Some bets are meant to be fun, unless of course you come out on the wrong side of the bet. Former MSU basketball standout Draymond Green, who is currently a member of the Golden State Warriors, placed a bet with teammate Harrison Barnes on last night’s Michigan State vs. North Carolina game. Of course, Barnes stared at UNC and is now a teammate of Green in Golden State.
A night after going 1-5 in the opening night of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Big Ten women’s hoops teams went 4-2 Thursday against their ACC counterparts. Add it all up, though, and the ACC came away with the 7-5 win. No. 25 Iowa outlasted No. 22 Syracuse, 97-91, while No. 16 Purdue fell 99-78 to No. 2 Duke. Catch up on all of Thursday’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge in this post.
On Wednesday, we set up a conference call for BTN’s Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith to preview this weekend’s B1G Championship game between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 10 Michigan State. We had a good crew of Big Ten beat writers join, one of whom was the Detroit News’ Angelique Chengelis. You can see her take on the call here.
If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: Which unit has the edge on Saturday? Two answers available are #OSUOffense or #MSUDefense
When a TV show says it will take you behind the scenes at an event, that can mean many things. But our show “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013,” presented by Best Buy always delivers on this promise, and we present the video in this post as the latest proof. Wednesday night’s debut of the latest “Journey” episode took you inside last Saturday’s Michigan-Ohio State game, so watch the start of this clip and see how intense it got between both teams before the game even started.
Wednesday night went much better than Tuesday night for the Big Ten, as a 4-2 showing salvaged a second-consecutive tie in the Challenge. Overall, this was a good result for the conference, but the discussion at the end of the night focused on who to blame for the Big Ten’s failure to outright win the thing.
The Big Ten championship game is just two days away. Should be a good one. And the one matchup we all anticipate is the clash between the Ohio State offense and Michigan State defense. How will the Spartans defend the killer 1-2 rushing duo of Braxton Miller-Carlos Hyde?