Nearly three weeks into the conference hoops season, it’s time to single out a handful of impressive stats. [ MORE: Big Ten Power Rankings | Big Ten Player Rankings | Mailbag ] Don’t forget, it’s Super Wednesday on BTN tonight. It all starts with Rutgers at No. 11 Maryland (7 ET; watch on BTN2Go), followed by Illinois at Northwestern (watch on BTN2Go). Get ready for both games and hear the latest Big Ten news on “BTN Tip-off Show” at 6:30 p.m. ET. Now, back to the statistics: How about these five stats? #B1G stats: #Hoosiers are 3-1 despite Yogi Ferrell
Time to reach into my latest Big Ten Mailbag. The performance of the conference in the postseason has many of you excited. And, with good cause. On to the letters!
The answer? Yes. But for some of the former Big Ten players, it was more about rooting for the Big Ten than Ohio State.
It’s never too early to look toward 2015 schedules, right? The Minneapolis Star Tribune took a gander at Minnesota’s slate for next season. And, let’s just say that it’s mighty tough–maybe one of the most difficult in the nation. It opens at home on a Thursday night vs. a TCU team that crushed Minnesota, 30-7, in 2014 and is projected by some to be the preseason No. 1 club. Wait, it gets tougher: There also is a date at defending national champ Ohio State, which also could be a preseason No. 1. In addition to the tilt with the Horned
Urban Meyer announced that Ed Warinner has been promoted to offensive coordinator and that Tim Beck has joined the staff as co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.
Bowl season is over, and now it's time to consider the Big Ten's biggest stars from a statement-making 6-5 postseason. See Tom Dienhart's All-Big Ten postseason team inside.
Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell, Maryland’s Melo Trimble, Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky were named to the 25-man midseason Wooden Award list. Trimble and Russell, both freshman stars, are new entrants since the preseason list was announced; Ferrell and Kaminsky are carryovers from the initial list. Michigan’s Caris LeVert, Michigan State’s Branden Dawson, Maryland’s Dez Wells, Nebraska’s Terran Petteway and Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker all fell of the latest list. Not to worry, though, because all players are eligible to be named finalists, which will be announced in March.
Interesting debate in the aftermath of the national title game. Should Ohio State have scored that last touchdown—or should it have taken a knee? The Buckeyes had first-and-goal at the 2-yard line with a minute left and leading 35-20. Instead of taking a knee, Urban Meyer opted to punch in a final TD. “You know, I didn’t even think about taking a knee,” Meyer said. “I can’t tell you the situation. … I’m trying to visualize what happened. But, we play to win, we play to be aggressive in what we do. … I certainly didn’t think about it at
At 3-1, Iowa is tied atop the Big Ten standings, along with four other teams, including preseason favorite and rival Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes are where they are thanks in large part to Jarrod Uthoff. The junior has been on a roll since Big Ten play tipped. He was at his best in Tuesday night’s late win at Minnesota. Not only did Uthoff hit the game-winner in the final seconds, he erupted for a career-high 22 points, on 7-of-10 shooting, and added five rebounds, four blocks and a steal. Not a bad day. Watch his game-winning shot above. Also, hat tip
There were three Big Ten men's hoops games on Tuesday. Catch up on all the action here.