The Big Ten is loaded with proven stars, hungry newcomers, and explosive freshmen. Where do they all land on BTN analyst Jess Settles' preseason Big Ten Player Rankings? Find out inside.
There were four Big Ten men’s exhibition basketball games on the schedule Friday night. [ MORE: Get the full Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition schedule ] Michigan cruised by Le Moyne, 74-52, Maryland rolled Southern New Hampshire, 91-55, Minnesota topped S.W. Minnesota, 81-64, and Augustana stunned Iowa on a buzzer-beater, 76-74. All four games were broadcasted on BTN Plus, which allowed us to capture the top highlights from the Wolverines, Terrapins, Gophers and Hawkeyes. Here is a look at the top plays from Friday night’s Big Ten exhibition basketball. Augustana stuns Iowa on a buzzer-beater Diamond Stone throws down a
Roy Marble will be remembered as one of the greatest players in Iowa basketball history. The former Hawkeye great died just under two months ago following a yearlong battle with cancer. [ MORE: Indiana to wear patch to honor undefeated 1976 national title team ] In memory of Marble, the Hawkeyes basketball team will have “RM23” stitched into their uniforms this season. Check out the photo at the top of this post. After starring for four years at Iowa, Marble left college as the Hawkeyes’ all-time leading scorer. He scored 2,116 points from 1985 through 1989 and the Hawkeyes competed
Le Moyne College plays an exhibition game on Friday at Michigan, the real story is that the game will pit father against son as Michigan coach John Beilein hosts his son, Le Moyne coach Patrick Beilein. Tonight, it’s all about family with a little basketball mixed in. John Beilein is the venerable Wolverines coach who has restored luster to a proud program by engineering five NCAA trips and two Big Ten crowns in eight seasons in Ann Arbor. Son Patrick? He’s less accomplished, as he enters his first season at Le Moyne, a Catholic school in Syracuse N.Y. Now, they
The 2015-16 Big Ten basketball season is set to get underway next week. [ MORE: Get the full Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition schedule ] Maryland appears to be the undisputed favorite heading into the year, but what other Big Ten teams could sneak their way into the top of the conference standings? BTN.com Senior Writer Tom Dienhart and Web Editor Sean Merriman debated the following question: Who is this year’s Big Ten sleeper team? There are many good choices, but Dienhart sided with the Iowa Hawkeyes, while Merriman went with the Michigan Wolverines. Here is their reasons. DIENHART: Iowa
Michigan extended John Beilein's contract another two years Wednesday, giving its basketball coach a deal that now lasts through the 2020-21 season.
The 2015-16 Big Ten basketball season is set to tip off next week. In anticipation of the season, ESPN put together a list of the top 100 players. [ MORE: BTN Plus (subscription) airs 11 exhibition games this week ] A total of 26 ESPN college basketball writers, editors and analysts ranked players based on expected performance for the 2015-2016 season. Players were rated on both quality and quantity of contributions to their team’s ability to win games. There are 16 Big Ten players featured on the list, highlighted by Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine, who is listed at No.
Exhibition Week is an exciting time for the basketball enthusiast around the country. While it is simply the week before the start of the official season, it is the first time you get to see your favorite team in action against someone other than themselves. [ MORE: BTN Plus (subscription) airs 11 exhibition games this week ] To a lot of fans, exhibition games are viewed as the equivalent of The Globetrotters playing the Washington Generals. To most, it should be a game of dunks, high shooting percentages and kid-friendly entertainment. As someone who played in and actually lost one
The Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition season continues this week, and BTN Plus is the place to catch all 11 exhibitions. [ MORE: Six Big Ten teams ranked in preseason AP Poll | Follow @BTNJonCrispin! ] Indiana hosts Ottawa at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday to open the week’s festivities, which will feature six ranked teams in action, including No. 3 Maryland (7:30 p.m. ET Friday vs. Southern New Hampshire). All of this week’s games require a subscription to BTN Plus. Beginning Nov. 13, a number of regular season non-conference Big Ten men’s games will also be available via BTN Plus
Six Big Ten men's basketball teams are ranked in the preseason AP Poll, released Monday afternoon. Big Ten preseason favorite Maryland leads the way at No. 3, trailing No. 1 North Carolina and No. 2 Kentucky.