An interesting rivalry week ends with Indiana riding atop the Big Ten. But Iowa and Maryland are just one-half game and one game off the pace, respectively. That said, could Michigan State be the best team in the Big Ten? [ MORE: Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Big Ten scoreboard | Polls ] Here’s a look back at the week that was. BEST OF THE B1G Best stat line: Denzel Valentine vs. Wisconsin. The Big Ten Player of the Year candidate had 24 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds, leading No. 8 Michigan State to a 69-57 victory over previously white-hot
Robert Carter scored 17 points as sixth-ranked Maryland bounced back from consecutive losses with a 86-82 victory over Michigan on Sunday. Jake Layman had 16 points, while Melo Trimble finished with 13 for Maryland (23-5, 11-4 Big Ten).
Michigan claimed the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship on Saturday at the Canham Natatorium on the campus of the University of Michigan. The title marks the Wolverines 15th conference crown, and first since 2004. Michigan compiled 1,361 total points throughout the four-day event. Indiana finished second after collecting 1,207.5 points and Minnesota was third with 927.5 points. Ohio State finished fourth with 859 points, while Purdue recorded 766.5 points to finish fifth. The Wolverines took home titles in the 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard individual medley, 400-yard medley relay, 400-yard freestyle relay and
(AP) Jim Harbaugh has Michigan in the spotlight again. [ MORE: Meet No. 1 recruit Rashan Gary | Tom Brady at Signing of the Stars | Ric Flair at Signing of the Stars ] The Wolverines announced Friday their spring football game will be at night for the first time. The April 1 game will serve as the 15th and final practice for Harbaugh’s second spring with the Wolverines. This month, Harbaugh is taking his players to practice in Florida during spring break, a move NCAA President Mark Emmert does not favor. “They’re having a hard time being students and
What is the most powerful fan base in college football? Collegespun.com recently published an article listing the 16 most powerful fan bases, and four Big Ten schools appear on the list. Factors that were taken into account while creating the list include program worth, program revenue, television contracts, social media followings, attendance and a number of others. Leading the way is Ohio State, which is listed at No. 1 overall. “Ohio State has always been among the strongest programs and fan bases in college football, but winning the 2014 national championship seems to have woken something up in the Buckeye
A familiar name to Big Ten basketball fans returns on this Saturday’s episode of the “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2016,” as we take you behind the scenes to watch former Ohio State star Evan Turner (remember this shot?) get his No. 21 jersey raised to the rafters at Ohio State. The show airs at 9 p.m. ET right after the Ohio State-Nebraska game. And we of course have our usual special game highlights. This week we were at Michigan vs. Ohio State game and Wisconsin vs. Maryland. Remember, if you miss the debut of the show, you can find
What Big Ten player is the most exciting? Who would you plunk down your hard-earned cash to watch? Who brings you out of your seat and makes you say “AHHHH!”? I asked some media members for their choice. Jess Settles, Big Ten Network: Denzel Valentine. Magic Johnson passes, hits H-O-R-S-E shots in big games, always a triple-double threat. Fearless. Marcus Fuller, St. Paul Pioneer Press: Most exciting to me is A.J. Hammons. In today’s world, the 7-footers are mainly shot blockers and rebounders. Or you’ll see them trying to be guards and hanging out on the perimeter. But Hammons is
Minnesota is still celebrating an incredible upset win. Illinois's new AD has challenges ahead. Which Iowa player has the highest NBA potential? We round up all of Friday's top headlines in this Big Ten news digest.
Welcome to the college football offseason. We are more than a month removed from the National Championship and still two months away from the start of spring football. But don't think for a second that means Jim Harbaugh is out of the news.
It’s time for my latest “Three Takes,” and this week I’m offering my thoughts on Iowa’s senior class, Indiana’s losses and Nebraska’s Big Ten Tournament chances. Get my latest thoughts below. Iowa’s senior class of Jarrod Uthoff, Adam Woodbury, Mike Gesell, and Anthony Clemmons has consistently played at a high level during conference play. Their improvement and experience has Iowa in sole possession of first place in a tight Big Ten race. Over the last four years, Woodbury, Gesell, and Clemmons have contributed to 87 wins, tying the 1983 class for third most wins in school history. Throw in veteran