The Big Ten will win its first NCAA men’s basketball title since 2000. And it will be Michigan State, the same team that won the last one. [ MORE: Dienhart: This is Tom Izzo’s most surprising Final Four ] At least, that was the result of a (cute) segment on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday night that had puppies predict the winner. Four bowls of food were laid out, one for every Final Four participant, and the puppies were the biggest fans of Michigan State, at one point having three of the five dogs eating from it.
For the eighth time—and the first since 2005--the Big Ten has two Final Four teams. BTN.com sat down with BTN analyst Jess Settles to preview Saturday's national semifinals.
In recent years, Big Ten teams have embraced the idea that spring football games are about more than the action inside the white lines. Relive some of our favorite moments from last spring inside.
Pardon me, Kennedys: But this is Camelot for Michigan State, right? I mean, will it ever get any better than it is right now in East Lansing with the Tom Izzo-Mark Dantonio dynamic duo? Final Fours and league titles have become the norm. Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press says this is a giddy, glorious time for Spartan Nation — MSU fans, students and alumni — because of these coaches, the success they have built and how they have done it with so much class. To wit: The football team has finished in the top five in the country
University of Nebraska men’s basketball coach Tim Miles announced Tuesday evening that freshman guard Tarin Smith has decided to transfer from the Husker program following the spring semester. “My family and I have intensely thought about this decision, and we feel that it is best if I transfer at the end of this school year,” Smith said. “I would like to thank the University of Nebraska and the fans for this opportunity and their support and encouragement throughout the year.” Smith, a 6-foot-2 guard from Ocean Township, N.J., played in all 31 games as a true freshman this season, averaging
It's no secret that the Wisconsin Badgers are a fun group that is filled with a bunch of engaging personalities. They showed it again in a press conference Tuesday.
BTN will have complete highlights and analysis of Maryland vs. Connecticut Final Four game at approximately 11 PM ET Sunday on BTN Basketball & Beyond
The inaugural season of Big Ten Lacrosse got underway last week, and it was filled with excitement. Let’s take a look how the six women’s teams fared during this opening week of Big Ten action. Don’t forget to check out the BTN TV schedule for lacrosse, as well as the BTN Plus live streaming schedule, too. Maryland Statement Dominance in all aspects of the game in Thursday’s 16-5 win at No. 4 Northwestern only solidified the Terrapins’ spot as the team to beat in women’s lacrosse. Over a three minute and six second span in the final seven minutes of
Tom Izzo has the Spartans back in the Final Four for the seventh time in his tenure. Of the seven trips to the final weekend, this one is the most surprising, Tom Dienhart writes.
Like all of the great rivalries, Michigan and Ohio State never seem to run out of jabs or ways to troll each other. [ MORE: Ohio State team schedule lists National Championship ] Urban Meyer and Ohio State call Michigan “That Team Up North,” and Brady Hoke referred to Ohio State as “Ohio” during his tenure in Ann Arbor. It’s all in good fun, and, in a weird way, it shows respect and enhances the rivalry. Funny thing is, often times, the rivalry is more fierce between the two fan bases and schools. The new College of Veterinary Medicine in