We’re halfway through the Big Ten season and so far the preseason coaches’ poll has held true in terms of the top 3 teams in the Big Ten. They remain Ohio State, Maryland, and Michigan State. As we enter into the downhill portion of the schedule and race toward the Big Ten tourney, here is what you need to pay attention to this week. There are several great games and you’ll want to make sure that you tune into, set your DVR, or use your BTN Plus account for these games. [ MORE: Latest standings | Polls | Scoreboard | Stat leaders ] Michigan at Michigan
BTN's Shelley Till rolls out her first weekly Big Ten Women's Basketball Report for BTN.com with a look at the top teams as the Big Ten moves into conference season. Read her latest thoughts and follow her on Twitter (@ShelleyTill) .
All 14 of the Big Ten women’s basketball coaches spoke to the media as part of Thursday’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day in Chicago. In the YouTube video player on this post, watch all 14 women’s coaches address the media at Media Day. Click the icon in the upper left corner to expand the playlist and show all of the clips. Find lots more Big Ten Network videos now and all season long on the BTN YouTube page.
With the 2015-16 Big Ten women’s basketball season coming up, the Big Ten handed out preseason All-Big Ten teams from both the coaches and the media. Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell garnered Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year accolades. She is joined by Michigan State’s Aerial Powers and Northwestern’s Nia Coffey as unamoius first-team All-Big Ten selections. Maryland’s Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Minnesota’s Rachel Banham, Nebraska’s Rachel Theriot, Ohio State’s Ameryst Alston, and Rutgers’ Kahleah Copper also earned nods as Preseason All-Big Ten honorees from both the coaches and the media. Iowa’s Ally Disterhoft was voted to the coaches’
Thursday’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day signals the arrival of hoops season on the Big Ten Network. With media day coverage, a full lineup of basketball games and nightly studio coverage, BTN is the college sports fan’s home for Big Ten basketball. Thursday’s basketball media day coverage, B1G Basketball Media Day: 2015-2016 hosted by Rick Pizzo, runs from 9 a.m. ET to 11 a.m. ET and will feature the media availability of each men’s basketball coach, beginning with Bo Ryan (Wisconsin) at 9 a.m. ET. The women’s basketball coaches’ press conferences will run concurrently, beginning with Matt Bollant (Illinois) at
Are you a fan of Big Ten football in-game video highlights? How about interviews from your favorite Big Ten basketball coaches? If so, we’ve got you covered, with our new BTN YouTube page. In the fast-paced world of sports and social media, BTN.com now offers in-game Big Ten highlights, interviews and features on our YouTube page, which can be seen here! When a huge play happens or a memorable moment occurs, BTN.com video editors will post and share the video right after they happen. Looking for your favorite play from Week 1 of the season, but don’t want to scroll
The Big Ten Conference announced the men’s and women’s basketball schedules for 2015-2016 this week. Here’s the conference slate for the Michigan State women. See the complete master schedule for the entire Big Ten Women’s basketball season here. Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Thursday December 31, 2015 Michigan State at Ohio State Columbus, OH Sunday January 3, 2016 Wisconsin at Michigan State East Lansing, MI Thursday January 7, 2016 Michigan State at Penn State University Park, PA Sunday January 10, 2016 Northwestern at Michigan State East Lansing, MI Wednesday January 13, 2016 Michigan State at Indiana Bloomington, IN
On Thursday night, “BTN Live” rolled out the 2015-16 Big Ten women’s basketball schedule, and we’ve laid it out for you below. Be sure to watch “BTN Live” weekdays at 6 p.m. ET for a comprehensive look at the Big Ten stories of the day. Looking for your school’s conference schedule? Click on the hyperlink below. Illinois Indiana Iowa Maryland Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue Rutgers Wisconsin Here’s the full 2015-16 Big Ten women’s basketball conference schedule: Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Thursday December 31, 2015 Michigan State at Ohio State Columbus,
Recently, when the United States fields a women’s team in the World University Games, it brings home the gold. [ MORE: Read usab.com’s full championship game release ] It did so for the sixth consecutive time Monday, as the U.S. topped Canada, 82-63, in the Gold Medal Game in Gwangju, South Korea. The U.S., which also won gold in 2001, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, was led by Northwestern head coach Joe McKeown. “It’s a great honor to represent the USA and to be able to coach this group,” McKeown said to usab.com. “To see them gel together in a
Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo has seen more than his share of clutch performances and high-pressure situations. But even in his biggest games, there have been breaks in the action. In real emergencies, there are no timeouts, no commercials. That lesson — along with several others — was driven home for Izzo and other MSU coaches during a rather unusual team-building exercise at an annual Athletics Department retreat in early June. The coaches went through a simulation at MSU’s College of Human Medicine involving an emergency procedure with a critically ill “patient.” Izzo, Mark Dantonio (football), Tom Minkel