How will Rutgers' QB race play out next season? What does Ohio State's 2015 projected depth chart look like? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart points out the top stories on those topics in Tuesday's Big Ten links.
The #RHoops game versus @MSU_Basketball has been rescheduled for a 6 p.m. tip-off on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the RAC on the @BigTenNetwork — Rutgers Basketball (@RutgersMBB) January 27, 2015 The Michigan State at Rutgers men’s basketball game, previously scheduled for 9 p.m. ET Tuesday, has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. ET Thursday. The game, which was postponed due to an expected “historic” snowstorm, will air live on BTN/BTN2Go. How bad is the weather in the Piscataway area? Consider this: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon. Michigan State enters the game at 13-7 overall
Is any player hotter than Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell? Probably not. See where Russell land on BTN analyst Jess Settles' latest Big Ten Player Rankings.
Classic. (h/t: @audsnyder4) pic.twitter.com/xGJ9dO5uFO — Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) January 26, 2015 Attention, Penn State football players: James Franklin is monitoring your tweets. Just ask cornerback Bryant Harper. On Monday, Harper tweeted about getting a B on his first anatomy test, despite not studying, and his head coach had a fantastic response. See the discussion above. This is classic. We all know Franklin loves Twitter. It was just a little more than a week ago that he tweeted this picture with Flavor Flav. All turned out well here, but this is a good reminder that Franklin is watching what his team
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 second one here. In this edition, BTN’s Taylor Rooks chatted with Rutgers’ Kahleah Copper about a number of things, including how she felt after scoring her 1,000th career point against Wisconsin, her playing style and life on the Scarlet Knights. We’ll be posting others for the rest of the 2014-2015 season, too. Court Convo #1: Michigan’s Cyesha Goree:
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.
With the inaugural season of Big Ten women’s lacrosse set to begin on Jan. 31, Maryland was the unanimous choice by the conference coaches as the preseason favorite to claim the first Big Ten Championship. The coaches voted in the preseason poll and selected three players from their own team to a Players to Watch list. The Terrapins were followed in the preseason poll by Northwestern in second place, Ohio State and Penn State tied for third place, Rutgers in fifth place and Michigan in sixth place. Maryland captured its 12th national championship last season and is ranked No. 1
March Madness isn’t too far away, believe it or not. How do the top bracket experts size up the Big Ten when it comes to NCAA tourney bids? Take a look at the Coke (Lunardi) and Pepsi (Palm) of bracketology. [ MORE: View the latest national polls | Best of week ahead ] Joe Lunardi, ESPN.com No. 2 Wisconsin vs. No. 15 North Carolina Central, Second Round game, South No. 3 Maryland vs. No. 14 William & Mary, Second Round game, East No. 7 Indiana vs. No. 10 Colorado State, Second Round game, Midwest No. 8 Michigan State vs. No.
The Big Ten office released its Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week on Monday afternoon, and Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell swept the honors.
Minnesota is one of the Big Ten’s fast-rising programs as Jerry Kill enters his fifth season on the job. [ MORE: Minnesota team homepage | 2014 Minnesota stats ] The Golden Gophers are coming off consecutive eight-win seasons with a second-place finish in 2014. Kill will be looking to take the program to an even higher level in 2015. And he’ll have some talent to work with, including on offense quarterback Mitch Leidner, some emerging receivers (KJ Maye) and three linemen led by tackle Josh Campion. Corners Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Eric Murray, end Thieren Cockran, tackle Steven Richardson and linebacker