BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks looks ahead to this weekend's Big Ten Wrestling Championship. Plus, get the initial brackets as well as details on how to watch all Saturday and Sunday matches live.
Athlon ranked the top 25 football players in the Big Ten - can you guess who is No. 1? Also, Jim Harbaugh got some more attention on Twitter. One writer says Minnesota made a mistake keeping Jerry Kill involved in the program. These stories and more in Friday Big Ten news digest.
Melo Trimble and Jake Layman scored 18 points each, and No. 14 Maryland celebrated Senior Night with the team’s best game in weeks, an 81-55 rout of Illinois. Also, Northwestern spoiled Senior Night at Penn State and beat the Nittany Lions, 71-61. [ MORE: Catch up on Thursday’s action with our Big Ten scoreboard ] Catch up on all of the action below. MARYLAND 81, ILLINOIS 55: Jared Nickens and Robert Carter Jr. had 14 points apiece for the Terrapins, who never trailed. Maryland (24-6, 12-5 Big Ten) had lost three of four since climbing to No. 2 in the AP
Before the Penn State men’s basketball team took on Northwestern in the Nittany Lions’ last home game of the season, the program honored their seniors, which included Brandon Taylor, Jordan Dickerson, Devin Foster, and Donovan Jack. Watch the whole ceremony in the video in this post. [MORE: See all our Senior Night videos so far. ]
How rare are outright championships in Big Ten men's basketball? Here is a look at the last time each men's program won the Big Ten outright. The biggest surprises: Purdue hasn’t done it since 1996, Iowa since 1970 and Michigan State since 2009.
BTN will offer its most extensive baseball and softball coverage ever in 2016, with over 360 games airing on BTN/BTN2Go and BTN Plus for the upcoming season. BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten baseball begins with a non-conference showdown between Purdue and No. 5 Louisville on Wednesday, March 23 at 6 p.m. ET. Last season, Illinois won its 30th outright Big Ten title, but Michigan won the Big Ten Tournament Championship and appeared in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008. The Big Ten coaches voted the Wolverines as the 2016 conference favorite, however they figure to face
Change is the theme as James Franklin begins this third season at the helm of Penn State. [ MORE: Get all of Tom Dienhart’s Big Ten spring football coverage ] The staff has been altered radically. Franklin fired offensive coordinator John Donovan and shockingly saw defensive coordinator Bob Shoop leave for Tennessee. And offensive line coach Herb Hand also high-tailed it, bolting for Auburn. Plus, a raft of players transferred after a season that ended with four losses in a row. Is this a cause for alarm? No matter your spin, there is no denying that 2016 is a big
In the opening games of the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, No. 12 Northwestern edged No. 13 Wisconsin, 76-72, in overtime, and No. 11 Penn State held off No. 14 Illinois, 75-66. Northwestern faces No. 5 Minnesota on Thursday, while Penn State moves on to play No. 6 Purdue. Get set for four more games on Thursday, and all games are available on BTN2Go. Tourney scoreboard: Wednesday | Thursday | Friday THURSDAY’S GAMES (all times ET) Game 3: No. 9 Iowa vs. No. 8 Michigan – noon. BTN2Go Game 4: No. 12 Northwestern vs. No. 5 Minnesota – 2:30 p.m.
Saquon Barkley is a beast, on and off the field. The Penn State running back dropped plenty of jaws during his true freshman season, racking up 1,237 total yards and eight touchdowns in 11 games. On Tuesday, Barkley wowed football fans, and people all over social media, with a weight room video of him power-cleaning 390 pounds (!). Keep in mind, Barkley weighs 222 pounds. With strength like this, coupled with his elite speed, agility and athleticism, it’s no wonder Barkley is such a dangerous weapon every time he touches the ball. Enjoy the video above. Whatever you do, though,
We’re collecting the moments when Big Ten basketball teams honor their senior players this week. Reminder: The remaining events honoring school seniors will be streamed live on BTN2Go. Use the links in this post to watch upcoming senior ceremonies live, and look back at events that have already occurred. Wednesday Watch Minnesota’s senior ceremonies live Thursday Watch Maryland’s senior ceremonies live Watch Penn State’s senior ceremonies live Saturday Watch Michigan State’s senior ceremonies live Watch Rutgers’ senior ceremonies live Watch Michigan’s senior ceremonies live Sunday Watch Northwestern’s senior ceremonies live Watch Indiana’s senior ceremonies live Watch Purdue’s senior ceremonies live Here