After Sunday’s domination of Purdue, is there any question that Iowa is king of the Big Ten? Of course not. Yes, I know all about Indiana, but its resume pales compared to Iowa’s. [ MORE: Big Ten scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten statistics ] Here is a look back at the week that was. Biggest surprise: Nebraska. The Cornhuskers began the Big Ten season 0-3. Then, they won four in row—three of them on the road–the latest a surprising win at No. 11 Michigan State on Wednesday night. Nebraska fell vs. Michigan on Saturday, but it’s still
Michigan State’s Matt Costello had himself a game on Saturday. The Spartans’ senior big man had 15 points and 12 rebounds in MSU’s impressive 74-65 victory over Maryland at the Breslin Center. This came just three days after Costello twisted his left ankle in a 72-71 home loss to Nebraska. His foot was in a walking boot this week leading up to the game. It was a heroic effort by Costello, but the best moment came in the final seconds as the Spartans’ big man ran to the sideline, picked up head coach Tom Izzo, and twirled him around in
We had a quartet of Big Ten men’s basketball games Saturday. [ MORE: Catch up on all of Saturday’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard ] In the first game of the day, No. 23 Indiana took care of Northwestern, 89-57, to improve to 7-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since 1993. In other action: Michigan knocked off Nebraska, 81-68, Michigan State topped Maryland, 74-65, and Illinois got by Minnesota, 76-71. Watch Saturday’s top plays in the videos above and below: You gotta see this! @MSU_Basketball's Matt Costello gets a HUGE block and knocks down Kenny Goins
We have seen some loud alternate uniforms in the Big Ten over the past couple of seasons. Michigan State is taking the term “loud” to a whole new meaning on Saturday. According to the Spartans’ official basketball Twitter account, @MSU_Basketball, the Spartans will be sporting new “Mean Green” Nike Hyper Elite Disruption uniforms vs. No. 5 Maryland (6:30 p.m. ET). Check out the photo at the top of this post. The tweet set Twitter on fire, as fans shared their opinions on the new uniforms. MSU quarterback Damion Terry appears to be a fan of the new look. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/TuWJ5cHqsn
Iowa? Ohio State? Michigan? Some other team perhaps? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked a handful of football writers to make their incredibly early predictions on a 2016 Big Ten football champion. Here's what they said.
BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks brings you latest on Big Ten wrestling and looks ahead to a few key matches this weekend. Plus, watch this week's BTN Wrestling Report video segment as Kara Lentz talks with Indiana's Nate Jackson as the Hoosiers get set to wrestle Michigan State, Friday at 7 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go.
Big Ten fans were treated to a pair of entertaining men’s basketball games on Super Wednesday. Nebraska kicked off the evening with an impressive 72-71 upset win over Michigan State. The Huskers have now won four straight Big Ten games, while the Spartans have lost three straight conference games for the first time since the 2012-13 season. Michigan closed out the evening with a 74-69 victory over Minnesota behind 22 points from junior point guard Derrick Walton Jr. With both games being played on BTN, we were able to capture the top moments from Wednesday night’s action. Here is a
It’s time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s NCAA hopes with a weekly check of the mock brackets from Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN. One thing is becoming abundantly clear: The Big Ten is looking like a six-bid league, but keep an eye on Ohio State, Northwestern and Wisconsin. Last week, Palm had five Big Ten teams in his field. This week, he has six, with Michigan joining the fray. No. 2 Iowa vs. No. 15 North Florida, South Region No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 15 Texas A&M CC, West Region No. 4
Iowa is white hot, jumping out to a 5-0 Big Ten clip, its best start since the 1996-97 season. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Best of the week that was | Big Ten award winners | Polls | Standings | Stats | Scores ] It’s been a collective effort for the Hawkeyes, but there’s no doubt that senior forward Jarrod Uthoff has been the key. The Iowa star is playing so well that he has taken the top spot from Maryland point guard Melo Trimble in my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. Editor’s note:
The latest AP & Coaches men’s basketball polls were released Monday, and each has five Big Ten teams ranked. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Best of the week that was | Big Ten award winners | Polls | Standings | Stats | Scores ] Maryland paces the handful of Big Ten teams, at No. 7 (AP) and No. 5 (Coaches). Undefeated Iowa, which is 5-0 in the Big Ten for the first time since the 1996-97 season, comes in at No. 9 in both polls. Michigan State, fresh off a pair of losses, drops