As BTN.com editor I watch a lot of Big Ten basketball each season. Here are my selections from Big Ten Basketball Media Day. Our senior writer Tom Dienhart posted his similar list over here. Compare and contrast, and leave your selections at the bottom of my post. I’m sure fans have differing views.
BTN.com’s Brent Yarina’s 2012-13 preseason Big Ten Player Rankings is down to the final two players. Catch up on the first eight installments here. Each post includes player stats and one video highlight from the 2011-12 season. Once the season tips off, Yarina will release a weekly Player Rankings every Monday. Up next, at No. 2: Michigan’s Trey Burke.
Our “Tailgate 48″ team spent last week in Ann Arbor leading up to the big game against Michigan State and the show airs tonight at 6 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Don’t forget each week that the TV show spotlights a few great Big Ten fan tailgating photos (see the latest on BTN.com/connect now). Get your photo considered by tweeting it to @BigTenNetwork and use the hashtag #tailgate48.
Big Ten basketball fans, get ready to watch Thursday’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day live online via the Big Ten Digital Network for free. We’ll be streaming live the press conferences for both the men’s and women’s coaches. Both events start at 9 a.m. ET and run up to about noon. On Thursday morning, Use this link to get to the men’s event and use this link to watch the women’s event.
BTN today revealed its studio talent for the 2012 Big Ten men’s and women’s basketball season. Gus Johnson, one of America’s favorite sportscasters, will return to BTN for his fifth season as a men’s basketball play-by-play announcer. Johnson joined BTN during the 2008-09 season. Known for his memorable catchphrases, Johnson’s style is popular among fans.
Ohio State and Oregon agreed to a home-and-home football series with games to be played in 2020 in Eugene, Ore., and in 2021 in Columbus. BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart says “This is a beautiful thing,” in his Wednesday Big Ten Links, and our crew from #BTNLive” broke it down on Tuesday night’s show. What do you think?
What about all these big hits on Ohio State’s Braxton Miller? Does Michigan’s offense need to shake it up? Is Wisconsin really better than Penn State right now? The readers have great questions, and I have my answers in this week’s mailbag.