Maryland clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title Saturday afternoon, thanks to Michigan State downing Ohio State in triple overtime. The Terrapins (15-2) secure their second Big Ten title in as many seasons in the conference, and it can make it another outright crown with a season-ending victory over Minnesota on Sunday. Lose to the Golden Gophers, and the Terrapins and Buckeyes will share the title. The Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held March 2-6 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Tickets can be purchased at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse box office, Ticketmaster.com or
One of the many things we’ve noticed since BTN launched is that Big Ten fans enjoy a good shoe highlight. Sounds odd, we know, but it’s true. It doesn’t happen often, although it makes for entertaining television when a player loses a shoe in the middle of the action. Does said player continue to play? Does said player do something highlight-worthy sans the shoe? Northwestern’s Jordan Ash came out of his shoe late in Northwestern’s easy win vs. Rutgers on Saturday. He continued to play, for the record, but it was official Ted Valentine who made it into a highlight
How did Purdue's A.J. Hammons prepare for his final game against Indiana at Assembly Hall? What drove Nigel Hayes transformation into a team leader at Wisconsin? And had you heard about Indiana's manager-turned-walk-on Jackson Tharp? See these stories at 10 p.m. ET Sunday on "The Journey."
The finish line is in sight, and we are in a very tight three-horse race for Big Ten Coach of The Year. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJessSettles on Twiter! | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls ] To me, the leading candidates are simple: Indiana’s Tom Crean, Iowa’s Fran McCaffery and Wisconsin’s Greg Gard. I break down each coach’s case below. Fran McCaffery Fran McCaffery has 11-4 Iowa within striking distance of the Hawkeyes’ first regular season title since 1979. Remember, no team other than Wisconsin lost more impactful upperclassmen than McCaffery. Sixth man of the Gabe Olaseni and first-team
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. The challenge was simple enough to grasp: All the students of Dr. John Starkey’s mechanical engineering capstone course had to do was design something that will change the world. “The goal is to provide something that is revolutionary,” said Kat Frangos, a student in the course. Students are first presented with a problem statement, according to the course website. From there, they
There is an outstanding crop of freshmen in the Big Ten this year. Tom Dienhart and Sean Merriman debate who is the best freshman in the Big Ten.
Michigan State has become an elite program that year in, year out, will battle for the Big Ten title.
The 2016 Big Ten men's basketball tournament will take place March 9-13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. BTN will provide live coverage of the tournament, including Game 2 on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET), the first two games on Thursday (noon, 2:30 p.m. ET) and the last two games on Friday (6:30 p.m., 9 p.m. ET). Read this post for the full bracket.
Who is your choice for Big Ten Coach of the Year? Fran McCaffery? Tom Crean? Greg Gard? Lots of good options. I asked several people who cover the league for their choice as the season is about to draw to a close. Chad Leistikow, Des Moines Register: Right now I’ve got Iowa’s Fran McCaffery with a slight lead, but he’s got to show he can finish off what the Hawkeyes have started. I think McCaffery’s case is helped by the unwarranted low expectations placed on Iowa to start the season (picked ninth in the league by a BTN panel, which
In today's Big Ten news digest, our writer wonders: If Indiana wins the Big Ten, could Yogi Ferrell be the league's Player of the Year? Also, Michigan State's Tom Izzo isn't worried about the Hall of Fame, we have a deeper look at the additions to Nebraska's football team, and one NFL GM is gushing over Ohio State's draft class. Let's get to the latest headlines ...