When it comes to picking a team outside of Kentucky to win this year’s NCAA Tournament, Wisconsin has been a popular choice across the nation. [ MORE: View Barack Obama’s full NCAA tourney bracket ] Well, according to the President’s bracket, that’s not the case. As he’s done for each of the past six years, Barack Obama filled out his NCAA Tournament bracket in a recent ESPN special, and selected Kentucky to win it all. Obama has Wisconsin and Maryland as the only Big Ten teams to advance to the Sweet 16, with the Terps losing in the round of
Can you feel it? March Madness is here, and the field of 64 is set to begin on Thursday. A total of seven Big Ten teams are set to partake in this year’s NCAA Tournament, which marks the seventh straight year the Big Ten has had five or more teams in the tournament. Wisconsin received the conference’s automatic bid after winning the Big Ten Tournament, while Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue received at-large berths in the “Big Dance.” But here’s an interesting question: Is your favorite Big Ten hoops team the same as others in your
If you’re someone who keeps up with today’s technology trends, you are well aware of the use of emojis. The fun-filled faces are often used for text messaging, but that isn’t the only use. The Washington Post recently designed emojis for all 68 NCAA Tournament teams, and it is awesome. Here is a graphic that includes all seven Big Ten teams in this year’s NCAA Tournament: Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin. Check it out. What do you think of your Big Ten team’s emoji?
It's that special time of the year... The NCAA Tournament has arrived.
The Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C., will play host to the 2015 NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships, which begins Thursday and concludes Saturday. Preliminary sessions begin at 11 a.m. ET each day, with nightly finals slated for 7 p.m. This year’s championships will feature 70 Big Ten student-athletes from 10 different schools. Big Ten institutions have won 30 individual titles, including a conference-leading 10 crowns from Michigan student-athletes. Six Big Ten squads are ranked in the top 25 of the latest national polls. Minnesota appears at No. 14, followed by No. 15 Indiana and No. 17 Michigan. Purdue
On the season finale of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2015,” debuting Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET, our crew takes you inside the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament chronicling all the moments from the teams’ arrivals to the final celebration. Watch a bonus scene from this week’s show to get a taste of all that our crew filmed last week. Then join us at Wednesday for the final episode of the 2015 season. Follow “The Journey” on Twitter and go behind the scenes with show producers running @BTNJourney for updates, photos, videos and more. We’re also on Facebook and
Who's the most important guy for your Big Ten team? BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina shares his picks inside.
Tom Crean and Indiana are back in the NCAA tournament following a one-year absence. The Hoosiers, the No. 10 seed in the Midwest, are in a loaded region that features top overall seed Kentucky and four other Indiana teams (No. 3 Notre Dame, No. 6 Butler, No. 9 Purdue, No. 13 Valparaiso). Get my Indiana NCAA tourney capsule below. No. 10 INDIANA vs. No. 7 Wichita State, Friday, Omaha, Neb. Last tourney appearance: 2013, lost to Syracuse in Sweet 16 Tom Crean NCAA record: 9-7. Made Final Four with Marquette in 2003 Best-case scenario: One-and-done. The Hoosiers wheezed across the
Whether for business or pleasure, not too many Americans are traveling to Iran these days. Grabbing headlines for its government’s suspected support of international extremist movements and secret attempts to develop nuclear weapons, the country isn’t exactly a hotbed for tourists. Despite all that, Indiana University professor Asma Afsaruddin, who’s also chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, recently went there to accept Iran’s World Book Prize for her book, titled “Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought.” And media coverage notwithstanding, she enjoyed the trip a great deal. “I was a
Who's overseeded? Underseeded? How about a potential sleeper? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a Big Ten-centric look at the NCAA tournament bracket.