Everyone knows about the talent the Big Ten returns to the hardwood this winter. You know, the Adreian Paynes, the Gary Harrises and the Aaron Crafts of the world. Not everyone, perhaps, is aware of the starpower the conference also welcomes back from season-ending injuries.
Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a clever shirt design for Nebraska WR Kenny Bell.
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Earlier this year, we saw first-year Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen tell walk-on Nick Hill that he was now on scholarship (watch). Well, another first-year coach has broken the great news to another committed walk-on. This time, it was new Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins surprising senior walk-on James Montgomery III. Watch the video in this post.
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The release of the USA Today coaches poll is another indicator of how close we are to beginning basketball season. I was not shocked to see five Big Ten teams ranked in the new poll: 2. Michigan State, 9. Michigan, 10. Ohio State, 21. Wisconsin and 24. Indiana.
Friday’s episode of “Forever B1G” profiles A.J. Guyton (Indiana) and Darnell Autry (Northwestern) in our latest look at two former Big Ten stars who pursued careers once their playing days ended. Learn more about them both from a portion of the show in this post, and then tune in at 7:30 p.m. ET that night to see the entire program.
It is no question that football and basketball rule the world of college athletics. Ohio State is considered a “top-notch” national powerhouse when it comes to college football, and the same can be said about Michigan State when talking about college hoops.