One veteran Big Ten writer says the Big Ten hoops race is in two clear camps with six that look headed for the Big Dance and eight that do not. Also, Iowa is now the team to beat in the Big Ten after thrashing Michigan State. How good could Northwestern's Bryant McIntosh be? Read these stories and more in today's Big Ten roundup.
In the Zen tradition, there’s a saying that, “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” University of Illinois professor Terri Weissman was reminded of the joys of working with beginners’ minds last semester while teaching the freshman-level course, “Documenting Inequality.” Though it’s her eighth year teaching at the university, she’s primarily taken on art history classes for upperclassmen or graduate students. “It had been a long time since I had taught incoming freshmen, and it’s really different,” Weissman said. “It got me back in touch with what I love about teaching:
The streak is over! [ MORE: Top highlights from Michigan State vs. Iowa ] Peter Jok scored 23 points and No. 16 Iowa went on to rout No. 4 Michigan State 76-59 on Thursday night. The victory marked the Hawkeyes’ first road win over Michigan State since 1993, putting an end to an 18-game losing streak at the Breslin Center. Iowa raced out to a 22-point halftime lead and never let the Spartans closer than 14 points. Jarrod Uthoff had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while senior Anthony Clemmons added 13 points in his return home to
Peter Jok scored 21 points as No. 16 Iowa upset No. 4 Michigan State 76-59 Thursday night at the Breslin Center. The victory marked the first time the Hawkeyes have beaten Michigan State in East Lansing in 23 years. Iowa is now responsible for both of MSU’s losses this season. We made sure to capture the top moments from Thursday’s game and post them on Twitter, @MichiganStOnBTN and @IowaonBTN. Check out the best highlights from Thursday’s Michigan State vs. Iowa game. ICYMI: Peter Jok scored 23 points to help lead @IowaHoops to a 76-59 win over Michigan State. https://t.co/vqJAFcC8aW —
With Wednesday night’s Big Ten games behind us and more basketball ahead tonight, here is my latest edition of “Three Takes!” This week I look at Michigan State vs. Iowa, Illinois’ ability to shut down Purdue’s big, and Michigan’s outstanding 3-point shooting. Spartans vs. Hawkeyes Tonight’s showdown in East Lansing will not make or break the season for the Spartans or the Hawkeyes, but it is a battle that is very significant in the Big Ten race. Michigan State is looking for revenge and can’t afford to fall two games behind the Hawkeyes after dropping a game in Iowa City.
When Mel Kiper Jr. releases an NFL Mock Draft, both college and NFL football fans take notice. [MORE: Top replacements for 2016 | What are J.T. Barrett’s Heisman outlook? | Big Ten’s 2015 football season stands out | Final 2015 football standings ] The ESPN NFL Draft guru released his initial first round mock draft today, and it features six Big Ten names. Check out his Kiper’s full 2016 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 here. Highlighting the list is Ohio State DE Joey Bosa, who Kiper has going No. 1 overall to the Tennessee Titans. “Every team wants great D-linemen, and Bosa has the
With the 2015 season officially in our rear-view mirror, we take an early peek into the fall of 2016 and how it may shape up. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart presents his premature forecast for the Big Ten East division, and we've included a link for the readers to contribute to the fans' overall prediction from No. 1 to No. 7.
In the latest of my stories examining the key departures from each football team, I take a look at Minnesota. Under new coach Tracy Claeys, who took over last year after Jerry Kill abruptly retired due to health concerns, the program is on solid footing with a bowl appearance in each of the last four seasons. The staff has been altered with a new offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and offensive line coach. Still, there is momentum coming off a bowl win that capped a disappointing 6-7 season. Claeys has talent to work with in players like QB Mitch Leidner, RBs Shannon Brooks
The Big 12 got its wish, as the NCAA voted to deregulate rules surrounding league championship games. The league can hold a league title game as soon as next season under its current 10-team, one-division configuration. Rules were in place that required conferences to have at least 12 teams and two divisions in order to have a league championship game. But the NCAA vote means that as long as the Big 12 continues to play a round-robin schedule, it can hold a title game. For the record: The vote by the NCAA Division I Council passed 7-2. The Atlantic Coast
There are some more coaching changes around the Big Ten, but Indiana's Kevin Wilson isn't one of them after landing a new contract. Can James Franklin and Penn State win more than seven games next year? And with football signing day coming up, One writer takes an interesting look at how this season’s final Top 25 actually fared in recruiting the past five years. These stories and more in today's Big Ten news digest.