Suzy Merchant and Jerry Kill both got their head coaching starts at Saginaw Valley State University, a Division II school located in Saginaw, Michigan.
Much has been written about the stipend that will be granted by “Power Five” conference schools beginning in 2015-16 as part of radical NCAA reforms. David Jones of Pennlive.com put together an interesting story and graphic on the subject. Now, student-athletes will not just receive tuition, books and room-and-board but also an extra amount to be used toward incidental living expenses—Little Caesar’s crazy bread, gas for the Vespa, iTunes downloads, “Cracked” magazine subscriptions … stuff like that. It is known in university parlance as “cost of attendance.” Me? I like to call it “kicking around cash,” or “Friday night loot.”
The final 14 games of the Big Ten regular-season are here. In other words, it’s time to put-up-or-shut-up with the postseason around the corner.
Oh-oh: Wisconsin senior point guard Traevon Jackson may not be back for the Big Ten tourney. But, the Badgers have been doing pretty well without him, going 11-1 in Jackson’s absence. Bo Ryan was asked Monday during the Big Ten coaches teleconference if Jackson, who has been out since breaking his right foot in mid-January, had a chance to return for the conference tournament next week. “That might be tough,” Ryan said. “I can’t rule anything out because the coaches are the last to know anymore. His clearance may be two weeks, who knows?” Jackson has missed 12 games since
Shoutout to @nikstauskas11 in the 2014 Big Ten championship shirt that he took the L to them Spartan Dawgs in last year!!! Welcome to the Good side my man those colors are made for you!!!! #GoGreen A post shared by Draymond Green (@money23green) on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:52am PST Former Big Ten Players of the Year and rivals Draymond Green (Michigan State; 2012) and Nik Stauskas (Michigan; 2014) engaged in a fun Twitter battle during NBA All-Star Weekend. It all started when Stauskas tweeted “I’ll be in Ann Arbor tomorrow to see my bros beat up those dudes from
It's Monday, and that means it's time for Jess Settles' latest Big Ten Player Rankings. Who lands on his list entering the final week of the regular season? Find out inside.
“BTN Women’s Sport Report” announced the 2014-15 All-Big Ten Women’s Basketball Teams and individual honors Monday afternoon. [ MORE: View Big Ten tourney bracket & get links to watch on BTN2Go ] Big Ten champ Maryland had three players earn first-team distinctions, more than any other team, with Lexie Brown and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough making the Coaches and Media teams. Maryland coach Brenda Frese swept Coach of the Year laurels, too, after leading the Terrapins to the third perfect conference season in Big Ten women’s hoops history and the first in school annals (men’s or women’s). Minnesota’s Amanda Zahui B., who
Kentucky is 29-0, with a road game at Georgia and a home game vs. Florida remaining before the SEC tournament. As people have asked most of the season: Can the Wildcats join the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers as the only perfect NCAA champions? And, if they do, how would it compare to what Indiana did? That’s what Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein asked Tom Izzo on Monday’s Big Ten teleconference. Listen to his full response in the media player above. Here’s a snippet of Izzo’s response: “I don’t know what you’d consider. I know the SEC isn’t as strong, and I don’t
The Big Ten Conference announced the preliminary seeds for the 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, which are set for March 7-8 at Ohio State. Six schools boast at least one top-seeded wrestler, with Iowa and Ohio State leading the way with three each. Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State will bring a seeded wrestler in each of the 10 weight classes, while Illinois, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin each boast a seeded grappler in nine classes. The pre-seeds, as voted on by the conference’s coaches, rank the top eight wrestlers in two weight classes, along with all 14
Each Monday morning during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon. Listen to all 14 @B1GMBBall coaches on today's teleconference. #MarchOnBTN https://t.co/2J0BUhedFH — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 2, 2015