BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman take a look at the past five Big Ten freshman classes and compares them to some of the top newcomers in this year's class from a statistical standpoint.
This week your questions include "What does Wisconsin need to do to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tourney?" "Will Nebraska men's basketball make it to the NCAA tournament again?" and "How about Iowa’s Fran McCaffery as Big Ten Coach of the Year?" among others. Our senior writer's answers are in this post.
In Thursday's Big Ten links, we look at a number of stories, including one on Michigan's NCAA tourney hopes and another on a new addition to Tom Crean's Indiana roster. Hint: The new guy plays football. Also, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery talked to local reporters and made himself perfectly clear on a number of issues involving the eye-poking incident. Watch the video from HawkCentral.com.
Aaron White and the Hawkeyes have the talent and the favorable remaining schedule to finish strong and finish second behind Wisconsin.
The Big Ten basketball season is about to enter the stretch run, so it's time to take a look at several teams' NCAA tournament hopes.
Can anyone catch Wisconsin? The Badgers (9-1) lead a quartet of teams by three games with just eight dates remaining. Get one stat for every Big Ten team inside.
Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Big Ten Tournament Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2015 Big Ten men’s Basketball Tournament yet? There’s still time but the event wraps up Feb. 22. And yes, you can enter daily. Each week we award $100 gift cards, and then the grand prize is all-session admission for two to the 2015 Big Ten Tournament, which starts March 11 in Chicago. The prize includes two round-trip coach airfares and one hotel accommodation for four nights. Read the full rules here for more information. How do you enter? It’s
Each Monday morning during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball 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 Monday afternoon.
For the second time in three weeks, Fran McCaffery is having to address questions about Iowa big man Adam Woodbury poking an opponent in the eye. Editor’s note: McCaffery addressed the topic again on Monday’s weekly teleconference, and his more detailed remarks can be found at the bottom of this post. In the first half of Sunday’s 71-55 win over No. 16 Maryland, Woodbury drew a Flagrant 1 for poking Melo Trimble in the right eye. Trimble, who was driving the lane, immediately dropped the ball and stayed on Maryland’s side of the court as play continued. Iowa scored a
This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2015” we show you what life is like for a young assistant coach when we go behind the scenes with Ohio State’s Greg Paulus. The name is familiar, isn’t it? Hint: He played at Duke. Plus, meet Iowa’s Gabe Olaseni and see his unique path from England to Iowa City. See portions of their stories in the videos in this post. Also this week, learn about the special relationship between Nebraska’s Shavon Shields and his father Will Shields, a former Nebraska football star and newly-minted Pro Football Hall of Famer. We also