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BTN Men’s and Women’s hoops coverage begins with Media Day

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

Looking for video highlights? Big Ten Network is on YouTube

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

Here's the Michigan State women's Big Ten Conference basketball schedule

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

See the 2015-2016 Big Ten Conference women's basketball schedule

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,

Joe McKeown, Aerial Powers lead U.S. to World University Games crown

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

BTN LiveBIG: Michigan State coaches get new perspective on performing under pressure

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

Big Ten announces Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners

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

Court Convo: A Special Behind the Scenes Look at B1G Women's Basketball Tournament

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