It’s been a season full of close losses for Penn State. In D.J. Newbill’s final regular-season game Sunday at Minnesota, the Big Ten’s leading scorer wasn’t about to let the Nittany Lions suffer another heartbreak. With the score tied and the clock winding down, Newbill took his time before calmly getting into position to launch a deep 3-pointer, with a defender in his face. He nailed the difficult trey to give Penn State the 79-76 win. Newbill must have known it was going in, because he waited until the clock nearly expired. Or, maybe he didn’t want to give Minnesota
On the next episode of "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2015," debuting Sunday at 9:30 PM ET, our crew continues our tradition with the annual Senior Day show.
It's the final day of the regular season, and there's still plenty to be decided when it comes to the Big Ten tournament seeds. See all of the scenarios inside.
Ohio State currently sits in first place after the first day of the 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes surpassed the No. 2-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, who were in first place after Session 1, which took place earlier on Saturday.
Big Ten champion and No. 2 Iowa sits in first place after Session I of the 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships in Columbus, Ohio.
Much of the talk during the final week of the Big Ten men’s basketball regular season revolves around the expanded conference tourney field, and, in particular, the coveted double-byes. The top four teams receive double-byes into next Friday’s quarterfinals at the United Center. Big Ten champ Wisconsin and Maryland have clinched double-byes, but who can claim the remaining two? BTN researcher Harold Shelton lays out the possible Big Ten Tournament scenarios below after Thursday night’s action. 1. Wisconsin (15-2): at Ohio State Already clinched double-bye and #1 seed 2. Maryland (13-4): at Nebraska Already clinched double-bye and #2 seed 3.
The final weekend of the regular season is on our doorstep. And, there isn’t much drama at the top. Wisconsin has sewn up the Big Ten title outright, doing so with a win at Minnesota last night. Maryland, Ohio State, Michigan State and Iowa have NCAA bids basically wrapped up. But Purdue, Illinois and Indiana have some urgency, as they fight to enhance their NCAA resumes this weekend before the Big Ten tourney starts next week in Chicago. Indiana plays host to Michigan State on Saturday needing to taste victory. The Hoosiers began Big Ten play 5-1 and thinking big.
The 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships start today in Columbus, Ohio. You can watch all of the action on BTN2Go. Before the action starts, check our our preview.
There is one Big Ten men’s hoops game tonight: Wisconsin at Minnesota (7 p.m. ET). Much of the talk during the final week of the regular season revolves around the expanded Big Ten tourney field, and, in particular, the coveted double-byes. The top four teams receive double-byes into next Friday’s quarterfinals at the United Center. Big Ten champ Wisconsin and Maryland have clinched double-byes, but who can claim the remaining two? BTN researcher Harold Shelton lays out the possible scenarios below after Wednesday night’s action. 1. Wisconsin (14-2): at Minnesota; at Ohio State Already clinched double-bye Can clinch #1 seed
The Big Ten season is coming to a close—and the journey hasn’t followed the preseason script in many respects. That’s not unusual. There always are surprises—good and bad. Wisconsin began the season as the league favorite. And the Badgers have delivered. But there have been some twists and turns among others teams along this junket to the Big Ten tourney, which starts next week in Chicago. I asked five Big Ten writers who they think has been the biggest surprise team and the biggest disappointing team. Pete DiPrimio, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel: Surprise: Purdue and its rise from last place last