Big Ten fans were treated to three exciting men’s basketball games on Wednesday night. [ MORE: Check out Wednesday’s Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] Purdue kicked off the action with an impressive 96-61 win over Incarnate Word, while Northwestern followed with a 79-72 victory over Fairfield. The inaugural Gavitt Tipoff Games continued Wednesday as Illinois lost a close one to Providence, 60-59. Here is a look at the top highlights from Wednesday’s Big Ten hoops action. Northwestern’s Joey van Zegeren throws down a huge put-back slam Purdue forward Vince Edwards takes it strong to the rack for the dunk
Braxton Miller will go down as one of the most accomplished players in Ohio State’s rich college football history. The two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year will be playing in his final game at Ohio Stadium on Saturday afternoon when the Buckeyes host Michigan State in a much-anticipated matchup. Miller took to Twitter on Wednesday to speak out about his final home game as a Buckeye. Check out the tweet at the top of this post. Miller and his senior teammates will be honored on Saturday during Senior Day at the Shoe. Ohio State and Michigan State are
Who wins Week 12 Big Ten football games? Get the BTN.com team's picks, including Purdue beat writer Mike Carmin, and cast your winners inside.
Arkansas coach Bret Beilema offered an idea that garnered plenty of attention on social media Wednesday. Speaking to the media, the former Wisconsin coach proposed a Big Ten/SEC Challenge to help with future non-conference scheduling.
All but one Big Ten team (Northwestern) has played multiple games through the first week-plus of the 2015-16 season. That's given me the chance to consider the entire Big Ten landscape and formulate several super-early opinions.
Who will replace Michigan State record-breaking quarterback Connor Cook next season? [ MORE: Like this story? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] The answer is to be determined, of course. In completely unrelated news, actor Michael B. Jordan was on The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday, and Patrick asked the Friday Night Lights star to go into character as Vince Howard, the quarterback of East Dillon High School, and pick his college. His choice? Michigan State, over Michigan and instate power Texas. “I’ve decided to go to …” Jordan said, in character, before delaying for drama. “Michigan State.
If it comes to bowls fighting over 5-7 teams, how will it be decided which sub-500 teams get picked first? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at the scenarios.
Could Saturday’s game vs. Michigan be Christian Hackenberg’s final appearance in Beaver Stadium? The Penn State QB isn’t thinking about that. Greg Pickel of Pennlive.com says questions linger regarding whether or not Hackenberg will return to Penn State. But asked on Tuesday if he had considered that this game could be his last at home in a blue and white jersey, the junior stuck to the message he gave in August. “Not really,” Hackenberg said. “I’m just, again, focusing on it one week at a time, doing what I need to do to make sure I’m the most prepared I
Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine is an outstanding talent. On Tuesday night, the college basketball world took notice. The Spartans’ senior star became the fourth player in MSU Basketball history to record a triple-double, recording 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists while leading the Spartans to an impressive 79-73 win over Kansas in the State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center. Valentine was one of several stars in Tuesday night’s four-team classic, which saw No. 2 Kentucky run past No. 5 Duke, 74-63, in the opening game of the evening. Here is a look at the top moments
Denzel Valentine joined a rare group in No. 13 Michigan State’s 79-73 comeback win over No. 4 Kansas in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night. [ MORE: Get caught up on Tuesday night’s action and highlights ] The star senior did it all en route to becoming just the fourth player in Michigan State history to record a triple-double (29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists), joining Magic Johnson (8 times), Draymond Green (3) and Charlie Bell (1). “I’m proud of the assists,” Valentine said, in response to ESPN reporter Shannon Spake asking him about his favorite number of the