The Big Ten race is bunched at the top, with Iowa, Indiana, Maryland and Michigan leading the pack. And keep an eye on Purdue. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Big Ten midterm grades | Best of week that was | Players of the Week | Bracketology | Scoreboard | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for two to the Big Ten tourney ] Here is a look back at the week that was. Biggest surprise: Wisconsin. Don’t count out the Badgers from returning to the Big Dance just yet. Greg Gard’s program ended Indiana’s
Following Sunday’s quartet of Big Ten games, every team has played at least nine conference games, exactly half of its league schedule. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Big Ten midterm grades | Best of week that was | Players of the Week | Bracketology | Scoreboard | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for two to the Big Ten tourney ] Halfway home, it’s seems like a great time to hand out some midseason grades. Get my report card for all 14 teams below. Illinois (10-12, 2-7): D. Injuries have impacted this roster greatly.
Charles Woodson put on the pads one final time at the 2016 Pro Bowl on Sunday. The former Michigan star and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner announced his retirement during the season, the 18th of his no-doubt Hall of Fame career. Woodson, who spent 11 seasons with Oakland, spanning two stops, and seven with Green Bay, finished his career with 65 interceptions, tied for fifth most all-time, twice (2009 & 2011) leading the league in the category. More accolades: Woodson was a member of Green Bay’s Super XLV championship team, he scored 11 career touchdowns, he was a member of the
The debates pop up all the time. “Who was the greatest player to play at your school?” “Where would that current player rank on your school’s all-time team?” And so on. That’s why we created survey pages for each Big Ten men’s basketball program where fans have been ranking their favorite players over the past few weeks. At first look, it can seem like an easy task. But as you roll through any list, one realizes it’s a little harder. Where would Illinois’ Kendall Gill rank on the Fighting Illinois list? With Indiana’s long roster of talented players, who makes that
It was a super Saturday for Michigan athletics. [ MORE: Derrick Walton Jr. flirts with triple-double in win vs. Penn State ] The sixth-ranked Michigan hockey team took down No. 15 Penn State, 6-3, on Saturday night to clinch a sweep in the inaugural BTN Super Saturday doubleheader at Madison Square Garden. Earlier Saturday, the Michigan men’s basketball team beat Penn State, 79-72, to improve to 7-2 in the Big Ten. Watch our favorite goals from Michigan’s win over Penn State below.
There was a trio of Big Ten men’s basketball games Saturday, including Michigan topping Penn State, 79-72, in the first Super Saturday basketball-hockey doubleheader at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Catch up on all of today’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. In other action, No. 17 Indiana held off feisty Minnesota, 74-68, behind Thomas Bryant’s career-high 23 points, and No. 21 Purdue bested Nebraska, 89-74, thanks to A.J. Hammons’ career-high 32 points.. Hockey fan, too? Michigan and Penn State face off at 7 p.m. ET on BTN (watch on BTN2Go) at Madison Square Garden to complete the
Super Saturday is here! #BTNinNYC got underway Friday afternoon at Slate Restaurant & Bar with a special edition of BTN Live. BTN’s Dave Revsine, Jon Crispin and Taylor Rooks were joined by several special guests to preview the inaugural Super Saturday, a Big Ten basketball and hockey doubleheader at Madison Square Garden featuring Michigan and Penn State. Guests included former Michigan Fab Five member Jimmy King, former Indiana and NBA star Isiah Thomas and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, among others. Check out some of the top moments from Friday’s BTN Live show below. Look at that @dekker: Jimmy King
Michigan's new Athletic Director is Warde Manuel, a former Wolverine defensive tackle and a rising star in college athletics administration. He cut his teeth as an athletic director at the University of Buffalo and UConn. Now, he’s back at Michigan, where it all began as a student-athlete (1986-89) and administrator from 1998-2005.
In the days leading up to the 100th episode of the BTN Originals series "The Journey," we asked members of the show's production team to look back on seasons past. These are the people who travel across the conference each week of the football and basketball seasons to tell the stories around and inside the games. What were their favorite stories? Who were their favorite people? What were the best games? Read what they told us and watch some of their favorite stories. The 100 episode airs Sunday at 9:30 p.m..
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. It was autumn on a farm a few miles outside of Ann Arbor, Mich. Jim Bristle was getting ready to harvest his crop of soybeans and field corn, but first he needed to take care of a drainage problem in one of his fields. Dig a hole, drop in a cistern, lay some drainage tile and pump the water out — simple enough. Except