Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Big Ten Tournament Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2015 Big Ten men’s Basketball Tournament yet? There’s still time but the event wraps up Feb. 22. And yes, you can enter daily. Each week we award $100 gift cards, and then the grand prize is all-session admission for two to the 2015 Big Ten Tournament, which starts March 11 in Chicago. The prize includes two round-trip coach airfares and one hotel accommodation for four nights. Read the full rules here for more information. How do you enter? It’s
The top three of Jess Settles' Big Ten Player Rankings remains the same this week. After that, much like the conference race, there's a logjam of very talented candidates.
Time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s NCAA tourney hopes. And, a couple of interesting developments have taken place this week. Illinois has made it into the brackets of Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com. Each has the Fighting Illini in a first-round (play-in) game as a No. 12 seed. The other big development: Palm does not have Michigan State in his bracket. He has the Spartans among his “First Four Out.” Lunardi has MSU as a No. 9 seed. It’s also worth noting that Purdue is among Lunardi’s “Last Four Out.” Palm has no
The Illinois football team is set to return to historic Soldier Field for a three-game series vs. rival Northwestern beginning in 2015, Director of Athletics Mike Thomas announced Monday. Illinois will play Northwestern at Soldier Field on Nov. 28, 2015, in a game originally scheduled for Memorial Stadium in Champaign. The two teams will also play at Soldier Field in 2017 and 2019. The Illini played Washington at Soldier Field in 2013. “It’s exciting to seize the opportunity to further engage our incredible number of Illinois alumni and fans in the Chicagoland area with these three football games coming to
The Big Ten office released its latest Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday, and Ohio State freshman star D'Angelo Russell swept the honors for the second time in three weeks.
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.
Will anyone catch Wisconsin? That's the emerging storyline as the Big Ten race enters its final month. Here is a look at what to keep an eye on this week.
The good times may be starting to roll for Iowa. Not long ago, the Hawkeyes had a three-game skid. Doubters emerged. Now, they have won two in a row.
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