Iowa's Kirk Ferentz will be the Big Ten Coach of the Year. Minnesota was right to remove the "interim coach" tag from Tracy Claeys. Like it or not, this is an historic run by Ohio State. Read these takes and more in BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's last-minute prep for Saturday's football games.
Can Jae’Sean Tate will Ohio State to a Big Ten championship? Can Mark Turgeon manage the Terp talent? Who will step up for the Badgers? BTN men's basketball analyst Jess Settles poses one burning question for each of the 14 teams as we get set to tip off the 2015-2016 season.
BTN will air both Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament semifinal matches live on Friday from Ohio State, and both game are also available on BTN2Go. At 1 p.m. ET, top-seed Ohio State faces Rutgers before No. 2 seed Indiana faces Maryland at 3:30 p.m.. The Big Ten’s tournament central page at BigTen.org has lots of information, including how the bracket has played so far. Follow @socceronbtn for in-game updates and video highlights, too. Friday’s winners advance to Sunday’s championship, which also airs live on BTN and BTN2Go. Here is the link to watch Sunday’s match. Friday’s matches are below. 1 p.m.
"If there's confusion about who the guy is who's going to the lead the Boilermakers in 2016, let's dispel that," Purdue's athletic director told BTN. Watch that and read more football and men's basketball headlines from around the Big Ten on this Friday.
Iowa hosts Minnesota at 8 p.m. ET Saturday night on BTN and BTN2Go. In anticipation of the game, we whipped up a little interactive Vine that will either drive you crazy or bring you a small sense of accomplishment. You mission: Can you catch Floyd with your mascot of choice? See the Vine video in this post. More on the game: Find BTN on your TV system here. Watch the game live via BTN2Go. Use our online scoreboard for live stats, too. In-game video highlights on Twitter for Minnesota and Iowa. Follow @IowaOnBTN and @MinnesotaOnBTN Follow us on Facebook at BTN’s
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. While the University of Illinois’ basketball team is getting up a few last-minute practice jumpers and running layup lines, there’s another group of Illini who are also preparing for the spotlight. Orange Krush, the school’s student cheering section, has a pregame routine that’s just as important to them. “We let the kids in to the Great West Hall, they can get warm,
The early-signing period for men’s basketball began on Wednesday. And Michigan State was the big winner in the Big Ten. According to Scout.com, the Spartans inked the Big Ten’s top class and the No. 2 haul in the nation behind Duke. The four-man Spartan class is led by small forward Miles Bridges, the No. 11 player in the nation according to Scout.com. Shooting guard Josh Langford (No. 19), point guard Cassius Winston (No. 28) and center Nick Ward (No. 47) round out a star-studded haul that Tom Izzo has called his best ever. Penn State has the second-highest rated class, coming
Just when you thought the Big Ten season couldn’t get any more exciting, boom! Nebraska upsets previously unbeaten Michigan State at home. Iowa eeks out an eight point win at Indiana. Wisconsin gets a stern test at Maryland and comes away winning by a touchdown. Ohio State finds itself in a one-score game in the fourth quarter in Columbus against Minnesota before winning by 14. And then Northwestern lets a 20-7 lead slip away … to eventually win on a last second field goal against Penn State, 23-21. As the adage goes, “any given Saturday”. Aside from the theatrics, Illinois got
The 2015-16 college basketball season got underway with 11 exciting Big Ten games on Friday night. [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] In the opening game of the night on BTN, No. 3 Maryland cruised by Mount St. Mary’s, 80-56. The second game on BTN featured a major upset, as No. 17 Wisconsin fell to Western Illinois, 69-67. Catch up on scores and highlights from all of Friday’s Big Ten games. Maryland 80, Mount St. Mary’s 56 Indiana 88, Eastern Illinois 49 Michigan State 82, Florida Atlantic 55 Michigan 70, Northern Michigan 44 Purdue 81,
How many Big Ten teams will make the Big Dance this year? I asked some esteemed members of the media.