Happy Friday! In today's Big Ten links we review Minnesota's big win, take look at Iowa's tourney hopes, and found an interesting IndyStar.com story on the perils of social media. Also, Michigan State's Mark Hollis is all for discussion of freshman preparedness, but he would vote against ineligibility. Let's dive in and read some more.
A series that covers the true revolutionaries, Game Changers explores how innovators from Big Ten universities — students, faculty and alums — are inventing or reinventing their chosen fields. Rhythm, flow and timing are important whether you’re slinging punches or verses, as Penn State alum and “Warrior Poet” Cameron Conaway can attest. And Conaway — who graduated from PSU’s Altoona campus, about a half-hour drive from State College, Pa. — has done his share of both. Today, he’s an accomplished author who recently published what was perhaps the most important poetry collection of the past several years: “Malaria, Poems,” which
Foul up three in the final seconds of a college basketball game, right? That’s been an ongoing topic of conversation among college basketball minds. The situation presented itself again on Thursday night, as Michigan State held onto a 78-75 lead in the final seconds of regulation against Minnesota. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo made the decision not to foul, and in return, Minnesota’s Carlos Morris rose up, drilled a game-tying 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining in the game, and was fouled on the play. Morris missed the free throw, sending the game into overtime. Check out the wild sequence in
There were three Big Ten men's hoops games on Thursday night. Catch up on all the action inside this post!
The Big Ten debut for Rutgers was a success, as Kyle Flood led the Scarlet Knights to a bowl and a fourth-place finish in the rugged Big Ten East. It was RU’s fourth postseason appearance in succession, as the Scarlet Knights finished with three wins in their last four games. Now, Flood will try to move Rutgers up the food chain in the East. And he’ll have lots of key players back to help that cause. But work must be done. [ MORE: View Tom Dienhart’s other Big Ten spring previews ] Here are three key areas Rutgers must focus
History is Made in March. Introducing the #MadeInMarch uniform collection. pic.twitter.com/TRMhUTMl5P — adidas Basketball (@adidasHoops) February 26, 2015 Can you feel it? March Madness is fast approaching, which means it’s time for some new-look college basketball uniforms. Adidas recently introduced a new “Made in March” uniform collection, which includes four Big Ten teams: Michigan, Nebraska, Indiana and Wisconsin. Check out the photo above, which was tweeted out by @adidashoops on Thursday morning. The schools also tweeted out photos as well, which reveal even more Adidas alternate uniforms options. Here is a look at three Indiana uniforms, which includes a unique all-cream
We have the guest list for tonight’s two-hour special “BTN Live” airing from Michigan State’s Breslin Center at 5 p.m. ET before the Spartans men’s basketball game against Minnesota on BTN/BTN2Go at 7 p.m. ET. Click this link to watch “BTN Live” live at 5 p.m. ET via BTN2Go, and then use this link to watch the basketball game live on BTN2Go, too. BTN.com will also posting segments of tonight’s episode on Twitter @BTN_Michigan_St, @bigtennetwork, and @BTNLive. Among the scheduled guests: 5:10 p.m. ET: Michigan State’s men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo 5:25 p.m. ET: Michigan State Radio Commentator and former basketball
How does the Big Ten basketball tiebreaker work? Are the Terps for real? Could Iowa make some noise in the Big Ten tourney? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart tackles those questions and more in his weekly mailbag feature.
Watch this week's "BTN Hockey Report" in full in this post and get previews for this weekend's three series - Penn State at Ohio State, Michigan State at Minnesota, and Wisconsin at Ohio State. Previews include TV viewing information and links to games available live on BTN2Go.
During the halftime of Tuesday’s men’s basketball game at Maryland, the Terrapins fans pulled off an in-arena stunt that is simply a delight to watch. Led by Testudo, the school’s mascot, sections of dancing fans coordinated their movements and wardrobe changes in the most mesmerizing way. To top if off for Maryland fans, the Terrapins went on to pull off the upset over No. 5 Wisconsin. See the flash mob stunt in the video below. Crab cakes. Flash Mobs annnnd winning B1G home games, that's what Maryland does! #GoTerps http://t.co/6fVJex4Lw3 — Maryland Athletics (@umterps) February 25, 2015