There was a trio of Big Ten men’s basketball games Saturday, including Michigan topping Penn State, 79-72, in the first Super Saturday basketball-hockey doubleheader at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Catch up on all of today’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. In other action, No. 17 Indiana held off feisty Minnesota, 74-68, behind Thomas Bryant’s career-high 23 points, and No. 21 Purdue bested Nebraska, 89-74, thanks to A.J. Hammons’ career-high 32 points.. Hockey fan, too? Michigan and Penn State face off at 7 p.m. ET on BTN (watch on BTN2Go) at Madison Square Garden to complete the
That Maryland win over Iowa was impressive, wasn’t it? Two of my latest “Three Takes” focus on the Terrapins, more specifically on a pair of players who helped Maryland hand Iowa its first Big Ten defeat in its last 13 conference games, dating to last season. Check out my latest “Three Takes” below. Sulaimon does it all Rasheed Sulaimon needed a big game against No. 3 Iowa in the worst way. The athletic wing had made just two of his last 15 shots and scored 10 combined points in the previous two games, and Maryland was on the verge of
Who gets your vote for the top players in Michigan State basketball history? We came up with a list of 13 Spartan greats, and now it’s your job to rank them! Read each player’s bio below, then scroll down and rank them, 1-13. The results of the fan survey will be announced on TV’s “BTN Live” in February. We have rolled out a survey for every school recently. Mateen Cleaves 1996-2000: Member of 2000 National Championship team and three Final Four teams (1998-2000). Most Outstanding Player and member of 2000 NCAA All-Tournament team. Member of three Big Ten Regular Season
If you heard the terms “student-athletes” and “Pro Day” in the same sentence, you’d probably think of 40-yard-dash times, vertical-leap measurements and Wonderlic scores. But at the University of Minnesota, the Pro Day for student-athletes involves polishing up résumés, compiling references and putting on business-formal attire. In other words, it would be recognizable to any regular professional who’s ever attended a career fair or recruiting event. Minnesota’s Pro Day was the brainchild of Gophers swimmer Ben Bravence. Like most of his fellow student-athletes, Bravence knew he wouldn’t be doing his sport for a living after graduating college. Yet he found
Super Saturday is here! #BTNinNYC got underway Friday afternoon at Slate Restaurant & Bar with a special edition of BTN Live. BTN’s Dave Revsine, Jon Crispin and Taylor Rooks were joined by several special guests to preview the inaugural Super Saturday, a Big Ten basketball and hockey doubleheader at Madison Square Garden featuring Michigan and Penn State. Guests included former Michigan Fab Five member Jimmy King, former Indiana and NBA star Isiah Thomas and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, among others. Check out some of the top moments from Friday’s BTN Live show below. Look at that @dekker: Jimmy King
Are you ready to vote for the top players in Maryland basketball history? We came up with a list of 12 Terrapin greats, and now it’s your job to rank them! Read each player’s bio below, then scroll down and rank them, 1-12. The results of the fan survey will be announced on TV’s “BTN Live” in February. We’re rolling out a survey per school throughout the coming weeks. Len Bias 1982-86: He tallied 2,149 points and averaged 23.2 points his final last season in College Park. Bias was named ACC Player of the Year twice (1985-86) and was a
If you had to pick one Big Ten player to take a last-second shot to win a game, who would it be? I posed the question to those who cover the league. Jess Settles, BTN: Denzel Valentine. He already has hit many late-game shots in his stellar career. He’s not afraid of the moment and he has the skill set to make a game winner in a variety of ways. GopherHole.com: Melo Trimble for sure. He’s confident, he’s got great range and can get a shot off with very little separation. Cold blooded. Kevin Noon, BuckeyeGrove.com: I know a lot
Wisconsin is aiming to get back to the summit in the Big Ten West. But there is work to do as Paul Chryst begins his second season in Madison coming off a 10-3 debut and second-place finish in the West. Chryst has talent back to work with. The offense returns the likes of RBs Corey Clement and Dare Ogunbowale, WRs Robert Wheelwright and Jazz Peavy, TE Troy Fumagalli and offensive linemen like Dan Voltz and Michael Deiter. The defense has back LBs T.J. Edwards, Jack Cichy and Vince Biegel, along with NT Arthur Goldberg, E Chikwe Obasih and CB Sojourn
Michigan's new Athletic Director is Warde Manuel, a former Wolverine defensive tackle and a rising star in college athletics administration. He cut his teeth as an athletic director at the University of Buffalo and UConn. Now, he’s back at Michigan, where it all began as a student-athlete (1986-89) and administrator from 1998-2005.
In the days leading up to the 100th episode of the BTN Originals series "The Journey," we asked members of the show's production team to look back on seasons past. These are the people who travel across the conference each week of the football and basketball seasons to tell the stories around and inside the games. What were their favorite stories? Who were their favorite people? What were the best games? Read what they told us and watch some of their favorite stories. The 100 episode airs Sunday at 9:30 p.m..