After this past weekend’s Big Ten showdown the top conference contenders are becoming more clear. Michigan scored a revenge win over Michigan State to send the Wolverines into the top spot. Meanwhile, Penn State’s comeback kids finds themselves second in the Big Ten ahead of Minnesota. FRIDAY, FEB. 6 PENN STATE def. WISCONSIN, 5-2 MINNESOTA def. OHIO STATE, 4-2 SATURDAY, FEB 7 PENN STATE def. WISCONSIN, 4-1 No. 12 MICHIGAN def. MICHIGAN STATE, 4-1 MINNESOTA def. OHIO STATE, 6-2 This Friday it’s Wisconsin vs. Ohio State on BTN/BTN2Go at 6:30 p.m. ET followed by Michigan vs. Minnesota at 9 p.m.
In Thursday's Big Ten links, we look at a number of stories, including one on Michigan's NCAA tourney hopes and another on a new addition to Tom Crean's Indiana roster. Hint: The new guy plays football. Also, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery talked to local reporters and made himself perfectly clear on a number of issues involving the eye-poking incident. Watch the video from HawkCentral.com.
“What could we do?” That question went through the mind of Nishana Ismail for years while growing up in her native India and attending the University of Illinois. She knew several people who’d been victims of all kinds of assault in both places, which demonstrated the universal nature of this problem. “This is something that has always been very close to my heart,” she said. “I’ve had friends get mugged, some very close to their homes. You would assume it would be difficult, but in many cases, their phones were either taken away or it was so aggressive that they
James Blackmon Jr. threw down a huge dunk over two Maryland defenders in the Hoosiers' 68-66 loss to Maryland on Wednesday. Check it out in this post!
Super Wednesday was filled with plenty of exciting Big Ten hoops action!
NBA All-Star Weekend tips off Friday night in New York City. The BTN.com team compiled its own mythical Big Ten All-Star game lineup. See it in this post.
As the Big Ten heads into the inaugural Big Ten men's lacrosse season, lacrosse analyst Mark Dixon take a look at all six team vying for a spot in April four-team Big Ten men's tournament. The winner earn's the league’s first-ever automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Read more inside and watch video with all six head coaches.
Aaron White and the Hawkeyes have the talent and the favorable remaining schedule to finish strong and finish second behind Wisconsin.
Our producers here at BTN.com wanted to get a closer look at some of the star women basketball players around the Big Ten, so we started a new series of interviews called “Court Convo.” We’re excited to post the third one here. In this edition, BTN’s Taylor Rooks chatted with Nebraska’s senior guard Tear’a Laudermill about a few things ranging from her becoming a member of the 1,000-point club, to her pet snake and life on the Huskers basketball team. We’ll be posting others for the rest of the 2014-2015 season, too. Court Convo #1: Michigan’s Cyesha Goree: Court Convo #2:
Tim Beckman enjoyed a breakthrough in his third season, moving the Illini into a bowl for the first time since 2011. Now, he’s looking to push Illinois up the food chain in the Big Ten West. There still is lots of work to do, including finding a tight end and settling the kicking and punting situation, among other things. This spring, the roster will be bolstered by nine early enrollees (six junior-college transfers and three prep players). ILLINOIS SPRING TO-DO LIST 1. Develop QB Wes Lunt. He had a solid debut after transferring from Oklahoma State, hitting 63 percent of