We have the guest list for tonight’s two-hour special “BTN Live” airing from Michigan State’s Breslin Center at 5 p.m. ET before the Spartans men’s basketball game against Minnesota on BTN/BTN2Go at 7 p.m. ET. Click this link to watch “BTN Live” live at 5 p.m. ET via BTN2Go, and then use this link to watch the basketball game live on BTN2Go, too. BTN.com will also posting segments of tonight’s episode on Twitter @BTN_Michigan_St, @bigtennetwork, and @BTNLive. Among the scheduled guests: 5:10 p.m. ET: Michigan State’s men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo 5:25 p.m. ET: Michigan State Radio Commentator and former basketball
How does the Big Ten basketball tiebreaker work? Are the Terps for real? Could Iowa make some noise in the Big Ten tourney? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart tackles those questions and more in his weekly mailbag feature.
Watch this week's "BTN Hockey Report" in full in this post and get previews for this weekend's three series - Penn State at Ohio State, Michigan State at Minnesota, and Wisconsin at Ohio State. Previews include TV viewing information and links to games available live on BTN2Go.
During the halftime of Tuesday’s men’s basketball game at Maryland, the Terrapins fans pulled off an in-arena stunt that is simply a delight to watch. Led by Testudo, the school’s mascot, sections of dancing fans coordinated their movements and wardrobe changes in the most mesmerizing way. To top if off for Maryland fans, the Terrapins went on to pull off the upset over No. 5 Wisconsin. See the flash mob stunt in the video below. Crab cakes. Flash Mobs annnnd winning B1G home games, that's what Maryland does! #GoTerps http://t.co/6fVJex4Lw3 — Maryland Athletics (@umterps) February 25, 2015
In Thursday's Big Ten links, we present an update on the NCAA bracketology (because the tourney is coming at us fast). Also, various outlets and reporters tell us about Michigan DB Jabrill Peppers, the QB race at Northwestern, Nebraska's Mike Riley, and more.
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. In its quest to eradicate healthcare disparities throughout the Detroit area, the University of Michigan’s Rural Innovations in Medical Engineering (RIME) program took the long way home. The student-run initiative was started with the intention of creating affordable and holistic diagnostic technology for use in rural areas overseas. To gauge their preliminary findings and uncover other opportunities for medical interventions, the group
Big Ten hoops fans were treated to a pair of outstanding men's basketball games on Wednesday.
If every college football head coaching job became available tomorrow, which would be the most desirable? ESPN.com’s Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) recently headed a project, which ranked each of the 65 college football jobs at the Power 5 level. He released them in three categories: Bottom of the barrel jobs, middle of the road jobs, and top 24 jobs. According to the article, the list includes factors such as location, administrative stability, support from those bosses, facilities, recruiting base, path to conference titles/playoff, sense of tradition, fervor of fan base, too much fervor from a fan base, etc. Our friends over
We recently asked Big Ten beat writers covering NCAA bubble teams for their respective team's most important player in search of an NCAA tourney berth. See their answers inside.
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 fourth one here. In this edition, BTN’s Taylor Rooks chatted with Iowa’s women’s basketball senior guard Samantha Logic about a few things including, how she feels about being named finalist for the 2015 Nancy Lieberman Award for the second straight year, game-day rituals, and life on the Hawkeyes basketball team. We’ll be posting others for the rest of the 2014-2015 season! In case you’ve missed the