The inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games opens at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday, with Penn State hosting DePaul in the first of eight games across four nights. [ MORE: View the latest national polls | See Jess Settles’ player rankings ] The event, which pits the Big Ten vs. the BIG EAST and will span eight years, honors the late Dave Gavitt, a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer who had a profound and lasting influence on the sport of basketball on the collegiate, professional and Olympic levels. A little more background on the new event: Each BIG EAST team will participate
One week is in the books, meaning it's time to take a look at my updated Big Ten Player Rankings. My top two players remain the same, however there's a bit of change among the rest of the top 10, including Illinois' Mike Thorne Jr. and Purdue's Caleb Swanigan debuting.
Kirk Cousins put on an absolute show for everyone at FedExField on Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: redskins.com: Watch Kirk Cousins greet father, give him game ball ] The former Michigan State star quarterback had a perfect passer rating, completing 20 of 25 passes for 324 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, en route to leading Washington to a 47-14 victory over New Orleans. His best highlight, however, might have come following the final whistle. Cousins, after shaking hands at midfield and congratulating his teammates, gave his father, Don, who has metastic squamous cell carcinoma, the game ball before walking into
Few NFL players had more impressive Week 10 performances than a pair of recent Michigan State standouts. [ MORE: Kirk Cousins gives cancer-fighting father game ball ] Former Spartans quarterback Kirk Cousins and ex-running back Jeremy Langford were at the top of their games in Washington’s 47-14 win vs. New Orleans and Chicago’s 37-13 victory at St. Louis, receptively. Cousins was nearly flawless Sunday, completing 20 of 25 (80 percent) passes for 324 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, to go along with zero interceptions. Langford, making just his second career start, amassed 182 total yards, including a game-high 109
The Big Ten office released its Week 11 Big Ten football award winners Monday morning. See all of the honorees and watch select video highlights inside.
The Big Ten office released the 2015-16 season's first men's basketball award winners on Monday. See all of the first honorees below.
Before we turn our attention to Week 12, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Ohio State beat writer Doug Lesmerises and Big Ten fans did with their Week 11 Big Ten game predictions.
Time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s bowl picture with Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. This week, Palm has eight Big Ten teams in the postseason, with Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota falling off his chart. [ MORE: Best of Week 11 | Big Ten scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Week 11 picks revisited | Week 11 top performers | Dienhart: Your move, Ohio State | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 11 honor roll | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Highlights on YouTube ] Last week, Palm
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. A person’s college years are typically thought of as a time of personal exploration and experimentation, and rightly so. But a corollary of that impression is that most people don’t expect college students to make a big impact on the world until well after graduation, when they’ve truly “found themselves.” At the University of Maryland, students have turned that notion on its
Four Big Ten men’s soccer teams earned berths to the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament, as announced Monday. Indiana, Maryland, Ohio State and Rutgers all secured bids to the national tournament, which begins Thursday. [ MORE: View the official NCAA bracket ] Indiana earned the No. 16 seed and a first-round bye in the NCAA Tournament, with a 12-4-3 record. The Hoosiers will host the winner of Thursday’s Boston-Connecticut game on Sunday. This marks Indiana’s 29th consecutive appearance in the tournament and 40th overall. After winning its second consecutive Big Ten Tournament title, Maryland will make its 15th