Our producers here at BTN.com wanted to get a closer look at some of the star women basketball players around the Big Ten, so we started a new series of interviews called “Court Convo.” We’re excited to post the fourth one here. In this edition, BTN’s Taylor Rooks chatted with Northwestern’s sophomore forward Nia Coffey about a few things including her game-wining play against Michigan, her loving relationship with her sister, Sydney Coffey, and life on the Wildcats basketball team. We’ll be posting others for the rest of the 2014-2015 season! In case you’ve missed the previous editions, you can check them out
Twelve games dot the Big Ten menu this week, highlighted by two big ones: Purdue at Indiana on Thursday and Michigan State at Illinois on Sunday.
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.
Coaching, no doubt, is frustrating and stressful. It’s nothing compared to watching your son coach. At least, that’s the indication Doug Collins gave during the Iowa-Northwestern game Sunday afternoon. Collins, the former NBA coach and father of Northwestern coach Chris Collins, was a nervous wreck in the final moments of regulation, and the BTN cameras caught much of it. Collins couldn’t sit still. At times, he couldn’t even watch, putting his head in his hands. So is the life of the father of a coach whose team has no shortage of agonizing defeats this Big Ten season. Those were Collins’
Indiana beat Minnesota 90-71 to cap off a busy day of Big Ten hoops Sunday. James Blackmon Jr. had 24 points and seven rebounds for the Hoosiers, who made school-record 18 3-pointers.
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. Loneliness. Cynicism. Sadness. Alienation. Regret. Although it’s a holiday centered on love, Valentine’s Day tends to inspire those kinds of feelings too. And Northwestern University student Kalina Silverman can relate to those emotions. Silverman, 20, came to Northwestern a few years ago from the sun and surf of Santa Monica, Calif., because she wanted “get out of her comfort zone” by living
It’s already time to begin the build toward 2015 with spring football. And, all of the Big Ten dates are in.
The Big Ten has some intimidating venues. Loud crowds, suffocating environments, blaring pep bands. Just watch the video clip from one of the Big Ten's newest member schools in this post. So, which school has the best home-court advantage in the Big Ten?
BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman take a look at the past five Big Ten freshman classes and compares them to some of the top newcomers in this year's class from a statistical standpoint.
Branden Dawson threw down an incredible alley-oop dunk against Northwestern on Tuesday. Check it out inside.