We’re entering the final weekend of conference action and the race for first place in the Big Ten standings is on. Ohio State upset Minnesota and Penn State upset Michigan last Saturday to put the Spartans on top for now. Here are last week’s results: FRIDAY, MAR. 6 Minnesota def. Ohio State, 4-2 Michigan State def. Wisconsin, 3-0 Penn State def. Michigan, 6-4 SATURDAY, MAR. 7 Penn State def. Michigan, 4-3 Ohio State def. Minnesota, 5-2 Michigan State def. Wisconsin, 3-0 Here’s what’s ahead this week. MICHIGAN STATE AT NO. 19 MICHIGAN When: Friday, Mar. 13 7:05 p.m. ET; Saturday, Mar.
Big Ten basketball fans were treated to two outstanding games in the opening round of the 2015 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.
The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Tournament tipped off Wednesday at the United Center. The tourney is in its 18th season, believe it or not. BTN analyst Jess Settles, a former Iowa star, was a member of the Hawkeyes when the event debuted, so we wanted to get his take on the tournament. Read our full Q&A below. Q: What was the players’ reaction to the creation of the Big Ten Tournament? A: The players were excited to play in the Big Ten Tournament for obvious reasons. Teams love to play for championships. Whether in the preseason, over Thanksgiving, on Christmas
How about that for a start to the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament? D.J. Newbill scored a team-high 26 points and Penn State recorded 16 blocks, which is a Big Ten Tournament record, in a 68-65 win over Nebraska in the opening game of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart was courtside to take in all the action. Star player: D.J. Newbill was the man for Penn State. He had 31 points in a regular-season finale win at Minnesota and followed that with 26 points today vs. Nebraska. He hit 9-of-22 shots (4-of-8
It’s not March without some college basketball madness, and there was plenty of it in the opening game of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. Penn State recorded 16 blocks in the Nittany Lions’ 68-65 win over Nebraska on Wednesday, which is the highest total in Big Ten Tournament history. Junior forward Brandon Taylor led the way with five blocks, while D.J. Newbill added four and Donovon Jack added three swats. See them all in the video above. Enjoy, Penn State fans!
The first day of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament featured two outstanding games at the United Center in Chicago. Penn State kicked off the action with an impressive 68-65 victory over Nebraska in the opening game of the day. Minnesota followed that with a 80-68 win over Rutgers in the nightcap. See all of Wednesday’s scores on our Big Ten scoreboard. Looking for the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket? We have that right here. Use the links below to catch up on both of Wednesday’s games: PENN STATE 68, NEBRASKA 65: BOX | PBP | RECAP
There’s a new way to reserve a 100-level seat for the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Championship game on Sunday at Chicago’s United Center for as little as $15 today. If your team makes it to Sunday’s, you are obligated to purchase each face-value priced ticket associated with each of your reservations. But if your team doesn’t make it, you only forfeit your reservation fee. Tickets can be reserved at BTN.com/TeamTix, a ticket reservation system launched by the Big Ten in partnership with Forward Market Media (FMM) and BTN. Powered by FMM’s proprietary software platforms, fans can go to purchase,
Tuesday’s “BTN Live” was a special two-hour show from Joe’s Bar on Weed Street in Chicago. With the 2015 Big Ten Tournament set to kick off on Wednesday at Chicago’s United Center, several big-name guests joined the show, including the likes of Penn State coach Pat Chambers, former Iowa star Acie Earl, and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. Watch Delany’s interview in this post, and use the links below to watch other highlights from the event. Among the guests: Penn State Head Coach Pat Chambers Former Illinois star and director of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo Former Iowa star Acie Earl
The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is set to kick off on Wednesday, and all eyes will be on the conference’s top players. With a big week ahead, here’s a look at five players to watch in this week’s Big Ten tournament. Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin: The Big Ten regular season was “Frank’s World,” and the rest of the league was forced to live in it. Now, he is poised for prime time as Kaminsky and the Badgers look to sweep the conference championships. As versatile as the senior Player of the Year is, it has been his dominant post play
Don’t forget that our daily show “BTN Live” goes live from Joe’s Bar on Weed Street in Chicago ahead of Wednesday’s opening games of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament at Chicago’s United Center. Hosted by Dave Revsine, Jim Jackson, Shon Morris, and Stephen Bardo, the Tuesday show guest list is out. Tune in at 6 p.m. ET for the two-hour show. Can’t get to a TV? Click this link to watch “BTN Live” live at 6 p.m. ET via BTN2Go. Today’s guests include: Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany Penn State Head Coach Pat Chambers Former Illinois star and director of