In this week’s “5 Things I Know” with BTN women’s basketball analyst Stephanie White, we take a look at a few recent thrillers, the race to the end of the regular season this weekend, and more as the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament is only one week away. Here’s what White talked to us about this week: 1. Some big thrillers This time of the year teams are making that push for seeding and postseason bids, and we saw some ultra-competitive, down-to-the wire finishes. Michigan at Minnesota was an exciting game of runs that took two overtimes to decide. The
Ameer Abdullah won four events at the NFL Scouting Combine last week in Indianapolis, a performance that no NFL prospect could top, according to The Wall Street Journal.
After a great #SWT2015, the tributes keep pouring in for @Sadler_3, this time from his friend @FauxPelini pic.twitter.com/qi3mHCPkdl — West MI Spartans (@WMISpartans) February 25, 2015 @FauxPelini is at it again. The parody Twitter account of former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini sent viral buddy Mike Sadler a congratulations letter for his stellar Michigan State career and academic laurels. On Tuesday night, Sadler (@Sadler_3) was named @WMISpartans‘ top student-athlete, so @FauxPelini decided to send him a fun note. Read the full note in the tweet above. These two made headlines last season for engaging in entertaining Twitter back-and-forths. Remember this? The
Two seasons, four wins. That’s it. No one said Darrell Hazell had an easy job, but it’s time to show a pulse after getting one Big Ten win in two seasons. This is Year Three. The roster is improving, but there still are glaring needs—especially from a speed standpoint. [ MORE: View Tom Dienhart’s other Big Ten spring previews ] Here are three key areas Purdue needs to focus on this spring. 1. Find playmakers. This offense lacked significant, steady explosion with speedy running backs Akeem Hunt and Raheem Mostert—two go-the-distance talents. Now, both are gone. Who will stretch defenses
How does an Indiana kid get out of the Hoosier State to play basketball? Could Bryant McIntosh beat Chris Collins one-on-one. Find out in the Q&A inside.
Here’s something you don’t see every day: Bo Ryan interrupted Mark Turgeon’s postgame press conference Tuesday night. Turgeon was talking to the media about No. 14 Maryland’s win over No. 4 Wisconsin, and point guard Melo Trimble, in particular, when Ryan walked behind him. Here’s what happened next: Ryan: “I was just going to say, we have a flight to catch. We’ve got classes tomorrow.” Turgeon: “Oh, OK, it’s all you, man; it’s all you, man.” Ryan: “They were supposed to get me, and I was waiting, and they didn’t get me. Thanks, Mark.” Then, before Ryan fielded questions, he
No. 4 Wisconsin was stuck in Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning after its plane had to make an emergency landing on Tuesday night because of an engine malfunction.
Great win for a hot Maryland team last night over Wisconsin. How about Dez Wells?! Nice 26-point effort. The Terps remained in the race for the Big Ten title with the victory. And no doubt enhanced their NCAA stock. Meanwhile, the loss could sink Wisconsin’s efforts for a No. 1 seed—for whatever that is worth—which isn’t much. But that court-storming? Well, I’ll let ESPN’s Seth Greenberg handle that, calling it “absolutely embarrassing.” *** Now hear this: Michigan State’s Tom Izzo thinks the Big Ten is getting a bad rap. Don’t try telling the King of Big Ten Coaches the conference
It was a big topic of conversation throughout the sports world on Tuesday: Should fans be allowed to rush the court following an upset win?
Dez Wells scored 26 points, and No. 14 Maryland held off fifth-ranked Wisconsin 59-53 Tuesday night, ending the Badgers' 10-game winning streak and ruining their bid to clinch a share of the Big Ten regular-season title.