Draymond Green, he of an NBA-leading 10 triple-doubles this season, is the Big Ten’s lone representative in the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. That doesn’t mean the former Spartans star and 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year is the only Big Ten name who will be involved in the numerous All-Star Game festivities this weekend in Toronto. Michigan State’s Keith Appling (NBA D-League All-Star Game), Northwestern’s Reggie Hearn (NBA D-League 3-point Contest) and Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell (Rising Star’s Challenge) will join Green, who also will be involved in the Skills Challenge on Saturday night. Rising Stars Challenge When: 9
D’Angelo Russell helped lead USA to a 157-154 victory over the World in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night. [ MORE: Get all of our latest Big Ten pros coverage ] The former Ohio State point guard and consensus 2015 Big Ten Freshman of the Year scored 22 points, on 9 of 15 from the field, and dished out seven assists in 16-plus minutes off the bench. The USA team featured the game’s top first- and second-year players born in America, including MVP Zach LaVine, out of UCLA. Russell, the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft,
The invite list for the NFL Combine is out. And, it is loaded with Big Ten players–58 in all. [ MORE: These 10 players leave the biggest shoes to fill ] Ohio State leads the way among league schools with 14 players invited to the Combine, which will be held Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis. All 14 schools have at least one player going. Jack Allen, C, Michigan State Geronimo Allison, WR, Illinois Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State Vonn Bell, S, Ohio State Austin Blythe, C, Iowa Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Minnesota Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State Anthony Brown, CB, Purdue Aaron
Here is a look at the 10 biggest shoes to fill around the Big Ten.
Heading into the 2016 Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse seasons, BTN’s Mike Wolf talked with a coach and player from each of the six men’s and women’s teams earlier this month. We’ve collected them in a handy YouTube playlist in this post. Remember: Use the menu icon in the upper left of the YouTube video player below to expand the list of available videos. Moving forward, use the Big Ten Network’s deep YouTube page at www.youtube.com/bigtennetwork, or the actual Big Ten lacrosse playlist page for more highlights and news videos. Here are links to the team schedules for the men’s teams. Johns
The histories of African-Americans and the universities of the Big Ten have intertwined for decades, centuries even. And they continue to move forward together, blazing new trails in areas ranging from the social sciences to social equality. In honor of Black History Month, we’re looking back at some of the stories we’ve told about how students, faculty and alumni at Big Ten schools are preserving the African-American story — and adding new chapters to it. An academic partnership between Nebraska and Maryland is exploring the historic, heroic struggle of African-Americans before the Civil War to fight their own enslavement through
Michigan was voted the preseason favorite to claim the 2016 Big Ten Baseball Championship, as voted on by the conference coaches and announced on Wednesday. The coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three students from their own squads to a Players to Watch list. The Wolverines were followed in the preseason poll by Maryland in second place, No. 3 Indiana, Iowa in fourth place, No. 5 Illinois and Michigan State in sixth place. Michigan is coming off its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2008 and posted a 39-25 record. The Wolverines return 19 letterwinners
We had three Big Ten men's basketball games on the schedule Tuesday, highlighted by two contests on BTN.
It goes without saying that we will discover the true colors of Indiana this week. And could Maryland finally lose a Big Ten home game? Here is a ranking of this week’s 12 games. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Game Rankings | Bracketology | Big Ten weekly honors (Feb. 8) | Polls | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard | Win a trip to B1G tourney ] 1. Iowa at Indiana, Thursday. Remember when the Hoosiers were riding a 12-game winning streak? Now, IU is 2-2 in its last four games and faces a rugged slate of games.
(AP) Ohio State made its case a changing of the guard could take place in Big Ten women’s basketball this season as the seventh-ranked Buckeyes beat No. 5 Maryland 94-86 on Monday night. Fittingly, Ohio State guards Kelsey Mitchell and Ameryst Alston led the way. Mitchell had 33 points and Alston scored 22 for the Buckeyes (19-4, 11-1), who never trailed and took sole possession of the top spot in the Big Ten standings from the defending champion Terrapins (21-3, 10-2). “Obviously Ohio State was terrific tonight,” Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. “They came out ready to play from the