The weekly Big Ten men’s basketball coaches talk to the media via the Big Ten teleconference each week, and this Monday’s audio is now available. No surprise that the topic of conversation for all 14 coaches revolves round the upcoming men’s tournament held in Chicago and starting Wednesday. BTN has five games, pre- and post-game analysis, coach and player interviews, and a 90-minute Selection Sunday Special this weekend. It all starts with at 6 p.m. ET Monday night with the exclusive, live announcement of the annual Big Ten basketball awards on the “BTN Live: All-Conference Selection Show.” Listen to all 14
The Big Ten tournament bracket is set, and the 18th annual event will tip off Wednesday at the United Center. [ MORE: View the official Big Ten tournament bracket ] This year’s tourney is the first with 14 teams and 13 games, as the field expanded for the second time in four years with the additions of Maryland and Rutgers. Before the action starts, I’ve compiled 10 fun numbers from the 17-year history of the tournament. See all of the numbers below. .750 – Winning percentage of No. 1 seeds, which have gone 30-10. .365 – Winning percentage of Indiana
The bracket is set for the 18th Big Ten tourney. Many intriguing story lines loom, with Wisconsin pushing for a No. 1 NCAA seed and Illinois and Indiana looking to slide off the bubble.
The Big Ten regular season came to a close Sunday night. Now, it's time to check out Stephen Bardo's latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
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A series that covers the true revolutionaries, Game Changers explores how innovators from Big Ten universities — students, faculty and alums — are inventing or reinventing their chosen fields. When new and potentially catastrophic contagious diseases like West Nile Virus and swine flu periodically emerge, research scientists and medical practitioners alike scramble to figure out the best ways to contain and end these epidemics. However, discussions about how these illnesses start and spread have generally ignored the issue of climate change. Until now. Daniel Brooks, an ecology professor and senior research fellow at the University of Nebraska, has spent the
The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket was released Sunday night. See the full bracket and find out how to watch all 13 games inside.
And just like that, the Big Ten regular season is over. The final week provided plenty of dramatics, despite Wisconsin entering the week owning a share of the Big Ten crown. The Badgers wrapped up the outright title, their first since 2008, in Tuesday night’s win at rival Minnesota. Now, it’s off to the Big Ten tourney, which starts Wednesday at the United Center. Before we focus all of our attention on the tourney, here’s my recap of the week that was. Biggest surprise: Purdue. No one saw the Boilermakers finishing 12-6 in league action after a sluggish effort in
What a season! The regular season came to a close Sunday, and we were treated to a pair of entertaining games. Catch up on all three of today’s game on our Big Ten scoreboard. [ MORE: View the official Big Ten tournament bracket ] D.J. Newbill hit a deep buzzer-beating 3-pointer to avoid overtime and send Penn State to a 79-76 victory at Minnesota, No. 5 Wisconsin rolled Ohio State, 72-48, in Columbus to finish Big Ten play 16-2, and No. 9 Maryland edged Nebraska, 64-61. Looking for the final Big Ten standings? We have those right here. National polls?
Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio State honored their men’s basketball seniors on Sunday with special ceremonies, the latest in the annual series of Senior Days. [ MORE: Relive all of our Senior Day video coverage ] BTN carried Minnesota and Nebraska’s pregame festivities live on BTN2Go. Unfortunately, for the seniors, the Golden Gophers, Cornhuskers and Buckeyes all lost in their final home games. But several of the seniors had strong performances, none bigger than Minnesota’s Maurice Walker, who scored 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the Gophers’ last-second loss to Penn State. ***