The men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments just began, and we’ve already seen plenty of surprises. For the Big Ten, some of those have been pleasant (Indiana) and others not so much (Michigan State). But no matter how far the women’s and men’s basketball teams in the conference go in the tourney (and even if they didn’t make it this season), their supporters can take pride in how people associated with those programs perform off the court. This round-up of LiveBIG stories with a b-ball bent shows off the Big Ten’s talent waaaayyyy beyond the arc: Quinn Buckner Helping Hoosiers
Michigan won the 2016 Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Championships title.
Current and former Indiana athletes took to Twitter to congratulate the Hoosiers on their win over Kentucky. Here is a look at the top tweets.
No. 2-seeded Michigan beat No. 1 Minnesota 5-3 in the Big Ten Hockey Tournament championship game at Xcel Energy Center.
Move over, Kentucky. This day belongs to the Indiana Hoosiers!
Denzel Valentine’s incredible senior season came to an end yesterday in a stunning loss to Middle Tennessee State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Valentine took to Instagram Saturday morning to reflect on his time at Michigan State and thank Spartan Nation for their incredible support over the past four seasons. “I can honestly say I have no regrets to the way I gave my all to this university and program,” Valentine said. “I had an amazing time playing the game I truly love here at this special place and I will never forget the memories with my
Three Big Ten women’s basketball teams were in action today in the NCAA Tournament, while Michigan took on Bucknell in a WNIT contest. Purdue and Maryland took the floor first on Saturday afternoon. The Terps cruised to an impressive 74-58 victory over Iona, while Purdue fell to Oklahoma, 61-45. Indiana closed out the night with a 62-58 win over Georgia, marking its first NCAA tourney victory since 1983. Michigan got a commanding 95-72 win over Bucknell in WNIT action. Catch up on all of Saturday’s Big Ten women’s basketball action. Maryland 74, Iona 58: Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 19 points, and
The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team won the 2016 NCAA Wrestling Championship on Saturday.
A new chapter in Rutgers basketball is about to begin with reports indicating the school will hire Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell, per multiple reports on Saturday. Pikiell takes over for Eddie Jordan and will look to breathe life into what has been a moribund Scarlet Knights program that hasn’t reached the NCAA tourney since 1991 and hasn’t won an NCAA game since 1983.
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. A fortunate confluence of events led to the creation of Terp Vets, the University of Maryland’s organization for student veterans. The university hosted the Outdoor Recreation and Education National Conference in November 2013. That event featured two presenters. One was Joe Mornini, executive director of Team River Runner, a non-profit that aids veterans’ transitions into civilian life via adventure recreation — specifically,