It just might put a little bounce in your step.
This is the penultimate week of the season. And, things are heating up with Purdue and Wisconsin tied for first and Maryland just a game back. Who will take home the title? Others are looking to hone their postseason resume.
It's Monday, and that means it's time to release my updated Big Ten Player Rankings. Not a ton of movement in this latest installment, although there is one new name: Minnesota's Jordan Murphy, who has been playing out of his mind.
It's been a few weeks, but BTN analyst Jon Crispin's latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, features the same No. 1 team for consecutive weeks. That team is Purdue, of course, winners of five in a row.
The finish line is in sight. And Purdue and Wisconsin are battling for the league title, each tied for first. But don’t overlook Maryland, which is just a game off the pace after falling at Wisconsin on Sunday.
Michigan claimed the 2017 Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship, its second consecutive conference crown and 16th in program history, on Saturday at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center on the campus of Purdue University. Michigan collected 14 top-three finishes and compiled 1,287 total points throughout the four-day event. Indiana finished second after collecting 1,125 points and Wisconsin was third with 1,101.5 points. Minnesota finished fourth with 1,086 points, while Ohio State recorded 837 points to finish fifth. The Wolverines took home titles and set Big Ten Championship records in the 200-yard freestyle (Siobhan Haughey; 1:42.49), 500-yard freestyle (G Ryan; 4:34.40),
Tai Webster scored 17 points and Nebraska rallied in the last minute to edge Ohio State 58-57 on Saturday.
Both bracketologists in this week's tourney temperature check have seven Big Ten teams in the Dance. But where are they seeded, and who is on the outside looking in?
This is a giant week on the hardwood, Big Ten fans. By week's end, we should have a much better idea of how the Big Ten title race will break down. As we enter Wednesday night's action, Jess Settles takes a look at Maryland's important week, Derrick Walton Jr.'s torrid play and Nebraska's improvement.
The NFL released names of the players invited to the 2017 Combine, to be held February 28-March 6 in Indianapolis. And the Big Ten is well represented with 51 players invited. Michigan leads the way with 14 invitees.