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.
As the Big Ten seasons hits the halfway point, clarity is needed. Perhaps definition will come to the conference chase this week. One thing is certain: Wisconsin remains the team to beat.
No. 5 Wisconsin sealed the season sweep of rival Iowa and No. 21 Indiana bounced back against Rutgers to highlight Saturday Big Ten’s action. Catch up on all of Saturday’s scores on our Big Ten scoreboard. In other action, Illinois held off Penn State, 60-58, Minnesota took down Nebraska, 60-42, and Purdue bested Northwestern, 68-60. Looking for the latest Big Ten standings? We have those right here. National polls? We have those, too. And here are the latest Big Ten statistical leaders. Use the links below to catch up on today’s action. WISCONSIN 74, IOWA 63: BOX | PBP |
The Big Ten suffered some key attrition with players declaring for the 2015 draft, which will be April 30-May 2 in Chicago. Tom Dienhart ranks the 11 Big Ten players who have declared for the NFL Draft.
Interesting take from Bleacher Report that says the Big Ten needs to fight back on recruiting rules that favor the SEC. The author of this piece, Greg Couch, says unofficial visits hurt Big Ten schools, who can’t get as many from top players as SEC schools on those “unofficials” because of proximity. Unofficial visits aren’t paid for by the school, so it’s cheaper for a recruit in the south to drive to many SEC schools than it is for them to fly to a Big Ten one. The story quotes BTN’s very own Gerry DiNardo, too. “The Big Ten can advocate for
What is your favorite Big Ten campus? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart provides his list of the top seven college campuses in the Big Ten. Check it out!
Who is the top defender in the Big Ten? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked five writers who cover the Big Ten. Read what they said and then tell us in the comments below who you would pick.
Wallethub.com, a personal finance resource site, ranked East Lansing as the top college town for football fans. See where other Big Ten towns landed in this post!
Zak Irvin had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Michigan rode a strong second-half start to a 58-44 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday.
New coach Mike Riley walked into a decent situation in Lincoln. The cupboard isn’t barren at a place where departed Bo Pelini won at least nine games in each of his seven seasons.