Thanksgiving is just hours away. Before you start thinking about the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and all of the other Thanksgiving staples, I wanted to share some of my latest Big Ten observations.
This is one of the most glorious weeks of the year: It’s rivalry week, with eclectic trophies and bragging rights up for grabs. Get Tom Dienhart's best of the week ahead inside.
Big Ten fans were treated to six men’s basketball games on Tuesday. [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten men’s basketball scoreboard ] Indiana kicked off the day with an impressive 83-73 win over St. Johns. Northwestern also impressed with a 67-62 victory over Missouri, while Nebraska cruised by UAPB, 67-44. No. 2-ranked Maryland finished a jam-packed night of Big Ten basketball by blasting Illinois State, 77-66. In other Big Ten men’s hoops action, Penn State lost to Radford, 86-74, while Ohio State fell to Louisiana Tech, 82-74. With two games on BTN, and another one on BTN Plus, we
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 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.
The final weekend of the season, also known as Rivalry Week, is here. And, to no surprise, there is no shortage of storylines.
How good was Denzel Valentine’s triple-double vs. Kansas? So good, it played a big role in the Michigan State star winning Big Ten Player of the Week. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Big Ten award winners | Polls | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard ] The historic performance also was enough to place Valentine atop my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. That’s right, Valentine, previously No. 2 on my list, has taken the top spot from Maryland’s Melo Trimble. Check out my latest Big Ten Player Rankings below: 1. Denzel Valentine, Michigan State. Valentine’s epic performance against
Maryland is still No. 1 this week, but there's a new No. 2. And that team is Michigan State, fresh off an impressive week that included a comeback victory over then-No. 4 Kansas.
The Big Ten office released its Week 12 football award winners Monday. See all of the honorees and watch select video highlights inside.
Michigan State and Purdue made significant jumps in the latest AP and Coaches polls, released Monday. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Big Ten award winners | Polls | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard ] The Spartans, who recorded a comeback victory over then-No. 4 Kansas last week in the Champions Classic, went from No. 13 in both polls to No. 3 (AP) and No. 4 (Coaches). The Boilermakers, fresh off their Hall of Fame Tip-Off tourney crown, rose eight spots (No. 23 to No. 15) in the Coaches Poll and five spots (No. 21 to No. 16)
The Big Ten office dished out its weekly Big Ten men's basketball award winners on Monday afternoon. See the honorees below.