It’s July, and hopes run high across the fruited plain of the Big Ten. The possibilities seem endless from Lincoln to Piscataway. Now is the time to dream big.
The NCAA, EA Sports settlement is in. And athletes could receive thousands. According to legal documents obtained by USA Today, many athletes are “likely” to receive “at least $1,000” and some could receive “$6,700 or more.” *** Fun piece from SI.com, which wonders what is your program’s brand? And what should it be? *** So, with Bo Ryan poised to leave after this season, who is his likely replacement? Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says current Wisconsin assistant Greg Gard is the one to watch. Makes sense to me. Why stray from the Ryan family tree? Gard deserves
At 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Iowa’s memorable 24-23 victory over No. 3 Penn State in the 2008 Big Ten regular season. This game will be remembered as the one that ruined the Nittany Lions’ perfect season and any chance they had at making the BCS National Championship Game. Daniel Murray’s 31-yard field goal with one second remaining gave Iowa the victory, its first against a top five team since 1990. Shonn Greene rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns, while the Hawkeyes’ defense held Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark to just 9-of-23 passing for 86 yards and
The NCAA released its latest women’s basketball attendance data on Monday, with the Big Ten setting a conference record of 948,935 fans in attendance.
Our friends over at Collegespun.com recently released an article of the 10 best Ohio State cakes on Pinterest. There are a number of creative cakes featured in the post, ranging from birthdays to weddings to baby showers. This got me thinking: If Ohio State has so many creative cake designs on Pinterest, every Big Ten school probably has some type of extravagant food creations on the popular social media platform. So, I searched all 14 Big Ten schools and picked my favorite food creation for all 14 schools. Here we go. ILLINOIS: 146 birthday cupcakes – University of Illinois INDIANA:
The University of Michigan has reached an agreement in principle with Nike to become the Wolverines’ official athletic footwear, apparel and equipment provider to 2027, with an option to extend the deal to 2031. The partnership commences August 1, 2016 and will see Nike supply all 31 of U-M’s athletics programs with uniforms, footwear, apparel and equipment. U-M and Nike also will collaborate throughout the agreement on innovation initiatives in sports technology, design and best practices. “After careful consideration, the right partner for the University of Michigan was Nike,” said interim athletic director Jim Hackett. “This decision, this partnership is
It is no secret, Big Ten fans love their basketball. Here’s the latest proof: The Big Ten Conference led the nation in attendance (3,195,137) during the 2014-15 season, according to data released Monday by the NCAA. For some perspective, the total is the second-highest number in history, trailing the 16-team Big East Conference’s 3,259,992 in 2006-07. Four Big Ten teams finished in the top 10 of all-games attendance, paced by Big Ten champion and national runner-up Wisconsin, which finished second (711,115 fans) behind Kentucky (845,594), which was chasing a perfect season until the Badgers topped the Wildcats in the national
News that the 2015-16 season will be the 15th and final run for iconic Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan shook the college hoops world last week. So, we gathered around the Keurig machine in the break room of the Big Ten Network skyscraper and thought: Who are the five best players who have toiled under Ryan since he arrived in 2001-02? I asked six media members who cover the Badgers for their opinion. I awarded five points for a No. 1 vote, four for a No. 2 and so on. Cue “On, Wisconsin!” The results … 1. Frank Kaminsky, 2011-15: 29
The Kohl Center will host a Milwaukee Bucks preseason game this fall, the University of Wisconsin announced Monday afternoon. The Bucks, who also will host training camp from Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in Madison, will play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Kohl Center, marking their first appearance in the Badgers’ home since an Oct. 19, 1999 exhibition game vs. Dallas. “The passion for basketball in Madison is unparalleled, not only throughout the state but across the country,” Bucks General Manager John Hammond said in a Wisconsin release. “The Bucks proudly represent the entire state of Wisconsin. We’re
The 2015 NBA Summer League opened this past weekend in Orlando (July 4-10), and several former Big Ten stars compiled strong efforts. [ MORE: Five Big Ten players selected in 2015 NBA Draft ] No one was as good as Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin), the unanimous 2014-15 national player of the year and the No. 9 pick of the Charlotte Hornets, who averaged 16.5 points, 10 rebounds, 1.5 steals and one block in two games. The former Badger made quite the first statement, putting up 19 points, including four 3-pointers, and 12 rebounds en route to a double-double in his debut