“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.
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