NEW YORK, N.Y. — Tom Izzo thought about the statement for a moment: His Michigan State Spartans are the preseason favorites. Too much? “I heard we were picked to win it, but I heard there were like five teams picked second,” Izzo said on media day. “It just goes to show what this league has, and that’s parity.” Sure, there’s parity. But there’s no doubt Michigan State is head-and-shoulders better than anyone else. Sorry, Purdue. You, too, Minnesota, Northwestern and Wisconsin. How good are the Spartans? This may be Izzo’s most gifted team yet. Really. There’s Cassius Winston, Nick Ward,
BTN's Tom Dienhart reports back from Big Ten Media Day in New York City with news and notes from around the Big Ten.
The 2018 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament will be in New York City but not without having to change the regular season schedule. Here's what it all means.
It's 2017 Big Ten men's basketball media day, so that means the conference has released its preseason All-Big Ten team. Michigan State sophomore Miles Bridges, the preseason Big Ten player of the year and one of three unanimous first-team selections, highlights the 10-player list.
The 2017-18 Big Ten basketball season begins on Thursday with Big Ten Basketball Media Day in New York City. In addition to media day coverage, BTN will be the college sports fans’ home for Big Ten basketball all season long with a full lineup of basketball games and nightly studio programming. Thursday’s media day coverage starts with coaches press conferences from 9 a.m. ET to noon ET, followed by additional interviews and analysis with Dave Revsine and Jon Crispin. From noon ET to 3 p.m. ET, coaches and students from each of the 14 schools will visit the set to
TheAthletic.com released the official unofficial 2017-18 Big Ten men’s basketball media poll Tuesday. Michigan State is the unanimous selection to win the Big Ten, and Michigan State sophomore star Miles Bridges is the unanimous player of the year pick. Reigning Big Ten champ Purdue is picked second, ahead of Minnesota, Northwestern and Maryland/Michigan to round out the top five. See the full predicted order of finish and All-Big Ten team below. The official unofficial B10 media poll is back and Michigan State is on top All that, plus a history lesson, here:https://t.co/UFBhRfAsrz pic.twitter.com/lT0KrXIcc8 — Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) October 17,
Before Big Ten teams open up the the 2017-18 campaign, BTN analyst Jon Crispin wanted to share what he's feeling good about entering non-conference play.
The Big Ten basketball season is just around the corner, and BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart decided to offer some preseason predictions. See his predicted order-of-finish and preseason All-Big Ten teams inside.
College basketball season is officially upon us. To some, the start of the season came in the form of the FBI’s investigation into the numerous improprieties, which will affect the game for years to come. For coaches and players, particularly those in the Big Ten this year, the season started a long time ago. With an early start to conference play this season – Dec. 1, to be exact – let’s get ahead of the conversation and think about how this changes the approach, on a day-to-day basis. My initial thought is that the shift in the start of conference
The Big Ten Conference announced on Wednesday the 35 men’s basketball standouts, including 20 seniors, tentatively scheduled to attend Big Ten Men’s Basketball Media Day on Thursday, Oct. 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.