There were four Big Ten men’s exhibition basketball games on the schedule Friday night. [ MORE: Get the full Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition schedule ] Michigan cruised by Le Moyne, 74-52, Maryland rolled Southern New Hampshire, 91-55, Minnesota topped S.W. Minnesota, 81-64, and Augustana stunned Iowa on a buzzer-beater, 76-74. All four games were broadcasted on BTN Plus, which allowed us to capture the top highlights from the Wolverines, Terrapins, Gophers and Hawkeyes. Here is a look at the top plays from Friday night’s Big Ten exhibition basketball. Augustana stuns Iowa on a buzzer-beater Diamond Stone throws down a
Fred Glass announced Friday the initial plans for a season-long recognition to honor the 40th anniversary of the undefeated 1976 men’s basketball team. Indiana’s 1976 team remains the last undefeated NCAA men’s basketball champion and was selected as the greatest college basketball team of all-time on the 75th anniversary of the NCAA Tournament in 2013. [ MORE: Iowa Hawkeyes to wear patch to honor late Roy Marble ] The season-long honoring of the 40th anniversary includes season tickets being mailed to fans in a folded keepsake replica of the 1976 championship banner, a commemorative patch placed on the back of
Roy Marble will be remembered as one of the greatest players in Iowa basketball history. The former Hawkeye great died just under two months ago following a yearlong battle with cancer. [ MORE: Indiana to wear patch to honor undefeated 1976 national title team ] In memory of Marble, the Hawkeyes basketball team will have “RM23” stitched into their uniforms this season. Check out the photo at the top of this post. After starring for four years at Iowa, Marble left college as the Hawkeyes’ all-time leading scorer. He scored 2,116 points from 1985 through 1989 and the Hawkeyes competed
The initial 2015 College Football Playoff rankings were revealed on Tuesday night, which brought up plenty of questions throughout the landscape. [ MORE: Week 10 previews | Week 10 scoreboard | Polls: Pick your Week 10 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Q&A: Jake Butt | View your team’s homepage | Dienhart’s 10 Hard Takes ] A one-loss Alabama team was ranked No. 4 in the initial poll, coming in ahead of undefeated Michigan State (No. 7) and Iowa (No. 9). Baylor also took a
It has been an interesting week with the release of the first College Football Playoff poll creating ripples across the landscape. I take a look at that and other items in my Hard Takes. Remember: Seven games on Saturday (full scoreboard here). On BTN, it’s Illinois at Purdue at noon ET, then Wisconsin at Maryland and Rutgers at Michigan, both at 3:30 p.m. ET. use the BTN TV GameFinder to get your TV information. 1. So, the first College Football Playoff poll was revealed. I hope you didn’t get too revved up over what you saw. It means little, especially
[youtube https://youtu.be/lybuyMb55yY?list=PL2RRF9GtC9s3Y3eVqV2DlYjVJawTXSyZZ] What does Jim Harbaugh do to get his football team fired up before a Big Ten football clash? Want to find out? Now you can! Thanks to our exclusive Field Pass cameras only available with BTN2Go, Big Ten fans will get an early live look at both Michigan and Rutgers players and coaches one hour before Saturday’s game at 3:30 p.m. ET on BTN. This Field Pass link is also the same link you can use to watch the game live on BTN2Go. Check out examples of previous Field Pass sessions in the YouTube videos above. One hour before noon kickoff
Le Moyne College plays an exhibition game on Friday at Michigan, the real story is that the game will pit father against son as Michigan coach John Beilein hosts his son, Le Moyne coach Patrick Beilein. Tonight, it’s all about family with a little basketball mixed in. John Beilein is the venerable Wolverines coach who has restored luster to a proud program by engineering five NCAA trips and two Big Ten crowns in eight seasons in Ann Arbor. Son Patrick? He’s less accomplished, as he enters his first season at Le Moyne, a Catholic school in Syracuse N.Y. Now, they
The Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament featured two outstanding games on Friday. We posted highlights in this post, but also follow all of the action at the BigTen.org Tournament Central page and follow @bigtenchamps on Twitter. Friday’s semifinals Rutgers 2, Ohio State 0. Penn State 1, Michigan 0. Sunday’s Championship Rutgers vs. Penn State, 2 p.m., BTN/Watch live on BTN2Go.
There were two great Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament games on Friday. Maryland eliminated Northwestern in double overtime in the first game of the day. In second semifinal between Michigan and Penn State, Katie Trombetta scored a game-winning goal in overtime to top Penn State, 2-1. No. 1 Maryland will take on No. 2 Michigan in the championship game at noon ET on Sunday. We will post highlights in this post, but also follow all of the action at IUHoosiers.com and follow @bigtenchamps on Twitter. Sunday’s Championship Noon – Game 7: Maryland vs. Michigan | Watch on BTN2Go Friday’s Semifinals Game 5: Maryland
In Friday's Big Ten news headlines, former Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill says on the radio that he is "hopeful and positive" that interim head coach Tracy Claeys will be given the job permanently. Also, could Michigan State be in trouble vs. Nebraska? How talented is Michigan's Jabril Peppers? And what will Cardale Jones do now that's he's the starting quarterback at Ohio State again? Catch up on all of these stories and more.