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.
Iowa, fresh off clinching at least a share of the Big Ten crown for the seventh time in eight years, remains No. 1 in the latest USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll, released Tuesday. The Hawkeyes, who won at four-time reigning NCAA champ and No. 5 Penn State on Sunday, is one of 10 Big Ten teams ranked, four of which are in the top 5. No. 3 Ohio State, No. 4 Minnesota and No. 5 Penn State join the Hawkeyes in the top 5. No. 2 Missouri, of the Mid-American Conference, is the only non-Big Ten team in the top 5.
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.
A couple of weeks ago, basketball coaches across the Big Ten Conference made a fashion statement of sorts. They donned snazzy sneakers on the hardwood, even though many of them were wearing suits and ties, to take part in Coaches vs. Cancer, a nationwide campaign that annually draws public attention to advocacy and fundraising efforts around this severe disease. The conference comes together to fight cancer in other ways as well. One of the most notable is the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (BTCRC), an initiative that enables the sharing of research and resources among the cancer centers and medical