The Big Ten is loaded with proven stars, hungry newcomers, and explosive freshmen. Where do they all land on BTN analyst Jess Settles' preseason Big Ten Player Rankings? Find out inside.
There were three Big Ten men's basketball exhibition games Sunday, and we have collected some of the top highlights from Illinois, Ohio State and Purdue's wins inside.
The 2015-16 Big Ten basketball season is set to tip off next week. In anticipation of the season, ESPN put together a list of the top 100 players. [ MORE: BTN Plus (subscription) airs 11 exhibition games this week ] A total of 26 ESPN college basketball writers, editors and analysts ranked players based on expected performance for the 2015-2016 season. Players were rated on both quality and quantity of contributions to their team’s ability to win games. There are 16 Big Ten players featured on the list, highlighted by Michigan State senior Denzel Valentine, who is listed at No.
Exhibition Week is an exciting time for the basketball enthusiast around the country. While it is simply the week before the start of the official season, it is the first time you get to see your favorite team in action against someone other than themselves. [ MORE: BTN Plus (subscription) airs 11 exhibition games this week ] To a lot of fans, exhibition games are viewed as the equivalent of The Globetrotters playing the Washington Generals. To most, it should be a game of dunks, high shooting percentages and kid-friendly entertainment. As someone who played in and actually lost one
The Big Ten men’s basketball exhibition season continues this week, and BTN Plus is the place to catch all 11 exhibitions. [ MORE: Six Big Ten teams ranked in preseason AP Poll | Follow @BTNJonCrispin! ] Indiana hosts Ottawa at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday to open the week’s festivities, which will feature six ranked teams in action, including No. 3 Maryland (7:30 p.m. ET Friday vs. Southern New Hampshire). All of this week’s games require a subscription to BTN Plus. Beginning Nov. 13, a number of regular season non-conference Big Ten men’s games will also be available via BTN Plus
Six Big Ten men's basketball teams are ranked in the preseason AP Poll, released Monday afternoon. Big Ten preseason favorite Maryland leads the way at No. 3, trailing No. 1 North Carolina and No. 2 Kentucky.
There are many Division I coaches in the country who have a wish list in regards to personnel and pieces on the floor. While we have seen some schools (Duke and Kentucky, in particular) benefit from having the right players at the right time, I’m sure Coach Cal and Coach K would tell you that the one thing they’d add was experience. Experience, on top of talent, is what allows coaches to relax in tight-game situations and gives them confidence and trust that the group on the floor can get the job done. [ MORE: View Jon Crispin’s preseason Big
The 2015-16 NBA season tips off Tuesday night. Thirty-two former Big Ten players, not including three former Maryland stars, are listed on NBA rosters, according to NBA.com team pages.
It’s been reported and talked about it a lot since it became official. The shot clock in men’s college basketball is going from 35 seconds to 30 seconds this season. [ MORE: Follow Jon Crispin on Twitter (@BTNJonCrispin)! ] How will the five-second change impact the game, the players and the coaches? BTN analyst Jon Crispin and his brother Joe Crispin, both former Penn State basketball players, take a look at what the shortened shot clock will do to the game below. JOE CRISPIN In all my years as a professional, I never heard a single player say, “Man, I
Maryland was picked as the Big Ten preseason favorite at last week's media day and it is the highest ranked Big Ten team (No. 3) in the recently released preseason Coaches Poll.