The Big Ten West is home to some fine secondaries. And it all begins with a loaded Minnesota defensive backfield that teems with talent and experience.
At 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Illinois’ 79-74 win vs. No. 5 Ohio State from Jan. 10, 2012. Brandon Paul erupted for a career-high 43 points in the win, and he’ll be live tweeting (@BP3) during the hour-long replay. Paul shot 11-of-15 from the field (73 percent), including an incredible 3-point shot with 43 seconds left to seal the victory. Here is a breakdown of this exciting 2012 Big Ten matchup: Top moment: With Aaron Craft all of him, Brandon Paul hit an off-balance 3-pointer with 43 seconds left to give Illinois a 74-70 lead, ultimately securing
How good could the Big Ten East be in 2015? Pretty good. Mark Podolski of the News-Herald in Ohio thinks the division may be the best in the nation. The SEC West was college football’s standard bearer. No more. The bottom line is the SEC is in a transition period. After the conference won seven straight BCS national championships — that last in 2012 — it’s been two years since it took home a national crown. Also, the SEC West was 2-4 in last year’s postseason. For those keeping score, the Big Ten East was 5-1 in the postseason. And
Don’t tell Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman that there’s still two-plus months before kickoff. The FOX Sports college football writers are busy conducting a fantasy draft to pick the best team to win this year’s College Football Playoff. Monday featured the draft’s first 25 selections, five of which came from reigning national champion Ohio State. Joey Bosa went No. 2, to Feldman, after Mandel selected Alabama DT A’Shawn Robinson, to pace four Buckeyes in the top 13; J.T. Barrett was taken with the 25th pick. Michigan State’s Shilique Calhoun (No. 17) and Connor Cook (No. 18) rounded out the Big
In just three nights, former Wisconsin standout Frank Kaminsky will hear his name called in Brooklyn at the 2015 NBA Draft. [ MORE: Here’s a look at how Big Ten has fared in last 10 NBA drafts ] The question is, what will the consensus national player of the year be wearing as he walks across the stage Thursday night? Based on the video above, it figures to be a JC Penney linen suit. We highly recommend watching the ad, which consists of 15 seconds of a suit-clad Kaminsky sitting in front of a garage door, dribbling a basketball, chewing
The 2015 NBA Draft is Thursday night. Before NBA commissioner Adam Silver takes the stage to announce the first pick in Brooklyn, it's time to take a look back at recent drafts.
AeRianna Harris is a 2016 verbal commit for the Purdue women’s basketball team. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section ] She recently gave Purdue fans and Big Ten women’s basketball fans a glimpse into her athleticism with the slam dunk in tweet above. For those wondering, Harris is a 6-foot-1 forward out of Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis.
Rain pounded the Midwest this past week, and Urban Meyer’s basement is the proof. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our Gone Viral section ] Meyer’s wife, Shelley Meyer, tweeted pictures of the damage to the their $1.45 million house Sunday morning. Making the inconvenience all the more frustrating, the first picture she shared, the one above, was a playful response to a newscaster’s tweet about an upcoming segment on how to prevent basement flooding. This is no fun. Silver lining? Now the Meyers have an excuse to replace the old-school TV with a more modern one. h/t: elevenwarriors.com
This is the last line of defense, the one remaining obstacle between an offense and paydirt, and the Big Ten East figures to feature some very talented defensive backfields.
Over the next month, BTN will profile 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014. Tonight’s classic game features Indiana’s 73-72 upset win over No. 1 and eventual national champion Kentucky on Dec. 10, 2011. Even better, Christian Watford, the man who hit the buzzer-beating 3-pointer, is scheduled to tweet during the game. Follow Watford (@Cwat205)! This game will be remembered for Watford’s incredible buzzer-beater that stunned the top-ranked Wildcats at Assembly Hall. Students rushed the court and the celebration was on as a sea of red covered the floor in what was a crazy scene. The victory marked only the