Here’s a random, but accurate, statement: Sam Thompson is the Big Ten’s elite weapon on inbound passes under his own basket. The Ohio State junior boasts a thick scrapbook of flying in for jaw-dropping alley-oops on said plays. Somehow, opponents haven’t accounted for it. Watch Thompson’s latest inbound alley-oop in this post.
Seven Big Ten women’s volleyball teams advanced to NCAA regional semifinals this weekend. Illinois (Marquette), Minnesota (Colorado), Nebraska (Oregon), Penn State (Utah), Purdue (Missouri) and Wisconsin (Cal) all advanced to the Sweet 16 on Saturday, while Michigan State (Kentucky) did the same Sunday. Catch up on all of the latest results in this post.
Former Ohio State standout and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George appeared as a guest on #BTNLive this morning at the Indianapolis Convention Center. I caught up with George after the show and asked him about his thoughts on tonight’s big game.
If opponents aren’t careful, Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker has shown he’s more than willing to put them on a poster. The sophomore sensation showcased his leaping ability and power on an impressive two-handed slam in the first half of Saturday’s 70-64 win over Marquette at the Kohl Center. Watch Dekker delight the Badger faithful in this post.
BTN.com provided live coverage of four Big Ten teams hosting NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament action on Friday night, and we’re doing it again tonight. Matches being hosted by Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State and Wisconsin tonight will be streamed live right here.
Kickoff is just hours away. BCS No. 2 Ohio State and BCS No. 10 Michigan State each has a lot on the line in the third annual Big Ten championship game. For the Buckeyes, a victory figures to push them to the BCS title game. For the Spartans, a triumph will mean a trip to the Rose Bowl for the first time since the 1987 season.