The NBA Draft is eight days away, which means teams are finalizing their draft boards leading up to the big event. [ MORE: Big Ten’s best value NBA Draft picks over last 20 years ] Several former Big Ten stars are expected to be selected early on in this year’s draft. ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford recently released his two-round NBA Mock Draft 7.0, which features four Big Ten names. The first Big Ten name Ford has coming off the board is former Ohio State standout D’Angelo Russell, who he has going No. 4 overall to the New York Knicks.
Bronson Koenig doesn’t need any help grabbing attention on the basketball court. [ MORE: Like this story? View all of our Gone Viral posts ] The Wisconsin point guard’s game is that good. Well, if Koenig carries his latest hairdo into the 2015-16 season, it will bring the likely preseason All-Big Ten honoree even more fanfare. Looks sharp, huh? Koenig is one of the very few American Indians in college basketball, making this hairdo even cooler.
Big Ten West can’t match the star power and proven ability of its East Division counterpart. But there still is plenty of talent—and potential. And it all begins with a monster tackle tandem at Nebraska.
The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday that Johns Hopkins University has been accepted as a sport affiliate member for women’s lacrosse beginning with the 2016-17 academic year. The Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse team just completed its first season with the conference, winning a share of the Big Ten Championship, the Big Ten Tournament and advancing to the NCAA national semifinals. “We are thrilled to add the Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse program as a sport affiliate member and look forward to seven women’s teams competing for the Big Ten Championship beginning in 2017,” said Big Ten Commissioner James E. Delany. “The
Welcome to the penultimate Saturday of the regular season. And, it’s a Saturday filled with some big games, none bigger than Michigan State's visit to Ohio State.
One. That’s how many players are ahead of former Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell on NFL.com’s ranking of the top 150 fantasy players for 2015, released Monday. Bell, fresh off a breakout season that culminated in AFC Offensive Player of the Year honors, trails just Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson on the preseason list. The former Michigan State workhorse ran for 1,361 yards and eight touchdowns, to go along with a staggering 83 receptions for 854 yards and three more touchdowns, in 2014. Bell is suspended for the first three games of the season for violating the league’s substance
Over the next month, BTN will profile 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014. Tonight’s classic game features a clash between Michigan State and Georgia in the 2012 Outback Bowl. This game will be remembered by Michigan State fans as a cornerstone in Mark Dantonio’s coaching career, as it marked his first bowl victory as MSU head coach. After trailing 16-0 at the half, senior quarterback Kirk Cousins went on to pass for 232 of his 300 yards in the second half, as well as leading a late drive in regulation to force overtime. Dan Conroy connected on a 35-yard
Wanna generate a good debate? Try coming up with the five best running backs in Penn State history. Lions247.com took a stab at it. No. 1 on the list: Curt Warner. Guys like Larry Johnson, Curtis Enis and Franco Harris didn’t make the cut. Shows you how deep the talent has been at this position over the years. *** Add Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen (yawn) to the growing list of critics (yawn) of Jim Harbaugh’s satellite camps (yawn). “I’m a bigger fan of (camps held on a school’s own campus),” Mullen said, adding that in his camps at Mississippi State,
Draymond Green is an NBA champion. The former Michigan State standout helped the Golden State Warriors close out the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 on Tuesday night.
Indiana starting safety Antonio Allen was suspended indefinitely from all football activities Tuesday night after his arrest on drug-dealing charges.