BTN.com asked one beat writer from every school for their team's breakout player, most underrated player, most indispensable player and best-case, worse-case scenarios. Read what they told us, and get ready for the 2015-201 basketball season.
For the first time in a long time, you can flip through any preseason hoops magazine or click around any website and find Indiana and Purdue picked near the top of the Big Ten, writes BT.com's Tom Dienhart. This only means good things for the state of Indiana and the Big Ten.
Who wins Michigan vs. Michigan State, and why - at least in the eyes of these experts? And Urban Meyer is not surprised by Jim Harbaugh's early success leading the Wolverines. Also, Penn State is eyeing an upset of the Buckeyes this Saturday, plus a handful of notes from Thursday's Big ten Basketball Media Days.
At Purdue University, there are all kinds of clubs and organizations for students, ranging from bass fishing to hip-hop dance. But what if you’re interested in, say, building a robot that mines moon rocks? Now, the university has that covered too. Purdue Lunabotics, a student organization dedicated to the development of robots for space exploration, lifted off in Fall 2014 with a core group of six students and no workspace or resources to speak of. But a successful funding campaign raised some $20,000 in grants for the group from various Purdue departments, including the Student Organization Grant Allocation Board, Purdue
Few people know how heated the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry is more than Tom Izzo. Watch the iconic coach's response to Michigan fans vandalizing the Magic Johnson statue inside.
The Maryland football team will look a lot different when it takes the field again Oct. 24. Off this week, the Terrapins will wear an Under Armour throwback uniform in Mike Lockley’s debut as the interim head coach in Week 8 vs. Penn State. The uniform is inspired by Maryland’s 1961 home design, the first in the nation to feature player surnames on the back of the jerseys. The game will mark the second consecutive time Penn State’s opponent will debut a new alternate uniform. In Week 7, defending national champ and No. 1 Ohio State will wear an all-black
Big Ten media day is in the books, and now it's time to share some of the highlights I witnessed Thursday at the Marriott O'Hare.
If you could assemble an all-time Big Ten basketball team, who would you pick? Now, imagine if that team consisted of a starting five, and every player had a point total (1 to 6 ) where you could only use up to 18 points to assemble that team. We asked eight different Big Ten basketball players at this year's Big Ten Media Days in Chicago to build their own teams. Here's what they told us.
What if you could build your own Big Ten Football team made up of basketball players? Who would you pick and where would they play? I asked that very question to several players during Thursday’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day in Chicago. Here’s what the players told me. [ MORE: Terps land at No. 3 in poll | Our annual Big Ten Player Survey | Watch all 14 coaches meet the press | More Media Day coverage] Position: QB Player choice: Matt Ferris, Wisconsin “He threw for over 2,000 yards when he played QB in high school. We played touch football in the offseason and
Media day brings the Big Ten’s top basketball players to Chicago every fall. [ MORE: BTN.com’s preseason All-Big Ten team | Media day notebook ] To take advantage of the opportunity, BTN.com conducts an annual Big Ten player survey, which, this year, asked one player from every team 10 questions, ranging from their Big Ten favorite to their favorite Halloween candy. See the stars’ answers below: Editor’s note: Responses were anonymous and players were not allowed to use their school for any answer. TOUGHEST BIG TEN VENUE 7 – Michigan State 3 – Indiana 1 – Iowa; Maryland; Nebraska; Purdue