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Six Big Ten teams ranked in latest AP & Coaches polls

Six Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AP and Coaches polls, released Sunday, headlined by undefeated Big Ten West champ Iowa. [ MORE: Best of Week 13 | Week 13 scores | Big Ten stats | Big Ten standings | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Dienhart: Fun Big Ten title matchup | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 13 picks revisited | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Week 13 top performers | Michigan honors late Chad Carr, 5 | YouTube highlights ] The Hawkeyes, fresh off completing a 12-0 regular season, come in at No. 4 (AP) and

Twitter: Get Gerry DiNardo's Week 13 Sunday Ruminations

It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for Gerry DiNardo’s latest Sunday Ruminations. [ MORE: Best of Week 13 | Week 13 scores | Big Ten stats | Big Ten standings | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Dienhart: Fun Big Ten title matchup | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 13 picks revisited | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Week 13 top performers | Michigan honors late Chad Carr, 5 | YouTube highlights ] The BTN analyst goes to Twitter every Sunday morning to give his 140-character analysis on each Big Ten team that was in action the previous day.

Jon Crispin: A little perspective on white-hot Denzel Valentine

Basketball enthusiasts and hoops junkies like myself will get a chance to see two great college basketball players face off in the Wooden Legacy Tournament final at 10 p.m. ET tonight. Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine and Providence’s Kris Dunn are two of the nations best playmakers and scorers, and they alone are worth the price of admission. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Polls ] Valentine enters the title game averaging nearly a triple-double, checking in with averages of 20.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 9.2 assists through the first six games. If he

@BTNStatsGuys: Top 5 Week 13 Big Ten football nuggets

Rivalry Week resulted in a few lopsided decisions, but it was an entertaining final weekend of the season nonetheless. [ MORE: Best of Week 13 | Week 13 scores | Big Ten stats | Big Ten standings | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Dienhart: Fun Big Ten title matchup | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 13 picks revisited | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Week 13 top performers | Michigan honors late Chad Carr, 5 | YouTube highlights ] Highlighting the action, Iowa completed a perfect regular season, Michigan State locked up the Big Ten East’s berth in the

BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern student sets the stage for a more accessible theater experience

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players,” as Shakespeare wrote in As You Like It. And some of those players have learning and cognitive differences that make it difficult to sit through things like, say, a Shakespeare play. Emily Baldwin, a senior at Northwestern University, has focused much of her considerable creative talents developing a theater experience that’s accessible to anyone and everyone. She’s part of two theater groups on campus: the Purple Crayon Players and Seesaw. The former is primarily focused on creating shows for young audiences, while Seesaw produces performances for people

Dienhart: So much to like about this Big Ten title game matchup

The Big Ten title game matchup is set: Iowa vs. Michigan State. The stakes: A spot in the second annual College Football Playoff. The surprising and undefeated Hawkeyes are making their first appearance, while the Spartans are preparing for their third title game in the event's five seasons.

Top performers from Week 13 Big Ten football games

Week 13 of the Big Ten football season was filled with some outstanding performances. [ MORE: Best of Week 13 | Week 13 scores | Big Ten stats | Big Ten standings | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Dienhart: Fun Big Ten title matchup | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 13 picks revisited | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Week 13 top performers | Michigan honors late Chad Carr, 5 | YouTube highlights ] Ezekiel Elliott and J.T. Barrett were outstanding in Ohio State’s win over Michigan, while Nate Sudfeld and Connor Cook put up huge passing numbers in

Minnesota volleyball claims outright Big Ten championship

With its 3-1 win over Indiana on Saturday, the No. 4 Minnesota volleyball team earned the outright 2015 Big Ten Championship. [ MORE: GopherSports.com: Minnesota beats Indiana to claim outright Big Ten title ] The crown marks Minnesota’s first Big Ten title since 2002 and second overall. The Golden Gophers improve to 18-2 in Big Ten play and 26-4 overall and have earned the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championship. The Golden Gophers won by a score of 25-17 in the first set, following with a 25-18 win in the second set before falling 23-25 in the third stanza.