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
The NCAA released its latest women’s basketball attendance data on Monday, with the Big Ten setting a conference record of 948,935 fans in attendance.
The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014-15 academic year. These standouts were chosen from a group of more than 350 students honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship. One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree, and two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected from each institution. All of the Sportsmanship Award winners have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these honorees must be in good academic standing and
Our producers here at BTN.com wanted to get a closer look at some of the star women basketball players around the Big Ten, so we started a new series of interviews called “Court Convo.” We’re excited to post the sixth one here. In this special edition of Court Convo, BTN’s Taylor Rooks brings you a quick behind the scenes look at the B1G women’s basketball tournament. Enjoy! In case you’ve missed the previous editions, you can check them out below. Court Convo #1: Michigan’s Cyesha Goree: Court Convo #2: Rutgers’ Kahleah Copper: Court Convo #3: Nebraska’s Tear’a Laudermill: Court Convo
Suzy Merchant and Jerry Kill both got their head coaching starts at Saginaw Valley State University, a Division II school located in Saginaw, Michigan.
This morning, the 14 Big Ten women’s basketball coaches held a teleconference with reporters from around the county to preview the Big Ten Tournament. Listen to the audio in this post. Listen to the 14 #B1G women's hoops coaches on today's teleconference here. https://t.co/ywA0p5VeId — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) March 2, 2015
The 2015 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off Wednesday night at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. [ MORE: View Big Ten standings | Check out latest polls ] Twelve of the 13 games air on BTN Plus or BTN/BTN2Go. BTN Plus, our subscription platform, will handle Wednesday night’s two openers, while BTN/BTN2Go will air all of Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s games. ESPN will carry Sunday’s championship game at 7 p.m. ET. The action starts at 6 p.m. ET Wednesday on BTN Plus, with No. 13 Penn State facing No. 12 Indiana. Here are the links to
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
The Big Ten has released a breakdown of conference opponents for the 2016 women’s basketball season. All 14 Big Ten teams will play a 18-game conference schedule, playing five teams both home and away and eight teams just one time. Here is a look at the conference opponents for every Big Ten team. Illinois Home: Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State Away: Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue Home/Away: Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin Indiana Home: Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Rutgers Away: Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin Iowa Home: Illinois, Maryland, Ohio State, Rutgers
In our latest “5 Things I Know” with BTN women’s basketball analyst Stephanie White, the former Purdue star and current WNBA head coach discusses the role of spoiler, the Iowa-Northwestern shootout, Michigan State’s Aerial Powers recent play and more. Here’s what White told BTN.com this week: 1. Beware of the middle of the pack Even though the middle of the Big Ten is five or six games out of first place in the conference race, they certainly have opportunities to spoil things for those at the top and increase the possibilities of winning the conference tournament. Teams in the league