The Big Ten men’s basketball season officially tips off Friday night. Before the ball goes into the air, the BTN.com team thought it would be fun to hold a Big Ten mock draft. Our draft consisted of five teams and six rounds, and we all selected a starting 5 and one “reserve,” which could be any player.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 12 Big Ten football 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 Tuesday afternoon.
Unpredictable has been the word most commonly uttered to describe this year’s Big Ten women’s volleyball season. Until the past few weeks, there was a genuine sentiment that any team had a chance to pull off a win, regardless of the matchup. However, as so often has been the case in this conference over the past decade, Penn State has asserted itself and begun to separate from the rest of the pack.
A thrilling Saturday of action went a long way in shaking up my weekly Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. But, in the end, the trio at the top–Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State–reframed its top-billing status with impressive wins. After that trio, it’s surprising Minnesota checking in at No. 4. See my latest list in this post.
Before we turn our attention to Week 10, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 10 Big Ten predictions. Sean Merriman went a perfect 6-0, as did Big Ten fans and Tom Dienhart, to move into sole possession of first place. Fans, you’re only one game off the pace, tied with Stephen Bardo.
Four Big Ten men’s hoops teams hosted exhibition games Sunday. Penn State blasted Northwood (FL), 98-61, Ohio State whipped Walsh, 93-63, Iowa topped Augustana, 87-65, and Illinois defeated Northwood (MI), 83-67. Watch the best highlights from the day in this post.
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This was one of the best weeks of action, highlighted by Nebraska’s stunning last-second win over Northwestern on a Hail Mary pass. Ohio State rolls on, while Michigan State continues to look like the team to beat in the Legends. And the feel-good vibes continue for Minnesota, which may have killed Indiana’s bowl hopes. Here is my wrap of Week 10.