With more than 200 women’s basketball games airing on BTN & BTN2Go and BTN Plus, Kristen Hayman, web video producer for BTN.com, wanted viewers to learn more about some of the conference’s standouts. She’s created and produced a new series of interviews called “Court Convo.” Hosted by BTN’s Taylor Rooks, the show introduces a lighter way for fans to engage with these student-athletes. BTN Extra Points sat down with Kristen to learn more about her job, how she came to BTN and how she came up with the idea of the “Court Convo” project. Extra Points: How long have you
Can you feel it, ladies and gentlemen? March Madness is quickly approaching!
The Big Ten has some intimidating venues. Loud crowds, suffocating environments, blaring pep bands. Just watch the video clip from one of the Big Ten's newest member schools in this post. So, which school has the best home-court advantage in the Big Ten?
This week on a new episode of "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2015" meet Indiana’s spectacular sophomore Troy Williams, learn how Minnesota senior Maurice Walker got in better shape, and go behind the scenes with the Maryland student section known as "The Turgeonites.” The show airs Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Kirk Ferentz will have plenty of veteran talent to work with as he embarks on his 17th season at Iowa. The defense has remained a steady force in recent years; the offense has been inconsistent. To that end, Ferentz tweaked his staff by naming his son Brian the run-game coordinator in addition. Brian will also remain coach of the offensive line, a mainstay unit on any Iowa team. [ MORE: View Tom Dienhart’s other spring previews ] The offense also has both quarterbacks returning, but the Hawkeyes need to establish go-to players at wideout and running back. Here’s a look at
In Fridays Big Ten links, we take a closer look at Illinois OT win over Michigan. Plus, what does Purdue need to do to make the men's tourney? And here's an an update on Penn State and their sanctions. Take a spin around Friday's headlines in the Big Ten
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. As described in a BTN LiveBIG story last weekend, the University of Minnesota has a long history of coming up with solutions that help feed the world. And that goes beyond scholarship in agriculture to include academics in fields that range from economics to, well, bugs. At Minnesota’s department of entomology, which is dedicated to the study of insects, professor Ian MacRae
Michigan freshman Aubrey Dawkins threw down a thunderous one-handed dunk against Illinois on Thursday.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer tweeted out a photo in honor of the 74 records Ohio State broke or tied this season. Check it out in this post!
Thursday was filled with plenty of exciting Big Ten men's basketball action. Catch up on all the action in this post.