The finish to the Big Ten season couldn’t be framed any more perfectly. Two weeks remain. Two teams—Purdue and Wisconsin--are tied for first place with four games left for each squad, and Maryland is just one game off the pace.
This is the penultimate week of the season. And, things are heating up with Purdue and Wisconsin tied for first and Maryland just a game back. Who will take home the title? Others are looking to hone their postseason resume.
It's Monday, and that means it's time to release my updated Big Ten Player Rankings. Not a ton of movement in this latest installment, although there is one new name: Minnesota's Jordan Murphy, who has been playing out of his mind.
It's been a few weeks, but BTN analyst Jon Crispin's latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, features the same No. 1 team for consecutive weeks. That team is Purdue, of course, winners of five in a row.
A new team paces the Big Ten in the latest AP poll, released Monday. No. 14 Purdue, which has won five in a row, moves up two spots, while Wisconsin, previously No. 11, checks in at No. 16, the Boilermakers' old spot.
The finish line is in sight. And Purdue and Wisconsin are battling for the league title, each tied for first. But don’t overlook Maryland, which is just a game off the pace after falling at Wisconsin on Sunday.
Michigan claimed the 2017 Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship, its second consecutive conference crown and 16th in program history, on Saturday at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center on the campus of Purdue University. Michigan collected 14 top-three finishes and compiled 1,287 total points throughout the four-day event. Indiana finished second after collecting 1,125 points and Wisconsin was third with 1,101.5 points. Minnesota finished fourth with 1,086 points, while Ohio State recorded 837 points to finish fifth. The Wolverines took home titles and set Big Ten Championship records in the 200-yard freestyle (Siobhan Haughey; 1:42.49), 500-yard freestyle (G Ryan; 4:34.40),
Caleb Swanigan had 24 points and 15 rebounds, and Isaac Haas scored 18 points, leading No. 16 Purdue to an 80-63 victory over Michigan State on Saturday.
Both bracketologists in this week's tourney temperature check have seven Big Ten teams in the Dance. But where are they seeded, and who is on the outside looking in?
How many Big Ten teams will get into the NCAA tournament? Which ones still have work to do? Tom Dienhart asked the experts.