Athlon ranked the top 25 football players in the Big Ten - can you guess who is No. 1? Also, Jim Harbaugh got some more attention on Twitter. One writer says Minnesota made a mistake keeping Jerry Kill involved in the program. These stories and more in Friday Big Ten news digest.
The Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament semifinals are set. Maryland, Northwestern, Ohio State and Michigan State advanced in Friday’s quarterfinal in Indianapolis. In the opener, No. 1 seeded Maryland eliminated No. 9 Iowa, 75-55. No. 12 Northwestern followed that with an impressive 79-73 upset victory over No. 4 Indiana, while No. 2 Ohio State cruised by No. 10 Rutgers in the third game, 73-58. No. 3 Michigan State closed out the action with a thrilling 65-64 win over No. 6 Purdue. The day 1 recap is here and the day 2 recap is here – both with video highlights from each game.
For Purdue this spring, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart will be watching three areas for the Boilermakers: Quarterback, offensive line, and defensive line. And there is work to do in all three areas.
How rare are outright championships in Big Ten men's basketball? Here is a look at the last time each men's program won the Big Ten outright. The biggest surprises: Purdue hasn’t done it since 1996, Iowa since 1970 and Michigan State since 2009.
BTN will offer its most extensive baseball and softball coverage ever in 2016, with over 360 games airing on BTN/BTN2Go and BTN Plus for the upcoming season. BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten baseball begins with a non-conference showdown between Purdue and No. 5 Louisville on Wednesday, March 23 at 6 p.m. ET. Last season, Illinois won its 30th outright Big Ten title, but Michigan won the Big Ten Tournament Championship and appeared in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008. The Big Ten coaches voted the Wolverines as the 2016 conference favorite, however they figure to face
In the opening games of the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, No. 12 Northwestern edged No. 13 Wisconsin, 76-72, in overtime, and No. 11 Penn State held off No. 14 Illinois, 75-66. Northwestern faces No. 5 Minnesota on Thursday, while Penn State moves on to play No. 6 Purdue. Get set for four more games on Thursday, and all games are available on BTN2Go. Tourney scoreboard: Wednesday | Thursday | Friday THURSDAY’S GAMES (all times ET) Game 3: No. 9 Iowa vs. No. 8 Michigan – noon. BTN2Go Game 4: No. 12 Northwestern vs. No. 5 Minnesota – 2:30 p.m.
We’re collecting the moments when Big Ten basketball teams honor their senior players this week. Reminder: The remaining events honoring school seniors will be streamed live on BTN2Go. Use the links in this post to watch upcoming senior ceremonies live, and look back at events that have already occurred. Wednesday Watch Minnesota’s senior ceremonies live Thursday Watch Maryland’s senior ceremonies live Watch Penn State’s senior ceremonies live Saturday Watch Michigan State’s senior ceremonies live Watch Rutgers’ senior ceremonies live Watch Michigan’s senior ceremonies live Sunday Watch Northwestern’s senior ceremonies live Watch Indiana’s senior ceremonies live Watch Purdue’s senior ceremonies live Here
This much we know: Indiana, the outright Big Ten champion, is the No. 1 seed in the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. The 12th-ranked Hoosiers clinched the top seed with an 81-78 victory Tuesday night at No. 16 Iowa. After that, as far as the seeds go, everything still is up in the air. Get the @BTNStatsGuys‘ latest look at the Big Ten tourney scenarios entering tonight’s Super Wednesday doubleheader. 1. Indiana (14-3 – vs. Maryland) Clinched #1 seed and double-bye 2. Michigan State (11-5 – at Rutgers; vs. Ohio State) Clinches #2 seed with wins in its final
There will be no shared Big Ten title. No. 12 Indiana outlasted No. 16 Iowa, 81-78, on Tuesday night to claim the outright Big Ten title, its second in the last four years. Catch up on both of Tuesday’s Big Ten games on our Big Ten scoreboard. In other action, No. 15 Purdue handed Nebraska its worst loss (81-62) in the short history of Pinnacle Bank Arena. It was senior night at Nebraska and Iowa, and both teams held pregame ceremonies. Watch Nebraska, and Iowa. Throughout tonight’s action, we’ll clip our favorite highlights below. *** PURDUE 81, NEBRASKA 62: No.
Big Ten fans know all about Purdue’s much-talk-about “Skyline.” [ MORE: Watch Purdue at Nebraska on BTN2Go ] The perfectly named frontline, featuring Isaac Haas (7-2), A.J. Hammons (7-0) and Caleb Swanigan (6-9), stands just under 21 feet. These aren’t just tall players who take up space, though. Their great talents, averaging a combined 34.6 points, 20.3 rebounds and 3.7 blocks. BTN analyst Shon Morris recently took to the court with Haas and Hammons, the veterans of the Skyline, to learn more about their games. Watch the feature in video above.