Move on to the real world or continue to play college sports? That’s the dilemma former Gopher standout Derek Rackley faced after receiving his undergraduate degree from Minnesota. I sat down one-on-one with Rackley earlier this month and asked him to share his best story from his playing days under former head coach and current BTN analyst, Glen Mason.
Before Thanksgiving arrived, it was time for some Big Ten men’s basketball. There were a handful of games Wednesday night, including perfect Illinois toppling Butler to claim the Maui Invitational title. Catch up on all the action, get recaps and watch select in-game highlights in this post.
Every week this season, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) have offered their predictions for each Big Ten football game and provided polls for fans to pick their winners. We’re down to the final week of play, and BTN.com fans are in the lead.
On Wednesday night’s “The Journey: Big Ten Football,” BTN sat down with Wisconsin running back Montee Ball to talk to him about the bittersweet night that left him thinking about a move to linebacker. It was the 2010 Ohio State game, the one in which the Badgers took down the nation’s No. 1 team, but Ball didn’t see the field in the upset. Watch the clip, which also feature Le’Veon Bell and Denard Robinson, now. Also, see several Robinson bonus clips in this post.
Today’s point/counterpoint: whether those 9th and 10th place predictions for Illinois are on the money.
You have questions, I have answers in my weekly mailbag. Many of your questions this week center on Big Ten expansion. The tenor of most readers was the same: Miffed about the decisions to add Maryland and Rutgers. Read on, folks. There even is a basketball question.
With the Big Ten Title reclaimed by Penn State this past weekend what remains to be decided in the regular season’s final week is whether or not an eighth Big Ten team is headed to the postseason and which conference members will be hosting the first two rounds of the tournament.