Draymond Green, he of an NBA-leading 10 triple-doubles this season, is the Big Ten’s lone representative in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. That doesn’t mean the former Spartans star and 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year is the only Big Ten name who will be involved in the numerous All-Star Game festivities this weekend in Toronto. Michigan State’s Keith Appling (NBA D-League All-Star Game), Northwestern’s Reggie Hearn (NBA D-League 3-point Contest) and Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell (Rising Star’s Challenge) will join Green, who also will be involved in the Skills Challenge on Saturday night. Rising Stars Challenge When: 9
In his fifth season in Bloomington, Indiana, Kevin Wilson enjoyed a breakthrough by leading the Hoosiers to their first bowl since 2007. Now, he wants to take the program another step toward: winning a bowl. Wilson and Co., are on track. But work needs to be done to move up the pecking order in the rugged Big Ten East. [ MORE: Get all of Tom Dienhart’s Big Ten spring football coverage ] The offense loses some key players but should be OK with Wilson’s steady hand guiding things. The defense? It remains an albatross around the neck of the program,
When she was younger, Anne Simon often cringed as she watched science-fiction TV shows and movies. It wasn’t because the subject matter was so strange or horrific that it made her uncomfortable. It was because Simon was so passionate about science, and the inaccuracies in these stories drove her nuts. “I’d sit there and wince,” said Simon, a longtime professor at the University of Maryland’s Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics department. “I would say to myself, ‘I wish that they would ask someone. Why don’t they ask a scientist?’” In the mid-1990s, when “The X-Files” was only a handful of episodes
D’Angelo Russell helped lead USA to a 157-154 victory over the World in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night. [ MORE: Get all of our latest Big Ten pros coverage ] The former Ohio State point guard and consensus 2015 Big Ten Freshman of the Year scored 22 points, on 9 of 15 from the field, and dished out seven assists in 16-plus minutes off the bench. The USA team featured the game’s top first- and second-year players born in America, including MVP Zach LaVine, out of UCLA. Russell, the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft,
Michigan men's basketball will wear #ChadTough T-shirts for Saturday's Big Ten clash with Purdue.
Assembly Hall. Xfinity Center. Breslin Center. What is the most intimidating arena in the Big Ten? I asked some media members who cover the league, and here’s what I got. Bill Landis, @BillLandis25, Cleveland.com: Maryland. When that place gets going, that wall of students behind the basket has to be very intimidating for opposing teams. Maybe the loudest building I’ve ever been in. Tom Kakert, @HawkeyeReport, HawkeyeReport.com: It’s really close. Based on what I have seen and what players have indicated, I’d have to say Maryland. Very active and involved student section is always the key and they have that
Iowa senior Jarrod Uthoff is a Big Ten MVP candidate. Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine is being compared to another Spartan great. Purdue freshman Caleb Swanigan's path to West Lafayette was a long and winding road. Each are profiled this Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET on "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2016."
BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks catches you up on the latest Big Ten news and looks ahead to a number of weekend duals, including two on the Big Ten Network.
In men's hoops, Indiana turned some head by dropping No. 4 Iowa while Penn State is set up for a run at the postseason. In football, The NCAA is proposing new video reviews of targeting fouls. And one Big Ten athletic director announces he is stepping down. Read all about that and more in Friday's headlines digest.
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. June 16, 2014, is a date that will be long-remembered in Pilger, Nebraska. It was on that day that a “supercell” containing eight tornados ripped through the small town and the surrounding area. In the face of extremely powerful winds, homes were completely leveled and trees stripped of their bark. Grain bins were ripped from the ground, becoming deadly sheet-metal missiles. The