Happy World Emoji Day, Big Ten fans. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] Yes, it’s a real thing. Just check out the #WorldEmojiDay hashstag, if you don’t believe us. To celebrate the day, we tweeted one video for every Big Ten team, either men’s basketball or football, with at least one emoji in the text of each tweet. We hope you enjoy the emojis – and the videos. Check ’em out below:
Which five personalities should represent your Big Ten school? Check out BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman's five picks for all 14 teams inside.
Several former Big Ten basketball players are set to take place in the second annual “The Basketball Tournament,” which kicks off today with the South and West Regional rounds. A total of 97 teams will play in the tournament, with the winning team taking home a $1,000,000 grand prize. What a fun event, right? That got me wondering what a team for every Big Ten school would look like? In order to do this, I chose a group of five players from every Big Ten school who I think would make the best 5-on-5 team today. The conditions are that
Here is Sean Merriman's ideal shoe for every Big Ten basketball team. Did he miss a pair? Tweet him your ideal shoe picks, @BTNSean. He will add some of the top tweets to the list.
Our friends over at Collegespun.com recently released an article of the 10 best Ohio State cakes on Pinterest. There are a number of creative cakes featured in the post, ranging from birthdays to weddings to baby showers. This got me thinking: If Ohio State has so many creative cake designs on Pinterest, every Big Ten school probably has some type of extravagant food creations on the popular social media platform. So, I searched all 14 Big Ten schools and picked my favorite food creation for all 14 schools. Here we go. ILLINOIS: 146 birthday cupcakes – University of Illinois INDIANA:
It is no secret, Big Ten fans love their basketball. Here’s the latest proof: The Big Ten Conference led the nation in attendance (3,195,137) during the 2014-15 season, according to data released Monday by the NCAA. For some perspective, the total is the second-highest number in history, trailing the 16-team Big East Conference’s 3,259,992 in 2006-07. Four Big Ten teams finished in the top 10 of all-games attendance, paced by Big Ten champion and national runner-up Wisconsin, which finished second (711,115 fans) behind Kentucky (845,594), which was chasing a perfect season until the Badgers topped the Wildcats in the national
Three former Big Ten standouts were selected in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft, with two more landing in the second round. Now that this year’s draft is in the books, experts are already looking ahead to next year’s big event. ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford recently released his 2016 draft sneak peek, where he gave readers an inside look into some potential top picks in next year’s draft. While Ford did not list any Big Ten players in his “Top 5 2016 prospects,” he did list three Big Ten stars later on in his article. Maryland incoming
If you missed it, we had former Purdue standout and current Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel take over @BigTenNetwork for the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night. [ MORE: View Big Ten draft picks | See our NBA draft gallery ] Hummel, a three-time first-team All-Big Ten honoree, fielded questions during the first round and also offered his analysis. Among the questions sent his way were queries from former Purdue teammates Chris Kramer and JaJuan Johnson. See Hummel’s full @BigTenNetwork experience below: *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Former Purdue basketball player D.J. Byrd joined us at the Big Ten Network studio for the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night.
BTN is airing 18 different classic games, ranging from 2007-2014, as part of our new “Big Ten Classics” series. At 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go, we’re showing Purdue’s 72-67 win at No. 8 Wisconsin from Feb. 9, 2008. This was a breakout game for heralded freshman Robbie Hummel, who poured in what was a career-high 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting. More impressive, the victory marked Purdue’s first road win over a top 10 team since March 1, 1998, and it snapped the Badgers’ 16-game home winning streak vs. Big Ten foes, dating to the 2005-06 season. Here is a