BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks looks ahead to this weekend's Big Ten Wrestling Championship. Plus, get the initial brackets as well as details on how to watch all Saturday and Sunday matches live.
Athlon ranked the top 25 football players in the Big Ten - can you guess who is No. 1? Also, Jim Harbaugh got some more attention on Twitter. One writer says Minnesota made a mistake keeping Jerry Kill involved in the program. These stories and more in Friday Big Ten news digest.
One of the most fun parts of LiveBIG is the pictures we get to see — and share — with the stories we tell. When the subject matter ranges from supernovas to woolly mammoths, the imagery can get pretty interesting. Over the years, we’ve shared many of our favorites on the LiveBIG Instagram account. Here are some of the recent highlights: An Inspiring Team Captain The Hawkeyes find motivation on gamedays from their “Kid Captains,” young patients at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital who get to take the field with the team. Behind the Scenes Northwestern alum and legendary Hollywood producer Ira Deutchman was recently named as
How rare are outright championships in Big Ten men's basketball? Here is a look at the last time each men's program won the Big Ten outright. The biggest surprises: Purdue hasn’t done it since 1996, Iowa since 1970 and Michigan State since 2009.
BTN will offer its most extensive baseball and softball coverage ever in 2016, with over 360 games airing on BTN/BTN2Go and BTN Plus for the upcoming season. BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten baseball begins with a non-conference showdown between Purdue and No. 5 Louisville on Wednesday, March 23 at 6 p.m. ET. Last season, Illinois won its 30th outright Big Ten title, but Michigan won the Big Ten Tournament Championship and appeared in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008. The Big Ten coaches voted the Wolverines as the 2016 conference favorite, however they figure to face
No. 2 Michigan State and Wisconsin carded victories in the season’s final Super Wednesday doubleheader. [ MORE: Catch up on Wednesday’s action with our Big Ten scoreboard ] The Spartans drilled Rutgers, 97-66, behind Bryn Forbes’ Big Ten single-game record 11 3-pointers, and the Badgers held off rival Minnesota, 62-49, to notch its 11th win in its last 12 games. Catch up on all of the action below. MICHIGAN STATE 97, RUTGERS 66: Bryn Forbes scored a career-high 33 points, hitting a Big Ten Conference record 11 3-pointers, and No. 2 Michigan State woke up in the second half to
Joey King’s senior season hasn’t gone the way he envisioned. [ MORE: Watch all of our Big Ten senior day videos ] After all, Minnesota brought a 2-14 Big Ten clip into its home finale Wednesday night vs. rival Wisconsin. But the Eagan, Minnesota, native has played a big role for his home team in each of the past three seasons, scoring more than 1,100 career points and ranking as the program’s best free-throw shooter (84 percent). King received one last round of applause during the team’s pregame senior night festivities. Watch the ceremony in the video above. *** The
In the opening games of the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, No. 12 Northwestern edged No. 13 Wisconsin, 76-72, in overtime, and No. 11 Penn State held off No. 14 Illinois, 75-66. Northwestern faces No. 5 Minnesota on Thursday, while Penn State moves on to play No. 6 Purdue. Get set for four more games on Thursday, and all games are available on BTN2Go. Tourney scoreboard: Wednesday | Thursday | Friday THURSDAY’S GAMES (all times ET) Game 3: No. 9 Iowa vs. No. 8 Michigan – noon. BTN2Go Game 4: No. 12 Northwestern vs. No. 5 Minnesota – 2:30 p.m.
We’re collecting the moments when Big Ten basketball teams honor their senior players this week. Reminder: The remaining events honoring school seniors will be streamed live on BTN2Go. Use the links in this post to watch upcoming senior ceremonies live, and look back at events that have already occurred. Wednesday Watch Minnesota’s senior ceremonies live Thursday Watch Maryland’s senior ceremonies live Watch Penn State’s senior ceremonies live Saturday Watch Michigan State’s senior ceremonies live Watch Rutgers’ senior ceremonies live Watch Michigan’s senior ceremonies live Sunday Watch Northwestern’s senior ceremonies live Watch Indiana’s senior ceremonies live Watch Purdue’s senior ceremonies live Here
This much we know: Indiana, the outright Big Ten champion, is the No. 1 seed in the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. The 12th-ranked Hoosiers clinched the top seed with an 81-78 victory Tuesday night at No. 16 Iowa. After that, as far as the seeds go, everything still is up in the air. Get the @BTNStatsGuys‘ latest look at the Big Ten tourney scenarios entering tonight’s Super Wednesday doubleheader. 1. Indiana (14-3 – vs. Maryland) Clinched #1 seed and double-bye 2. Michigan State (11-5 – at Rutgers; vs. Ohio State) Clinches #2 seed with wins in its final