We recently asked Big Ten beat writers covering NCAA bubble teams for their respective team's most important player in search of an NCAA tourney berth. See their answers inside.
In this week’s “5 Things I Know” with BTN women’s basketball analyst Stephanie White, we take a look at a few recent thrillers, the race to the end of the regular season this weekend, and more as the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament is only one week away. Here’s what White talked to us about this week: 1. Some big thrillers This time of the year teams are making that push for seeding and postseason bids, and we saw some ultra-competitive, down-to-the wire finishes. Michigan at Minnesota was an exciting game of runs that took two overtimes to decide. The
After a great #SWT2015, the tributes keep pouring in for @Sadler_3, this time from his friend @FauxPelini pic.twitter.com/qi3mHCPkdl — West MI Spartans (@WMISpartans) February 25, 2015 @FauxPelini is at it again. The parody Twitter account of former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini sent viral buddy Mike Sadler a congratulations letter for his stellar Michigan State career and academic laurels. On Tuesday night, Sadler (@Sadler_3) was named @WMISpartans‘ top student-athlete, so @FauxPelini decided to send him a fun note. Read the full note in the tweet above. These two made headlines last season for engaging in entertaining Twitter back-and-forths. Remember this? The
Thursday’s episode of “BTN Live” at 5 p.m. ET is a special two-hour road show produced from Michigan State’s Breslin Center leading into the Spartans men’s basketball game against Minnesota on BTN/BTN2Go. For Thursday’s show, Dave Revsine will host “BTN Live” and will be joined on the remote set by Jim Jackson, Gus Johnson, Shon Morris, Stephen Bardo and Howard Griffith. Scheduled guests during the two-hour program include: Michigan State head basketball coach Tom Izzo, Spartan Radio Network color analyst Matt Steigenga, Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio, quarterback Connor Cook, defensive end Shilique Calhoun, and former Spartan and current Washington
Big Ten faculty, administrators and student-athlete representatives met this week to further discuss the importance of keeping education central to the mission of intercollegiate athletics.
It's Monday, and that means it's time for Jess Settles to release his latest Big Ten Player Rankings. See who makes his top 10 in this post.
Bracketologists Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com and Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com each has eight Big Ten teams in the field. For what it's worth, no conference has more than that.
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.
Don’t look now, but Michigan State is coming on. The Spartans scored a big win on Sunday at Illinois to remain in a second-place tie in the Big Ten and to polish an NCAA resume. MSU has come to life since a home loss to Illinois on Feb. 7. MSU was 3-3 in its last six games after that defeat to the Illini, and some wondered if this was an NCAA team. Since then, Michigan State has won four in a row. This team appears to be peaking at just the right time. *** Speaking of MSU … Nice piece
This week, my "Three Takes" touch on Purdue's dominant bigs, Michigan State freshman "Tum Tum" Nairn and the much-talk-about freshman ineligibility discussion.