BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks catches you up on the latest Big Ten news and looks ahead to a number of weekend duals, including two on the Big Ten Network.
In men's hoops, Indiana turned some head by dropping No. 4 Iowa while Penn State is set up for a run at the postseason. In football, The NCAA is proposing new video reviews of targeting fouls. And one Big Ten athletic director announces he is stepping down. Read all about that and more in Friday's headlines digest.
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. June 16, 2014, is a date that will be long-remembered in Pilger, Nebraska. It was on that day that a “supercell” containing eight tornados ripped through the small town and the surrounding area. In the face of extremely powerful winds, homes were completely leveled and trees stripped of their bark. Grain bins were ripped from the ground, becoming deadly sheet-metal missiles. The
Yogi Ferrell scored 14 points to lead Indiana to an impressive 85-78 victory over Iowa.
The invite list for the NFL Combine is out. And, it is loaded with Big Ten players–58 in all. [ MORE: These 10 players leave the biggest shoes to fill ] Ohio State leads the way among league schools with 14 players invited to the Combine, which will be held Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis. All 14 schools have at least one player going. Jack Allen, C, Michigan State Geronimo Allison, WR, Illinois Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State Austin Blythe, C, Iowa Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Minnesota Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State Anthony Brown, CB, Purdue Aaron
Here is a look at the 10 biggest shoes to fill around the Big Ten.
Heading into the 2016 Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse seasons, BTN’s Mike Wolf talked with a coach and player from each of the six men’s and women’s teams earlier this month. We’ve collected them in a handy YouTube playlist in this post. Remember: Use the menu icon in the upper left of the YouTube video player below to expand the list of available videos. Moving forward, use the Big Ten Network’s deep YouTube page at www.youtube.com/bigtennetwork, or the actual Big Ten lacrosse playlist page for more highlights and news videos. Here are links to the team schedules for the men’s teams. Johns
It’s time for my latest “Three Takes,” and this week I’m offering my thoughts on Wisconsin’s six game winning streak, the Wolverines’ 3-point shooting and Michigan junior guard Derrick Walton Jr. Get my latest thoughts below. Remember early in the season when Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig had to play great in order for the Badgers to have any chance of winning? Those days are now over. Multiple players have stepped up during Wisconsin’s six game winning streak and the Badgers now have a true team. In last night’s win over Nebraska, four Badgers scored in double figures, and
Throughout the Big Ten wrestling season, BTN’s Kara Lentz delivers the BTN Wrestling Report, an online video segment spotlighting the wrestlers from around the conference. In talking with Northwestern’s Jason Tsirtsis ahead of this weekend’s wrestling action on BTN and BTN Plus, Lentz learned that Tsirtsis is a “Star Wars” fan who can do a very good Chewbacca imitiation. Could he answer a few questions in Chewbacca’s native language? “I don’t quite have the language down perfectly,” Tsirtsis tells Lentz,”but I can do my best.” Ever the good sport, Tsirtsis does exactly that. Watch the video above to get his answers to
Mike DeCourcy of Sporting News takes a look at 16 teams that could win it all in March. Stewart Mandel of FOXSports.com has built his dream football coaching staff. Who made the cut? And attention Penn State: There might just be a new "Linebacker U" in town. Catch up on Thursday's Big Ten basketball and football headlines.