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),
Bryant McIntosh scored 18 points and hit a go-ahead 3 with under a minute remaining as Northwestern held off last-place Rutgers 69-65 on Saturday to kept its hopes alive for its first NCAA Tournament appearance.
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?
How many Big Ten teams will get into the NCAA tournament? Which ones still have work to do? Tom Dienhart asked the experts.
Melo Trimble dropped a career-high 32 points as No. 21 Maryland took it to Northwestern on the road, 74-64.
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.
Maryland was voted the preseason favorite to claim the 2017 Big Ten Baseball Championship, as selected by the conference coaches, it was announced Wednesday. The coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three students from their own squads to a Preseason Honors list.
The Big Ten Network recently posed this question on Twitter: Who is Big Ten Coach of the Year? And the choices offered were Minnesota’s Richard Pitino, Northwestern’s Chris Collins and Maryland’s Mark Turgeon. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart breaks down the race.