Sunday night on “B1G Basketball & Beyond,” Mike DeCourcy brought up the point that now that we have reached the mid-point of February it is unofficially acceptable to begin to discuss the “Bubble.” [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Game Rankings | Bracketology | Debate It: Player of the Year? | Best of the week that was | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls | Win a trip to B1G tourney ] Initially, I would have felt that our Big Ten Bubble Team would be Ohio State, but Wisconsin continues to make statements and
Down the stretch we come. Believe it or not, there are just three weeks remaining in the regular season. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Game Rankings | Bracketology | Debate It: Player of the Year? | Best of the week that was | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls | Win a trip to B1G tourney ] We’ll be in Indianapolis for the Big Ten tourney before we know it. Here’s a look at my latest Big Ten Player Rankings, which features a new No. 1. 1. Denzel Valentine, Michigan State. Valentine put together another epic
Indiana is back in the latest AP and Coaches polls, released Monday. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Debate It: Player of the Year? | Best of the week that was | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls | Win a trip to B1G tourney ] The Hoosiers, who beat Iowa and lost to Michigan State this past week, are No. 22 in the AP Poll and No. 21 in the Coaches Poll, giving the Big Ten five ranked teams. Iowa paces the Big Ten in the AP Poll (No. 4; No. 6 in
Three weeks remain, and the race for Big Ten Player of the Year looks more and more like a great two-man battle. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Debate It: Player of the Year? | Best of the week that was | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Polls | Win a trip to B1G tourney ] Big Ten fans know the top contenders well. They are Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff (46%; 18.8 ppg; 6.7 rpg; 1.2 apg; 0.7 spg; 3 bpg) and Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine (47%; 19.5 ppg; 7.7 rpg; 7.1 apg; 1 spg).
BTN will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, including wrestling, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s indoor track & field and men’s and women’s gymnastics and the entire Big Ten Hockey Tournament in 2016. Coverage begins with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships from Michigan on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. ET, while the Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships will air at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 29, from Purdue. The opening night relays and preliminary rounds for both women (Feb. 17-20) and men (Feb. 24-27) can be viewed live on BTN
An eventful week, with Maryland seeing a long home winning streak end, Indiana enduring highs (win vs. Iowa) and lows (loss at Michigan State) and Wisconsin emerging as the hottest team. When the dust settled, the Hawkeyes stood alone atop the Big Ten. [ MORE: Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls | Win a trip to B1G tourney ] Here’s a look back at the week that was. B1G’s BEST Best win: Wisconsin at No. 2 Maryland. No Big Ten team had ever won a conference game at Maryland. Until Saturday night, that is,
(AP) Peter Jok scored 27 points and Jarrod Uthoff had 24 points, 15 rebounds and six blocked shots to help fourth-ranked Iowa hold off skidding Minnesota 75-71 on Sunday night. [ MORE: View Sunday’s complete Big Ten scoreboard ] Iowa rebounded from Thursday’s loss at Indiana to regain sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. Nate Mason scored 14 points to lead Minnesota, which has lost 14 straight games. Uthoff overcame a slow start shooting by recording a big dunk, three blocks and a pair of free throws in the final 1:17 to help secure the victory for
Iowa senior Jarrod Uthoff is a Big Ten MVP candidate. Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine is being compared to another Spartan great. Purdue freshman Caleb Swanigan's path to West Lafayette was a long and winding road. Each are profiled this Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET on "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2016."
Yogi Ferrell scored 14 points to lead Indiana to an impressive 85-78 victory over Iowa.
The invite list for the NFL Combine is out. And, it is loaded with Big Ten players–58 in all. [ MORE: These 10 players leave the biggest shoes to fill ] Ohio State leads the way among league schools with 14 players invited to the Combine, which will be held Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis. All 14 schools have at least one player going. Jack Allen, C, Michigan State Geronimo Allison, WR, Illinois Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State Austin Blythe, C, Iowa Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Minnesota Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State Anthony Brown, CB, Purdue Aaron