If there was any doubt whether Troy Williams was one of the Big Ten’s top high-flyers, he erased them in Sunday’s narrow 70-67 victory over Michigan. [ MORE: Video: Melo Trimble had a painful day Sunday at Iowa ] Williams, easily one of the Big Ten’s elite athletes, exploded for a handful of powerful flushes. Four of the dunks were included in CBS’ montage spotlighting Williams’ big day above the rim. Problem is, the montage aired a little too early, because the sophomore saved one of his best dunks of the day for late in the game. With 32 seconds
Legendary North Carolina men’s basketball coach Dean Smith had no Big Ten ties, but his impact on the game is impossible to ignore. The two-time national champion and coach of the Tar Heels from 1961-1997 died Saturday night at the age of 83. The retired coach died “peacefully” at his North Carolina home, according to a statement from Smith’s family on Sunday. He was with his wife and five children. In addition to his accolades at North Carolina, Smith was also an Olympic gold medal winner (1976), basketball Hall of Famer and a Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree. Several Big
Every Big Ten women’s basketball team was in action on a very busy Sunday. The headliner was No. 5 Maryland hosting No. 19 Nebraska, and the home team tallied a 59-47 win to push its winning streak to 15 games. Catch up on all of Sunday’s Big Ten women’s hoops action belwo. RUTGERS 57, MICHIGAN: BOX | AP RECAP Betnijah Laney scored 17 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out seven assists as No. 21 Rutgers held on to beat Michigan 57-50 on Sunday for its sixth straight victory. NORTHWESTERN 64, ILLINOIS 58: BOX | RECAP Northwestern put the clamps
It's a busy day of Big Ten wrestling Sunday afternoon, highlighted by No. 1 Iowa traveling to four-time reigning NCAA champ and No. 5 Penn State at 1 p.m. ET on BTN.
Michael Downing and Justin Selman each recorded one goal and one assist, helping No. 14 Michigan defeat Michigan State, 4-1, on Saturday night in the Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field.
When she went to Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Janki Shah knew she wanted to go above and beyond the conventional academic path to make a difference in the lives of others. That drive led her to start the Women’s Health Literacy Project, an initiative to get medical counseling and treatment for women and families in need. “Part of the reason I chose the school itself was the community-volunteering opportunities,” the 24-year-old student said. “I knew I really wanted to do that when I decided to go to medical school.” It started two years ago at the Apostles’ House, a
Who are some of the top true freshmen in the Big Ten we should expect to see on the field in 2015? BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman takes a look at one "instant impact" commit from every Big Ten school.
There was a technical foul called late in Illinois’ 59-54 victory at Michigan State that drew plenty of attention. It all happened with Travis Trice attempting the front-end of a 1-and-1 with 33.2 seconds left and Illinois leading 55-53. Trice made the free throw, but Illinois’ Jaylon Tate, the man in charge of boxing out the shooter, was hit with a technical foul after using his backside to box out Trice. It appears Tate hit Trice below the belt, and that’s definitely the way Trice reacted. The technical gave Michigan State two extra free throws and the ball, not to
The rivals are set to play on BTN at 9:40 p.m. ET Saturday night at Soldier Field, home of the NFL's Chicago Bears. Watch the game on BTN/BTN2Go.
Thought of the day – What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive! – Sir Walter Scott — Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) February 7, 2015 Heralded running back prospect Mike Weber, out of Detroit, was torn between Michigan and Ohio State leading up to National Signing Day last Wednesday. Weber picked reigning national champ Ohio State, partly due to his relationship with Ohio State running back coach Stan Drayton. Well, on Thursday, Drayton took a job with the Chicago Bears. Weber didn’t receive the news very well. Just look at this tweet. [ MORE: Brutus trolls Michigan