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Dienhart: Big Ten excited to put tourney in D.C.

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, it was New York. Today, it’s Washington. Welcome to the new Big Ten Eastern Wing. Soon after it was announced in 2012 that Rutgers and Maryland were joining the league, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany pledged to build a bridge to the conference’s newcomers. One was built yesterday with the announcement of Dave Gavitt Tipoff Series between the Big Ten and Big East. Another bridge was officially constructed today, with the announcement that the 2017 Big Ten men’s basketball tourney—the 20th in history–is coming to the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Since its inception in 1998, the

Fran McCaffery sounds off on Gavitt Tipoff Games

BTN’s Dave Revsine caught up with Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery on Monday and asked him about his thoughts on the Big Ten and Big East officially announcing the establishment of the Gavitt Tipoff Games, an annual early-season series of eight men’s basketball games played between the two conferences. “I think this is really special,” McCaffery said. “When Commissioner Delany first brought it up to all of our coaches, we were unanimously in support of it. “It’s such a great idea to have that kind of TV exposure and that kind of interest in early November to start the

Big Ten men's hoops tourney heads East

Just one day after news broke about the formation of the Gavitt Tipoff Games, the Big Ten is making another move to solidify its footprint out East. The 2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will be played at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., the conference will announce Tuesday. This will mark the 20th edition of the tourney and the first time it will be played outside of Indianapolis or Chicago. [ MORE: Big Ten makes splash with Gavitt Tipoff Games ] The announcement ties in with the Big Ten’s increased presence on the East Coast, beginning with the addition

Big Ten makes splash with Gavitt Tipoff Games

NEW YORK — Jim Delany’s sense of excitement was apparent in his voice when he spoke during breakfast this morning of the coming Big Ten-Big East basketball event that was just hours away from being announced but had been months in planning. Slathering jelly on his wheat toast inside the tony New York Athletic Club on the southern edge of Central Park, Delany spoke about the need to establish a Big Ten presence in New York. And, there was no better partner to help begin that process than the Big East. [ MORE: Gavitt Tipoff Games 101 ] “I have

Gavitt Tipoff Games: Here's our 101 for new event

The Big Ten and Big East officially announced the establishment of the Gavitt Tipoff Games, an annual early-season series of eight men’s basketball games played between the two conferences, on Monday morning. The event tips off in 2015, and is scheduled to go through 2022. Learn more about the new series in this post. [ MORE: Big Ten makes splash with Gavitt Tipoff Games ] What it is: An annual early-season series of eight men’s basketball games between the Big Ten and Big East. The name: The event is named after Dave Gavitt, the late Big East commissioner and Basketball

Big Ten, Big East launch Gavitt Tipoff Games

Two of the most prestigious conferences in the nation, the Big East and the Big Ten, have announced the establishment of the Gavitt Tipoff Games, an annual early-season series of eight men’s basketball games played between the two conferences and named in honor of Dave Gavitt, founder of the Big East and basketball visionary. The Gavitt Tipoff Games will be played on four consecutive days in the first full week of the college basketball season. The series begins at the start of the 2015-16 season and will span eight years, with games played at home sites. The series will feature

Yarina: Ranking 2014 ACC/B1G Challenge games

The matchups for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge have been announced, and now it’s time to rank the 14 games. Remember, this year, Maryland switches sides and Rutgers also is added to the Big Ten ledger. See my rankings in this post. In case you’re wondering, the ACC leads the event, 10-3-2, although the Big Ten has won or tied each of the last five seasons. [ MORE: 2014 Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchups announced ] 1. Duke at Wisconsin – Wed., Dec. 3 Duke brings all-world recruits Jahlil Okafor, the nation’s top recruit, and Tyus Jones into Madison to face

ACC/Big Ten Challenge games announced

Ready for some hoops – or at least news to get you excited about the season that is still five months out? Here you go: The matchups for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Challenge were announced Thursday, and there are some really intriguing pairings. For example, Duke at Wisconsin. This year’s event will feature 14 games, with the Big Ten’s addition of Maryland, which comes over from the opposition, and Rutgers. That’s two more games than the previous three years, and five more than there were when the event launched in 1999. Speaking of history, after losing the event’s first 10

Tom Izzo: 'I'm going to be at Michigan State'

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo told ESPN’s Andy Katz and Seth Greenberg that he will remain with the Spartans next season, despite rumors that he is a candidate for openings in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons. [ MORE: Video: Tom Izzo films congratulatory video for Tim Miles ] Izzo appeared as a guest on today’s edition of ESPNU College Basketball Podcast. “First of all, I’m going to be at Michigan State,” Izzo said. “Put it this way, I got a big time recruit coming in here in about an hour, so if I was leaving,

Tom Izzo has special message for Tim Miles

It’s no secret that Tom Izzo isn’t a big proponent of Twitter. So, instead of sending Nebraska coach Tim Miles a congratulatory tweet on a great season, Izzo got in front of the camera and delivered a personal, tongue-in-cheek message to Miles that aired at the Huskers team banquet. [ MORE: Like this story? Visit our Gone Viral section for more like it ] “I don’t even know why in the hell I’m doing this congratulatory video, because I really don’t like you,” Izzo joked. “You cost me a lot this year, probably cost us a chance to win the