Penn State coach Pat Chambers continues to have issues with Big Ten officiating. Following Saturday night’s 76-73 loss vs. No. 19 Maryland, Chambers was irate about an offensive foul called with 1:50 left in a game. The Terrapins led, 70-68, when Penn State center Jordan Dickerson set a screen and appeared to be pulled down by Maryland forward Evan Smotrycz. However, officials whistled Dickerson for an offensive foul–his fifth of the game. Maryland subsequently scored on a layup to push its lead to four. “That was the worst call I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” Chambers said after the
Every Big Ten school has produced leaders who have reached the pinnacle of their professions, whether business, government, science and technology, medicine or education. High Profile takes a look at how these alums rose to the top of their field. From policy debates to plane crashes, Dave McConnell has been voice of record in the Beltway for decades. Since 1965, McConnell has worked for Washington’s Top News (WTOP) radio station. Starting out as a general field reporter, he’s been the station’s congressional correspondent since 1981, and today he’s the only person on the radio doing that full-time. It’s somewhat surprising,
There were so many puns following Denzel Valentine's game-winning triple in the final seconds to lift Michigan State past No. 21 Ohio State on Sunday, and rightfully so.
Several former Big Ten stars, including a pair Big Ten Player of the Year winners, attended the Ohio State-Michigan State game Saturday afternoon at the Breslin Center.
Big Ten basketball fans were treated to two entertaining games on Saturday. Catch up on all of Saturday’s Big Ten scores on our Big Ten scoreboard. Michigan State got the day started by defeating No. 21 Ohio State, 59-56, on a Denzel Valentine game-winning triple in the final seconds for its first win over a ranked team. In the second game, Dez Wells and No. 19 Maryland held off upset-minded Penn State, 76-73, at the Bryce Jordan Center. Looking for the latest Big Ten standings? We have those right here. National polls? We have those, too. And here are the
Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan was named a finalist to be considered for election in the Class of 2015 for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as announced Saturday at NBA All-Star Weekend. “I’m extremely humbled and honored just to be mentioned with the other names on the nominee list,” Ryan said. “The Hall of Fame holds so many revered legends of basketball and many of the individuals who originally sparked my love for the game.” Hall of Fame finalist recognition is a career highlight for many in the sport of basketball. This year’s list includes six elite players,
Top-ranked Iowa clinched the outright Big Ten Wrestling Dual Meet Championship with its 22-9 win over No. 16 Michigan on Friday evening. The regular season conference title marks the seventh in the past eight years for the Hawkeyes. The Hawkeyes (14-0, 9-0) claimed seven bouts against the Wolverines, with wins from Thomas Gilman (125), Cory Clark (133), Josh Dziewa (141), Brandon Sorensen (149), Nick Moore (165), Michael Evans (174) and Nathan Burak (197). The 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be held from March 7-8 at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Last season, Penn State won its fourth straight
A trio of Big Ten women’s basketball games dotted the schedule Saturday afternoon. No. 18 Rutgers rolled Purdue, 78-49, to highlight the day’s slate of action. Kahleah Cooper netted 24 points in the victory to move the Scarlet Knight to 10-4 in Big Ten play. Track all of three of the day’s games on our Big Ten scoreboard. Use the links below to catch up on all of Saturday’s games. RUTGERS 78, PURDUE 49: BOX | AP RECAP Kahleah Copper scored 24 points and No. 18 Rutgers pulled away on a second-half run to beat Purdue 78-49 on Saturday. NORTHWESTERN
Happy Valentine’s Day, Big Ten fans! Hope you’re staying warm and ready for a day of some Big Ten basketball. There are two games today, including No. 21 Ohio State at rival Michigan State at noon ET on ESPN. What a perfect day for the two teams to meet, too, as it features Marc Loving (Ohio State) and Denzel Valentine (Michigan State). In the other game, Penn State hosts No. 19 Maryland at 8:30 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Before the games tip off, check out some of our favorite Big Ten Valentine’s Day tweets. First off, let’s take a quick
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. Loneliness. Cynicism. Sadness. Alienation. Regret. Although it’s a holiday centered on love, Valentine’s Day tends to inspire those kinds of feelings too. And Northwestern University student Kalina Silverman can relate to those emotions. Silverman, 20, came to Northwestern a few years ago from the sun and surf of Santa Monica, Calif., because she wanted “get out of her comfort zone” by living