The Big Ten race is bunched at the top, with Iowa, Indiana, Maryland and Michigan leading the pack. And keep an eye on Purdue. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Big Ten midterm grades | Best of week that was | Players of the Week | Bracketology | Scoreboard | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for two to the Big Ten tourney ] Here is a look back at the week that was. Biggest surprise: Wisconsin. Don’t count out the Badgers from returning to the Big Dance just yet. Greg Gard’s program ended Indiana’s
Following Sunday’s quartet of Big Ten games, every team has played at least nine conference games, exactly half of its league schedule. [ MORE: Follow @BTNJonCrispin | Power Rankings | Big Ten midterm grades | Best of week that was | Players of the Week | Bracketology | Scoreboard | Standings | Stats | Polls | Win a trip for two to the Big Ten tourney ] Halfway home, it’s seems like a great time to hand out some midseason grades. Get my report card for all 14 teams below. Illinois (10-12, 2-7): D. Injuries have impacted this roster greatly.
The debates pop up all the time. “Who was the greatest player to play at your school?” “Where would that current player rank on your school’s all-time team?” And so on. That’s why we created survey pages for each Big Ten men’s basketball program where fans have been ranking their favorite players over the past few weeks. At first look, it can seem like an easy task. But as you roll through any list, one realizes it’s a little harder. Where would Illinois’ Kendall Gill rank on the Fighting Illinois list? With Indiana’s long roster of talented players, who makes that
It was a super Saturday for Michigan athletics. [ MORE: Derrick Walton Jr. flirts with triple-double in win vs. Penn State ] The sixth-ranked Michigan hockey team took down No. 15 Penn State, 6-3, on Saturday night to clinch a sweep in the inaugural BTN Super Saturday doubleheader at Madison Square Garden. Earlier Saturday, the Michigan men’s basketball team beat Penn State, 79-72, to improve to 7-2 in the Big Ten. Watch our favorite goals from Michigan’s win over Penn State below.
There was a trio of Big Ten men’s basketball games Saturday, including Michigan topping Penn State, 79-72, in the first Super Saturday basketball-hockey doubleheader at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Catch up on all of today’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. In other action, No. 17 Indiana held off feisty Minnesota, 74-68, behind Thomas Bryant’s career-high 23 points, and No. 21 Purdue bested Nebraska, 89-74, thanks to A.J. Hammons’ career-high 32 points.. Hockey fan, too? Michigan and Penn State face off at 7 p.m. ET on BTN (watch on BTN2Go) at Madison Square Garden to complete the
Super Saturday is here! #BTNinNYC got underway Friday afternoon at Slate Restaurant & Bar with a special edition of BTN Live. BTN’s Dave Revsine, Jon Crispin and Taylor Rooks were joined by several special guests to preview the inaugural Super Saturday, a Big Ten basketball and hockey doubleheader at Madison Square Garden featuring Michigan and Penn State. Guests included former Michigan Fab Five member Jimmy King, former Indiana and NBA star Isiah Thomas and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, among others. Check out some of the top moments from Friday’s BTN Live show below. Look at that @dekker: Jimmy King
In the days leading up to the 100th episode of the BTN Originals series "The Journey," we asked members of the show's production team to look back on seasons past. These are the people who travel across the conference each week of the football and basketball seasons to tell the stories around and inside the games. What were their favorite stories? Who were their favorite people? What were the best games? Read what they told us and watch some of their favorite stories. The 100 episode airs Sunday at 9:30 p.m..
Got a case of the winter blahs? Missing your pigskin fix? Why not look ahead to the football season? No better way to prime the 2016 pump than by looking at the top seven non-conference games of the coming season, listed by date. Know this: Sept. 17 is a big Saturday in a season in which Big Ten schedules now feature just three non-league games and nine conference tilts. Wisconsin vs. LSU at Lambeau Field, Sept. 3. These schools met in the 2014 season opener in Houston, with the Tigers taking a 28-24 victory. LSU also won the two other
Time for me to reach into my mailbag and answer your pressing queries. It seems a white-hot Iowa team has the attention of many of you. The Hawkeyes have a big game tonight. With that, let’s get going. Who do you have winning the Iowa-Maryland game in College Park, Md., on Thursday? – Braydon Dobereiner I know the Terrapins are tough with Melo Trimble and Co. But how can you go against the Hawkeyes, winners of nine in a row overall and 13 Big Ten game in succession dating to last year? Even on the road in a tough environment?
This past weekend I was reminded that anything can happen on the wrestling mat. Everybody is beatable. Every single match has its own set of circumstances in comparison to the one before it. As I have noted before, winning a single match at this level is difficult. One match last week at 157 pounds was a battle of unbeatens and it became the talk of the wrestling world: Reigning national champion and top ranked Isaiah Martinez of Illinois vs. Penn State’s Jason Nolf (No.3). That match had been analyzed and talked about for countless hours by wrestling media and fans