No. 23 Indiana took care of Northwestern, 89-57, to improve to 7-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 1993. In other action: Michigan knocked off Nebraska, 81-68, Michigan State topped Maryland, 74-65, and Illinois got by Minnesota, 76-71. Watch Saturday’s top plays in the videos above and below: You gotta see this! @MSU_Basketball's Matt Costello gets a HUGE block and knocks down Kenny Goins
James Franklin met the media Saturday to discuss numerous topics about his program, in particular player and coach turnaround this offseason. Fresh off a 7-6 season that ended with a 24-17 loss to Georgia in the TaxSlayer Bowl, there’s been no shortage of musical chairs following Franklin’s second campaign. Staff-wise, Franklin fired offensive coordinator John Donovan, replacing him with Fordham head coach Joe Moorhead, while defensive coordinator Bob Shoop and offensive line coach Herb Hand bolted to Tennessee and Auburn, respectively. “We’ve had some turnover in the program with coaches and players,” Franklin said. “I’m very appreciative of what Bob
Before Purdue (17-3, 5-2 in the Big Ten) plays at Iowa (15-3, 6-0) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on BTN/BTN2Go, have a look at a few fast facts on both the Boilermakers and the Hawkeyes. [MORE: Get Jon Crispin’s preview | Watch Purdue at Iowa on BTN2Go | A look at the last 5 meetings | Latest standings | Big Ten scoreboard ] You can follow the BTN stats guys on Twitter @BTNStatsGuys all season, too. Iowa has won 12 consecutive Big Ten games dating back to last season, marking it’s longest streak since 1969-70 (14 straight). Iowa is looking for its
If you were to take a stroll down Baltimore Avenue in College Park, Md., circa 1896, you’d see plenty of animal-drawn carriages and carts, as well as folks on horseback. That’s not surprising. But one other striking thing you’d notice would be the number of people pedaling around on bicycles. From policemen to pleasure seekers, the bike traffic would be thick. That’s because the bicycle at that time had skyrocketed to a broad level of appeal not approached again until very recently. “As a novelty item, the modern bike offered a great deal of promise,” said Dr. Evan Friss, a University
Heading into Sunday's Big Ten showdown between Purdue and Iowa on BTN, men's basketball analyst Jon Crispin calls Iowa "one of the most consistent teams in college basketball." How can Purdue avoid another loss to Iowa this season? What must the Hawkeyes do to complete the regular season sweep? Come read what Crispin says.
Who gets your vote for the best player in Northwestern basketball history? We came up with a list of 12 Wildcat greats, and now it’s your job to rank them! Read each player’s bio below, then scroll down and rank them, 1-12. The results of this fan survey will be announced on TV’s “BTN Live” in February. We’re rolling out a survey per school throughout the coming weeks. Jim Burns 1964-67: Became Northwestern’s seventh All-American in 1966 and their fifth first-team All-Big Ten selection in 1967. Jim Burns enjoyed an outstanding senior season, leading the team with an average of 21.5
We have seen some loud alternate uniforms in the Big Ten over the past couple of seasons. Michigan State is taking the term “loud” to a whole new meaning on Saturday. According to the Spartans’ official basketball Twitter account, @MSU_Basketball, the Spartans will be sporting new “Mean Green” Nike Hyper Elite Disruption uniforms vs. No. 5 Maryland (6:30 p.m. ET). Check out the photo at the top of this post. The tweet set Twitter on fire, as fans shared their opinions on the new uniforms. MSU quarterback Damion Terry appears to be a fan of the new look. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/TuWJ5cHqsn
This week on " The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2016" at 10:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, you'll meet Illinois junior Malcolm Hill. Also, see how Northwestern senior Tre Demps has his hands full both on and off the court. Over at Maryland, Duke transfer Rasheed Sulaimon has gone from being the enemy to a valued member of the Terrapins.
Iowa? Ohio State? Michigan? Some other team perhaps? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked a handful of football writers to make their incredibly early predictions on a 2016 Big Ten football champion. Here's what they said.