It was a phenomenal experience being in New York City for the Big Ten Tournament, with five days of thrilling games that culminated in a Michigan title at Madison Square Garden. Here are the best moments I encountered during the week in New York City.
Ohio State won the 2018 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, behind three individual champions, to defend its crown Sunday in East Lansing, Michigan. The Buckeyes finished with 164.5 points, ahead of runner-up Penn State (148).
To say the Michigan-Michigan State rivalry is intense would be an understatement. These schools just don’t like each other. And that intensity continued to manifest itself in Saturday’s semifinal Big Ten tourney clash.
Michigan State arrived in New York as the No. 1 seed. And the Spartans delivered on their promise by beating No. 9 Wisconsin in their opening game of the Big Ten tourney Friday afternoon.
In partnership with NYC Parks, BTN yesterday opened the new-look Triborough Bridge Playground B after its first significant renovation in over 20 years, complete with a custom court design by Brooklyn-based artist Mark Paul Deren (MADSTEEZ). The art, representing colors from all 14 Big Ten universities and incorporating Deren’s signature “M,” was painted on freshly laid asphalt to accompany the two new basketball hoops installed. To open the court, BTN hosted a youth clinic put on by the trainer for numerous NBA All-Stars, Chris Brickley, and former New York Knicks forward, Big Ten Player of the Year and Indiana Hoosier,
On Wednesday, the Big Ten hockey coach’s participated in a teleconference with members of the media to preview the 2018 Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament. Audio from each coach is posted here.
With the Big Ten regular season in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to hand out some awards. It was a season dominated by three schools: Michigan State, Purdue and Ohio State. And those three schools dominate my postseason awards.
"BTN Live" announced the 2017-18 All-Big Ten Men's Basketball Team and individual award winners Monday night. Ohio State's Keita Bates-Diop, an unanimous first-teamer and the consensus Big Ten player of the year, headlines the team.
The 2017-18 All-Big Ten Women's Basketball Team and individual award winners were announced Monday night. See the full Coaches and Media teams inside.
Big Ten champ Michigan State remains No. 2 in the latest AP poll, released Monday. The Spartans pace four Big Ten teams in the poll, with No. 8 Purdue, No. 13 Ohio State and No. 15 Michigan rounding out the conference's representatives.