The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team closed out day one of the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships in New York’s Madison Square Garden in first place. Head coach Cael Sanderson’s squad will have six, a full two-thirds of its nine qualifiers, in the national quarterfinals tomorrow morning.
Four Big Ten women’s basketball teams played in the WNIT on Thursday night. Rutgers won in thrilling fashion as Kahleah Copper made a game-winning shot with two seconds remaining to lift the Scarlet Knights to a 57-55 victory over Georgetown at the RAC. Rutgers will host Virginia at the RAC in second round action on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET. In other action, Ball State topped Iowa, 77-72, Nebraska fell to UNI, 64-62, and Northwestern lost to San Diego, 69-65. The website www.womensnit.com has a useful page with links to watch all of the WNIT games live online. Catch up
The No. 5 Hoosiers put their Big Ten tourney flop in the rear-view mirror with a resounding win vs. No. 12 Chattanooga, 99-74.
Purdue entered the NCAA tourney as a hot team, winners of six of seven before losing a hard-fought Big Ten title game to Michigan State. But that mojo didn’t continue in the Big Dance, as the No. 5 Boilermakers were stunned in double-overtime by No. 12 Little Rock. Little Rock is a well-coached team that plays tenacious defense and did a good job keeping Purdue’s big men in check. And it hit some big shots in outscoring Purdue 21-7 over the final five minutes of regulation on the way to an 85-83 double overtime win. Just like that, the Boilers’
Who’s ready for March Madness? The NCAA Tournament is officially underway as two Big Ten teams, Purdue and Indiana, will be in action today. Here is a look at 64 Big Ten facts heading into this year’s NCAA Tournament. 1. This is the sixth straight season that the Big Ten has had at least six teams selected to play in the NCAA Tournament. 2. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is one of four active coaches to appear in at least six Final Fours, joining Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Louisville’s Rick Pitino and North Carolina’s Roy Williams. 3. The four No. 1
The Big Ten Hockey Tournament got underway with two exciting games on Thursday night. Twitter: @HockeyOnBTN | @MSU_Hockey | @umichhockey |@GopherHockey | @OhioState_MHKY | @PennStateMHKY | @BadgerMHockey | @B1GHockey In the opener, No. 3 Penn State eliminated No. 6 Wisconsin, 5-2. No. 4 Ohio State followed that with a thrilling 4-3 win over No. 5 Michigan State in OT. Every game of the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament airs live on BTN (and BTN2Go) through Saturday’s title game. All games are at the the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Minnesota is the No. 1 seed and earns a
Five Big Ten women’s hoops teams play their opening games of the 2016 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Friday and Saturday. Click the matchups in this post to go to the live game center pages for each game. On Friday, No. 4 seed Michigan State plays No. 13 Belmont at noon ET on ESPN2 followed No. 3 seed Ohio State playing No. 14 seed Buffalo at 2:30 p.m., also on ESPN2. Saturday’s games are No. 2 Maryland vs. No. 15 Iowa (1:30 p.m., ESPN2) No. 11 Purdue vs. No. 6 Oklahoma (1:30 p.m., ESPN2), and No. 9 Indiana vs. No. 8 Georgia
After Michigan's First Four win, more Big Ten men's teams take the NCAA stage today and tomorrow. Can Purdue make a run? What about Indiana? Plus, we've got a smattering of Big Ten football updates, too. Read Thursday's news digest now.
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. It may fly in the face of conventional wisdom, but in Postville, Iowa, everyone looks forward to when the dentists come to town. And at the end of their whirlwind, one-day visit, everyone’s smile is a little brighter, thanks to the University of Iowa’s Project SEALED. Along with their portable dental equipment, the Hawkeye dentists bring stuffed animals and toys and oversized
Michigan would not be denied, roaring back for a 67-62 victory over Tulsa on Wednesday.