The 2018 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament on BTN delivered significant audiences this past week, featuring the most-watched programming across all cable sports networks in BTN’s 12 metered markets* over four doubleheaders on Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2. The average audience for the sessions, two on Thursday and two on Friday, bested competing programming on every other national cable sports network** in Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Additionally, the 2018 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament not only produced BTN’s largest aggregate tournament viewership ever, up 99% over the
It was a phenomenal experience being in New York City for the Big Ten Tournament, with five days of thrilling games that culminated in a Michigan title at Madison Square Garden. Here are the best moments I encountered during the week in New York City.
Seeded 14th, Rutgers turned some heads by beating No. 11 Minnesota in the first round. It was the second year in a row the Scarlet Knights had opened with a win in the Big Ten tourney. But Rutgers wasn’t satisfied, taking down No. 6 Indiana, 76-69, to advance to the quarterfinals.
In partnership with NYC Parks, BTN yesterday opened the new-look Triborough Bridge Playground B after its first significant renovation in over 20 years, complete with a custom court design by Brooklyn-based artist Mark Paul Deren (MADSTEEZ). The art, representing colors from all 14 Big Ten universities and incorporating Deren’s signature “M,” was painted on freshly laid asphalt to accompany the two new basketball hoops installed. To open the court, BTN hosted a youth clinic put on by the trainer for numerous NBA All-Stars, Chris Brickley, and former New York Knicks forward, Big Ten Player of the Year and Indiana Hoosier,
With the Big Ten regular season in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to hand out some awards. It was a season dominated by three schools: Michigan State, Purdue and Ohio State. And those three schools dominate my postseason awards.
"BTN Live" announced the 2017-18 All-Big Ten Men's Basketball Team and individual award winners Monday night. Ohio State's Keita Bates-Diop, an unanimous first-teamer and the consensus Big Ten player of the year, headlines the team.
On Monday, the Big Ten men's basketball coach's participated in a teleconference with members of the media to preview the 2018 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. Audio from each coach is posted here.
BTN’s week-long coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi begins tonight and includes 10 game broadcasts, a comprehensive studio presence and digital and social initiatives to bring fans closer to the action in Madison Square Garden. Coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET today with the exclusive, live announcement of the annual Big Ten basketball awards on the BTN Live: All-Conference Selection Show. Host Rick Pizzo and Jon Crispin will reveal All-Big Ten selections, as well as Big Ten Player, Coach of the Year and Freshman of the Year. Interviews with select award winners will also be
The stage is set for New York City. The 2017-18 Big Ten regular season wrapped up Sunday, locking in seeds and schedules for the 2018 Big Ten Tournament at Madison Square Garden.
One more day, that's all that remains in the Big Ten regular season. Before the final day's slate of five games, check out the latest Big Ten tournament seed scenarios below.