The 2013 NBA Draft is Thursday night. When will Trey Burke, Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller be selected? Most experts think it will be pretty early. But there are other former Big Ten stars who could be drafted, including Deshaun Thomas and Tim Hardaway Jr. With the draft just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to take a look at every Big Ten pick since 2000.
Next up in my super-early week-by-week preview of the 2013 Big Ten football schedule: Week 11. This is a week highlighted by the massively huge Legends Division battle between Nebraska and Michigan at Michigan Stadium. It also features one nonconference game: BYU at Wisconsin. Get all the storylines, matchups and my game rankings for Week 11 in this post.
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The sixth annual “BTN Awards Show” airs at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday on BTN/BTN2Go. Mike Hall will host the special 30-minute show. But before all of the winners are announced, Brent Yarina offered his picks for several of the categories. See his selections in this post.
It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to take a look at BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories from the past week. See the entire countdown in this post.
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California, here comes the Big Ten! Later today, the Big Ten will announce agreements to send teams to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco, beginning with the 2014 season. The Pac-12 will be the foe in each bowl. The Big Ten had a tie-in with the Holiday Bowl from 1986-94. Illinois played in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl after the 2011 season.
BTN will recognize the best of Big Ten sports in 2012-2013 with the sixth annual BTN Awards Show at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Mike Hall will host the half-hour show. The announcement of two prestigious Big Ten Conference awards for the best female student-athlete and the best male student-athlete will highlight the evening’s festivities. The show also will feature interviews with selected award winners, both coaches and players.
It’s time of the week for me to reach into my mailbag. Some good correspondence this week, as my Big Ten stadium rankings seemed to rankle many people and drive a few debates.