CHICAGO – For the eighth consecutive year, BTN will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, including wrestling, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s indoor track & field and men’s and women’s gymnastics. Coverage begins at 9 AM ET on Sunday, Feb. 22, with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships from Ohio State. The Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships will air at 11:30 AM ET on Sunday, March 1, from Iowa. Coverage continues at 10:30 AM ET on Sunday, March 8, with the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships. Both
This week your questions include "What does Wisconsin need to do to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tourney?" "Will Nebraska men's basketball make it to the NCAA tournament again?" and "How about Iowa’s Fran McCaffery as Big Ten Coach of the Year?" among others. Our senior writer's answers are in this post.
After this past weekend’s Big Ten showdown the top conference contenders are becoming more clear. Michigan scored a revenge win over Michigan State to send the Wolverines into the top spot. Meanwhile, Penn State’s comeback kids finds themselves second in the Big Ten ahead of Minnesota. FRIDAY, FEB. 6 PENN STATE def. WISCONSIN, 5-2 MINNESOTA def. OHIO STATE, 4-2 SATURDAY, FEB 7 PENN STATE def. WISCONSIN, 4-1 No. 12 MICHIGAN def. MICHIGAN STATE, 4-1 MINNESOTA def. OHIO STATE, 6-2 This Friday it’s Wisconsin vs. Ohio State on BTN/BTN2Go at 6:30 p.m. ET followed by Michigan vs. Minnesota at 9 p.m.
In Thursday's Big Ten links, we look at a number of stories, including one on Michigan's NCAA tourney hopes and another on a new addition to Tom Crean's Indiana roster. Hint: The new guy plays football. Also, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery talked to local reporters and made himself perfectly clear on a number of issues involving the eye-poking incident. Watch the video from HawkCentral.com.
“What could we do?” That question went through the mind of Nishana Ismail for years while growing up in her native India and attending the University of Illinois. She knew several people who’d been victims of all kinds of assault in both places, which demonstrated the universal nature of this problem. “This is something that has always been very close to my heart,” she said. “I’ve had friends get mugged, some very close to their homes. You would assume it would be difficult, but in many cases, their phones were either taken away or it was so aggressive that they
James Blackmon Jr. threw down a huge dunk over two Maryland defenders in the Hoosiers' 68-66 loss to Maryland on Wednesday. Check it out in this post!
Super Wednesday was filled with plenty of exciting Big Ten hoops action!
NBA All-Star Weekend tips off Friday night in New York City. The BTN.com team compiled its own mythical Big Ten All-Star game lineup. See it in this post.
As the Big Ten heads into the inaugural Big Ten men's lacrosse season, lacrosse analyst Mark Dixon take a look at all six team vying for a spot in April four-team Big Ten men's tournament. The winner earn's the league’s first-ever automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Read more inside and watch video with all six head coaches.
Aaron White and the Hawkeyes have the talent and the favorable remaining schedule to finish strong and finish second behind Wisconsin.