It’s not March without some college basketball madness, and there was plenty of it in the opening game of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. Penn State recorded 16 blocks in the Nittany Lions’ 68-65 win over Nebraska on Wednesday, which is the highest total in Big Ten Tournament history. Junior forward Brandon Taylor led the way with five blocks, while D.J. Newbill added four and Donovon Jack added three swats. See them all in the video above. Enjoy, Penn State fans!
The first day of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament featured two outstanding games at the United Center in Chicago. Penn State kicked off the action with an impressive 68-65 victory over Nebraska in the opening game of the day. Minnesota followed that with a 80-68 win over Rutgers in the nightcap. See all of Wednesday’s scores on our Big Ten scoreboard. Looking for the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket? We have that right here. Use the links below to catch up on both of Wednesday’s games: PENN STATE 68, NEBRASKA 65: BOX | PBP | RECAP
There’s a new way to reserve a 100-level seat for the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Championship game on Sunday at Chicago’s United Center for as little as $15 today. If your team makes it to Sunday’s, you are obligated to purchase each face-value priced ticket associated with each of your reservations. But if your team doesn’t make it, you only forfeit your reservation fee. Tickets can be reserved at BTN.com/TeamTix, a ticket reservation system launched by the Big Ten in partnership with Forward Market Media (FMM) and BTN. Powered by FMM’s proprietary software platforms, fans can go to purchase,
In Wednesday's Big Ten links, we touch on the Big Ten men's tournament. Plus, Tom Dienhart has a few spring football stories to catch up on, too. Dive, read, click and enjoy.
The Big Ten tourney kicks off today with 14 teams hoping to land a spot in Sunday’s championship at the United Center in Chicago. Here are the top four storylines. The action tips off today with No. 13 Penn State vs. No. 12 Nebraska at 4:30 p.m. ET Wednesday at the United Center. BTN’s first game is at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, when No. 11 Minnesota meets No. 14 Rutgers (watch live on BTN2Go, too). We’ll have five games total, including two on Thursday and Friday. Our live scoreboard is here. 1. Can Wisconsin earn a No. 1 NCAA seed? The Badgers
Our producers here at BTN.com wanted to get a closer look at some of the star women basketball players around the Big Ten, so we started a new series of interviews called “Court Convo.” We’re excited to post the sixth one here. In this special edition of Court Convo, BTN’s Taylor Rooks brings you a quick behind the scenes look at the B1G women’s basketball tournament. Enjoy! In case you’ve missed the previous editions, you can check them out below. Court Convo #1: Michigan’s Cyesha Goree: Court Convo #2: Rutgers’ Kahleah Copper: Court Convo #3: Nebraska’s Tear’a Laudermill: Court Convo
Tuesday’s “BTN Live” was a special two-hour show from Joe’s Bar on Weed Street in Chicago. With the 2015 Big Ten Tournament set to kick off on Wednesday at Chicago’s United Center, several big-name guests joined the show, including the likes of Penn State coach Pat Chambers, former Iowa star Acie Earl, and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. Watch Delany’s interview in this post, and use the links below to watch other highlights from the event. Among the guests: Penn State Head Coach Pat Chambers Former Illinois star and director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo Former Iowa star Acie Earl
Wisconsin enters the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament as the top seed and favorite to win the 14-team event. The Badgers finished the regular season with an impressive 28-3 record, including a 16-2 mark in Big Ten play, two games ahead of second-seeded Maryland. But just because Bo Ryan’s team is the top seed in this weekend’s tournament, does that mean they are the obvious favorite to win it? Let’s take a look at some history. In the 17 years of the Big Ten tourney, the No. 1 seed has won the event seven times (41 percent of the
Each Tuesday for the rest of the Big Ten men’s lacrosse season, I’ll be looking at the conference overall and drilling in on a few key observations. Just as varsity lacrosse is new to the Big Ten, this is my first Stick Check column for BTN.com. Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too. Let’s begin. Ohio State’s Jesse King is the league’s best player The senior from British Columbia, Canada has had an outstanding career in Columbus and is putting together a stellar collegiate swan song. King, a
Our Nebraska Cornhusker Helmet Concepts #football #GBR pic.twitter.com/ZhBvyXeng9 — Big Red Nation (@NebBigRedNation) March 9, 2015 Alternate uniforms and concept helmets… You either love them or hate them. Well, the staff over at bigrednation.com had some fun and created four different Nebraska helmet concepts. Check them out in the photo above. Two of the helmet designs feature a “Blackshirts” theme, while another one is a red and white look with an all-red facemask. Remember, these are concept designs, meaning Nebraska won’t actually be wearing them. However, if the Huskers did wear something like this, there’s no question the fans would