The Big Ten is coming into focus at the halfway mark. Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State basically will play a three-way tourney to decide the East, while Iowa is in the driver’s seat in the West with Northwestern, Wisconsin and Minnesota in pursuit. With the second half of the season on deck, here are some hard takes entering Week 7. [ MORE: Week 7 scoreboard | Polls: Pick Week 7 winners | Week 7 previews | Best of Week 7 | Q&A: Joe Schobert | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Big Ten standings | Big Ten
BTN.com asked one beat writer from every school for their team's breakout player, most underrated player, most indispensable player and best-case, worse-case scenarios. Read what they told us, and get ready for the 2015-201 basketball season.
For the first time in a long time, you can flip through any preseason hoops magazine or click around any website and find Indiana and Purdue picked near the top of the Big Ten, writes BT.com's Tom Dienhart. This only means good things for the state of Indiana and the Big Ten.
At Purdue University, there are all kinds of clubs and organizations for students, ranging from bass fishing to hip-hop dance. But what if you’re interested in, say, building a robot that mines moon rocks? Now, the university has that covered too. Purdue Lunabotics, a student organization dedicated to the development of robots for space exploration, lifted off in Fall 2014 with a core group of six students and no workspace or resources to speak of. But a successful funding campaign raised some $20,000 in grants for the group from various Purdue departments, including the Student Organization Grant Allocation Board, Purdue
Big Ten media day is in the books, and now it's time to share some of the highlights I witnessed Thursday at the Marriott O'Hare.
If you could assemble an all-time Big Ten basketball team, who would you pick? Now, imagine if that team consisted of a starting five, and every player had a point total (1 to 6 ) where you could only use up to 18 points to assemble that team. We asked eight different Big Ten basketball players at this year's Big Ten Media Days in Chicago to build their own teams. Here's what they told us.
Media day brings the Big Ten’s top basketball players to Chicago every fall. [ MORE: BTN.com’s preseason All-Big Ten team | Media day notebook ] To take advantage of the opportunity, BTN.com conducts an annual Big Ten player survey, which, this year, asked one player from every team 10 questions, ranging from their Big Ten favorite to their favorite Halloween candy. See the stars’ answers below: Editor’s note: Responses were anonymous and players were not allowed to use their school for any answer. TOUGHEST BIG TEN VENUE 7 – Michigan State 3 – Indiana 1 – Iowa; Maryland; Nebraska; Purdue
Five Big Ten men's basketball teams are ranked in the preseason Coaches Poll, released Thursday. See the full poll inside.
Week 2 of conference play showcased all types of games. We had an offensive explosion in Columbus (Ohio State’s season-high 49 points), two narrow escapes (Michigan State winning by seven at Rutgers and Wisconsin nipping Nebraska by two), a defensive clinic (Michigan recording their third straight shutout, the first time a Big Ten team has done that in 35 years) and a complete blowout (Minnesota with a 41-13 triumph at Purdue). Not included in that mix was Iowa remaining the Big Ten’s third unbeaten team with a victory over Illinois and Penn State reaching 5-1 with a dominating win against Indiana. When
There are two minutes left on the clock. Your team needs a touchdown to win the game. What Big Ten quarterback would you choose to lead your team down field? I asked some of my esteemed and sage Big Ten media colleagues. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: I’ll go with Cook of MSU. Why? Because he has done it before, last season vs Baylor. Cook directed TD drives of 71, 60 and 45 in final quarter of 42-41 victory. He was 8-of-13 for 140 and two TDs and rushed four times for 23 yards with three first downs. Henry Bushnell, InsideNU.com: