In our inaugural “5 Things I Know” with BTN women’s basketball analyst Stephanie White, the former Purdue star and current WNBA head coach discusses the Big Ten women’s basketball season to date as well as what might lie ahead. Here’s what White told BTN.com this week: 1. Rachel Banham returns to Minnesota It’s huge news for the Gophers that Rachel Banham has decided to use her medical redshirt and return next season. I have been pleasantly surprised at how this team has rallied since her injury on Dec 10. Amanda Zaui B. has been terrific anchoring the interior and Minnesota is benefiting
After making five bowls in a row, Northwestern has missed the postseason each of the last two seasons—going 5-7 each year. Pat Fitzgerald hopes to break the funk.
In its four seasons in the Big Ten, Nebraska has wins vs. every program it has played—except Michigan. And, the Huskers will have to wait, as they fell again to the Wolverines despite entering the game with some momentum, winners of two in a row and four of five. What’s more, the Wolverines were without star Caris LeVert, who is out for the season, and point guard Derrick Walton Jr. *** Mlive.com’s Kye Austin and Brendan Quinn have his Big Ten hoop power rankings. I always like to check in on how others see the league stacking up. Austin has
Wisconsin's Dare Ogunbowale already has made the move from defensive back to running back. He might be able to kick, too, in a pinch.
Zak Irvin had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Michigan rode a strong second-half start to a 58-44 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday.
The latest USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll was released Tuesday, and undefeated Iowa and Minnesota remain in the two top spots. The top-ranked Hawkeyes and second-ranked Golden Gophers, both 10-0, face off in a highly anticipated dual at 7 p.m. ET Friday on BTN (watch on BTN2Go). Ohio State and four-time NCAA reigning champ Penn State come in at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, giving the Big Ten four of the top 5 teams. Other Big Ten teams ranked include: Nebraska (No. 10), Illinois (No. 14), Michigan (No. 16), Wisconsin (No. 17), Purdue (No. 21), Rutgers (No. 22) and Northwestern
It's official: Ex-Indiana star and high-flyer Victor Oladipo will compete in the NBA dunk contest, the NBA announced Tuesday night.
J.J. Watt was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night, and he, once again, showed off his incredible athleticism. Check out the video inside.
An Ohio State football fan created a Buckeye-themed cake with No. 53 on the jersey, in honor of the late Kosta Karageorge.
New coach Mike Riley walked into a decent situation in Lincoln. The cupboard isn’t barren at a place where departed Bo Pelini won at least nine games in each of his seven seasons.