A look at the special teams units in the Big Ten West begins in Lincoln, where the Cornhuskers boast a boffo punter (Sam Foltz), a deadly return man (De’Mornay Pierson-El) and an emerging kicker (Drew Brown).
University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas announced Wednesday that former Illinois basketball All-American Dee Brown will join his staff for the summer as Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics. “Dee brings an enthusiasm for the Fighting Illini that is second to none,” Thomas said in a school release. “His experiences as a student-athlete on campus and in the community, his successful pro career, and now his returning to campus to give back to the Fighitng Illini speaks volumes about the positive time that he had here. Brown, the 2005 Sporting News National Player of the Year and
The Big Ten West is home to some fine secondaries. And it all begins with a loaded Minnesota defensive backfield that teems with talent and experience.
At 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re airing Illinois’ 79-74 win vs. No. 5 Ohio State from Jan. 10, 2012. Brandon Paul erupted for a career-high 43 points in the win, and he’ll be live tweeting (@BP3) during the hour-long replay. Paul shot 11-of-15 from the field (73 percent), including an incredible 3-point shot with 43 seconds left to seal the victory. Here is a breakdown of this exciting 2012 Big Ten matchup: Top moment: With Aaron Craft all of him, Brandon Paul hit an off-balance 3-pointer with 43 seconds left to give Illinois a 74-70 lead, ultimately securing
The 2015 NBA Draft is Thursday night. Before NBA commissioner Adam Silver takes the stage to announce the first pick in Brooklyn, it's time to take a look back at recent drafts.
There is no linebacking corps in the Big Ten East that can match Ohio State’s unit in the East. But there is a lot to like about some of the linebacking units in the Big Ten West.
With the 2015 NBA Draft set to take place one week from today, it's time to have some drafting fun.
This is one of the most glorious Saturdays of the year. It’s rivalry week, with eclectic trophies up for grabs—and maybe some division titles and bowl bids.
The NBA Draft is eight days away, which means teams are finalizing their draft boards leading up to the big event. [ MORE: Big Ten’s best value NBA Draft picks over last 20 years ] Several former Big Ten stars are expected to be selected early on in this year’s draft. ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford recently released his two-round NBA Mock Draft 7.0, which features four Big Ten names. The first Big Ten name Ford has coming off the board is former Ohio State standout D’Angelo Russell, who he has going No. 4 overall to the New York Knicks.
Big Ten West can’t match the star power and proven ability of its East Division counterpart. But there still is plenty of talent—and potential. And it all begins with a monster tackle tandem at Nebraska.