DraftExpress.com lists seven Big Ten players on its latest mock draft, including five first-rounders. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | National polls ] To the surprise of no one, Ohio State freshman D’Angelo Russell, the two-time reigning Big Ten Player of the Week, paces the conference, coming in at No. 2, behind only Duke’s Jahlil Okafor. If Russell went No. 2, he would be the Big Ten’s third player to go with the second pick in the last six seasons (Ohio State’s Evan Turner, 2010; Indiana’s Victor Oladipo, 2013). As for the other Big Ten players in the
There are 13 games on the Big Ten slate this week, and BTN.com senior editor Tom Dienhart ranks all of them. No: 1? That's Ohio State at Michigan State.
This eye-poking by Iowa’s Adam Woodbury is some of the most bizarre stuff I ever have seen in all my years covering and watching basketball. And Hawkeyes coach Fran McCaffery is front-and-center in the imbroglio. McCaffery gained national attention with his terse handling of a postgame question over the weekend about Woodbury’s third eye-poking incident in five games. Fran felt the reporter’s query wasn’t “intelligent.” Why was Fran so peeved at a perfectly fair question that WAS intelligent? (Again, three eye incidents in five games. Is it THAT crazy to ask the coach ‘what’s up’?) Rick Brown of Hawkcentral.com reached
Ohio State signee Mike Weber, out of Detroit, was spotted working out in a Michigan t-shirt, and it got the attention of people on social media.
Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Big Ten Tournament Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2015 Big Ten men’s Basketball Tournament yet? There’s still time but the event wraps up Feb. 22. And yes, you can enter daily. Each week we award $100 gift cards, and then the grand prize is all-session admission for two to the 2015 Big Ten Tournament, which starts March 11 in Chicago. The prize includes two round-trip coach airfares and one hotel accommodation for four nights. Read the full rules here for more information. How do you enter? It’s
The top three of Jess Settles' Big Ten Player Rankings remains the same this week. After that, much like the conference race, there's a logjam of very talented candidates.
Time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s NCAA tourney hopes. And, a couple of interesting developments have taken place this week. Illinois has made it into the brackets of Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com. Each has the Fighting Illini in a first-round (play-in) game as a No. 12 seed. The other big development: Palm does not have Michigan State in his bracket. He has the Spartans among his “First Four Out.” Lunardi has MSU as a No. 9 seed. It’s also worth noting that Purdue is among Lunardi’s “Last Four Out.” Palm has no
The Illinois football team is set to return to historic Soldier Field for a three-game series vs. rival Northwestern beginning in 2015, Director of Athletics Mike Thomas announced Monday. Illinois will play Northwestern at Soldier Field on Nov. 28, 2015, in a game originally scheduled for Memorial Stadium in Champaign. The two teams will also play at Soldier Field in 2017 and 2019. The Illini played Washington at Soldier Field in 2013. “It’s exciting to seize the opportunity to further engage our incredible number of Illinois alumni and fans in the Chicagoland area with these three football games coming to
The Big Ten office released its latest Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday, and Ohio State freshman star D'Angelo Russell swept the honors for the second time in three weeks.
Each Monday morning during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon.