Twelve games dot the Big Ten menu this week, highlighted by two big ones: Purdue at Indiana on Thursday and Michigan State at Illinois on Sunday.
Ice fishing today with Coach Sherels and most of the linebackers. Just so yall know I'm the fish whisperer ❄️❄️🐠🐟🐠🐟 pic.twitter.com/iaI9q8BMU2 — Everett Williams™ (@Everett2Dreaded) February 15, 2015 There’s no ice fishing in Mansfield, Texas. That hasn’t seemed to impact Minnesota linebacker Everett Williams’ ice fishing abilities. The Texas native and Minnesota freshman linebacker has taken to the frigid sport, to the point that he referred to himself as a “the fish whisperer” in a recent tweet. Williams and teammates joined linebacker coach Mike Sherels, who played for the Gophers from 2003-07, for a recent ice fishing and team bonding
Each Monday morning during the Big Ten men’s basketball season, the 14 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Monday afternoon.
Indiana beat Minnesota 90-71 to cap off a busy day of Big Ten hoops Sunday. James Blackmon Jr. had 24 points and seven rebounds for the Hoosiers, who made school-record 18 3-pointers.
It’s already time to begin the build toward 2015 with spring football. And, all of the Big Ten dates are in.
The Big Ten has some intimidating venues. Loud crowds, suffocating environments, blaring pep bands. Just watch the video clip from one of the Big Ten's newest member schools in this post. So, which school has the best home-court advantage in the Big Ten?
This week on a new episode of "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2015" meet Indiana’s spectacular sophomore Troy Williams, learn how Minnesota senior Maurice Walker got in better shape, and go behind the scenes with the Maryland student section known as "The Turgeonites.” The show airs Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET.
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. As described in a BTN LiveBIG story last weekend, the University of Minnesota has a long history of coming up with solutions that help feed the world. And that goes beyond scholarship in agriculture to include academics in fields that range from economics to, well, bugs. At Minnesota’s department of entomology, which is dedicated to the study of insects, professor Ian MacRae
Thursday was filled with plenty of exciting Big Ten men's basketball action. Catch up on all the action in this post.
BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman take a look at the past five Big Ten freshman classes and compares them to some of the top newcomers in this year's class from a statistical standpoint.