The calendar says “October,” which means leaf raking, pumpkins and apple cider. But glorious hoops season is here. Really. It’s not all about neck rolls, eye black and J-pads right now. The basketballs have been inflated and rolled out onto the court. Practices have started and, for now, the possibilities seem endless for Lincoln to Piscataway.
Big Ten Media Day is today, which means it's time for BTN.com to share its annual preseason Big Ten men's basketball predictions.
If you are a fan of running backs, you will enjoy this week’s edition of Big Ten Player Rankings. [ MORE: Week 7 scoreboard | Week 7 previews | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Maryland fires Randy Edsall | Find your team’s homepage ] Week 6 of the Big Ten football season was filled with some outstanding individual performances, and many of them came from the top backs in the conference. How did that change our list? It’s time for BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart and
Maryland’s Melo Trimble has been chosen as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year heading into the 2015-16 men’s basketball season. [ MORE: BTN.com’s preseason hoops predictions & All-Big Ten team ] Trimble was a unanimous selection to the preseason All-Big Ten team, along with Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine, Purdue’s A.J. Hammons and Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes. Indiana’s James Blackmon Jr., and Yogi Ferrell, Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff, Maryland’s Jake Layman, Michigan’s Caris LeVert and Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig also earned preseason All-Big Ten plaudits. Trimble was named a first-team All-Big Ten honoree by the media contingent last season, and was a
Big Ten fans know Frank Kaminsky likes to have fun. The rest of the basketball world is slowly learning this about the former Wisconsin star and the consensus 2015 national player of the year. Kaminsky, a first-round pick of the Charlotte Hornets in the 2015 NBA Draft, choreographed an entertaining dance that delighted the crowd at the NBA Global Games Fan Appreciation Day on Tuesday in Shanghai. More likely than not, you’ve seen Kaminsky dance before. There’s this example. And, this example. The dance in the tweet above has to take the cake. We’ll miss you in the Big Ten,
With the 2015-16 Big Ten women’s basketball season coming up, the Big Ten handed out preseason All-Big Ten teams from both the coaches and the media. Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell garnered Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year accolades. She is joined by Michigan State’s Aerial Powers and Northwestern’s Nia Coffey as unamoius first-team All-Big Ten selections. Maryland’s Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Minnesota’s Rachel Banham, Nebraska’s Rachel Theriot, Ohio State’s Ameryst Alston, and Rutgers’ Kahleah Copper also earned nods as Preseason All-Big Ten honorees from both the coaches and the media. Iowa’s Ally Disterhoft was voted to the coaches’
Lots of juicy matchups dot this week’s menu, but there is just one headliner: Michigan State vs. Michigan. Jim Harbaugh will get his first shot at Michigan State when the Spartans come to Ann Arbor. That will be must-see TV. [ MORE: Week 7 scoreboard | Polls: Pick Week 7 winners | Week 7 previews | Best of Week 7 | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Maryland fires Randy Edsall | Find your team’s homepage ] Unbeaten Iowa plays at Northwestern in a key West Division
The latest in our series of “Big Ten Elite” shows airs Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. ET and it profiles Ohio State’s 2014 national championship football team. The 30-minute show talks to key members of that team as well as reporters who covered Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes as they captured the inaugural College Football Playoff crown. Did you know you can watch previous episodes of “Big Ten Elite” via BTN2Go? Use this page to find all of our episodes. Here are a few up there ready to be watched right now: 1989 Illinois men’s basketball 2013 Michigan State men’s basketball 1987 Indiana
In Wednesday's batch of Big Ten headlines, we look at stories on Wisconsin's struggling offense, Penn State's plan for Ohio State, plus handful of other football and basketball stories. Oh look - Frank Kaminsky is dancing in China! Watch and read these stories in this post.
BTN volleyball announcer Mike Wolf is back with his weekly Big Ten Volleyball Report on BTN.com this season. It was a wild opening week of conference play so let's take a quick look back before we preview three big matches coming up.