Aaron White and the Hawkeyes have the talent and the favorable remaining schedule to finish strong and finish second behind Wisconsin.
Our producers here at BTN.com wanted to get a closer look at some of the star women basketball players around the Big Ten, so we started a new series of interviews called “Court Convo.” We’re excited to post the third one here. In this edition, BTN’s Taylor Rooks chatted with Nebraska’s senior guard Tear’a Laudermill about a few things ranging from her becoming a member of the 1,000-point club, to her pet snake and life on the Huskers basketball team. We’ll be posting others for the rest of the 2014-2015 season, too. Court Convo #1: Michigan’s Cyesha Goree: Court Convo #2:
Tim Beckman enjoyed a breakthrough in his third season, moving the Illini into a bowl for the first time since 2011. Now, he’s looking to push Illinois up the food chain in the Big Ten West. There still is lots of work to do, including finding a tight end and settling the kicking and punting situation, among other things. This spring, the roster will be bolstered by nine early enrollees (six junior-college transfers and three prep players). ILLINOIS SPRING TO-DO LIST 1. Develop QB Wes Lunt. He had a solid debut after transferring from Oklahoma State, hitting 63 percent of
In our latest “5 Things I Know” with BTN women’s basketball analyst Stephanie White, the former Purdue star and current WNBA head coach takes a closer look at the Big Ten’s guard play. Plus, White tells us how Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer has set the bar in the Big Ten. Here’s what White told us this week: 1. Guard play is strong Seven Big Ten point guards were named to the Nancy Lieberman Award watch list in February. This award recognizes the top point guard in Division I college basketball that demonstrates floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills. Four players
SportingNews.com’s Matt Hayes published his top 50 college football players for 2015 on Wednesday, and 10 Big Ten players made the cut. Most noteworthy: Seven of the 10 are Ohio State Buckeyes, including No. 2 (Cardale Jones), No. 3 (J.T. Barrett), No. 5 (Ezekiel Elliott) and No. 7 (Joey Bosa). The only non-Ohio State players in the top 5 are No. 1 Trevone Boykin (TCU) and No. 4 Nick Chubb (Georgia). Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun is the Big Ten’s first non-Buckeyes player on the list, at No. 13. His quarterback, Connor Cook, is next on the list, at
Before Trae Waynes left Michigan State for the NFL, he wanted to say "Thank you" to Spartan Nation. He did so with a letter in The State News on Wednesday.
Malcolm Hill is one of the Big Ten's most improved players. He's taken his game to another level since star Rayvonte Rice was injured and then suspended. Read our Q&A inside.
Maryland was voted the preseason favorite to claim the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Championship, as voted on by the conference coaches and announced on Wednesday. The coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three student-athletes from their own squads to a Players to Watch list. The Terrapins were followed in the preseason poll by Nebraska in second place, No. 3 Illinois, Indiana in fourth place, No. 5 Michigan and Ohio State in sixth place. Maryland is coming off its first Super Regional appearance in program history and returns All-American infielder Brandon Lowe and pitcher Mike Shawaryn. Lowe batted .348 last
An Indiana-Louisville hoops series? Yes, please. It sounds like conversations are taking place. But, honestly, I want Indiana-Kentucky to come back. Can’t we all just put egos aside and make this happen? *** Looks like Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory thinks he should be the No. 1 overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft. “I think I’m worthy of the No. 1 pick. I would hope anybody in the draft would want to be the No. 1 pick. I know how I am as a player. I know my potential. I know what I can do. I know what I
Branden Dawson threw down an incredible alley-oop dunk against Northwestern on Tuesday. Check it out inside.