The Big Ten Conference released its weekly Wrestler of the Week honor Tuesday. The latest award of the season went to Iowa’s Matt McDonough. See what he did to earn the honor in this post.
A new class of future Big Ten football stars will sign National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, and BTN will air a live, 90-minute “Football Signing Day Special” at 4:30 PM ET that day to reveal which student-athletes will attend Big Ten universities.
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Tonight on The Big Ten Pulse at 7 p.m. ET, Rick Pizzo, Derek Rackley, and Tim Doyle discuss which Big Ten team could land a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Men’s basketball Tournament. Plus, see our interview with Minnesota’s Tubby Smith, check out our latest “Who Ya Got?” segment, and learn why Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz recently jumped into an ice-cold lake. We’ve got the YouTube clip of Ferentz’s big splash in this post.
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For the first time since 1995, No. 17 Indiana hit triple digits in a Big Ten game, carding a 103-89 victory over Iowa on Sunday (recap). In other action, No. 3 Ohio State continued its dominance over No. 22 Michigan (recap). Catch up on both games with our Big Ten scoreboard and get stats, video and recaps in this post.
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BTN producers followed around popular broadcaster Gus Johnson during a recent trip to Chicago for Northwestern’s upset victory over Michigan State. From the time he got off the plane to the final whistle at Welsh-Ryan Arena, BTN cameras were there to offer a brief glimpse into the life of one of the nation’s busiest game-callers. Not only is the footage terrific, it’s informative. For example, did you know Gus has a locker room to use to get ready before the game, or that he prefers to steam his gameday attire in the shower? Watch Gus’ arrival into Chicago now and check out a clip of him preparing for the game and another calling the action in this post.
This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2012,” we found out how Iowa’s Roy Devyn Marble has flourished while carrying a memorable last name in Iowa City. Also, we learned about Wisconsin’s Mike Bruesewitz’s hockey talents and saw how Purdue seniors Robbie Hummel and Lewis Jackson have battled through injuries this season. We also examined the amazing transformation of Michigan State’s Derrick Nix. Watch a clip from the show on Marble and see a couple bonus clips in this post.
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(AP) After losing its first six games against Top 25 teams, Iowa finally knocked off a ranked opponent. Kamille Wahlin scored all 13 of her points in the second half and Iowa upset No. 13 Purdue 59-42 on Saturday, snapping the Boilermakers’ 11-game winning streak. It’s the first Big Ten loss for Purdue, which made one field goal in the final 11 minutes. “We finally got one,” Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said. Iowa (12-10, 4-5 Big Ten) seemed like an unlikely candidate for the upset as the Hawkeyes had lost four of their last five games. Read the full AP recap and check out the box score.