A couple of weeks ago, basketball coaches across the Big Ten Conference made a fashion statement of sorts. They donned snazzy sneakers on the hardwood, even though many of them were wearing suits and ties, to take part in Coaches vs. Cancer, a nationwide campaign that annually draws public attention to advocacy and fundraising efforts around this severe disease. The conference comes together to fight cancer in other ways as well. One of the most notable is the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (BTCRC), an initiative that enables the sharing of research and resources among the cancer centers and medical
For the second time in three weeks, Fran McCaffery is having to address questions about Iowa big man Adam Woodbury poking an opponent in the eye. Editor’s note: McCaffery addressed the topic again on Monday’s weekly teleconference, and his more detailed remarks can be found at the bottom of this post. In the first half of Sunday’s 71-55 win over No. 16 Maryland, Woodbury drew a Flagrant 1 for poking Melo Trimble in the right eye. Trimble, who was driving the lane, immediately dropped the ball and stayed on Maryland’s side of the court as play continued. Iowa scored a
Another week of Big Ten hoops is in the books. Get Tom Dienahrt's recap of the best from the week that was on the Big Ten hardwood inside.
D’Angelo Russell went for a triple-double, the first ever for an Ohio State freshman, to lead the 20th-ranked Buckeyes to a 79-60 victory at Rutgers to cap Sunday’s Big Ten action. In other action, No. 25 Indiana held off Michigan, 70-67, and Iowa blasted No. 16 Maryland 71-55. Catch up on all of today’s games on our Big Ten scoreboard. Looking for the latest Big Ten standings? We have those right here. National polls? We have those, too. And here are the latest Big Ten statistical leaders. Use the links below to track all of Sunday’s action. INDIANA 70, MICHIGAN
Melo Trimble had one of those days where it feels like you must have a bullseye on you Sunday afternoon at Iowa. [ MORE: Track all of Sunday’s Big Ten hoops action ] First, midway through the first half, the freshman point guard collided with a BTN cameraman, causing him to fall to the floor and take the camera to his body and face. Trimble left the game to be attended to by the Maryland training staff. Nearly five minutes later, Trimble was back on the bench receiving treatment after Adam Woodbury poked him in the right eye. Trimble, once
If there was any doubt whether Troy Williams was one of the Big Ten’s top high-flyers, he erased them in Sunday’s narrow 70-67 victory over Michigan. [ MORE: Video: Melo Trimble had a painful day Sunday at Iowa ] Williams, easily one of the Big Ten’s elite athletes, exploded for a handful of powerful flushes. Four of the dunks were included in CBS’ montage spotlighting Williams’ big day above the rim. Problem is, the montage aired a little too early, because the sophomore saved one of his best dunks of the day for late in the game. With 32 seconds
Legendary North Carolina men’s basketball coach Dean Smith had no Big Ten ties, but his impact on the game is impossible to ignore. The two-time national champion and coach of the Tar Heels from 1961-1997 died Saturday night at the age of 83. The retired coach died “peacefully” at his North Carolina home, according to a statement from Smith’s family on Sunday. He was with his wife and five children. In addition to his accolades at North Carolina, Smith was also an Olympic gold medal winner (1976), basketball Hall of Famer and a Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree. Several Big
Every Big Ten women’s basketball team was in action on a very busy Sunday. The headliner was No. 5 Maryland hosting No. 19 Nebraska, and the home team tallied a 59-47 win to push its winning streak to 15 games. Catch up on all of Sunday’s Big Ten women’s hoops action belwo. RUTGERS 57, MICHIGAN: BOX | AP RECAP Betnijah Laney scored 17 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out seven assists as No. 21 Rutgers held on to beat Michigan 57-50 on Sunday for its sixth straight victory. NORTHWESTERN 64, ILLINOIS 58: BOX | RECAP Northwestern put the clamps
It's a busy day of Big Ten wrestling Sunday afternoon, highlighted by No. 1 Iowa traveling to four-time reigning NCAA champ and No. 5 Penn State at 1 p.m. ET on BTN.
Michael Downing and Justin Selman each recorded one goal and one assist, helping No. 14 Michigan defeat Michigan State, 4-1, on Saturday night in the Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field.