Tim Miles had never spoken at a senior night. Until now. That’s how special Nebraska’s Shavon Shields and Benny Parker are to the gregarious head coach. “Benny and Shavon are guys that bought in on a dream and led us to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 16 years in 2014,” Miles told the crowd during the team’s senior night festivities Tuesday night. “They have built a foundation that will be lasting for a long time and have future success.” Shields goes down as one of the Huskers’ all-time greats, and Parker made his mark as a quick,
Big Ten fans know all about Purdue’s much-talk-about “Skyline.” [ MORE: Watch Purdue at Nebraska on BTN2Go ] The perfectly named frontline, featuring Isaac Haas (7-2), A.J. Hammons (7-0) and Caleb Swanigan (6-9), stands just under 21 feet. These aren’t just tall players who take up space, though. Their great talents, averaging a combined 34.6 points, 20.3 rebounds and 3.7 blocks. BTN analyst Shon Morris recently took to the court with Haas and Hammons, the veterans of the Skyline, to learn more about their games. Watch the feature in video above.
Urban Meyer has lived a charmed life since taking over Ohio State in 2012, posting a 50-4 overall record and a 31-1 Big Ten mark. His crowning feat was winning the 2014 national championship, and last year’s team looked poised to repeat before a late-season stumble at home vs. Michigan State. [ MORE: Get all of Tom Dienhart’s Big Ten spring football coverage ] Now, Meyer faces some big challenges next season. Yes, he will have some building blocks for his fifth squad, but questions loom. A big one: Who will be the running back with Ezekiel Elliott gone? Bri’onte
This is it. The final week of the Big Ten regular season tips Tuesday night. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Game Rankings | Bracketology | Best of week ahead | Best of week that was | Early look at B1G bracket | Standings | Stats | Scores | Polls ] Before the final week gets underway, it’s time to share my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. See the full list below. 1. Denzel Valentine, Michigan State. Like a great quarterback, Valentine anticipates where his teammates will end up on the court, and delivers perfect dimes (7.4 apg)
Considering the way the regular season ended with the champion being decided on the final day, fasten your seat belts, because the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament could rival an Indy 500 finish. With the regular season behind us, I have five things to look forward to in the tourney. [MORE: Tourney bracket | All-Big Ten teams | BTN2Go games | YouTube highlights ] Reminder: The tournament tips off at 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday with No. 13 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Northwestern, followed by No. 14 Illinois vs. No. 11 Penn State at approximately 4 p.m. No. 2 Ohio
This is it - the final week of the regular season before the Big Ten Men's Tournament tips off in Indianapolis. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart lays out all of the remaining games as the Hoosiers aim for at least one more win and the outright crown.
(AP) After two months of uncertainty over Caris LeVert’s status, Michigan made it official: The senior standout will miss the rest of the season. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Bracketology | Best of week ahead | Best of week that was | Early look at B1G bracket | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scores | Polls ] LeVert has been ruled out because of a lower left leg injury. The 6-foot-7 guard played only once over the past two months, and the Wolverines will have to compete for an NCAA Tournament spot without him. “After some prayer
Listen - can you hear that? It's March Madness fast approaching. It’s time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s NCAA hopes with a weekly check of the mock brackets.
Michigan State is two games behind first-place Indiana in men's hoops, but are they best team in the nation? Bronson Koenig's shooting is sparking Wisconsin. Spring football drills have begun at more schools. And we've got five pretty strong #BTNStandout plays from the last week in the video above, too. Dive in, read and watch, and get caught up.
“B1G Women’s Sport Report” announced the 2015-16 All-Big Ten Women’s Basketball Teams and individual honors Monday afternoon. [ MORE: View the Big Ten tourney bracket ] Back-to-back Big Ten champ Maryland and Ohio State each had two first-team honorees on the coaches and media teams to lead the way. Minnesota’s Rachel Banham (Big Ten Player of the Year), Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard (Big Ten Freshman of the Year) and Indiana’s Teri Moren (Coach of the Year) highlight the individual award winners, sweeping their respective category. The wildest part of the 2015-16 All-Big Ten teams? The coaches and media had the *exact*