Illinois men’s basketball coach John Groce suspended Leron Black indefinitely after a Thursday night incident that led to Black’s arrest by police. According to this report by the Champaign News-Gazette, University of Illinois Police said Black, 20, was arrested for aggravated assault after he allegedly threatened a security employee of the Canopy Club, 708 Goodwin, U. In a Friday morning statement, Groce said, “We are aware of the incident involving Leron Black. He has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities as we await the legal process.” Black has missed 19 games this season with a knee injury. In his seven
Illinois announced Josh Whitman as the school's new Athletic Director on Thursday. Here is his entire opening statement as well as his answers to media questions.
Minnesota is still celebrating an incredible upset win. Illinois's new AD has challenges ahead. Which Iowa player has the highest NBA potential? We round up all of Friday's top headlines in this Big Ten news digest.
How are you spending this weekend? If your answer to that question is dancing without stopping for two straight days, there’s a good chance you’re a Penn State student participating in the giant annual dance marathon — a.k.a, THON — to raise awareness of and funding for treatment of children’s cancer. And if you’re planning to spend the weekend resting after a grueling relay run across Central Pennsylvania, you’re likely a PSU alum or another member of the Nittany Lions community supporting the same cause as the THON dancers through Hope Express. From 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, until
What a night of Big Ten basketball! Minnesota kicked off the action with a memorable 68-63 win over No. 6 Maryland, snapping a 14-game losing streak and giving the Gophers their first conference win of the season. The crowd at Williams Arena stormed the court when time expired to celebrate Minnesota’s first Big Ten regular season win since beating Michigan State back on Feb. 26, 2015. The second game of the evening belonged to Denzel Valentine, who had 24 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in Michigan State’s impressive 69-57 victory over Wisconsin. With two games on the slate, we
Nate Mason had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists to help Minnesota get its first Big Ten win of the season with a stunning 68-63 upset of No. 6 Maryland, the Golden Gophers' first victory in more than two months.
Welcome to the college football offseason. We are more than a month removed from the National Championship and still two months away from the start of spring football. But don't think for a second that means Jim Harbaugh is out of the news.
Iowa is coming off a season of glory in which it raced to a school-record 12-0 start before losing its final two games of the season in falling in the Big Ten title game and the Rose Bowl.
No team in the Big Ten or the nation is hotter than Wisconsin. The Badgers are riding a seven-game winning streak that has them fourth in the Big Ten with a 16-9 overall record and an 8-4 Big Ten mark. Tonight, they face Michigan State. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart talked to Badgers guard Bronson Koenig ahead of the game.
When the Minnesota women’s basketball team plays at Michigan State at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on BTN/BTN2Go, fans will be able to watch Minnesota star Rachel Banham much more closely than usual. That’s because BTN2Go will also offer a live dedicated camera tracking Banham for the entire game. Here is the link to watch the game live on BTN2Go, too. Banham, a senior guard averaging a Big Ten-leading 26.4 points per game, is riding a much-talked-about hot streak. On Super Bowl Sunday, she scored 60 points in a double-overtime win at Northwestern, which set a new Big Ten women’s basketball